Book review: Hit and Run by Dr Bob Rich

Cover design by Martine Jardin

Some people are bad. Of those, some can become good. ‘Hit and Run’ is the tale of one such: a young boy named Charlie Debnall, who, raised by an uncaring mother and a series of vile stepfathers, seems set on a path towards a life of villainy. However, he crosses paths with a caring and good-natured old lady, Sylvia Kryz, who takes him under her wing and helps him to regain his humanity.

This is an unusual tale. Charlie and Sylvia share peculiar connections; past lives in which they were lovingly bound together, and a strange telepathic bond in the present that results in some incredible plot twists.

In my opinion, the writing has some flaws. For one thing, the constant elision of rude words (such as ‘f–‘, ‘s–t’ and ‘c–t’) all too often jarred me out of the reading reverie. Numerous characters are introduced, some of which were central to the theme, but many others were just passing through, and I frequently found myself asking ‘who is this?’ Also, I felt that the pacing at the denouement was somewhat rushed.

Overall, I found the story to be very readable, and a welcome addition to my bookshelf.

See more reviews of ‘Hit and Run’ on Bob’s website. Available in eBook and print.

About pendantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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