May 15, 2012

The Salesman by @GeraldRice Review

The Salesman by Gerald Rice
Title: The Salesman
Author: Gerald Rice
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Format: E-book
Length: 33 pages
Price: $0.99
Rating: * * *

A little boy who has known nothing but a life on the run finally has an explanation from his mother, told from a blank book of fairy tales. Outside, a man who is not a man at all, but a mixture of every creature from every fairy tale ever told tries to break into their home to get them as mother and son make a last stand as they determine what is real and what is pretend.

From the author of "30 Minute Plan", The Salesman attempts to tell the story of a young boy cut off from normalcy. On the run with his mother from a mysterious man, Sam is told stories from a book with blank pages as an explanation but for myself it just causes confusion.

It's a unique story, with a great antagonist but the actions of the boy(He seems to change age emotionally during the story and  sometimes his actions don't match that of what a child his age would do.) don't fit his age.

I'm left with several questions that I'm unsure of the answers. Is Sam telepathic or does he have some sort of power. One line in particular: "That was when Sam thought at Mommy. He thought hate." Does he have that power? Maybe his mother has that ability because Sam mentioned his mom can get men to do whatever she wanted by touching them and talking low. If she has certain abilities then it would be feasible that they would be passed on to Sam.

"The Salesman" is not a bad read by any means just a but confusing for me and that's why  it get's three stars.