Posted on September 11th, 2011
Taking a break from posting about my own novel today to talk about another book that deserves some attention.Â Bad Radio by Michael Langlois is a contemporary fantasy novel that gets a full five stars from me for enjoyability and thrills.Â Read more below!
Fast and compelling read for any fan of contemporary fantasy. Great elements of a thriller thrown into every chapter.
Abe Griffin obtains eternal youth during a secret mission in World War II.Â Now, sixty years later, an old enemy returns to kill Abe’s surviving squad members and reclaim the relics obtained during that secret mission.
o Loved the bait bags.Â They’re the perfect enemy.
o While Abe is immortal, he’s not impervious to pain.Â Several times throughout the book, his weaknesses are shown.
o Virtually every chapter ends on a cliffhanger.Â Each one is well done.
o Good use of foreshadowing and slowly revealing layers of truth throughout the story.
o Overall, very smooth writing style, and plot points flow smoothly from one to the next.
o Very few. Only a few places of confusion, caused in part because I was reading too fast, wanting to find out what happened next.Â This book definitely kept me up late a few nights.
o There were a couple of points that were over-explained or hit just a little too hard (<spoiler>Abe not wanting Anne to get hurt.</spoiler>)Â However, this didn’t take away too much from the overall story.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Â When the paperback becomes available, I plan to purchase a copy.