Sunday, December 11, 2016

Book Review : Stuck by Steven L Hawk

Synopsis : 

Ben Watkins has a gift. His dreams drop him into other people's bodies… for five minutes. 

When Ben is dropped into Billy Shoe, drummer for the world's most popular rock band, all bets are suddenly off. The needle in his arm, the tattoos on his hands, and the loud pounding on the other side of the stall door are just the beginning. He wakes up after a drug-induced slumber, sick and in dire need of another fix. The five-minute rule has been kicked to the curb. Somehow he's gotten. . . STUCK

Review : 

I really like it. Well, you may already know from my rating. The cover is good. At first I thought it was science fiction thriller. But it turned out to be mixed. Anyway, it is an interesting story. The story was engaging and move in steady pace. It was not too slow to make you boring and yet not too fast to make it confusing. I love the characters Benjamin Watkins and Billy Shoe. To be honest I don't really like Shoe as last name but after a while, it kind of stick. Maybe that the author intention. Both of them are very different person. Benjamin is semi successful manager with family and Billy Shoe is drummer addict that cannot function independently. He needs his best friend Cotton to keep helping him.

Despite the body change, both of them can adjust to their surrounding without much drama. At first, it may look like the story about how Ben can get to his body back. But after a while, you realized that it was much more than that. The story tell about Ben and Billy new experience and perspective how to deal with their own problems. At times, you kind of understand both of them as their own characters. I also like that the author also put alternate ending. You can choose the happy one or the more thorough one. Personally I prefer the more thorough one, simply because it was more thorough. The deleted scene is also a nice addition. Anyway, I really recommend this story for people who want to read light and inspiring story. Don't let the synopsis and cover deter people who doesn't like science fiction because it is not really science fiction. 

Rating : 5 of 5


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