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- Print Length: 393 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: J. Ellington Ashton Press (January 7, 2017)
- Publication Date: January 7, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01NBS7W6S
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #269,501 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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In regards to action and pace, never a dull moment. The situation just keeps building, ironically enough, like a perfect storm. I was on the edge of my seat right to the end.
A great story, interesting characters, non-stop action - I have nothing bad to say about this book. Definitely going on my shelf as one of my favorite books ever.
I have a lot of respect for the writing of Jim Goforth. He can take an action scene, draw you in, keep you gasping for breath, and turn the whole situation in another unexpected direction. This is what he does in The Sleep. The only problem I found was the over thinking on the part of the characters where I wanted to fast forward the book. This is saying the beginning is a bit slow at times when you're wondering when something is going to happen. The Sleep is a combination of a novel and a horror movie which goes in gonzo directions and yet it all makes sense in the end. This is what novels are supposed to do. As horror, when the evil erupts in almost atomic bomb explosion with everyone in its sights, expect the worst for the worst is there spilling with blood, death, and decapitations. The monsters, both human and monsters, are monsters with little pity. Stick with the beginning and watch your widdle mind be blown.
We start with a group out to explore a legend of some pretty unique storms, and the town they plague. In that group there are those who are excited find proof, skeptics, someone looking for a story, etc…all there for their own reasons, no expecting what they find. I absolutely loved how cool the legend was and the depth it took as the story unfolded.
The locals are sufficiently creepy, and downright dangerous. The storms themselves add a whole new level of destruction to storm season. As a Kansas resident I’m sufficiently respectful of storm season and even I was like, damn, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near those storms.
As if the locals and storms aren’t bad enough, there are still more twist and turns ahead for …
No spoilers here. You want to read this. Jim Goforth keeps getting better, and he was awesome to begin with. His name is one to watch within the horror genre. He knows how to draw you in and wrap you in dread, before bashing you in the head with something you won’t see coming.
Jim Goforth sets us up with an exciting adventure and very multidimensional characters. The character interaction evokes an emotional response and the reader develops strong opinions about each of them. And then, all hell breaks loose.
The story plunges the reader into the chaos the characters are living, giving just enough to keep the tension going by using perspective narration. It is very well executed as it goes from flowing horrific prose to f bombs and graphic action all in the same chapter. The tension roller coasters up and down with the action and you wonder if the hell will go on forever as the plot twists jerk you back and forth. But all is made clear over the course of the story. Crystal clear. Old legend meets modern day people with a loud thunder crash.
A must read!