Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Book Review of Painted Black by Debra R. Borys

  • Painted Black
  • By: Debra R. Bory
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Publisher: New Libri Press (December 27, 2011)
  • Publication Date: December 27, 2011

Book Description:
Jo Sullivan just wanted some new material for her column in Winds of Change, a weekly rag willing to dust the dirt off the seamier side of Chicago. Then she meets fifteen-year-old Lexie Green, with her haunting eyes, eerie tale, and the terror that sends the girl fleeing into the night. When Lexie disappears, Jo finds herself haunted by her own dark past and unable to ignore the anonymous faces of youth on the streets, Together with Cry, a street graffiti artist and friend of Lexie, Jo uncovers a path littered with corpses, corporate greed and one man's private collection of freeze-dried cadavers.

Christopher Robert Young, Cry for short, told himself he went with Lexie to keep her safe, that it had nothing to do with his struggle to avoid hustling along the harbor like Moon and the others. Selling blow jobs for forty bucks, however, pales in comparison to what he finds in Cole's apartment above the funeral home. And even a hungry kid will only go so far to fill his stomach. In the ensuing struggle, Chris escapes but Lexie does not and that fact still haunts him.

Sidney Cole’s fascination with death has soothed him since childhood. Since the first dead pigeon he kept in a shoe box under his bed so he could stroke the downy feathers, to the first failed experiment in human sublimation he should have disposed of–but didn’t. He just wants to be left alone with his collection, and his fantasies. And Philip Quinlan had promised him peace.

Book Review:
Painted Blacked (Book One)
By: Debra R. Borys
Review By: Brittany Perez (Oh My Bookness)
June 25, 2015

If it's seeing it the real world you see first hand what low really means but in the fictional world there is no guarantee those same people you may have once known or seen in the real world will be portrayed as having actual emotions, feelings, motivations and reasons for what they may have done or have not done, or accused of doing. As well as a back story that may lead up to a single event that transpires to the future. Here is the thing about Painted Black author Debra R. Borys, she treats her characters as if they were there standing right in front of you hearing their story for the first time. Letting you know it may be fictional but to make one worth reading...when your writing about a person, fictional or not, there needs to be a connection. If there is ?mm?mnone created between the reader how can we create one is by taking real world knowledge, feelings, and infusing it with a fictional tale. Fiction does not mean we have to lose the realistic qualities, show them as one dimensional being where their co-existence to in the life created was created to tell another bland tale that we can watch the news for, where the people are treated as another number. Not informed of who they are, who they were, if they have or had families, just another faceless face to a passerby. Debra R. Bory's makes us remember even if it's fiction or another story on on streets, we're reading a story about people, and real issues.

This is to remembering that fiction mimics reality and a reminder, unfiltered at times. Unfiltered at but reminder of how are life can really beyonder the fiction.

About The Author:
Debra R. Borys is the author of the STREET STORIES suspense novel series. A freelance writer and editor, she spent four years volunteering with Emmaus Ministries and the Night Ministry in Chicago, and eight years doing similar work at Teen Feed, New Horizons and Street Links in Seattle. The STREET STORIES series reflects the reality of throw away youth striving to survive. The first two books in the series are Painted Black and Bend Me, Shape Me. Her publication credits include short fiction

Visit author:

Where To Purchase Book:

Oh My Bookness
Keep update on upcoming book reviews, giveaways, author interviews and more.Twitter ( Oh My Bookness)

Google +

Published June 24th, by © All Rights Reserved to Oh My Bookness© and The above and its Contributors.

No comments:

Post a Comment