[[ Free Reading ]] Jack Author Samuel Toms – Multi-channel.co

Jack Is A Computer Engineer Living On The Outskirts Of London With His Long Term Girlfriend Hayley A Young Man In His Early Thirties, He Faces On A Daily Basis An Unusual Internal Struggle That Reflects On The World Around Him His Cynical Attitude And Attempts At Naive Self Analysis Have Produced Insane ResultsUnfortunately For Jack It Seems That His Mind Is Lost And The Result Is A Trail Of Self Destruction As He Frantically Tries To Re Establish His Identity


4 thoughts on “Jack

  1. says:

    Note No explicit spoilers, it s on the level of a movie trailer or less, but some aspects of the book as described below may be perceived as such Jack is an intensely first person experience Initially, you are introduced to a character who is very much normal like most of us an average man who works at an average company who is in an average relationship and lives in an average house The only exception is the fact that he is continuously surrounded by living beings that are and this is made clear from the outset, even if not explicitly imaginary, but experienced in just as real a fashion as one would experience anybody else in the real word This is in fact the only part of his life that is different and, I daresay, somewhat exciting In much detail, every movement and reaction of the bear, the bird and the small child are described The descriptions are beautiful and vivid, but I am not always convinced that these actions are all that relevant to the story The meaning of some of the incidents involving the creatures which I shall not reveal in order to limit spoilers are unclear to me Perhaps a second look at the text will elucidate this.The reader gets used to the idea that Jack is a normal middle class man eking out an average existence in modern day England, with average and non perfect friends and colleagues He obviously has a mental condition, but many people does otherwise, he seems to cope quite well with it But as the story progresses, Jack s actions become stranger and stranger Even so, his mental ruminations seem to provide an almost convincing account of why he does what he does Yet eventually, it is clear that his grasp on reality becomes ever tenuous The author manages to gradually increase the tension as the story becomes and unpredictable as a result of his struggle.The ending is somewhat sudden Some unresolved questions remain it is left as an exercise to the reader Still, it was beautifully written although I was somewhat unsatisfied with some of the issues I highlighted above Here and there, I would insert a comma or something to that effect, and personally, I would also like to see a detailed physical description of the characters It is nevertheless a work I would heartily recommend.


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    Grade BL C Ratio 70 30 This means I estimate the author devoted 70% of his effort to creating a literary work of art and 30% of his effort to creating a commercial bestseller Thematic Breakdown 40% Delusion30% Lust20% Corporations10% LondonInsane people can make for fascinating literary characters, but I assume they must be incredibly difficult to create and write Toms embraces that challenge in Jack and succeeds on a number of levels The narrator s mania feels authentic and gets downright creepy at some moments Toms greatest achievement is the way he blends reality with hallucination, leaving scenes ambiguous enough to captivate the reader.Although the final pages of Jack deliver a satisfying conclusion, the plot could have been expanded to benefit the overall effectiveness of the story When we meet the narrator, his delusions are already pervading his daily life, and we never really get to jump back in time to understand the origin of the character s struggles Even still, Jack is a compelling read from a fresh voice in literary fiction.Noteworthy Quote So was there a connection, was mankind retracting Had it run out of energy, reaching a finite point Had our own expression come to a point where the relevance of connection, relation, meant nothing to our own independent view