Day 33: Fade to Blue by Sean Beaudoin
Summary From Goodreads:
Sophie Blue started wearing a black skirt and Midnight Noir lipstick on her last birthday. It was also the day her father disappeared. Or spontaneously combusted. Which is sort of bad timing, since a Popsicle truck with tinted windows has started circling the house.
Kenny Fade is a basketball god. His sneakers cost more than his Jeep. He’s the guy all the ladies (and their mommas) want. Bad.
Sophie Blue and Kenny Fade don’t have a thing in common. Aside from being reasonably sure they’re losing their minds.
Acclaimed author Sean Beaudoin’s wildly innovative novel combines uproarious humor with enough plot twists to fill a tube sock. Part thriller, part darkly comic philosophical discussion, and accompanied by a comic book interstitial, Fade to Blue is a whip-smart romp that keeps readers guessing until the last paragraph.
It’s time for another edition of Frodo’s Hobbit Sized Reviews! This is where I write a review in the time I have before I go to work or before I go to bed. Short and sweet just like 2nd breakfast!
Fade to Blue is like trying to explain insanity from the eyes of the insane. Even at the end you’ll have a bunch of questions that will go unanswered, simply because there was never an answer there to begin with. I think that’s exactly how Beaudoin wants it to be.
The book is, as the summary says, full of a crazy amount of plot twists that serve to confuse you as well as keep you on your toes. It makes you use parts of your brain that you didn’t know you had and probably wish you could hide and never see again, too late. Fade to Blue is twisted, but in an ingenious way. It explores the mind and all of the ways that it can be fooled, tested and even broken. It mixes Beaudoin’s unique brand of humor and writing style with chilling insight into the human consciousness.
All in all I think I enjoyed Fade to Blue, but I might be in some alternate reality/dimension/unknown that just makes my mind construct a world where I have read the book when in reality I don’t even know what Fade to Blue is. Who knows? You’ll have to read it and figure that out for yourself. Thanks as always for reading and come back tomorrow for day 34!