From the Publisher’s Website:
It’s the age-old tale:
Boy meets girl.
Boy stalks girl.
Girl already has a stalker.
Boy becomes her stalker-stalker.
We’ve seen it all before, many times, but this time it’s different. If only slightly.
When Gomez Porter becomes a test subject in an experimental drug trial, he is asked to keep track of any strange experiences through a blog. What Gomez isn’t ready for, is so many of his experiences suddenly seeming strange; the antiques dealer trying to buy his old tax papers, his neighbor boiling salamanders on his balcony at midnight, the super sexy lab assistant who falls for him but is unable to express herself in terms outside the realm of science.
But when one of the trial participants turns up dead and another goes missing, Gomez begins to fear for his life. No longer sure who he can trust and which of his experiences are real and which merely drug induced illusions, he decides it’s time to go underground and work out a devious plan.
Now, years later, his blogs have been recovered from a defunct server. For the first time we can find out firsthand what happened to Gomez as he takes us on a wild ride of discovery.
About the Author:
Graham Parke is responsible for a number of technical publications and has recently patented a self-folding map. He has been described as both a humanitarian and a pathological liar. Convincing evidence to support either allegation has yet to be produced.
No Hope for Gomez! is Graham’s fiction debut. You can visit his website at www.grahamparke.com.
I don’t rightly know how to describe this book. It is quite unlike anything I have ever read before.
The book is written as a series of blog posts. Gomez, a test subject in a drug trial is told to write everything that happens to him down in a blog so he can keep track of any abnormalities in his life that may or may not be due to the trial.
When another subject in the trial dies Gomez becomes concerned that the drug is dangerous. He is assured by the doctor running the trial that it is not. Gomez has developed feelings for the doctor who shares with Gomez that she thinks she is being stalked. Gomez offers to be her “stalker-stalker.”
It is a very funny, very strange book. Gomez lives in a very bizarre world to say the least. The book was written well and very true to this incredibly unique character. It’s part odd romance and mystery all rolled up into blog posts with some boiled salamanders tossed in for what reason I never could figure out but I was entertained.
No Hope for Gomez is available at Amazon.com
Disclosure: I received a gratis copy of No Hope from Gomez from Pump Up Your Book Promotions. Any opinions expressed are my honest opinions and were not impacted by the receipt of the free book. I received no monetary compensation for this post.