Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Review: The Hollow City
By Dan Wells
Genre Adult suspense
Recommended by Me
First sentence "Who are you?"
Michael Shipman is a paranoid schizophrenic. He suffers from hallucinations; the worst being the faceless men. The doctors tell him it's not real. It shouldn't be real. It couldn't be real. It isn't real......or is it?
What is has going for it
I love having Suey as a friend! Not only do I have someone awesome to go to bookish events with but she works at a library and got this little book way back in March. So, lucky me, I got to share in the wealth. I consumed this book in two sittings, which would have been one had it not been for my priorities telling me sleep wins over reading an amazing book. First off, I love Dan Wells’ books and I adore his writing even more. You know how picky I am about books and especially about writing so when I say this guy can write, I mean this guy can write. In this book, my favorite so far, he proves how amazingly well he can write by capturing what it might be like to be schizophrenic, and not only that, but writes it so well he makes you think you’re going crazy. The insanity and desperation that the MC Michael feels bleeds from the pages and makes you relate so well. Which, let’s face it, is freaky because, unless you have schizophrenia you should not be relating to this character, but you do! The story was very unique and while some may think it’s too far out there I thought it was just perfect. I loved the way the whole thing ended as well. It left just enough open for more books but it can stand on its own, and, honestly, I hope that it does just that. The ending was satisfyingly disturbing. What more could you ask for?
Nothing! There’s nothing about this book that I didn’t like. If I had to complain, absolutely had to, I’d say that while I’ll never forget the crazy story or Michael…I might not remember some of the other characters. They just not might me memorable enough.
The very ending. Startling and satisfying all at once.
Yea or Nay?
Don't tell me this isn't you're type of book because there is NO other book out there like this! It comes out today. Go buy it! Seriously!