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Review of Lucky

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[Following is an official review of "Lucky" by Spare Time Novels.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Lucky by Spare Time centered around John Woods, a prisoner who would later come to be known as 'Darkwoods.' He was serving time for arson and was transferred to an Island called Darkham. In Darkham, his life began to unfold in ways that could only mean one thing: he was a 'lucky man.' However, he had an enemy that was stronger and could even be supernatural. Would he somehow make it out safely, or would his luck run out?

John Woods came across as a funny but naughty character. Although his kind of naughty would be considered twisted by some groups, he was a compelling and intriguing character. One minute, he would be engaged in discussions about culture and literature or serving as a defender of the masses, and the next minute, he would be transformed into a fearful villain. He was an impressionable character.

John Woods's character aroused a myriad of emotions. At first, I was persuaded to understand this man's situation because the judge may have overreacted. Then after that came the laughs, which no 'sane' reader would allow their fancy to be tickled far too long by the character's shenanigans, as it soon became disturbingly sinister; also, readers would feel like guilty accomplices if they continued to laugh at Woods's naughty actions. There was also the anger that would be aroused when readers would struggle to understand why Woods wouldn't stop. His character was terrifying in that passive-aggressive psychopath kind of way. With Woods, it was a rollercoaster of emotions.

Also, Ms. Horrible's character came through as adorable. Her encounter with the commissioner's family would have readers cracked up at the ludicrousness of the situation but still tremble with trepidation at its underlying danger.

The writing style evoked a lot of curiosity. It felt like the author was giving readers a tiny nip of the cookie per time. Readers would be left burning with intrigue and wanting more. The style was indeed a breath of fresh air. It made me feel as though the story was a subtle game.

If I were asked why I loved this book, it would be because of the writing style. It was nice that the author's narration did not necessarily comply with conventional prose writing. Who said crime stories could not be simple, precise, and poetic while incorporating attractive features like suspense?

This book had many moments that would leave readers with their mouths open in shock. I felt it with the violent scenes in the book. Though not graphic enough to make readers cringe and withdraw, it would shock them with its unexpected abruptness.

The book mesmerized me with its uniqueness, which created experiences that included excitement, fear, suspense, laughter, and disbelief at the author's boldness with a story like Lucky. It was a strangely satisfying read, and there wasn't anything to dislike.

I'd recommend this book to readers who enjoy crime thrillers. I found a couple of minor errors. However, I’d still rate Lucky four out of four stars.

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Post by Aisha Yakub »

Seems highly recommended. I enjoyed your review, especially about the main character. Great!
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Post by QualityAndQuantity »

The plot of the book seems pretty interesting to me. I really liked your way of telling about the main character's features. Great review.
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Post by Korie Ifeoma Chisomaga »

From your review, the suspense is killing as nothing will prepare you for the next series of events. An awesome review I might add.
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Post by Yuosong Vanessa »

I really enjoy your review it is pretty interesting infact the simple grammar and everything infact I love it
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Post by Avishi »

John woods character explanation was interesting. I would love to see how he was portrayed throughout the book. Your review is great and detailed.
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Seems interesting to me. I'd like the suspense and unexpected turns of event. A detailed review.
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Post by Alice Fu »

Thank you so much for writing this review! I have always been obsessed with the idea of luck and the way it impacts everyone all around, so I look forward to seeing how the protagonists operates with the luck around him. I also love how you mentioned the high range of emotions involved in the story, as it makes it a lot more appealing to me as well. I have added this book to the shelf of stories I want to go through, so thank you so much for writing this once again.
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Post by smoothcrowd »

I really love this review of yours. I also just finished reading the book. When mine has been published, if you don't mind, do preview mine. It was indeed, a funny book.
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