Monday, April 22, 2013

Evan Burl and the Falling by Justin Blaney

Book Synopsis:

My father abandoned me when I was an infant.
My friends have turned against me.
My uncle beats me.
The most powerful people in the world want me dead.
They all have one thing in common.
They think I’m turning into a monster.

I’m starting to worry they’re right.
This insomniac's opinion:
I gratefully received a free copy of this novel via the author in exchange for an honest review.  I felt that the premise of the novel was very original and creative. However, the writing left much to be desired. The characters were not well-developed and when the narrator's voice would change it was so subtle in the differences that it was confusing at times. I also felt that the details of the situations were not well described and also sometimes felt confusing.
So, while I did not truly enjoy this novel and will not be reading the sequel, I feel that this author has promise. I love his creativity and originality and will be interested to see what he does in the future.
Worth staying up all night to read?
No, but I'll be curious to see the author's next works.
Rating: 2.5 stars rounded up to 3 for Goodreads


  1. Thanks for reading Evan Burl and taking the time to write this review

    1. Thank you for your comment, Mr. Blaney! I look forward to reading your future novels.