Rushed

Rushed

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by Brian Harmon
     
 

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Eric can't remember the recurring dream that keeps waking him in the middle of the night with an overwhelming urge to leave, yet he spends each day feeling as if he desperately needs to be somewhere. With no idea how to cure himself of this odd new compulsion, he decides to let it take its course and go for a drive, hoping that once he proves to himself that there

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Eric can't remember the recurring dream that keeps waking him in the middle of the night with an overwhelming urge to leave, yet he spends each day feeling as if he desperately needs to be somewhere. With no idea how to cure himself of this odd new compulsion, he decides to let it take its course and go for a drive, hoping that once he proves to himself that there is nowhere to go, he can return to his normal life. Instead, he finds himself hurled headlong into a nightmare adventure across a fractured Wisconsin as the dream reveals itself one heart-pounding detail at a time.

Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dark Adventure. From the author of The Temple of the Blind. 84,000 words.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044546189
Publisher:
Brian Harmon
Publication date:
01/07/2013
Series:
Rushed , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
67,289
File size:
325 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Brian Harmon is an author of horror, suspense and dark adventure. He grew up in rural Missouri and currently lives in Southern Wisconsin with his wife, Guinevere, and their three children.

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Rushed 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every bit as good as Stephen King. Clever and well written with a good combination of being grounded in reality and creative mystery/horror.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best, well written books i have read in a long time - since the last one by the same author! If you like Stephen King, you cant go wrong!
Anonymous 8 months ago
Fascinating read.
Anonymous 9 months ago
The stupidist book I've ever read. I was going to stop so many times but felt it had to get better. It didn't. I wouldn't ever read another book wriiten by this author. A total waste of time and energy and hope.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This keeps you on your toes.great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a neat story! Written well. Not only captured my interest but kept it the whole way through!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It held my interest. And a element of fun helped keep the story moving. I do plan to read the sequel(s) and hope to see some more depth of story from the characters. For a free book it was awesome.
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bbratley1 More than 1 year ago
Wow! What a great read! This is the first book I've read by this author. I read so much, and anxiously await my favorite authros, Stephen King, Dan Koontx, Mofina, Patterson, to all hurry up and write new books! I absolutely love it when I find a new author, new to me, that I love! This book was unusual, different, exciting, thrilling and I had no idea whatsoever what it was all leading to until the very end. An excellent, fun, sometimes scary and interesting book. I highly recommend it, and cannot wait to read more of his books!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This took everything I had to finish reading and it was a short book but wasn't for me
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Res 1 is the gameroom. The room is stainless steel, with a round table and a varying amount of chairs around it. Your arms and legs are bound by steel to the chairs, and powers are dampened so there is no cheating. All items except clothing are removed from your person. Your arms are only unbound once the Game Master has pressed the button. The room has two doors, one for the Game Master and one for leaving, but both remain locked for safety measures. There is also a speakerbox and camera in the corner. A revolver with a varying amount of chambers has only one bullet in it, and can be grabbed only if someone else doesn't have it. Put # by your name if you're currently playing, and a $ if you have the gun. Nobody can join after the game has started, and once the bullet has been shot the gun can't be shot again until the Game Master reloads it.
ErinC13 More than 1 year ago
Interesting ending... The best part of Rushed for me, was the ending, and not because the book ended. Throughout the entire book I was trying to piece together what I suspected were various puzzles pieces to one complete puzzle. Boy, was I right! Anyone who is reading or plans on reading this book, if you you ever feel like you've hit a wall, or are unsure of what the purpose of certain things are, know some seemingly meaningless characters and plot points do have a purpose when the conclusion is finally reached. On the quest with Eric, there were some great adventures, while also having some dull moments. I enjoyed the lines blurred between reality and dreams. At times I found myself questioning what I was reading and ultimately having to reread a few lines, or maybe even an entire page. All in the mystical creatures mentioned are explained so vividly, putting faces and bodies to each one. I loved being able to envision these villainous creatures (including those somewhat human). You can almost smell various stretches mentioned and see the different settings.  Occasionally humor was injected into the story. For example the following quote: "Corn could not look more sinister. Broccoli, maybe. But corn was just corn. It was tasty," Everyone knows asparagus is really the sinister looking vegetable, right? ;) For me, Eric's constant communication with his wife and other family members worked as a reminder that he was indeed in the real world and he hadn't drifted off to a world not his own. The thought of being able to wander a little to the left or a little to the right and end up elsewhere is incredible. There is one character, Isabelle, who was, without a doubt, my favorite. Her story was harrowing and yet, she was such a great addition to the book. Without her personality I think something would have been missing. Definitely a book I enjoyed despite there being some parts I found somewhat dull. I would recommend this to a friend and look forward to reading Brian's other books.
Alo_m More than 1 year ago
     
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not just a few chapters.