- File Size: 695 KB
- Print Length: 338 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Warwick House Press (September 28, 2012)
- Publication Date: September 28, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009JC9N0I
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,054,406 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The book is well written from most angles. The dialogue and characterization is find well, for the main character in particular. His struggles with maintaining his relationship with his wife, his own doubts about the mission he is carrying out on behalf of his son, and his own attempts to figure out what is going on are handled well. The description of the utter exhaustion that increasingly creeps over him as he goes deeper under the city is palpable and effective in helping the reader commiserate with his struggles. The characters are likable overall, if not we'll drawn outside the few main characters involved. You genuinely want them to survive and succeed in their mission, which I can't say for sine books I've read. The pacing and idea behind the plot are well managed and keep things going on at a good clip while keeping things generally interesting.
Unfortunately, the nuts and bolts of the plot don't quite excite as much as the general idea of the plot. The plot hinted at in the prequel Go Back suggested a slightly richer plot than what we got, and even the book itself toys with some ideas that never really are explored. Add a result, the book comes along at a good, but somewhat conventional pace. The ending, while satisfying on a narrative level, geeks a but tacked on and ambiguous - but in a cheesy, cliffhanger, sequel bait way, but just underwhelming. I think the overall mid of the book might have improved by ending it a few pages earlier.
As said above, the main character and his family are well examined, but many the others who play a bigger role than the family are less generously explored. Thus is not to say that they are caricatures, but some of them could have been drawn better for the reader.
Overall the book is entertaining, and certainly keeps your attention. For my money, it was certainly worth it, but not exactly something I'll go back and read again soon.
Who really knows what hides in the darkness, out of the prying eyes of humanity? This book give you not only a glimpse of a life that is full of darkness and fear but also gives you the love of a father for his son. Marissa Farrar takes your imagination and mind through so much that I really didn't want the story to end but when it did, well all I can say is WOW!! The emotions that run though this book will stay with me for a long time to come.
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