“ Genre: Fiction / Author: Paul Craig / Kindle Edition „
Id - Kindle Edition
ID by Paul Craig is not the sort of book I would usually go for. Had it not been for the author following me on Twitter I probably would never have known about it. The day I downloaded it, it happened to be free but now it will cost 77p to download from Amazon. Once I had finished reading it I was straight on Twitter asking the author for more, I needed the story to continue because there was so much more I wanted to know.
I did have some reservations about reading this book and to be honest I wasn't expecting much from it, however I feel the author has been very clever in the way he has chosen to write this book because the story is written backwards and at first I couldn't figure out what was what but I found as I got to each new chapter everything fell into place from the beginning of the previous chapter and so on. It does sound confusing but once I was reading I knew exactly where I was with the story and I decided I really liked the way it which it was written, for some reason it made me want to read more to find out what happened that led up to the part I had already read. It made a change from wanting to know what would happen next in a story because instead it left me wanting to know what had happened before.
ID is about a man who wants to remember who he is, he has lost his memory, but obviously doesn't know why or how, he knows nothing about himself or his life he can't even remember his own name. All he knows is the here and now and that he has just brutally murdered two people. This is what I was greeted with at the beginning of the book when really it was the end because by the time I got to the end I had found out everything I had wondered about whist I was reading the book. I read through the book backtracking through each chapter to find out who he really was and why he had committed such terrible crimes. Throughout the book he is referred to as "The man" that is until his identity is finally revealed.
ID is fast paced which I liked, it kept me wanting to read more and if it wasn't for the fact that I do need to sleep sometime then I would have read this in one sitting. The book is very graphic in places, there is mention of a lot of blood and gore and some of the things described made me cringe a time or two. But having said that I enjoy the blood and gore in films such as "Saw" with Horror being my favourite genre of films but books I've only read a few in the horror genre. I may well be looking for more as I did enjoy reading ID as it was really well written, so I'll probably look out for more titles by Paul Craig.
I was surprised by how this book really seemed to get a hold of me and demand I kept reading, but then that tells me that I was reading a good book which is worth telling other people about. The book isn't overly long but it's by no means really short either, there is so much that happens and it was great to finally find out who "The man" was and where he and everything else started, right at the end.
If you can put up with reading a book with plenty of graphic violence then I'd recommend you give this book a go you won't be disappointed.
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