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Friday, June 24, 2011

Spyder by David Fingerman

L & L Dreamspell
Available Now!
ISBN-10: 9781603182645
ISBN-13: 978-1603182645

First of all with a name like Spyder you already know his life must be interesting. A very street wise individual who believes his life can't sink any lower until he comes home and finds his girlfriend has died from an overdose with drugs he provided.

He is 30 years old and needs to reevaluate his life. Is it time he grows up and joins "mainstream society" or should he continue on the same path of drugs, homelessness, stealing and other unlawful behaviors?

If he wants to move forward he just needs to do a few simple things. Things he has done hundreds of times before, kick his drug habit, find a job, earn some money, and find a real place to live.  All at the same time.

Life never goes as planned and Spyder seems to keep tangling himself in the same web with the same people and same vices.  Will he ever escape this web and join the mainstream or will he be caught so tight that he can never escape?

David Fingerman has an imagination beyond belief and can write in a way that draws us all in like flies into his web.  I knew this from experience as he sent my a copy of his book Silent Kill which I reviewed last year. He definitely has a style that is his alone.

If you would see a person like Spyder on the street you may look away and just be glad he wasn't hanging out in your neighborhood. But the author has written him in such a way that you are intrigued by his life and hoping that he can get control of it before it's too late. You want him to succeed and get upset when he stumbles or takes a step back. He definitely has had a hard life thus far and is a man with more than a few issues and a weird twisted sense of humor. Through it all you want him to get past the loneliness and violence in his life and have the "normal" life has has only dreamed was out there somewhere. 

This is an edgy, gritty novel that exposes the underworld we all know is present and brings it right into our homes in the pages of this well written, David Fingerman style story.  I highly recommend getting tangled up in this web.

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To find out more about David, just go to his web page.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

1 comment:

Cozy in Texas said...

Great review but I couldn't have a book on my night stand with a spider on the cover - creepy.
Ann