Sunday, January 13, 2013

Review: Voice

Voice by Joseph Garraty

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Please note/Disclosure: I originally read and reviewed this book in July 2011 from a copy of the book sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Book info: Genre: Horror
Reading level: Adult
Recommended for: people who enjoy being creeped out
Trigger Warning: It's horror. It's creepy, scary, violent.

My Thoughts: Joseph Garraty has written a horror novel that ranks right up there with the masters - “Voice” is amazingly creepy, full of the sorts of things that will make you keep the lights on for nights to come. His characters are realistic, and you feel like they are people you know. By the end of the book, you’ll be so creeped out, you’ll likely not even want to listen to rock music for a few days.

My Synopsis: John Tsiboukas – aka Johnny Tango – has been obsessed with music since he was a kid. He’s in a band named Ragman with his brother, Danny – who plays drums – and a friend named Quentin on bass. Case, a guitarist, is brought into the group after Johnny hears her playing at a new-band-night gig. Ragman has a great sound, but John himself has no voice – he has no sense of pitch and his voice is too weak to carry the hard rock sound to match the rest of the group. So, one night, he goes with a strange man to a crossroads and makes a deal – fame, fortune and glory. After that, his voice fills in to the potential and Ragman starts gaining a following. But weird things start to happen – there are murders around their venues. Johnny starts substituting odd chants for the lyrics. And an obsessive group of followers begins to trail along with the band – their faces hungry, their eyes … there is something wrong with their eyes. And then the final show in Dallas, where the potential for wrongness comes to fruition …

My Recommendation: If you love horror and love rock and roll, you’ll LOVE this book. You won’t want to miss it – get it TODAY!

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