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Credit brilliant author Ike Hamill's skillful mastery of the narrative for this engrossing novel. Stepping away from his usual horror genre, Mr. Hamill has created a unique and mesmerizing story rich in details and descriptions. His characters are complex, fully realized, and entirely believable. While multiple narrative lines are presented, the graphics at the beginning of each chapter make it easy to follow each thread.
Skillful Death is an amazing achievement. Although not in the horror genre, it shares many of the intriguing qualities of Mr. Hamill's other epic novels, The Hunting Tree and Extinct. The wait for Skillful Death was most definitely worth it. Thank you, Mr. Hamill, for once again providing an extraordinary literary experience.
Malcolm is a skeptic of things that are weird or magical. His job is to find the logical explanations for all things odd, from reading people's palms to unique card tricks, and he's very good at it. His boss, Bud, is somewhat of a very wealthy hermit who has lived a very interesting life. Bud asks Malcolm to chronicle his life. Along the way Bud and Malcolm decide to try to visit Bud's childhood village. While this book was very interesting before their adventure, it becomes a wild ride with many unexpected twists and turns. It also leaves a few questions unanswered, at least directly, not the least of which is "who is Malcolm?"
Mr. Hamill's books have always been very well written and a joy to read. This one is no exception. If you love reading King or Koontz or Hamill, you will really enjoy his latest.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I found this book to be really engaging. There were times I was very confused, but I couldn't put it down. The ending left me wondering...was Malcolm Constantine? Read morePublished 23 days ago by Erika
I have a rule for myself when reading ebooks: if I’m not enjoying a book, I have to at least read 30% of it before I set it aside and read something more interesting. Read morePublished 4 months ago by H. Grove (errantdreams)
Although different from the thriller/ chilling stories normally written by Ike Hamill I loved this book. It's a beautiful story of several life times. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Teena Renken
This is my favorite book by Mr. H thus far. I will continue to read his books. This concept was highly inventive and entertaining. However, I do feel cheated at the end. Read morePublished 7 months ago by matt
I could have kept reading this forever. This story pulled me in so deep I could smell the smells, and feel the feels. I did not want it to end. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Minty Barbo
I love Ike Hamill's work and this book did not disappoint. I rarely write reviews but this book was so different from his others I felt I needed to. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jberg 003
I was taken away to another realm and treated to an intimate view of some very interesting characters in this fascinating work. Ike Hamill has such a vivid imagination. Read morePublished 18 months ago by jayn olinick
I have read most of Ike's other work, and really liked them all... but this one might just be my favorite. Read morePublished 20 months ago by BrianH
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