Psycho Saturday: Goodbye Nothing

Posted 19 October, 2013 by April @ The Steadfast Reader in Reviews

Psycho Saturday: Goodbye NothingGoodbye Nothing by Beck Sherman
Published by Beck Sherman on September 3rd 2013

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange honest review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Since the night of the accident, Cain Emmerick has felt different. Empty. What was important to him--family, friends, his job--doesn't matter anymore. His new life revolves around that Nothing inside of him and the extraordinary highs he gets from committing random acts of violence. Seventeen-year-old Joey Morgan is blind, but that doesn't stop her from seeing. Something bad is about to happen. Something that could tear her world apart. For Joey, college life isn't quite turning out like she planned, because before good grades, fitting in, and love, comes survival.

Two words: Violent and gory. 

This book is was purely middle of the road for me. It felt like a cross between Silence of the Lambs and The Mayfair Witches with less writing talent. If you enjoy horror and suspense with a dash of the supernatural then this might be an enjoyable read for you. Sherman is skilled in his attention to detail but the plot and the ending are a bit stilted and forced. 

The title is unfortunate as well, it conjures up thoughts ofGoodnight, Moon. Perhaps that’s an intentional juxtaposition with the violence.

I really don’t have much to say about this one, super helpful in a book review, I know. It’s a middle of the road novel for the most part with it’s outstanding feature being that it’s only a half step down from what I would classify as ‘ultra-violent’. 

With Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained being a ten on the violence scale and Goodnight, Moon being a zero, Goodbye Nothing probably ranks a 6.5.


April @ The Steadfast Reader


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