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Friday, December 29, 2017

Review: Manchester Vice

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review: MANCHESTER VICE by Jack Strange

If you're on the lookout for hard-hitting, no-holds-barred, take-no-prisoners, Noir, look right here. MANCHESTER VICE is a "Noirvella" from Jack Strange, the author who brought us ZOMCAT and CELEBRITY CHEF ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, among others. This story involves a character arc in reverse, a revelation of devolution. Our protagonist loses his trust, his integrity, and eventually his humanity.

Additionally {and all to the better in my estimation}, protagonist Brad Sharpe is the protagonist for "fecklessness." This guy is so feckless as to border on pathetic! Imagine, a degree in criminology, a crime beat journalist for umpteen years; and this immature almost 60-year-old fool, relies on his noted bad temper and his capacity to commit failure after failure after failure, trusting whom he shouldn't (including himself) and just generally proceeding on a Fool's Journey.

If his failings weren't so humorous in a pitying sense, which makes him laughable, Brad Sharpe would be just..pathetic.

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