Turning over a new leaf can be hard sometimes. For high school senior Neil Karp it means putting his burnout lifestyle behind him, salvaging his grades before college, and perhaps even plucking up the courage to talk to his crush. That's the easy part. When he and his friends run afoul of the local drug dealers, they become trapped in a rapidly escalating feud which promises only violence and terror.
And if things were not bad enough, something from Neil's past has returned, a creature as bizarre and otherworldly as it is deadly. Neil had hoped he had severed this dark relationship permanently, but with the violence and intimidation rising between him and the town's criminal element, this 'friend' could be his only hope at survival. But when the dust has settled, will he survive the friendship?
"James offers a fun, psychedelic thriller that's steeped in classic rock and teen melodrama and styled after Stephen King's Christine and Carrie. A wonderfully odd thriller that should delight anyone who has ever been bullied." -- Kirkus Reviews
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This was an interesting horror sci-fi read! I personally liked it. It was quick chapters, good writing. Enjoyed the characters. The story is what held my attention!
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I enjoyed this quick and easy read that gripped me and held my attention. It was well written with short chapters and well-developed characters. A good read.
Fable [Blurb goes here] Neil has an imaginary friend, a very... protective imaginary friend, that has been out of the picture for years. When Neil and his buddies end up being the target of local drug dealers, his friend comes back to help, but that is not necessarily a good thing. I enjoyed this book a lot, the characters are well thought out, the good guys and the bad guys have their own flaws and problems. The author took the time to give us a glimpse into the lives of all involved, which makes the story —for me at least— three dimensional. There's a certain rhythm to the dialogues, specially the ones between Neil and his buddies. I wouldn't think of this story as only a horror one, it has definite splashes of gore and fantasy and Sci Fi. I found it hard to put the book down, since every time things got a bit quiet, chaos ensued, so I kept on reading. I had a lot of fun reading Fable, and I do recommend it. Thank you NetGalley for the free copy.
I seriously LOVED the friendship with Neil, Matt, and Sam! They made me laugh out loud so many times. This book is a weird weird one but in a good way. If you love books that have a weird sense of humor this is a good one to read. Sometimes the characters got on my nerves but they are teenage boys so that's bound to happen. There is a lot of talk about drug use in the story but I can see it's to full the story. The ending was kind of just okay for me. Like I said the story felt more grounded in the 90s for me. At times it felt like this book reminded me of the movie Dazed and Confused but instead of a beating on the last day of school it's a beating for hitting the drug dealer. I could definitely see myself checking out other stuff from the author Thanks to the publishers and Netgalley for this copy. All thoughts are my own.