Utilizing a groundbreaking format, Follow Danny as he goes from a care free beach volleyball loving, pool shooting, actor, who's only worry is knowing when his next audition will come, to a convicted murderer. Written using flashbacks, with no chapters, learn what a struggling actor goes through, and how, after his incarceration, Danny's life is turned INSIDE OUT.
Length - 206 Pages
Rating - 4 Stars
Protagonist, Danny Belson ends up behind bars, and as a reader, you'll feel as if you are right there beside him. Kearney does a stellar job in Inside Out at writing characters that are not forced. Characters that interact on the page as they would in the real world, ensuring readers will be hooked from the beginning. Danny's life takes a drastic turn, and there are many hard truths to be learned.
But don't expect the normal novel setting - in a good way. This chapter-less book steps outside of the norm and, at times, was like reading a script. And it works. A little too well. So well I kept imagining it as my next binge-watch series on Netflix, and for that, the author deserves a gold star.
And why not? With series such as Orange is the New Black, Ray Donovan and Suits, three shows in which there are consequences (or avoidance of consequences) with the odd high roller in a tailored suit, while always pushing the boundaries of right and wrong. Inside Out may just be the next series we love to watch.
The writing is fast paced and forward moving, each scene moving fluently into the next. Easily enjoyable in one sitting, there's so much promise for this story and its array of characters. And then there is the setting, and it's so well done it feels real, and credit to Kearney for using his real life experience to bring such a realistic story to life.
This novel is as heartfelt as it is daring, and nothing short of exciting.
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