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Bad Glass - a Review
Bad Glass, written by Richard E. Gropp, is a dark fantasy that will haunt you. Full of bizarre images described in spectacular detail, this book will invade your dreams.
Something strange happened in the city of Spokane. No one can explain it, but those who remain after the evacuation are kept from leaving, and no one is allowed to enter. Disturbing images and rumors about what is going on leak out. Everyone is curious, but no one knows the answers.
Dean is a photographer. He wants to take the perfect picture. He heard that wild stuff has been taking place in Spokane, but there is no easy way to get into the city. It is guarded by the military. Dean is determined to get in the city, take some spectacular photos, then leave. He wants to prove himself as a photographer, and he wants his dad to approve of his career choice.
Once he does manage to sneak into the city, what does he find? Wolves with disjointed legs prowl the city in the dark. Spiders come out of walls in hordes. People are merged with inanimate objects. Some are sunk into a ceiling, others are half-submerged through floors.
He sort of lives with a group of people who have stayed behind in Spokane. Devon, Taylor, Charlie, and Amanda – each one has his or her own secret. Some know more than is being told.
Drugs can be bought from Mama Cass. Well, she gives them out freely, but there is a price you have to pay for them. And alcohol can be found to ease the pain and terror of what everyone is experiencing.
Dean learns there is no one he can trust. The government seems to be involved in all of this somehow. Or are they just as puzzled as everyone else is?
I chose this book because it said if you were a fan of the TV show, Lost, you would love it. And I really did enjoy reading this book, until I got to the end. There was no explanation for all of the crazy stuff that happened throughout the book. No explanation for why Spokane was like it was. No explanation for what was happening to the people of Spokane. I love the wild and creepy things that took place, but I want to know why. I can only hope that the author plans to write at least one sequel to this dark fantasy book.
The story is great and it is well-written, but it is a bit of a downer. The desolate state that the city of Spokane is in is described in awesome detail. Because of the author's skill in description, you are able to feel the hopelessness felt by those who are still in the city. You see how they live their lives and how they are afraid of what will happen next. But no one can find a way out.
I was able to read this book free of charge thanks to NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. If you would like a copy of this book to enjoy and add to your library, I have provided an Amazon link below.
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