How to Successfully Kidnap Strangers - Max Booth III

I knew even before I started reading that it would be a hard job to write a review of it. It is a bizarre novel and seriously, at which point should you judge one?


The story takes place around a small publishing company specialized in publishing weird, bizarre novels (not unlike this one). When one of them, who also has a serious drug issue, sees a negative reviewer on the street, something breaks and the reviewer end up in the truck. From there on, it's only downhill.


And this, dear authors, is exactly why you should never respond to negative reviews. Before you know it, you'll end up a kidnapper.


I have some mixed feeling about the book though. I really enjoyed reading about the troubles of the small publishing company, and the (wrongful) awesomeness that they ascribed to themselves. However, at other times, when I was asking myself, 'Do I like reading this?' I honestly couldn't really say so. And that was way before the ending in the cabin which was even more weird than the rest of the story.


There certainly were moments when I was reading and thought WTF. I also believe this book is not for those who are easily offended. Enter on your own risk, but it might make for an interesting read.


Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!