Should I tell him about Sushing or play dumb?
Sticking in my comfort zone, I played dumb.
Writer Marco Ocram has a secret superpower—whatever he writes actually happens, there and then. Hoping to win the million-dollar Sushing Prize, he uses his powers to write a true-crime thriller, quickly discovering a freakish murder. But Marco has a major problem—he’s a total idiot who can’t see beyond his next sentence. Losing control of his plot and his characters, and breaking all the rules of fiction, Marco writes himself into every kind of trouble, until only the world’s most incredible ending can save his bacon.
Fast, funny, and utterly different, welcome to the weird world of The Awful Truth.
I thought that this book was really good, it was a very different read and I think that made it stand out for me.
It was very tongue in cheek and I thought the plot was well developed and the author did a great job bringing the story to life.
I really appreciated the satire and it was definitely a book that I was not expecting to enjoy as much as I did if I am honest – I couldn’t really tell from the blurb how much fun it would be to read! It is a very promising start to what the author has promised will be a series of books!
It is 4 stars from me for this one, I really enjoyed it and thought that it was a great story –highly recommended and definitely worth giving a go!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Marco Ocram is the world’s first self-written author-cum-protagonist. First imagined in 2015, he has gone on to infect the world of literature with two awful anti-thrillers which subvert the tropes of mainstream fiction. Heavily dosed with nuanced intertextuality, the books make little literal sense, and will strike you either as hilarious spoofs or utter nonsense, depending upon your taste in such matters.