- File Size: 246 KB
- Print Length: 46 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Singularity Books (July 17, 2014)
- Publication Date: July 17, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00LXETHWO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,590,165 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Mr. Composure (The Purge: Anarchy) Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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From the first paragraph, this tale is gripping. The protagonist is never named, and in many ways we actually know more about the killer, whom our protagonist dubs Mr. Composure, and who has a first name: Tom, than we do our protagonist, despite the fact our protagonist is speaking to us all along.
His desire to get the man who killed his family becomes his reason for existence, and he spends the next year laying plans just for that opportunity. Society has completely collapsed, and starving, facing a life of thievery, he is taken in by a stranger and his wife.
The ending is--wow.
I give this tale 5 stars.
Mr. Shaun Allen points out, this is not meant to be a stand alone book of the movie the Purge. Rather it is a bitter first person account of the human experience of such an event, and how one man recognizes the horror and how it changes him. Look out for an ending you won't expect.
The really good one's don't end 'and they lived happily ever after'. This one I'm pleased to say doesn't.
It would have been easy to set events during the purge itself. Destroy some stuff, kill some people, plot twist, and lo and behold our hero survives.
It shouldn't be a suprise that Shaun Allan take's you on a journey beyond the single day of violence to find out what became of justice and retribution in a world that would so easily abandon them. The first person view point he does so well really puts you there on the spot, and forces you to consider what would you have done? To purge or not to...hmm.
This is one of those story's that pulls me in opposite directions. on one hand I find comfort in knowing that I have had a good and exciting read. But on the other I find that no matter how much I try to use my TV taught CSI skills to figure out the end Shaun Allan delights in showing me that I'm not as clever as I sometimes think I am. Something my wife usually likes to do. Shaun Allan beats you to the twist once again.
Mr Composure does not end with that happily ever after stuff, but it ends all the same. Why? What does purge 'Jerry' (for want of a better name) get for his next birthday Mr Allan?
If you haven't read this yet please go to your bathroom, close the medicine cabinet door and look at yourself and ask 'Why the hell not?'