12 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Broken Glass by Rob D Young

I thought this short book was pretty good. It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t horrible. It just felt unfinished. The last quarter of it (which I didn’t read) appears to be the author’s work product for where he wants to go with a second book. I think that time could have been better spent fleshing out and working on the storyline he did have.

The author does a great job of pulling you into the mind of Socrates, leading up to him murdering a friend. He obviously has mental health issues, which makes a lot of the story suspect for me. I’m not sure I buy into all of it. Part of that makes it a better story, if not slightly maddening for me. I need that extra layer of closure, but I felt like we never really knew what was going on.

The storyline and format were definitely interesting, I just think a good edit would have been in order and perhaps a little more fleshing out of Socrates (and perhaps a little less of an obvious name for his character *laughing*).

It’s a “thinker” book for sure. I never really knew where the author was going, much less the main character and I’m still not sure if the narrator’s take on how things really happen is anywhere near the truth.

Hmmmm… I’d recommend this for people like that like more intricate thrillers and can overlook a few editing flaws here and there.

Also, please check out the guest post here.

Broken Glass dives into the mind and past of a murderer as he dissects the reasons for his actions. Filled with gothic tones, gritty struggles, and violence, the story’s undertones remain lighthearted—indulging in humor, romance, and philosophy as the narrator seeks to answer his question: What brought us here?

The story is an examination of redemption, asking: How do humans cope when they’re broken? How do we seek redemption? What does it mean to be redeemed? Can we ever save each other? And can we ever even save ourselves?

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Book count for 2012: 37
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