Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Jigsaw Man by Gord Rollo

The Jigsaw Man saw Gord Rollo break into the world of Mass Market Paperback Horror as a mid-list writer, and what an entrance it was. Written in the first person (which I usually hate but Rollo seems to make work brilliantly) the reader is forced into the mind of the vagrant main character, Michael Fox.

Now get this - the story is centered around one question: How far would you go to get your hands on $2 million. That's a damned good question. Most of us would posture and say "pretty far!", but for the life of us we don't know how far that actually is. Michael Fox is about to find out.

In the midst of a suicide attempt, Michael is interrupted by a very rich stranger who has a lucrative offer for him...and no part of it is illegal. All he has to do to get the cash is give up his right arm. "S'cuse me?" you say, "His right arm? Like, his right arm?"

Yes. His whole right arm. And that's only the beginning of the story.

With The Jigsaw Man, Rollo relies heavily on his incredibly strong descriptive ability. The reader feels every nuance of the story, from Mike's trepidation upon first being offered the money to his sheer terror later on. While Rollo can create incredibly believable characters, it's the way he weaves his words when describing actions and emotions that are the true stars of the tale. The reader can't help but just feel everything, and as the terror mounts, you can rest assured that your blood pressure will skyrocket as well. Gord Rollo will take you on a journey that will definitely change the way you look at paperback horror novels.

Brilliantly crafted and expertly written, Jigsaw Man is surely one of the best Leisure Books has to offer.

PBH

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Not sure how I missed this wonderful review but thank a lot for your kind words. I'm thrilled you enjoyed my book so much.

    Cheers,

    Gord

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