Chase is a performance poet with a history of mental illness who's spent time in jail and hospitals while trying to deal with traumas from his past. A cult figure in New York City, he's as well known for his mania as he is for his poetry. During a reading, Chase sees a woman he believed had died on the ward due to the cruelty of a brutal guard - is she a hallucination, a ghost, or a killer who faked her own murder? Chase tries to battle his own demons, dementia, and insane desires long enough to face up to his heinous enemies before they destroy what's left of his mind.
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Performance Poets with Psychological Problems
I would 100% recommend this audiobook to the correct friend. Unfortunately that person is currently unknown to me, but I'm sure there are a few people who would get lost in the chaos.
My favorite character was Chase, because he is the person I identified with throughout and despite all the strange things and back story that comes up he still remained the character who I rooted for til the end.
The first scene with them doing a poetry reading because it sets the tone for the kinds of people who are involved and the characters. It also started off on a bang and showed off the writing style for the rest of the book.
I did not, but that's not especially important in a book like this considering that I rarely have a reaction.
I received this book in a narrator giveaway in exchange for an honest review and it did not change my perception of the book.
Strange and unusual
The narrator . He did a great job; the book itself was not my usual fare. It was enjoyable and engaging, yet left me feeling strange and unsettled. My usual fare is paranormal romance and police procedural, though, so don't take my word for it !
Maybe Pulp Fiction (yes, I KNOW it's a movie, and I didn't read the book, if there is one). There is some major race stereotyping (not in a negative way, just present), and a fair amount of drama.
I enjoyed the opening scene. The Def Poetry Jam was pretty spot on (a la 8 Mile, circa 1970)
No. I needed to take several breaks, to think about it. Probably why it's not my abso-favorite.
Just that the author obviously has a good grasp of storytelling. I don't mean to slam that by only giving 4 stars to the story. This is just not my slice of pie. The narrator did a fantastic job with it, and earned all 5 stars. I wish that I could bump it up, but I am committed to giving honest reviews.
- erobbins33 "I love audiobooks!!!"