Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Book 5 - Fade to Blue - Sean Beaudoin

Hey, this is my first book for Cannonball Read that doesn't have a subtitle!

I used to be a voracious reader. Then I went to grad school and worked two jobs at the same time. When I finally finished and had time to read, I had no idea what to read. Then pajiba.com came out with their list of "This Generation's Greatest Books". http://www.pajiba.com/guides/the-generations-best-books.php I had read about half of them, and I had heard good things about the other half. It made me motivated to get back into reading. Pajiba started doing daily book reviews, and suddenly I found books that sounded interesting. I would never have heard of this book if not for Nicole's review on pajiba.com.

I'm finding it difficult to write a review of a book that I honestly didn't understand. Fade to Blue is like The Matrix on acid. It's a book that you probably need to read at least three times to understand what the fuck is happening. Unfortunately, I don't have that luxury. It's Cannonball Read! I have to read these puppies faster!

Sophie Blue is a 18 year old ultra-goth girl. One year earlier her father disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Now she has regular hallucinations that an ice cream truck is stalking and repeatedly murdering her. That's about all I can discuss without revealing the plot.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the book. It was very well-written and enjoyable. It just defies description.


  1. That sounds like my most recent review. The messed up parts I mean. I'll give it a shot.

  2. It was hard for me to review for Pajiba without giving away too much as well. Oddly enough, I thought it was suited to the Pajiban mindset.