The 400lb. Gorilla

The 400lb. Gorilla

by DC Farmer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939392831
Publisher: Spence City
Publication date: 06/24/2014
Series: Hypposync Archives Series , #1
Pages: 233
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

DC Farmer began writing psycho-thrillers while his children slept. They grew up—and so did he. Now he writes contemporary urban fantasy under the umbrella of the Hipposync Archives. When he's not stringing sentences together he still practices medicine; a career which, over the years, has taken him to London, Oxford and Bristol. In 1986, he dropped anchor in West Wales where he now lives with his wife and two dogs, in the shadow of the Black Mountains, making things up as he goes along.

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The 400lb. Gorilla 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
BooksRMagicVR More than 1 year ago
Matt is met with a horrible accident and considers himself lucky to even have survived that.  But, after that accident, things get strange for Matt.  His med school education is paused and he now works as a porter in the hospital.  There are a couple of people in the hospital, who always seem to give some complications to Matt.  And his girlfriend, Silvy, who was at the time of accident, is considered to be a figment of Matt's imagination by the psychologist, as there is no proof that such person existed.  As these were not enough, Matt starts seeing strange things in his life.  Soon, his life is tangled with some otherworldly beings and Matt has no clue how to take this new journey. The 400lb. Gorilla is a fun and interesting urban fantasy novel.  There are so many characters with very different personalities, but well thought out.  Matt, Kylah, Porter and Rimsplitter are all adorable.  The plot is different than the regular urban fantasy ones and the dialogues are witty.  Personally, I loved the snarkiness in the dialogues and enjoyed the journey of the innocent Matt. I kept wondering about the title of the story throughout the book, but I am not going to spoil it for you.  It will be interesting when you read it for yourself. Love this and am definitely recommending it to all fantasy lovers.  Even if you are not a lover of fantasy, give it a try, as it's something different from the regular ones.
JulieGB More than 1 year ago
When Matt survives a car accident that leaves him with head trauma, his life takes a down hill turn.  He remembers his girlfriend Silvy being in the car but there was no evidence of that, leading his psychiatrist to deduce her as a figment of his imagination. When Matt starts seeing deformed creatures, he just thinks that he is hallucinating. But when Silvy suddenly walks back into his life, he discovers that there is more than hallucinations going on. This was such a great fantasy read. The way the plot was written, I never knew what was coming next. I like that the characters were a mixture of opposites, bringing balance to the structure of the story. With humor throughout, and a bully to contend with, this became a very satisfying read.
GarrettZ More than 1 year ago
The 400 Lb Gorilla is a masterful urban fantasy with plenty of humor, classic allusions,  and experienced medical framework. It is the first book in what is said to be a series entitled “The Hipposync Archives,” and it is clear that this fun, witty, and thrilling book is the beginning of a line of texts that are a little bit ‘Dr. Who,’ a little bit ‘Scrubs,’ a little bit Terry Gilliam and Terry Pratchett, and a little bit ‘Dresden Files.’ When Matt Danmor survives an accident he remembers very little of, and his rocky relationship ends with his girlfriend disappearing, he is shocked when she shows up again with an intense fear of iron and an intense love of kissing. There begins a terrifying adventure to discover his new trans-dimensional self where creatures both literal and spiritual are all vying to kill and digest him before he is able to do it himself. With fun characters, dizzying trips in and out of reality, trans dimensional travel, and bureaucracy that is… well… actually, hilariously similar to real life, Jones takes us on a fantastic adventure that opens a new staggering wonder that could occur in everyday life if only by chance. What is most impressive to me about this book is its mastery of humor and execution. It is a tightly woven plot that is just as fun to get through as it is to marvel at his occasional fun turns of phrase. There are a few kitschy similes, but that adds to the humor and charm of the piece. His allusions throughout are wonderful for fanboys of classicism, but like Rowling one doesn’t need a background in it to still enjoy the book.  The book is well written, organized, designed, and edited, and it is refreshing that this small press release is so well executed from beginning to end.