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BOOK REVIEW – Dolor Arielle Book III by Rick Florino
Without having read this author before, and begining with the third installment within a series of books, it was somewhat difficult to understand that the first character we meet as a reader is not the main character of the book. Dolor:Arielle is not the book we are reading, but a book being read by this character. The only place where this character exists in this book are in the first and last paragraphs. Even though this makes this book difficult to read as a stand-alone, it provides another dimension to the overall story that the author is trying to tell. The town of Dolor is not one story, but a compilation of several extraordinary stories experienced by the people that live there, and the evil that ties them together.
What breathed life into this book was the author’s ability to place hints and clues throughout the novella to give it momentum and push the story forward. These hints and techniques keep the reader engaged. At times where I was about to put the book down, a tidbit of information was disclosed that peaked my interest to see what would happen next. The transitions between what the main character is feeling, and how it affects the characters around him, help to form this world and provide an empathetic connection with the main character. Sam is very much affected by his estranged wife, and the moment he finds out that she wants a divorce his life begins to unravel. Another interesting feature are the small scenes in the main character’s office. These foreshadow what is in store for Sam. Very skillful on behalf of the author!
The author has an imagination for the horror genre and it is apparent by this book. As a lover of the macabre I would recommend this as a quick read and will most likely take a step back and read the first two installments of this series.
- Alice Roques for the Arts and Entertainment Connexions