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The Wraith Paperback – March 21, 2015
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About the Author
T.R. Braxton is an author, publisher, artist, teacher of some of the world's most unique children, and all around brilliant guy. The Wraith is T.R.'s third novel (following Dirty Hands and Sight). T.R. lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife, young daughter, and what just might be the world's most annoying cat.
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The lead character is a young man raised in Native American environs who seeks to expand his horizons within the world of the white man and he has gained the values of that experience return and lead his tribe to more balanced integration of modernized conveniences and technology with traditional cultural values. Development of the backstory is somewhat of challenge to follow because flow is uneven as is often the case with self-published, ineffectively edited presentations. With the intent multi-faceted characters they became tedious because nothing about them stretched beyond the realm of the obligatory with compartmentalized of stereotypical descriptions encountered innumerable times past.
Much as the author compared the flickering illumination of a crescent moon in the night sky to a dying light bulb far too many passages in his text were encumbered by a comparable tendency to appear like slivers of light shimmering through an overgrowth forest of monotonous characterizations. For my preferences, far too many soppy dialogue exchanges – which may hold a degree of interest for a teen girl – nearly led me to repetitive episodes of head banging which could have resulted in bruising or contusions but not likely to bring about concerns regarding acne as one of life’s inescapable maladies.
In practicality, this story devolves into another timorous tale of bullies getting their comeuppance which I also consider much ado about the over-hyped. I thought it would have been a much better story if it were about 200 pages shorter or about 200 of the filler middle pages of YA machinations focusing on taunts, teasing and bullying in middle schools, were expunged as well as a few arguably salacious segments some parents might find uncomfortable particularly for potential early teen readers.
With the bullying and abuse one of the main characters dealt with striking a chord and making me want to throw the book out. I still couldn't put it down. I cried that she felt she wasn't worth anything. Enter main character #2, through whose eyes we are seeing the story take place. To have a friend like him is such a blessing.
Mistakes were made, but they came from the heart. As I continued to read, being taken on one heck of an emotional roller coaster ride, each turn more compelling than the last. I became wrapped up in the story.
It was good to see those who got their comeuppance, but the form it took was terrifying. A well written story that will keep you guessing until the very end!
You could start with the plot. The death of John Rainbird Jeffries childhood friend, Rebecca, is always in his dreams. Lately, they have turned dark and menacing. However, Rebecca is not haunting John. She is beginning to control his thoughts and dreams. As children, they used to play at a river that his Indian grandfather warned him to stay away from. John was torn between living with the Indian ways and his preference for the ways of a white man. Neither matter after Rebecca is bullied to the point where she kills herself in the Snake River.
The Wraith is a chilling book that insinuated itself into my brain very quickly and held me tightly throughout. It was hypnotic and laid out with the skill of a master writer. T. R. Braxton, I am envious of your skills.
John keeps having visions of his dead friend Rebecca killing people who have wronged her, he thinks nothing of the dreams until they start coming true. How can a dead girl be killing people and how on earth are the police going to work out how they are dying in the manner in which they are?
This is a gripping read that had me hooked from the very beginning and it was very well written and I loved the whole aspect of the dead getting revenge. A brilliant read.
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This was an interesting story. I enjoyed the suspense, the paranormal, the whole aspect of it.Read more