Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Goat Dance (Douglas Clegg)

Goat Dance by Douglas Clegg
If you asked me how I ended up with this book... I have no fucking clue. That's what happens when you can't sleep because of painsomnia and so the Ambien made you high instead helping you drift off, so now you've gone down a rabbit hole of Pinterest book suggestions and the Kindle app. You wake up with a book that could be really good, or could... be a hot-mess train wreck like this one.
Don't listen to this asshole.

There was so much potential here. The book is written from multiple perspectives, with seemingly different story lines that you hope will come together into one amazing, mind blowing, existentially fulfilling plot that answers all of your questions and leaves your heart raw with emotion.

None of that happened.

But it was SO. CLOSE!  I haven't read any other works by Douglas Clegg, but he seems to have a big following among the horror junkies, so maybe this was a one off disappointment. It felt like the concept was just too large, and Clegg couldn't quite bring it altogether.

There was another problem, and I'm warning you now, telling you this is sort of a spoiler, so if you're gonna read the book, don't read the next part of this review.

I warned you.

Don't scroll down anymore.

Here we go...

This was basically just a knock off of Stephen King's It, and if you look back through my archives you'll see just how much love I have for that book (the answer is- not a whole fucking lot.)

There was very little character development throughout the whole book. Most of them were very cliched, cookie cutter characters that you could lift out of any "How to Write" manual.

Overall: I don't recommend this book unless it's free and you have  no other options available to you. And no matter what Ambien Walrus tells you- buying a book because the name sounds "legit" is never a good idea.

The Book

The Writing


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