• Title: Should Have Killed the Kid
  • Author: R. Frederick Hamilton
  • ISBN: 9780987049667
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Paperback
  • Should Have Killed the Kid At the time it seemed so cut and dry When the old man held out the knife and asked him to kill the kid Dave didn t think twice The man was clearly nuts Raving about an apocalypse that only the boy s
    At the time it seemed so cut and dry When the old man held out the knife and asked him to kill the kid, Dave didn t think twice The man was clearly nuts Raving about an apocalypse that only the boy s death could stop Dave had done what any rational person would have knocked the lunatic out A lucky punch and all had been over or so he thought Locked in a skyscrapAt the time it seemed so cut and dry When the old man held out the knife and asked him to kill the kid, Dave didn t think twice The man was clearly nuts Raving about an apocalypse that only the boy s death could stop Dave had done what any rational person would have knocked the lunatic out A lucky punch and all had been over or so he thought Locked in a skyscraper in Melbourne, Dave Thomas has ample time to rue and lament his decision As he watches the city burn, it s a little difficult to escape the enormity of his mistake Claws have invaded the shadows Billions are dead Continents in ruin And to rub salt in the wounds, the only hope for salvation is to face that decision all over again He really should have killed the kid.

    One Reply to “Should Have Killed the Kid”

    1. OK let me say off the bat that the marketing and exterior look of this book had me scratching my head. The cover is a pretty looking take on the Melbourne (Australia) skyline engulfed in flames. This where a good portion of the book takes place. That is not the curious part, inside the cover is four blurbs and I know that is far from weird. Except that two of the blurbs were straight up bad reviews that almost scared me out of reading the book. It was a review book so I kept going. The book has [...]

    2. I was not familiar with the author R. Frederick Hamilton before buying this book but man can the guy write. Should Have Killed the Kid is a wildly imaginative story and Hamilton does a masterful job of weaving the threads of the story together to keep you riveted and to build the suspense. I loved the title of the book because it made me curious about the story before I even started reading. When the main character doesn't kill the kid, the hell that is unleashed on Earth is unlike anything else [...]

    3. Should Have Killed The Kid Who wouldn't want to read a book with that title? This was my second exposure to R. Frederick Hamilton's writing, the first being Spare Key. Both completely different books, but I enjoyed both.Almost like a surreal, Aussie version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Should Have Killed The Kid deals with hopelessness, despair, right and wrong, magic, and blood. Lots and lots of blood. Don't Panic? No, you better panic. 'Cause if you don't, there's probably no salva [...]

    4. A very odd book, not really like any others I have read before. Yet interesting, even compelling. Mu only real objection is the ending - it seems a lot of new writers like to abruptly end their books with the idea that the action will be immediately picked up in the next book. Sort of like the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" thing, making that last film two parts that cannot stand alone.

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