When his enemies make a move to give themselves the upper hand once more, however, he finds himself in a tough spot. Will he sacrifice himself to save a friend? Are the trips to the alley trying to teach him a lesson, or is it all meaningless?
Length - 157 Pages
Star Rating - 5
Simple. Clever writing.
As always, Back in Black has the same satirical undertone reminiscent of the previous novels. Lines such as 'No rainbows will be tasted tonight' when referring to a lack of the candy, Skittles, and 'I was paralysed from pants shitting fear', kept the story light, even in the midst of Grobs' toughest journey yet.
Parallel to the witty one liners were thoughts such as 'Alone is alone I guess, whether you're surrounded by everyone or no one'. There's a moment in book four that really grabbed me; took me by the collar and yelled 'this is why you love this series!'. Lured into a desolate path of sadness within Grob's world, as the reader, you yearn for something to go right. When presented with a small connection to Grobs' past, he is instantly revived. As a reader, you're drawn from loneliness to elation as one chapter and and another begins.
Book four takes the reader right into the very soul of our favourite underdog. Forget what we knew about Grobs before, he's impeccably deep and strangely lovable. With the world around him depicted so perfectly, you'll be sitting in the front seat of the Taurus with him, cup of coffee in hand, content to listen to the thoughts of our unexpected hero.
This book, and this series, will turn heads, literally, as you laugh out loud when lost in Grobs' inner monologue. More importantly, book four will capture your heart, or at least, he will. You won't read this series without adding Grobs to your list of memorable characters.
Back in Black is another winner in an already brilliant series.
Another witty, engaging and outright humorous adventure for Jeff Grobnagger. (That will get you right in the feels.)
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Read my review of Fade to Black - Awake in the Dark (Book 1) HERE.
Read my review of Bled White - Awake in the Dark (Book 2) HERE.
Read my review of Red on the Inside - Awake in the Dark (Book 3) HERE.