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On/Off - A Jekyll and Hyde Story Paperback – July 23, 2009
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Top Customer Reviews
As a fan of novels that involve looking deeper into one's own self, I have always been drawn to Jekyll and Hyde type stories, as they tend to explore what lies on the darker side of our being. For this reason, as well as the potential for some man vs. science story with the implant in the main character's head, I put On/Off at the top of my to-read list.
Unfortunately, On/Off isn't quite the Jekyll and Hyde story it is made out to be. For the most part the book follows the college exploits of Jamie Pepper, the main character and all the usual parts of life that would encompass - above all, sex. And while I'm not a prude, I found the sex scenes to be forced, and frankly unnecessarily explicit. Basically, it felt like a switch to some kind of erotica in those parts, and it really didn't work for me.
It is also worth pointing out that it is fairly obvious that Atteberry has a background in film, as several of the main characters get into film discussions and are going to film school. These aspects were not a problem with the writing, but they did seem to get in the way of the actual story being told.
As far as the story goes, it seemed a bit convoluted, and took quite a long time to really get going. Once it did, I was hooked - but this wasn't until well into the second half of the book. The ending then came much too quickly and left the rest of the story feeling a bit empty and meaningless.
In all, Atteberry is a good writer - although he could have used some trimming of the story to keep things a bit more focused. I'll keep my eye out for future works from him, but may wait until I see a few reviews of them before clicking the "buy" button.
I certainly prefer this type of story because it develops along the classic format of story telling. This book was not written with a screen play in mind. It was written with a desire to tell story and thoroughly engage the reader.
Very enjoyable and satisfying, not like the junk food, slap-dash novels you see so much of these days.
Note: I also posted this review on Goodreads
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