Twisted and Brilliant
5 out of 5 stars
I like to sprinkle in a non-audiobook review every once and a while. And even more, I enjoy reading a novella. There’s something about the ability to tell your story in under 100 pages that gets me. Burke was able to do that and more. He was able to make me feel things for the main character numerous times in less than 70.
The story itself was brilliant. Perfect storytelling from beginning to end. We go through the trial and tribulations of the MC while he’s going through them. There are no wasted of extra words in Sour Candy.
The antagonist was also brilliant. I won’t go into too much detail for fear of spoiling it, but the battle between “good and evil” as it stands in this book is twisted and unfamiliar (in a good way).
Overall, a phenomenal novella that I enjoyed from beginning to end.
Sour Candy by Kealan Patrick Burke
Published by Self Published on November 13th 2015
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At first glance, Phil Pendleton and his son Adam are just an ordinary father and son, no different from any other. They take walks in the park together, visit county fairs, museums, and zoos, and eat together overlooking the lake. Some might say the father is a little too accommodating given the lack of discipline when the child loses his temper in public. Some might say he spoils his son by allowing him to eat candy whenever he wants and set his own bedtimes. Some might say that such leniency is starting to take its toll on the father, given how his health has declined.
What no one knows is that Phil is a prisoner, and that up until a few weeks ago and a chance encounter at a grocery store, he had never seen the child before in his life.
A new novella from the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of THE TURTLE BOY and KIN.Also by this author: Currency of Souls