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Posted July 13, 2011
The other reviewers are needlessly harsh on the author for the lack of professional editing. Yes, the obvious grammar, missing words, wrong words break up the flow. But get over it. This is an indie novel, given to most reviewers, and extremely cheap to purchase in the eBook format. It is a generally good read for a miniscule, if any, cost to the reader. The storyline is well described by other reviewers. I need not add to the potential spoilers. This is an entertaining read and a decent thriller. The characters are established sufficiently to know who they are and what role they played in the story. I never lost track of any characters and felt they were all well integrated. This is a fun read and I will definitely read the sequel. I urge you to take a chance on this author.
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Posted July 28, 2013
I started to read Chop Suey: A Darby Stansfield Thriller by Ty Hutchinson and put it down because I just
couldn't get into it. Months went by and I picked it up again and I am so glad I did. I don't know if it was
the mood I was in the first time I tried to read it or what but this imaginative and well written story had
me turning page after page.
I admit that I did not find Darby, the main character such a likeable person. To me he appeared lazy and
one of those people that don't want to 'work' for a living but wanted things handed to him simply
because he was there. I understand he was a bit down because when he did work to get an account
another person in the office ended up signing it right from under his nose and then rubs it in his face.
Instead of getting over it and plugging away at it, he comes up with this scheme to make a fake
company to hide the fact that he is working with organized crime overseas to help make them
successful. Not only is he putting himself in risk but others as well. With all that being said, I do know
people like this, not people that work with organized crime but I mean people that always looking for
some easy way to do something no matter how legal or what it cost them or anyone else. Sorry to say
Darby's do exist and although he isn't my favorite character, he certainly is believable and gets himself
into some deep water.
The secondary characters were much more likeable. His co-worker/friend really adds the humor and
then there is his girlfriend and I use that term loosely. Even the owner of the restaurant was developed
nicely but for sake of writing any spoilers I won't say any more about these characters.
The plot is a great one. Not necessarily believable but then again the author never claimed this is a true
story. I found some parts very surprising as it twists and turns along the pages while other parts were
quite expected. So many elements were included in the story that it never was boring. I found humor,
suspense, and of course there were murders. These murders were not only being done by the
organized crime overseas (no surprise there but who is doing it and why was) but by a serial killer in CA. I guess you can say this is really a three part plot because there is the Darby trying to save his job and dealing with the organized crime, Darby with his 'girlfriend', and of course this serial killer in Chinatown, San Francisco. All these came together to keep the pace moving forward.
I totally enjoyed the book and look forward to reading the next one in the series to see what Darby
comes up with next.
Posted January 5, 2012
Finished the book in two days, I couldn't put it down! Darby is a character you can't help but love. Darby and his "darbytastic" ideas keep you laughing the whole way through. An overall great read!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 1, 2011
Take one man down on his luck, on the verge of losing his job.
Add one ingenious, out-of-the-box idea.
Mix in his best friend, who thinks the idea is not only crazy, but dangerous.
Throw in a girl, some intrigue, false identify, gangs, murder, theft, money, a serial killer, two countries and a bit of humor.
Mix well and you have a thrilling good read called Chop Suey. ?Here's to Ty Hutchinson, hope you continue to write!
Posted June 9, 2011
Darby is one crazy guy but you can't help but like him. He means well. Chop Suey was a great read. I didn't expect it would be so funny for a thriller yet still have the suspense and the page turning I've come to love. The writing flows, the characters are well developed and the story is well-plotted. I highly recommend this for a summer read. You can't go wrong.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 9, 2011
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Posted May 27, 2011
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