Reading: Bad Man

Bad Man

Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


Never have I wanted to love a book more than this – the premise is great, and I KNOW the author is magnificent. Sadly the book falls flat, like super flat! It’s great until you realise the very undercooked “who dunnit” plot, and then you go from excited about the characters and the different twists and plot branching out getting more and more creepy and mysterious – directly to WTF in less than 4 pages. And it’s not a good wtf, it’s the kind that makes you want to cry, mostly cause you paid money for this book. That is how terrible I actually think the book turned out to be. Without spoilers then Resident Evil 4’s ufo-dog ending made more sense.
The level of artistry, care for details he showed his first book, might leave people like me with huge expectations to whatever follow up there was from the author. I really, really hope that this is a fluke, and not because the author was a one trick pony! I give it two stars because 80% of the book is great, it keeps you entertained and engaged, but it simply fails so hard that I want to rewrite the ending and send it to the author.