When’s the last time you’ve picked up a book for enjoyment? (Be honest with yourself- you don’t have to impress me or anyone else). I know I have to continue to remind myself that there are other books out there that don’t talk about marketing, social media, analytics, blogging, etc. (Also, I’m not going to lie I went to high school with the author, so that helps).
Nonetheless, you need to give Gospel Hollow a gander. I’m not personally a lover of fiction these days, but this book brought me back to my childhood love for J.R.R. Tolkien, Bram Stoker, and R.L Stine. (Not that those choices directly compare to the author of Gospel Hollow, Jesse Jordan, but those were my favorite authors when it came to fiction back-in-the-day).
Without giving away too much information- the author Jesse Jordan really shows you how creatively disturbed his mind is with the story of two beyond emotionally damaged brothers (Henry & Tommy) whose mother disappeared when they were both still in diapers. Tommy doesn’t really know what happened to her, and can only find out by getting his remaining family members (that are even more F#$%@d up currently than he is) all together in the same room.
This wild roller coaster of events takes you from Chicago to a town called Sleepy Hollow where Tommy and Henry grew up.Tommy needing to find out the truth goes back to his father and a ‘family friend.’ The whiskey drinking, chain smoking, gun packing family really sets the stage for what soon ends up becoming a damn-shit-show of a meeting.
You must keep reading the book in order to follow each and every next move made by these messed up hooligans. Is there going to be blood shed, punches thrown, a gun pulled? Who knows- seems that anything can happen when it comes to this family.
You will not believe when this obsession of Tommy’s finally comes to an end, and the story unfolds like you’re peeling off layers of an onion with unavoidable tears rolling down your face from the emotion it evokes.
Point is: read the damn book instead of playing your favorite PlayStation game the 400th time, checking to see if your Facebook page has annoyingly changed to Timeline, or unnecessarily texting that member of the opposite sex who never wanted to speak to you again anyway! That’s all for now 🙂