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The Loop Stranger Things meets World War Z in this heart racing conspiracy thriller as a lonely young woman teams up with a group of fellow outcasts to survive the night in a town overcome by a science experiment gone wrongTurner Falls is a small tourist town nestled in the hills of western Oregon, the kind of town you escape to for a vacation When an inexplicable outbreak rapidly develops, this idyllic town becomes the epicenter of an epidemic of violence as the teenaged children of several executives from the local biotech firm become ill and aggressively murderous Suddenly the town is on edge, and Lucy and her friends must do everything it takes just to fight through the night Rating 8.5 10Thanks to the publisher and author for an advance reading copy of The Loop for review consideration This did not influence my thoughts or opinions on the novel.The Loop is a white knuckle, face bashing thrill ride from the mind behind Skullcrack City and Entropy in Bloom This is weird conspiracy thriller fiction to the max, and I m all in This was an absolute blast from beginning to end.I ve been kicking myself for a while now because I ve had Skullcrack City on my to do list bu Rating 8.5 10Thanks to the publisher and author for an advance reading copy of The Loop for review consideration This did not influence my thoughts or opinions on the novel.The Loop is a white knuckle, face bashing thrill ride from the mind behind Skullcrack City and Entropy in Bloom This is weird conspiracy thriller fiction to the max, and I m all in This was an absolute blast from beginning to end.I ve been kicking myself for a while now because I ve had Skullcrack City on my to do list but just haven t overcome the towering bookstack to crack it open When I saw JRJ had a new novel coming out this year, I made it a priority to refresh both NetGalley and Edelweiss on the daily until I saw The Loop come across When I received an approval notification within a day or so of requesting, I decided to jump right in and see what all the fuss was about.Needless to say, Johnson has the chops to write a story that is as engaging at the end as it is as at the beginning Even with work, COVID anxieties, etc., I plowed through this book rather quickly, mostly due to the fact that I had an insanely tight grip on my Kindle throughout.What begins as a podcast conspiracy rolls into a bloody massacre that leaves not a soul in Turner Falls to the wayside Lucy is the focal point of the story, so everything is seen through her eyes, but we are introduced to an array of characters throughout the seemingly short timeline from beginning to end Each of these additional characters plays a small but important role in helping Lucy crack the code, so to speak She is a very likeable character who has had a rough go of it in her short life, but she shows off a heck of a lotgrit as the story progresses than you would figure in the early onset.I feel like Stranger Things is becoming the new Game of Thrones comparison when drawing in the crowd, but I can definitely see a resemblance with the young cast, the overarching conspiracy, and the small town feel.While the plot itself gave me some vibes of Stephen King s Cell, Dean Koontz s Demon Seed, and George A Romero s The Crazies, Johnson has written a wholly original, albeit bat crazy, novel that I think will appeal to fans of the former mentioned and those who enjoy a good zombie body snatcher romp.All in all, if you haven t read any JRJ and like a bit of weird thriller fiction in your life, this is a pretty awesome starting point If you are already a fan of JRJ, pick this up with 0 hesitation TSK TSK TSK, SOMEONE S BEEN A BAD LITTLE CORPORATION Something disturbing has begun in Turner Falls, Oregon Home to IMTECH, a Science Biotech Corporation And it s about to get wild.Using another specie s tissue, IMTECH created a biotech like a parasite and secretly implanted it in some of the town s teenagers The goal was to control them Let s just say, it backfired and the opposite occurred All teenagers implanted became infected with an uncontrollable rage to kill and cause pain Th TSK TSK TSK, SOMEONE S BEEN A BAD LITTLE CORPORATION Something disturbing has begun in Turner Falls, Oregon Home to IMTECH, a Science Biotech Corporation And it s about to get wild.Using another specie s tissue, IMTECH created a biotech like a parasite and secretly implanted it in some of the town s teenagers The goal was to control them Let s just say, it backfired and the opposite occurred All teenagers implanted became infected with an uncontrollable rage to kill and cause pain The infected torture and kill everyone they come into contact with A random group of people, including a few uninfected teenagers will spend every second fighting for their lives while trying to also understand what has happened so they can try to stop it before its too late Initially, I was off put at first I thought it started very slow and felt mediocre I even set it down for a while Finally around 100 pages in, the story didthan just pick up it punched you in the face and hit you on the head with a hammer for good measure Because WOW folks This is one bloody disturbing action book It is extremely graphic and can be overly crass as well Definitely not for the faint of heart I think the author was smart to have the POV from a teenage girl instead of a boy It lessened the graphic attack, only slightly, but it was a good idea On another note The author is able to create great dialogue among the characters that helps to lighten and entertain Additionally, character development of the main character was excellent It gives the bookdepth than just a raging kill fest I think the author had many positive attributes going for him This book takes you through a myriad of emotions, highs and lows, rotating constantly Ultimately, this is a highly stimulating read If not for the long and slow start, and the initial crass tone I would have given 4 stars Thank you to Simon Schuster via Edelweiss for the digital review copy Shit, dudeYou always look good to me She d never said anything like that before, but it was true, and he had to know that their mutual low key crush was part of what sustained their friendship And they were probably going to die soon anyway, so she figured she might as well put it out there Now give me your f king shirt Thanks to NetGalley and Gallery Books for sending me an ARC of The Loop in exchange for an honest review.This book bills itself as a heart racing conspiracy thril Shit, dudeYou always look good to me She d never said anything like that before, but it was true, and he had to know that their mutual low key crush was part of what sustained their friendship And they were probably going to die soon anyway, so she figured she might as well put it out there Now give me your f king shirt Thanks to NetGalley and Gallery Books for sending me an ARC of The Loop in exchange for an honest review.This book bills itself as a heart racing conspiracy thriller as a lonely young woman teams up with a group of fellow outcasts to survive the night in a town overcome by a science experiment gone wrong That is a spot on plot description.This book also bills itself as Stranger Things meets World War Z There, I must respectfully disagree The Loop and Stranger Things both involve teens dealing with something otherworldly, but there is little similarity in tone And the oral history, reserved storytelling style of World War Z bears no resemblance to this tale.The writing here is raw, and a little bit over the top The pace is frenetic There s horror and gore, but there are also threads of raunchiness, even elements of a teen sex comedy It has a clever opening that sets the mood and allows for a quick data dump of backstory The main character, Lucy Henderson, is well developed, farso than any of the other characters And the book has a really strong ending.Rather than Stranger Things or World War Z, The Loop reminded me of the books of Scott Sigler and the cult classic movie Return of the Living Dead Both are compliments A fun, fast read You know, if I didn t have to sleep, eat, or tend to the family during this stay at home order, I would have sat and read this one straight through This book is everything Review to come Mother Horror Blurb Cue some strange intro music like the eerie riffs from X Files or the digital notes of that synthesized melody from Stranger Things and then settle into this binge worthy, genre mashup Best known for his bizarro horror style flavor, Jeremy R Johnson is an unexpected hero for the coming You know, if I didn t have to sleep, eat, or tend to the family during this stay at home order, I would have sat and read this one straight through This book is everything Review to come Mother Horror Blurb Cue some strange intro music like the eerie riffs from X Files or the digital notes of that synthesized melody from Stranger Things and then settle into this binge worthy, genre mashup Best known for his bizarro horror style flavor, Jeremy R Johnson is an unexpected hero for the coming of age conspiracy thriller genre Wait, is that a genre, or did JRJ just invent it In any event, this book covers a lot of ground and offers something for everyone A strong, female protagonist named Lucy, witty hilarious sidekick besties, Brewer and Bucket, and a rocket fueled storyline about a biologically engineered virus leaked from a lab wreaking havoc in a rural, small town in the Pacific Northwest But wait That s not all Johnson showcases his talent for breathing authenticity into his characters through realistic dialog and meaningful relationships a caustic creation capable of melting even the hardest hearts I dare you not to feel your feelings This is a favorite book of 2020 for sure

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