Friday, March 5, 2010

Review: No Hope for Gomez! By Graham Parke

It's the age-old tale:
Boy meets girl.
Boy stalks girl.
Girl already has a stalker.
Boy becomes her stalker-stalker.

We've seen it all before, many times, but this time it's different. If only slightly. When Gomez Porter becomes a test subject in an experimental drug trial, he is asked to keep track of any strange experiences through a blog. What Gomez isn't ready for, is so many of his experiences suddenly seeming strange; the antiques dealer trying to buy his old tax papers, his neighbor boiling salamanders on his balcony at midnight, the super sexy lab assistant who falls for him but is unable to express herself in terms outside the realm of science. But when one of the trial participants turns up dead and another goes missing, Gomez begins to fear for his life. No longer sure who he can trust and which of his experiences are real and which merely drug induced illusions, he decides it's time to go underground and work out a devious plan.

Now, years later, his blogs have been recovered from a defunct server. For the first time we can find out firsthand what happened to Gomez as he takes us on a wild ride of discovery.

Received from the author for review.

My favorite quote from the book was:

One of the things about blogging for the sake of experiences that may be out of the ordinary and could, therefore, be effects or side effects of the drugs you're on and thus not knowing what to expect as effects or side effects, is that you start noticing so many things being out of the ordinary.

This one gets three stars. It was swift, light, and fun with a great flow. Reading it felt like you were listening to a friend tell a story. There were several chuckle inducing portions. This would make a great read for the Summer when you don't want anything to heavy to read on the beach. It is definitely recommended.

★★☆☆ = Liked It


graham said...

Thanks so much, Beth, for reading my book. I'm glad you liked it.


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