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As long as you're not frightened by twisted stories reflecting a reality that most of us are not comfortable entertaining in our thoughts or dreams (read "nightmares") then go for it and enjoy this story. This is a great story brilliantly told by the author and wonderfully read by Mr Wil Wheaton.
Makes me wonder a bit about Mr. Warren Ellis . . . but I believe I'll think of him as a gifted artist with a wife, three kids, a dog, and a mortgage who doesn't own any sharp knives and just leave it at that. 😱
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Mr. Sun is an international body disposal professional/hitman who uses a form of Snapchat to communicate with his clients and set up jobs. While in Los Angeles, he gets a fairly routine job to complete, but things go to the wayside when Mr. Sun arrives at his destination and finds that things have already gone awry thanks to an overenthusiastic client. However, Mr. Sun is a professional. His job isn’t always necessarily about the hit, but the disposal of the body. And he has a dead pig to collect.
Some readers may find the story a little too dry, but I found the tone to be calm and composed in contrast to the grisly scene going on during the characters’ interactions, which is part of what makes the story so interesting. I think some people think the ending is a “twist,” there’s really no other way it could’ve plausibly ended, even with the little bit of humanity Mr. Sun gives the readers.
This is my first time listening to Wil Wheaton narrate anything, and while I enjoyed his narration for the most part, I didn’t like the accent he used for Mr. Sun. I have never read anything Warren Ellis has done outside of the comic world, and even there, I’ve only really read his mainstream comics he’s worked on. This may prompt me to seek out his novel and look into some of his other less mainstream comics.
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