Quickie Book Review – Out There Bad by Josh Stallings

Out There BadOut There Bad by Josh Stallings

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read the first novel by Stallings (Beautiful, Naked & Dead) and loved that one, so I don’t know why I was surprised to find myself deeply engrossed in Out There Bad as well. Maybe it’s because I never love books in a series equally– they’re a bit like children in their own unique way with good points and mediocre points.

But Stallings hit another grand-slam with this one. I finished it well over a week ago and bits of it still haunt me, and my heart breaks all over again for Moses and everything that haunts him so. I don’t know how Stallings does it; he turns readers inside-out, flips them around and drops us on our tails with a thud. And we beg like children, “Do it again!”

Damn fine writing.

Fast, gritty and real is this novel. Don’t dawdle. Read it.

Out There Bad is just bad, man.

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Posted on April 23, 2013, in Indie authors, Reading and writing and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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