Friday, August 8, 2014

{Book Review} The Sleeping Dead by Richard Farren Barber

The Sleeping Dead
by Richard Farren Barber
Publisher: DarkFuse
Released: August 12th 2014
Genre: Fiction- Adult: Horror
How I got it: NetGalley

Don't listen...

When Jackson Smith attends an interview to escape his dead-end job, he witnesses a man jumping to his death through an office window. But this suicide is only the first of many he encounters. All around him, men and women begin taking their own lives. These seemingly random events make little sense to Jackson until he hears voices urging him to join the others.

Don't look...

As Jackson fights the desire to self-destruct, he flees through a mad city where the river and streets pile high with bodies of the sleeping dead, those who have simply surrendered to the strange voices.

Don't hope...

Jackson's only chance is to find an escape to this madness before giving in to the strange voices in his head.

Review: Jackson heads out for a job interview and runs into a bit of trouble. After seeing jumpers and all sorts of other suicides, he realizes something isn't right.
While intense, I wasn't all that impressed with this book. The plot kind of limped along, rather disjointed and I felt lost. There is no cause for the sleeping dead, or why people are committing suicide.  I wasn't that interested in Jackson, and I didn't know how to feel about him.
The writing was well done, and I think it had a good idea but the follow through was lacking.

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