A Life Transparent

A Life Transparent

by Todd Keisling

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Overview

Who is Donovan Candle? He is the consummate husband. Stable, hard-working, and dedicated to his wife, Donovan is a paragon of the Middle Class. Until now. Strange visions of a monochromatic world. Bizarre sensations of physical transparency. At first, Donovan fears he's losing his grip on reality, but as the week wears on and the odd afflictions intensify, he wonders if he is truly fading from existence. When his wife is abducted, his life goes from weird to terrifying. To get her back, Donovan must play by a stranger's rules. Will he be in time to save her-and himself-from the dangers of A Life Transparent?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983001911
Publisher: Precipice Books
Publication date: 12/13/2010
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range: 15 Years

What People are Saying About This

Henry Baum

"A Life Transparent would make a hell of a movie. But you don't have to wait for that because right now it's a hell of a book." --(Henry Baum, author of The American Book of the Dead)

Tracy Lucas

"Keisling takes us on a roller-coaster ride through complacency and back, stacked with horrifying stakes. This book is a vivid wakeup call to those of us who have morphed into adults and fallen complacent." --( Tracy Lucas, Editor of Smash Cake Magazine)

Lenox Parker

"Creepy, bizarre, dark, and yet uncannily familiar, A Life Transparent indelibly links the reader with an experience we have all felt at one time or another: that our lives are stuck in mediocrity, we are ignored, and no one is listening." �--(Lenox Parker, author of Back(stabbed) In Brooklyn)

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ZDubbzTMOM More than 1 year ago
"We will shuffle you off your banal coil, Mr. Sparrow, and it will be glorious." Donovan Candle is just like you and I, living a happy if somewhat mundane life. He is caught up in the trappings of a day-to-day grind, working a job that is not as meaningful as he'd like to save for things that are just out of reach. Missing out on the little joys that surround him in lieu of a bigger picture. But when he begins to feel pulled from the tangibility of this existence he starts to flicker-out, crossing over from the saturated world to that of the Monochrome, a gray-scale world populated by lost, boring souls. Donovan must change his ways, break away from the banality his life has become and complete a task for the ruler of the Monochrome. His soul isn't the only one at risk. I dug this book quite a bit, and it seemed to be speaking to me at times as sometimes I too feel like I'm getting caught up in the mundane and not capturing the little joys that wisp in and out of our grasp everyday. A Life Transparent is an easy path to fall into and can be tough to break out of. The story flows at a brisk pace and is inhabited by interesting characters. A strength of Mr. Keisling is that he creates strong, believable characters that act and speak in a non-clichéd manor. It's a refreshing trait and it helps his stories break away from the path that you, the reader, are expecting. If I have any complaints it's that I was wanting a bit more gore/ violence, a little more menace. Maybe that's just my bloodlust showing. Albert Sparrow is a baddie with great potential who doesn't get to really unfurl his darkness. And there is a rad scene involving the Yawning, one of the creatures that populate the Monochrome, attacking one of Aleister Dullington's (ruler of the monochrome) subservients, I wanted more of that. I'd also like to know more about Dullington's endgame, unless I missed something, his methods here don't seem to have a much weight behind them. What purpose do these lost souls have, why does he need/ want them. As this is the first entry in a trilogy I expect to get more of what I looking for in the following chapters. I am fully invested in Donovan Candle's tribulations and I am excited to see where he goes from here, perhaps a little face-to-face time with Sparrow is in order. One can only hope. "Mr. Candle, if you interrupt me again, I will see to it that your wife's non-vital organs are separated from her body." The Mouths of Madness Podcastshow
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