Saturday, January 12, 2013

Whisper of Crows Book Review

Excerpt from the book:
Kanaan James is a disturbed teenage boy obsessed with his childhood friend Abigail Caulfield. A horrible car accident leaves Abigail stricken with amnesia and Kanaan, desperate for her attention, convinces her they are soul mates, running from the law.  
In the midst of a passionate love affair, while hiding in an old abandoned house deep in the woods, Kanaan is forced to test the boundaries of his own humanity.
About The Author: JAMESON HESSE
Jameson Hesse is an American writer/filmmaker. He grew up in a small town outside Harrisburg, PA. His father, an artist who dabbled in writing, music and photography, died in a mysterious accident in Canada one month before he was born.  
Jameson was then born on his father’s birthday and was named after him. Although his childhood was extremely far from ideal, Jameson can recall a lot of magical experiences exploring the woods, ponds and streams around his small Pennsylvania town.  
In 1979, During the Nuclear Melt down scare at the Three Mile Island nuclear facility, Jameson’s town was evacuated, but most people believed it was too late. Masses of residents fell ill, yet the Nuclear Facility claimed there were no heath risks.  
To this day, Jameson, along with many other residents of his small town believes there was a government conspiracy to cover up the truth. After several wild teenage years, many arrests, some time in juvenile detention and a Christian reformatory, Jameson decided to escape his hometown and move to NYC.
I am gonna have to admit that I was really looking forward to reading this book and thought that it would be a great drama/love story.

It actually turned out to be a little bit of bizarre/sick/one sided love story that the ending will leave you breathless and probably a little upset and a little disturbed. I normally don't get queasy about much and can take just about anything and for awhile this story had me believing this boy was really caring for the love of his life and that he was a hero.

But this boy is anything but a hero and how I got thru this book is beyond me other than I try to make good on my promise to read a book and write a review. If you are a Freddie from Elm Street or a Jason, Friday the 13th kinda fan, then you will love this book.

I, however, cannot say the same. I do love some serial killer type mystery books and normally these things don't bother me. But the way this was written and the way this boy cared for this girl that survived the accident, is something I don't think I will ever get out of my head.

And maybe that was the whole purpose. If it was, mission accomplished. If not, then this author needs to tone down his inner hallucination thing that he has going on with this book and the next book might be one that I can say I love.

If nothing else, get the book to get the shock of your life! That is about all I am gonna say about this very disturbing book but at least I did not know how bad it was until almost the end. Until then, I had no clue what was fixing to hit me over the head and neither will you!

Happy Reading if you dare!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


Katherine Phillips said...

Oh wow. It is weird that your dislike for the book has me interested. It just sounds weird to me. I wish there were an excerpt so that I can get some type of idea of what you are reading, it sounds so creepy. The storyline is weird too. Reminds me of the movie overboard.

jopb said...

Thius book sounded too weird for me. I guess the author was getting rid of some of his disturbing emotions.

Jennifer Hiles said...

Wow, that a review! Now I'm intrigued! I probably shouldn't read it but the way you explain it makes me so curious!