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An Amazon Book with Buzz: "Punch Me Up to the Gods" by Brian Broome
"One of the most electrifying, powerful, simply spectacular memoirs I—or you— have ever read." —Augusten Burroughs Learn more
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- ASIN : B01MSXT0V4
- Publication date : December 9, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 1022 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 254 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,013,541 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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Don’t dive into Aaron’s novel expecting gore, but do expect the unexpected. There’s a freak tragedy, then some pain. Then weird stuff, things moving around or floating in midair, hairs getting pulled out here and there and a few almost lethal claw marks and then, the reeeeally weird stuff.
I found this to be a fast, fun read and chose it because the plot sounded cool. I mean, who doesn’t love to get “Second Chances.” Especially after THAT, and what Chaun (a name I couldn’t, in my mind, pronounce as Sean or Shawn, even after reading the entire story) had endured and then had to live with.
Yep, the beginning got right to it, starting out pretty terrible. And I’m not talking about the writing, but what happened! Who knew it’s better to crash into a parked car while going 35 mph instead of 30? You’ll get why when you read it. And who knew, whatever in the world was going to happen, and then did because of such a “chance” happening, a should-have, would-have, but ultimately a nothing that could-have been done! And from there goes layer upon layer of paranormal peculiarities. Think of the movie Paranormal Activity, but no sneaking around with the paranormal part. It comes straight at you, and not so much in tension building waves, but in dynamically crescendoing smacks and jolts. And when… (one of my favorite parts) …when Jake turned around to see it, then fainted (feinted) head first into the table, I knew this was gonna be good. And it was.
And I skipped some things I should have been doing: chores, cleaning, eating, sleeping, breathing, and finished reading Second Chances in less than two days. It’s not a long read anyhoot, but it is a good one. Enjoy!
Nonetheless, I struggled with the underpinnings of paranormal, which I assume regular readers of this genre do not. Not being adverse to "second chances" in real life, the plot strikes a chord for that which we all wish for, and a result we trust, all doubts aside, is earned by true striving and honest work. While I hesitate to recommend "Second Chances" as a literary triumph, it's good reading, if not otherwise recently reviewed. Aaron deserves kudos. His name is on my "check-back" list for I expect ever greater writing.
What I found fascinating is the authors ability to express this story with truth and grip the reader with as much feeling as one can possibly have. A very compelling story that will enlighten you as it has me.
I don’t like to give spoilers away so I am going to refrain from describing parts of this book. I will say that it was enjoyable, very much and I’ll be keen to read this author’s other books. I like his style of writing and his ability to develop believable characters that make the story POP!
Top reviews from other countries
What follows is an incredible tale of revenge, hatred, hope, forgiveness and new beginnings. Whatever you believe, author Aaron D Brinker has created a gripping supernatural tale which at times will have you gasping out loud and for this reason rightly deserves a five star rating.
On a brighter note, the author also shows us real, healthy relationships; Chaun’s parents display reciprocal love and respect for each other. I found that as a reader, I was hoping Chaun too someday finds a love like this; one that nurtures instead of debilitates, one that brings Chaun’s true self out to the surface.
The novel immediately takes the reader into the action when the unthinkable happens and Chaun is left with serious decisions to make. Luckily for him, his parents are right by his side. Will Chaun’s life change for the better or will something worse threaten his life and cause him to keep living on egg shells, and live a loveless life full of trepidation.
Second Chances is a thought-provoking, haunting, paranormal suspense story which also addresses real human emotions. The author is obviously very well-versed with the complexities of relationships. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.