Thursday, January 6, 2011

CBR III Review #5: Serial by Blake Crouch and Jack Kilborn

CBR III Review #5:  Serial by Blake Crouch and Jack Kilborn

I personally love it when two authors I respect come together on a collaborative work. Blake Crouch and Jack Kilborn come together in the novel Serial.  The novel is a story of hitchhiking at it most terrifying.  Everyone knows that hitchhiking is dangerous, but this novel follows what happens when one truly depraved person picks up another truly depraved human being.  The novel was written in an odd fashion with Kilborn writing the first part and Crouch writing the second with the two of them finishing it over email with 100 - word exchanges without reading what the other person had opened with.  Trust me it makes sense if you ever read it.
The Novel Serial is alot like if Dexter met Dexter but neither one of them had a moral code.  I really enjoyed the novel I just wished it had been longer.  Maybe I'm a little twisted but I would have preferred to at least be rooting for one serial killer over the other.  The characterization is minimal but if you want to have a few disturbing images seared in your mind before bed time this book will deliver.  Hopefully Crouch and Kilborne will attempt a project like this again soon but aim for a full sized novel.  I wish there was more to review but with a story so short and to the point all you need to decide is if you have 2 extra bucks and free hour.

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 259 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003CFB4DW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews
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