Dark Matter

Dark Matter Rasputin Monk Lowdermilk wanted to end it all But when he is run down by a car on the way to his suicide he finds that life is just beginning As he recovers from Chrysler induced head trauma he begi

  • Title: Dark Matter
  • Author: Brett Adams
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Rasputin Monk Lowdermilk wanted to end it all But when he is run down by a car on the way to his suicide, he finds that life is just beginning.As he recovers from Chrysler induced head trauma, he begins to discover strange new abilities He can draw portraits so precise they look like photographs He can remember with flawless clarity everything he s ever seen or heard,Rasputin Monk Lowdermilk wanted to end it all But when he is run down by a car on the way to his suicide, he finds that life is just beginning.As he recovers from Chrysler induced head trauma, he begins to discover strange new abilities He can draw portraits so precise they look like photographs He can remember with flawless clarity everything he s ever seen or heard, no matter how trivial He can read strangers so well it verges on telepathy.But with these gifts come strange visions tinged with menace And the one thing Rasputin doesn t know is that his new abilities have been noticed, by ancient and evil forces who recognise what the gifts mean and what they will become Unfortunately, his new life is only of benefit to them if he s dead.Dark Matter is a cerebral mystery that plays fair and dares you to solve it.Alternate Cover Edition, ASIN B00AO4VVLY

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    1. I was given a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I accepted initially because a) the author is from my home state in Australia, and b) the blurb intrigued me.Though it did take me a while to get through this book, I found it thoroughly engaging. The opening was excellent, with the main character, Rasputin, setting out to plan the perfect suicide. Events transpired so that wouldn't take place, and over the course of the first two chapters or so, we discover there [...]

    2. It's very hard for me to review this book. On the one hand, it is very well written, with only one word error that I noticed ('thoughts' instead of 'through') near the end. The author uses a lot of big, long words that you probably know the meaning of, but using several of them in one sentence often, gets a little tiring. There are two story lines and you have no idea how they merge until 75% through. (At least I didn't!) This was a little confusing as I had no idea where the story was going. It [...]

    3. This is an intelligent, original and very surprising book. The characters, even the disturbing ones, are wonderful people to spend time with, if a little disconcerting. I would seriously love this book to be widely read and do really well. It deserves to. Trouble is, it is very hard to pigeon-hole and in this day it seems that everything must have a box to go in. Dark Matter doesn't easily fit in any box, that's part of its brilliance. Not a book for people who don't want to concentrate on what [...]

    4. I loved the originality of Dark Matter, something I don't find all that often in stories. This is an intelligently and well written novel that is part thriller, part mystery, and even a hint of the paranormal (if that's the right word). To get the most out of this story you need to give it your attention - this is not mindless pulp - and the second chapter certainly throws a curveball at you. The reward though, is an excellent and intriguing story - one that will have you guessing wrong on more [...]

    5. Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author.While intrigued by the premise, I don't know that I've ever had a harder time getting into a book. I started over at least four times after putting it down, and after nearly two years, I've finally managed to finish it. The story itself was pretty interesting, but the buildup is slow and the writing style (and long chapters) didn't help.

    6. I love books which inspire me to seek out a definition, a history, consult an atlas, whatever. I first read this book three or four years ago. Even more so than the first time, I found it one of the most enchanting accounts of bravery and redemption I have ever read. This book goes beyond the pale in its intelligence and originality. I am grateful to authors who refuse to "dumb-it-down" so oft found in contemporary novels. I hope the author finds it in his heart, and the time, to produce a seque [...]

    7. DNF at 36%. While the premise was interesting, and the author accomplished an atmospheric 'film noir' sort of style, I just couldn't enjoy this book. I found the language increasingly pretentious and condescending, and verbosity destroyed any pace the book may otherwise have held. I had no reason to read onwards.

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