No Hope for Gomez!
Winner of the Forewords Book of the Year Awards, nominated for the International Book Awards and the USA Book News Best Book Awards, featured in the Kirkus Best Indie 2011 list. It's the age-old tale:Boy meets girl.Boy stalks girl.Girl already has a stalker.Boy becomes her stalker-stalker.We've... show more
Winner of the Forewords Book of the Year Awards, nominated for the International Book Awards and the USA Book News Best Book Awards, featured in the Kirkus Best Indie 2011 list. It's the age-old tale:Boy meets girl.Boy stalks girl.Girl already has a stalker.Boy becomes her stalker-stalker.We've seen it all before, many times, but this time it's different. If only slightly. When Gomez Porter becomes a test subject in an experimental drug trial, he is asked to keep track of any strange experiences through a blog. What Gomez isn't ready for, is so many of his experiences suddenly seeming strange; the antiques dealer trying to buy his old tax papers, the phone-sex salesman who hounds him day and night, the super sexy research assistant who falls for him but is unable to express herself in terms outside the realm of science. But when one of the trial participants turns up dead and another goes missing, Gomez begins to fear for his life. No longer sure who he can trust and which of his experiences are real and which merely drug induced delusions, he decides it's time to go underground and work out a devious plan. Now, years later, his blogs have been recovered from a defunct server. For the first time we can find out firsthand what happened to Gomez as he takes us on a wild ride of discovery.
Publish date: January 12th 2010
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Pages no: 188
Edition language: English
Really enjoyed this book! Video review coming at some point. ;)
The book is told through a series of blog posts which end up as a sort of stream of consciousness writing. Whatever runs through Gomez's thoughts end up on his blog. He starts his blog as a part of a medical trial for extra cash. In it we find Gomez trying to piece together what happened to a fellow...
I was hooked by the tagline "Boy Meets Girl. Boy Stalks Girl. Girl already has a stalker. Boy becomes her stalker-stalker." It's kinda perfect, and twisted enough to be right up my alley. (I assumed.) And though I did like this aspect of the story, I felt a little let down.It's weird; I like the ...
Blog entry. Contacted by someone called Graham Parke. He wants me to review his book, No Hope For Gomez. Reply to say why not, but tell him he'll get an extra star if it's hand-delivered by an attractive woman in a Versace frock. Point him to my page on this subject. Feel I should do some work. Go t...
The book is written in blog entries and instead of dating them or even giving them a time each one begins with "blog entry:" This perplexes me. I didn't begin this review with "review:" and not giving some sort of way to gage the time between posts loses a LOT for a story like this. Also, Parke w...