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Add the first question. Edit Details Language: English. Runtime: 52 min. Sound Mix: Mono. Color: Color. The fight is ended, and Liz is safe again once the cops arrive to file a report. Meanwhile, not too far away, year-old Fran Watts is fighting hard to get a handle on her own psychological traumas. A victim of a high-profile abduction case when she was six, she has been suffering hallucinations ever since. Other times though, the symptoms can become downright frightening, like when Fran thinks she can see different versions of people or events around her, always changing and clashing.
While contemplating how to review Someone Like Me, I flashed back to the difficult time I had writing about The Girl with All the Gifts, which was another tough book to rave about without revealing spoilers. This seems to be the norm with M.
Carey novels. His stories are often mysterious and complex, with many layers in which to hide all kinds of secrets and surprises. As a reader, much of the joy lies in teasing out all these for yourself.
It can be a bit disorienting at first, and maybe even a bit exasperating, to venture into this novel watching the early focus of the story flit all around and back and forth, wondering where all this setup will lead to. To truly experience the full impact of the later plot twists and revelations, you must first feel for the characters profoundly and completely, and this is what the first act sets out to do.
We have middle-aged and overworked Liz, who initially appears to be making a mountain out of a molehill. So she felt removed from herself in the heat of the moment while attacking her ex-husband, but surely, a sudden and violent reaction in a life-threatening situation like that can be explained by a kind of fight-or-flight instinct?
Experience with his novels have taught me always stay on alert. Speaking of which, in another corner we have Fran, who is an even bigger enigma. Early on, her only connection to Liz is Zach, though this relationship eventually paves the way to a sequence of events that will change their lives forever.
Carey novel. In fact, I think the raw, almost painful portrayal of the characters and their situations may have had a slightly adverse effect on its readability. In response to a violent relationship, her more assertive and protective self has been rearing its head more and more.
The thing is, it's absolutely involuntary. It's as if Liz is watching her physical form do some defensive maneuvering and she's no longer in the driver's seat, and it's getting less assertive and more aggressive. During a particularly violent incident, Liz feels this familiar but unwelcome force try to take the lead, and because she doesn't want to die, she lets it. It is in full control and it doesn't ever want to be locked up again. Liz goes from one violent relationship to another, only this time it's with herself.
Someone Like Me was not what I was expecting. At first, I found it offensive that a man would develop a female character who has to rely on her seemingly superhero alter ego to deal with domestic abuse.
But then when I saw the dark turn this book took, I understood that this was a way of defining the two very distinct characters occupying this one body. Yes, indeed. Check it out for yourself The more you do it, the more momentum you seem to get from having done it before. The benchmark keeps moving further and further, and there isn't any end point except the obvious one. This is a story that I recommend really highly: My only experience previously with this author was The Girl With All The Gifts: well this, in my opinion, blew that one out of the water.
I loved both stories but this just had the wow factor for me. I am not going to go into the whole plotline here as with the blurb being so vague in nature I really think its best to just experience this in its whole entirety without any preconceptions. That is what I myself did and what a fantastical journey this to This is a story that I recommend really highly: My only experience previously with this author was The Girl With All The Gifts: well this, in my opinion, blew that one out of the water.
That is what I myself did and what a fantastical journey this took me on: one that totally exceeded my expectations and then some. So If I had to pigeon-hole this to fit into a particular genre I would say paranormal suspense. It's really a hard one to define as it really does cross-genre boundaries and its actually in a class all of its own.
This one for me was a no-brainer in terms of do I recommend reading: well hell yeh! I voluntary reviewed an Arc of Someone Like Me. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.
Nov 21, LeAnne: GeezerMom rated it liked it. Yeah, I'm whining a bit over what seemed like a misfire for MR Carey, an attempted taser blast that for me just limply hit the floor. Zero electricity. That said, I'm an old gal pushing 60 with reading tastes a little different than the average reader if there is such a beast. Young adults or those in their teens might view this novel about our better and worse selves more favorably.
I'm always on the lookout for great YA as my 15 year old is an avid reader. This is not a bad read - just Waaa. There is a wimpy-ish mom character and a resilient oddball teen girl who are our leads. A perfect teen boy, an imaginary friend, a fierce inner voice, and your standard abusive ex husband straight out of Central Casting. The supernatural aspect shows up later. A distracting beef is that the book is set in Pittsburgh, but it is obvious that the author did not have any yanks is that what y'all call us?
A living room is consistently referred to as the lounge. Corn on the cob is called cob corns. A gas grill, pot luck dinner, and a handful of other items are referred to in British terminology.
I was waiting for a lift to take someone up to the 15th floor. This was a text book example of why one should not set a story in a place where you don't know the vernacular.
I say that as an American. All of these discrepancies probably never occurred to Brits. While it is a minor beef, these repeated booboos kept pulling me out of the story. Stick with Carey's earlier reads if you're trying him out or give the book to your 15 year old daughter.
Maybe he was rushed to publish this one. This isn't my usual type of read, as it has a paranormal vibe, but I absolutely devoured this book. I was sucked in from just the first few sentences.
It has a certain creepiness to it and you just can't help but to keep reading. This book had me confused, angry, and sad. All of the right emotions to keep me in the story. I never wanted to put it down. If you are looking for a book that is as much a creepiness as it is a thriller then this book is for you. I have read different styles of books from M. Carey and he never disappoints. He has a certain talent for story writing. We have to stop fighting each other. Carey's brain is so twisted - in a GOOD way.
He takes us on a turning journey of characters you'll both love and loath. He keeps the story moving with one thrill after another. I finished this book before I was able to write a review, so I took some time to ponder. The more I thought about the plot and characters, the more impressed I am with Mr. Carey's abilities. This is his best book to date.
Thank you NetGalley, Orbit and M. Carey for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own. Nov 24, Dyrk Ashton rated it it was amazing. Gotta watch that Mike Carey. He's a cagey fella. Grabs your attention with some shocking, life threatening domestic ultra-violence, then lulls you into a false sense of security with passages of everyday activities only to blow your mind with one completely insane multiversal time-loop morphing body-snatching doppel-ghost head slam after another until you feel you might be crazy or caught up in the shuddering shadow realm of schizophrenic madness yourself.
Yes that. And I loved it. Nuff said, I t Gotta watch that Mike Carey. Nuff said, I think. Oh, except the chapter headings are really cool too. Images instead of titles, each representing one of the character POVS. I liked 'em. Now nuff said. Thank you, Mr. Carey, for another fascinating thrill ride! My apologies to NetGalley, the publisher and author, but I will not be finishing this book. Perhaps I will pick it up at another time and if so, I will provide feedback then.
Thank you for the opportunity. DNF-No rating. Mar 17, David Staniforth rated it really liked it. Up until half way through this book, I thought of it as a psychological thriller, with all the strangeness it presents being in the character's imagination.
Gradually it becomes obvious that it has a Stephen King style element of paranormal. Would I have preferred a straight-up thriller? Probably, though I did enjoy the tale none the less. Rather slow to get going, and I my mind kept wandering as I read, hence four stars rather than five. What can I say…the guy knows how to tell a story.
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