05 August 2013

Wake In Fright ~ Kenneth Cook

**** RECOMMEND ****

As the narrative unravels, so does his life
Wake in fright and live the nightmare!

This is a compelling and disturbing read.  It is realistic, all too easy to imagine.  The harshness of the setting is a contrast to the naivete of the main character.

The narrative is as lean and sparse as the bleak landscape.  The hero seems abandoned and surrounded by rough characters, inferred violence and imagined horrors.  As you read you wait for the next turn-for-the-worst that his life is going to take, and the fact that you feel disaster's inevitability adds to the suspense. His path to destruction is unrelenting and unforgiving.