Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Kimmy Reviews - Jack Strong by Walter Mosley

Hello all,

Happy New Year, I hope you all had a wonderful time during the holidays.  For me I had a nice time, short but brief.  Had to get back to work and reality sooner or later.  Before being off for the holidays, work was crazy.  So to start off the new year, I am catching up on some outstanding reviews.  Hope you enjoy!

*** Disclaimer ***
I received a free copy through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Rating:


Synopsis:

In a Las Vegas hotel room, a man awakes to confront his destiny.

Dreaming, Jack hears voices: a frightened child in a hospital, a woman cheating on her husband, a death row inmate. When he wakes, the voices recede, but they do not vanish. He is in a luxurious hotel room on the Vegas strip, and his body is covered in scars. Jack Strong is a patchwork man, his flesh melded together from dozens of men and women, and his mind is the same way. Countless lifetimes are contained within him: people whose lives were cut short, and who see their place in Jack as a chance to make things right.

On behalf of one of them, Jack reignites a feud with some corrupt casino bosses. Drawing on the skills of another, he beats the life out of two bodyguards. Jack fights for control as he lurches from impulse to impulse, certain that somewhere within him lies a soul. The answer may lie with whoever is tailing him in a sleek black car--if Jack can somehow confront him. 

Review

This author is completely new to me.  I came across this book browsing Netgalley back in 2014.  The cover caught my attention and the synopsis sounded very interesting.

Jack, our main character is like a patchwork quilt, made up of many different male and female body parts.  These also contribute to Jack's different personalities and the shifts in their points of view throughout the story.

Unfortunately this short novella didn't do much for me.  It just felt too alike to the beginning of a story, however this one,  never quite did begin. 

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