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Fast paced and entertaining, not sure about the ending though...
on January 6, 2012
I started this book right after finishing another, as in, I finished one book and immediately opened this one on my kindle while trying to relax to go to sleep. I ended up reading the first quarter of the book that night. Within a couple of pages I was having to go back to the beginning to see if I'd missed something. Things started happening very quickly and never really let up.
I have some background in broadcasting, so I enjoyed having a main character who is a lowly night host on a crappy station. His plight seemed to have some real weight as I read the story and I legitimately wanted SOMETHING good to happen to him. Yowza, this poor dude just fell into a really bad stretch with practically no warning.
I only gave it 3 stars because while I did enjoy it, I found the conclusion of the story to be disappointing. A lot of time was spent setting up for something to happen with the Naked Man in the Forest that just fizzled. His identity was dangled in front of us, but the revelation of who it was didn't really have some earth shattering result. Perhaps there's more to that story in a follow-up or sequel, but for this book it just hangs there. The poison ivy on the testicles part made me shiver a little too, but that's probably the intent.
I still left this book having enjoyed the read, but wanting more for Mad Mitch at the end.
My only real complaint about the writing was the foul language. Granted, Mitch is a twenty-something who probably uses the "F-word" like the Smurfs use, well, Smurf. However, the Mitch that my brain created would have been just as 3D even if he hadn't talked like the semi-literate ape that most of us are at that age. That's not to say that he didn't have plenty of intelligent words and thoughts, just a few too many of the other for my taste. Probably not much of a complaint, all things considered.