Book Review: The Book of David, Chapter 4 by Robert Kent

August 28, 2017 Book Reviews, Ghosts, Horror 0

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

Book Review: The Book of David, Chapter 4 by Robert KentThe Book Of David: Chapter Four by Robert Kent
on October 31st 2016
Genres: Horror
Pages: 282
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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"The Lord has appointed you to a special duty in these last days and given your life a unique purpose. Will you turn away from the myriad temptations of this wicked world and answer His righteous calling?"

The Walters family has just purchased the perfect home if only it weren't located in the small hick town of Harrington, Indiana, and if only it weren't haunted. David Walters is an atheist now, but his minister father taught him from a young age that Satan would one day deceive all mankind by pretending his demons were extra terrestrials. The day the Walters family moves in, they spot a flying saucer outside their new home. Things only get stranger from there. David Walters is about to learn what it means to be truly haunted, forcing him to confront his past, fight for his family, his soul, and his sanity.

This is the fourth of five chapters in THE BOOK OF DAVID, a serialized tale of terror from Robert Kent, author of ALL TOGETHER NOW: A ZOMBIE STORY and PIZZA DELIVERY.

WARNING
This horror story is intended for a mature audience. It's filled with adult language, situations, and themes. It's in no way appropriate for the easily offended or younger readers of BANNEKER BONES AND THE GIANT ROBOT BEES.

 

 

I started Chapter Four and had to do a double take. What I expected to happen from the ending of Chapter Three, did not go right into Chapter Four. Not to say that’s a big deal, but what DOES happen makes the reader in me need a character arc.

If you haven’t read The Book of David, this is a serial set in five chapters. They must be read in order to understand what in the hell is happening with this family. Seriously. If you pick up Chapter Four, you’re going to think everyone is nuts. Basically, I still think everyone is nuts, even after reading them in order, but you won’t know WHY, and for characterization, that is most important.

As the chapters have progressed there has been more and more about Miriam. Most of the book is about David, I mean obviously, it’s called The Book of David, but still, it’s nice to understand what she is going through, and how she got to this point, as well. Funnily, and I don’t know if Robert Kent did this on purpose, but I like Miriam much more than I like David.

David’s great and all, but he’s a few fries short of a happy meal, so to speak. Or seems to be. That’s the thing with this story. The more it progresses, the more information Robert Kent allows the reader to see. I’m absolutely positive (well I know because I finished Chapter Five already too) that there is more to this story. Somehow, us readers are only given tidbits of information, just a little at a time, to justify where David and Miriam are, and how they got to that point.

I also normally do not enjoy books that jump back and forth in time. If that’s not your forte, I would still say, give this a try, if you still don’t like the time jumps, then you’re out nothing because this is on Kindle Unlimited. For me, the time jumps just make me want to understand more. It’s like giving someone a bite of a candy bar, although that candy bar is filled with horror instead of caramel and peanuts but each to their own, and then they take it away! How dare you take my horror filled candy bar away! What is happening?! Give me more! So, obviously the time jumps didn’t bother me. It helps that the date is the chapter heading, so you know if you’re reading something from David’s youth or from the current time.

The way this ended… Honestly! This chapter was my favorite. I had to wait a few days in between each books, due to life obligations and the normal crap, but with this chapter, I immediately got Chapter Five so I could read the second I had the chance.

I know this sounds like I’m not saying anything at all, and to be honest, if I said anything about the plot at this point, it would be a spoiler. Just trust that this is psychologically thrilling, wonderfully well written, and fun for people that love a great horror, and laugh at the stupid people in horror movies. Sadly though, I feel much more for these characters, so I’m not laughing at them! More, I’m hoping they get through all of this, cause it’s crazy!

Rating Report
Plot
5 / 5
Character Development
5 / 5
Writing Style
5 / 5
Personal enjoyment
5 / 5
Cover
5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5

 

 

About Robert Kent

My name is Robert Kent and I am a middle grade ninja. Hi-ya and what have you.

I'm the author of the middle grade novel Banneker Bones and the Giant Robot Bees (coming this fall), the young adult novel All Together Now: A Zombie Story, and some horror stories for older readers.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English from Indiana University and I live in Indianapolis, Indiana. I'm a member of a writers group called the YA Cannibals with authors Mike Mullin, Jody Sparks, Shannon Alexander, Josh Prokopy, Julia Karr and the poet, Lisa Fipps.

I have an out-of-all-reasonable-proportion love for Batman, an out-of-all-reasonable-proportion hatred for the writer Ayn Rand, and I'm married to the most wonderful woman in the world.

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