One Minute Book Review: Come Closer by Sara Gran

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The Summary:

Something weird is happening in Amanda’s life. It started with weird tapping in the walls, and crazy dreams about a woman. Then with out of character behavior, the urge to harm innocent people. Amanda is not sure if she’s just going crazy, or if something much much worse is happening to her, but she’s determined to figure it out. . .

What I Liked:

It was weird and it was short. It didn’t go on and on about nothing, it got to the point quickly, and executed the plot quickly. And it was weird. I know I mentioned that, but I liked that about it. I like it when books aren’t the usual fare you can find anywhere. It was unusual, and I can say with a fair amount of certainty, I haven’t read anything like it.

What I didn’t like:

It needed more. I never felt very close to any of the characters, I felt like I was simply an observer, which may have been the point. But I’m a very character driven person, and wanted very much to at least get to know the characters. Instead I can honestly say that I didn’t care any more about Amanda at the end than I did at the beginning.

Verdict:

At such a short read, I don’t feel like I lost any time reading this. And I felt like it was sufficiently compelling. But if you like character driven stories, this one may feel like something is missing.

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