How I Read It: Audiobook/Ebook
Dates Read: 5/15/19
Don’t mind me blasting Fade Away and getting in the mood.
Okay, so I honestly was expecting this to be better, and it just wasn’t. It felt like it was way too predictable for a thriller type of book. Plus, he broke the 4th wall a few times and it just didn’t feel like it was done correctly.
This book follows Flynn Montgomery as he reaches a pivotal point in his career as a novelist. In an effort to get some inside knowledge of what it is like to work in a supermarket, he finds himself a job, and a girlfriend? I’m trying really hard here to figure out what I can say and what I can’t say, but I will say that this book is incredibly Messed Up, capital M, capital U.
As mentioned, the story was just super predictable. He made WAY TOO MANY allusions throughout the beginning part of the book that there ended up being no pay off when we were told the big secret. And even after that moment, there were just too many details that he gave away as to what would happen in the end. I have to give Bobby some credit, I am so glad that he chose to write a book, but I think that some of his naïvete damaged the overall story he was trying to say.
But I gotta give Bobby some credit, the idea was pretty solid. I just felt like the writing was a little lacking. I would give this book 2.5 stars out of 5, with the hope that if Bobby chose to write again, that he would have learned some things from this book. If you guys have any thoughts or ideas, feel free to leave a comment, find me on social medias at @elizabookblog, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And as always, I will see you all in the next book!
(Side note: Hey Bobby, if you read this, please please please please PLEASE don’t put music on your audiobook again! It was really distracting at the beginning of every chapter. I get that is a cool concept, but have it fade away (hehe get it?) a little faster please.)
(Second side note: no way in heck that the epilogue could ever have happened. There is no way anyone would allow the epilogue to happen. Like come on, man. Look at everything that happens in this book.)