Written entirely in dialogue between our central character and his captive audience, this is a very strong book. Readers of Dave Eggers will know to expect something out of the ordinary (and a very well-written book at that).
It’s a very quick read and will have you glued to the page, alternatively rooting for and horrified by the central character. Strongly recommended.
|In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn’t recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help. He pulls at his chain. But the ocean is close by, and nobody can hear him over the waves and wind. Thomas apologizes. He didn’t want to have to resort to this. But they really needed to have a conversation, and Kev didn’t answer his messages. And now, if Kev can just stop yelling, Thomas has a few questions.|