THE ONE PERCENTERS By John Podgursky [Review]
THE ONE PERCENTERS was a book that reached out and grabbed me from the first page. John Podgursky writes his story from a first person point of view, which isn’t something that you read every day. I generally dislike stories written this way, I find it difficult to get into the plot when I’m not told what every character is feeling, but Podgursky does a beautiful job at conveying his point across.
Edward Caine, the character that is telling the story, has lost everything. His wife has been murdered, and after attempting to put the pieces of his life back together, he meets yet another woman who is taken from him. This sends Ed down a dark path into his own mind, where he believes he’s part of an elite group known as “the one percenters” whose main purpose in life is to weed out the human race.
It is survival of the fittest, but when it is a person choosing natural selection, the story just gets scary. Ed decides to abandon his home for the safety of the woods, since he believes himself to be part of nature. From there we’re taken on a journey that I won’t forget anytime soon.
Part horror story, part psychological thriller, The One Percenters allows us, as the readers, to follow our narrators decent into madness. And the wonderful thing is, we don’t even realize that what he’s doing is horribly wrong.
Ed is so caught up in his purpose, and since we are in his mind, we see him a sympathetic character, and one that we can relate to. And just when we think we have it all figured out, Pogursky slaps us with an ending that will make you want to go back and revisit the story all over again.
If you’re a fan of horror novels and thrillers, and are looking for something new – take a look at John Podgursky’s The One Percenters. You will not be disappointed!
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars | Publisher: Damnation Books, LLC | Pages: 166 | Source: Publisher | Buy on Amazon
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