Monday, September 1, 2014

Book Review: “Bite Harder: A Novel” by Anonymous-9, Blasted Heath, 2014, 170 pages.

There is a lot I want to say about “Bite Harder”. There is so much intricacy in this fuel injected gas soaked plot I want to dissect. There are deep, vibrant and rich characters that propel the action; characters I want to break down, but . . .

But I’m tired. I’m tapped. Honestly, I am spent. I read this in one sitting. You can’t do it any other way. This was one freaking ride.

Sequels are mostly a beast of the silver screen but literature has its own monsters. Usually second acts are formulaic and bland. Take for example “Scarlett”, the follow up to “Gone With The Wind” and the entire series of “Twilight” including the first book. 

Writing is hard; hard enough for us who do it regularly. It’s satisfying and gratifying to have one piece hit but lightening striking twice is harder and catching that lightning in a bottle is the hardest. And this second Drayhart epoch not only catches the lightening, it rides the lightning  and rides that baby hard.

Paragraph after paragraph rolls into page after page, chapter after chapter of twists, turns, hits and misses. Put it down? Hell you dare not blink to miss something. This plot is a continuous loop of zig-zag electricity. The story comes at you from all directions in all directions like an all-out jailbreak blitz.

Fitting, because a jailbreak starts this adrenalin shot.

This is the second coming of the 1985 Chicago Bears defense on speed. And if you don’t know who they are---look them up.

We all know how I felt about “Hard Bite”. I have to tell you, just like ‘Godfather II’ I think ‘Bite Harder’ is better than the first.

That says a ton.

Those sharp pearly whites are out today. Buy it now:


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