Release date: January 10, 2017
What could have made the good professor snap and kill his entire family? Thomas Houston had everything that DeMarco didn’t - a happy, cheerful family with a loving wife and beautiful children. However, throughout the investigation, Ryan DeMarco finds that there is not much difference between him and Thomas Houston. I found their similarities oddly satisfying and the overall book to be a great read.
This is the first book that I’ve come across where the protagonist is a writer, and how the author focused on the lives of a writer is true to some extent. It is solitary life, to be precise.
Randall Silvis, the author is a spectacular storyteller. I could remember every character by their metaphorical and unique references he has placed carefully for the reader to remember them. In addition to this, the literary references made throughout the book were from some of my favorite authors and poets which made Two Days Gone even more special.
Randall Silvis is a mind-blowing observer and at times I wondered if I’d ever get a chance to sit with him somewhere, in a crowded place and do nothing but observe the people around us. There were small bouts of well-timed humor that added spark to the prose.
Believe me, the narration and the small ticks in each and every character were memorable. I admired how every scene had a profound sensory experience. Throughout the book, I could smell, sense, taste and feel things. Like I was right there in the middle of things. Very few authors get it right and when such exemplary sensory experience gets combined with a brooding plot, everything becomes exciting.
I want to go on and on about Two Days Gone, but that would only mean revealing the spoilers - which I don’t want to. You need to read and find it out yourself if you want to know what I'm talking about.
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