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Thursday, 18 December 2008

9987 by Nik Jones

9987 kept me enthralled from start to finish.

I now understand why Caroline Smailes referred to it as 'Cinematic'. This is one to watch and I mean that quite literally. I wouldn't be surprised if this book was made into a movie in the next few years.

The main character is most endearingly disturbed. I know such a thing should be impossible but I challenge you to read the book without thinking the same thing...well for the first half of the novel anyway. I blame Nik Jones's skill at luring the reader into initially believing that his main character is simply a diligent worker, confused, obsessive but generally a well intentioned young man.

Eventually his darker side is revealed but by then the reader has already fallen under the spell of his gentle 'mommy's boy' alter ego. By the last chapter he is clearly, irredeemably and unlovabley psychotic. Even then Nik Jones still managed to shock me with the ending to 9987, perhaps I am too gullible or perhaps I'm not. You'll have to buy a copy and make your own mind up.

I dare you to spend an evening in after reading this without making sure your doors are locked, windows are shut and curtains pulled tightly together.

9987 will be published by
Tonto Books on the 19th January
You can find out more about Nik Jones by
clicking here
You can pre-order your copy of 9987 by
clicking here, here or here

8 comments:

Fiona Robyn said...

It sounds great!

Megan said...

I am so looking forward to reading this one!

The Dotterel said...

Me too. I've seen some of the pre-publicity for this and it looks intriguing!

watching9987 said...

Wow, thank you thank you. It's so thrilling to know that someone, somewhere has enjoyed it.
Muchos Gracias, like

Vix said...

Its a truly great book - horribly so. Who would you have play the main character? If edward norton was younger again it might have to be him for me..

DJ Kirkby said...

Hi Fiona
It is, its spectacular.

Hi Megan
It is worth the anticipation. Close the curtains when you read at night though...

Hi Tim
It is splendid stuff, you'll appreciate the skill that was required to write in this style.

Nik
You're welcome. I suspect I am the first of many.

Hi Vix,
Lol and you are sooo biased! Ah and as to your which actor question... I am no good at stuff like that...hmmm... well I don't know many actors but I googled Edward Norton and I think he would look absolutly perfect minus the goatee.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Fab :)

Maddy said...

Sounds thoroughly enthralling!
Cheers