- File Size: 404 KB
- Print Length: 99 pages
- Publication Date: March 22, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003DQNXTS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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The Scrubs Kindle Edition
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It is a quick, fast paced read that moves along excellently.
Keeler is a prison inmate who has cut a deal to journey into the mind (literally) of a homicidal maniac in hopes of finding two previous volunteers. The world he steps into is demented and gruesome. The author's ability to come up with even more bizarre encounters in this world is both captivating and exciting.
As a new reader of Simon Wood's (Simon Janus) work...I am tempted to think that I will be hard-pressed to find a better story in his catalog.
The plot was an intriguing, unique one. The storyline flowed well; in keeping with novella style, it moved quickly, always forwarding the tale. Although it was science fiction/fantasy, it almost felt real.
I enjoyed the different viewpoints, also. This tactic enabled me to discover different aspects of the story. There were more things going on than would have been able to be explained from only one viewpoint. Keeler's portion was still the most interesting, though.
Oddly, even though this was a novella, after reading it, I felt as though I had read an entire novel. The ending was climactic, exciting, and unexpected.
Character Development: 5 Stars
Keeler was the best developed character I have come across in a novella in a long time. I love the way he was introduced as not particularly likable. Then, as the story progressed, I found out more about him, and he became someone the reader could empathize with, at least to some extent.
Jeeter was scary, yet sad. Through the eyes of others, he was well develeoped. While I could not quite bring myself to feel sorry for him, he still evoked a small amount of sympathy a few times.
Writing Style: 5 Stars
Although I have been impressed with Mr. Wood's writing style in previous works, this novella showed a talent that far surpassed my expectations. The sentence structure was superb. The descriptions were concise and vivid, creating a wonderful world inside "the rift." The dialogue was snappy and realistic.
The story gets right to the point within the first few pages which has always been the case with Simon's work. The Scrubs is a fast paced story about inmates being offered a pardon if they participate in a secret experiment. The inmates do not know what they are agreeing to until they are actually too far in the experiment and at that point it is too late to change their mind. A device has been constructed to let people enter the sick twisted mind of a psychopathic killer imprisoned in The Scrubs by using a hallucinogen to access Jeter's mind. As you journey further into the psychotic mind of Jeter, a convicted criminal, you discover numerous unforeseen twists that will keep you guessing as to what could possibly happen next. This is another great story by Simon. If you have not picked up this book or any of his other work you are definitely missing out on a great read. If you pick up the paper version of the story then the artwork really gives you an idea of what goes on behind the locked doors of The Scrubs!
Michael Keeler suffers from a tremendous amount of guilt after a robbery went horribly wrong. He accepts the offer to enter the weirdness that is 'The Rift' since he feels like he deserves whatever comes to him. While there he learned about Jeter's last victim, a young boy, who wasn't located before Jeter was sentenced to prison. Keeler made it his mission to find the boy's soul in 'The Rift' and bring him out safely. Does Keeler save the little boy or just create more problems? You will have to read this awesome and twisted tale to find out!
Due to the graphic nature in this book, I'd suggest that it be read by only mature adult audiences.
Holy crap what a ride!
Oh man London is in big trouble!
Is there another book??? I must scope Amazon immediately!!!
Read this book it is as my review title says and you won't regret it. I'm on the hunt for more stories by this author as soon as i hit submit for this review!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This truly terrifying tale is certainly not one for the faint-hearted.
Set in the very real Wormwood Scrubs prison of London, the story is an account of... Read more
If ever a novella begged for a sizable upgrade to a full-length novel, it's this one. Wood opens right as the action is about to kick into gear and then pauses only to drip feeds... Read morePublished on April 2, 2014 by Kaisersoze
It's been a long time since I read anything in the horror genre- and then within the last couple of weeks I have been compelled to read two novella's in the genre. Read morePublished on October 3, 2013 by A. Marbach
Very odd book .....not at all what I was expecting, and in addition, this book is not very well written. It passed the time and t that about covers it.....Published on June 4, 2013 by Stacy
I read the book cover to cover but it was a bit too bizarre. More in the horror category than his other works. Read morePublished on January 16, 2013 by LM
I found this quick little Novella pick-up for my Kindle for 0.99.
The story is a bizarre story to say the least. Read more
This struck as more of a short story than a novel, but that being said, I found it interesting and well-written. Read morePublished on November 27, 2011 by Steve in Scottsdale
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