Friday, 19 August 2011

Joe Cafe By Dan Mader

Joe Cafe is not a complicated story, nor is it a long story.
It could even be described as a simple story.
A lap Dancer is kidnapped by a crazed killer and her boyfriend and the police are looking for them.
However, the way Dan tells this story is superb.

The amount of detail he goes into with each of the characters thoughts and feelings as the events unfold is totally inspirational.
From the word go you get inside the mind of the killer/kidnapper (Chet) and get to know how he got to this position in his life through a serious of flashbacks.
You care whether or not the heroine ( Sara ) survives and feel as if you are experiencing everything she goes through.
You even feel sorry for the gangsters ( yes there’s even gangsters) who are also involved in the plot.
The only person i felt needed a great kick up the backside was Michael, the cop in charge of the whole investigation, who increasingly loses the plot as the story progresses.
This is a fast paced story where you get to see short viewpoints of each character right through to a climatic ending.

Dan is an excellent storyteller and I look forward to reading more of his work.

Reviewed By David Green
Childrens Entertainers

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