With this eerie, suspenseful, and heart-wrenching debut novel, Stan Richards provides shocking twists to familiar roman noir themes. Police officer Chuck Johnson is driving on a rainy two-lane highway when he loses control and crashes into a semi-truck. Although he survives the accident, Chuck learns that he has suffered a serious trauma to his brain. From that moment on hWith this eerie, suspenseful, and heart-wrenching debut novel, Stan Richards provides shocking twists to familiar roman noir themes. Police officer Chuck Johnson is driving on a rainy two-lane highway when he loses control and crashes into a semi-truck. Although he survives the accident, Chuck learns that he has suffered a serious trauma to his brain. From that moment on he begins having strange hallucinations about his mother's death, which occurred when he was a teenager. Obsessed that he might have played a role in her brutal murder, Chuck Johnson reopens the unsolved case and ventures into the dark oedipal depths of his childhood. But he soon learns that the past is not what it seems to be....
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Almost Gone Reviews
It sorta grieves me that this great book went under almost everyone's radar when it came out. As one of the earliest releases from New Pulp Press, along with Nate Flexer's THE DISASSEMBLED MAN and Pete Risley's RABID CHILD, it helped set a standard for that publisher for raw, bold writing that pulls no punches.The story: after a car accident, police officer Chuck sustains some brain damage and is suddenly flooded with strange memories of his mother's death, memories that he had suppressed until then. The memories seem to indicate that HE was directly responsible for her death, and even worse, hints that his relationship with her was... unnatural, to say the least. Chuck becomes more and more obsessed with learning what happened, and as he inches ever closer to a horrible truth, his delicate mind grows more and more unhinged.It's flat-out psycho-noir. And Richards tells this depraved tale with an admirable economy of language. Every sentence is sharp and clear. He uses redundant phrases and words to great effect.If you aren't afraid of a book that makes you feel a little dirty and uneasy, while building tension beautifully, ALMOST GONE is a great choice.
This sounded like a great tale but was another I've jacked in early down to some atrocious mistakes nobody has spotted, even other reviewers which shocks me as they were the smack-you-in-the-face variety, I'd considered !! I only made it 22% in, too.By then I'd happened upon this sentence "I get picked up on a lot more", I'd seen lightning spelt lighting, I'd seen a sentence that lost the in it, The Beatles spelt Beetles, "tried to comforting us"-another nonsensical line-and my final proverbial straw was groan instead of groin.....These are basic mistakes that really should have been spotted in any basic proof-reading exercise if one was undertaken.So another great story ruined by carelessness.