I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Optical Delusion by Hunter Shea
Published by Lyrical Underground Pages: 80
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Also by this author: The Jersey Devil, Just Add Water, We Are Always Watching, Money Back Guarantee, Fury Of The Orcas, Jurassic, Florida, The Devil's Fingers , Antarctic Ice Beasts
OPEN YOUR EYES WITH “X-RAY” VISION!
Put on a pair of “X-Ray” glasses and things will never look the same! These almost magical specs will make you the hit of the party! Astonishing three-dimensional X-Ray visions of what your friends—and girls—look like under their clothes! And all for just $1.
THE MORE YOU WEAR THEM . . .
Martin Blackstone punishes his son for wasting his allowance on a pair of flimsy cardboard sunglasses X-ray vision . . . yeah, right. Martin tries them on just for the hell of it—and all they do is give him a headache . . .
. . . THE DEEPER YOU’LL SEE.
Until he sees things he can’t possibly be seeing. Glimpses of things on the other side of a wall or beneath someone’s clothing. He wants to believe it’s just his overactive imagination but the “X-Ray” specs actually work. Then the fun novelty becomes a waking nightmare when the glasses burn into his face and he starts seeing horrifying apocalyptic visions no mortal man was ever meant to see. Images that alter his very personality—from a husband and father to a bloodthirsty homicidal maniac . . .
Because sometimes you can see too much.
Two Bloggers, One Book is my buddy read post with Barb from Booker T’s Farm. We have found that we like to read a lot of the same books so when we both have the same one to read we make it a buddy read. 🙂 Please check out her post for Optical Delusions today too!
If there was one thing Martin Blackstone truly hated, it was being disturbed during the two hours he allowed himself a night to watch television.
Here is what I thought
Since reading The Jersey Devil I have become a fan of Hunter Shea. In this series he is using those corny things you could buy in the back of comic books and twisting them into something horrid. In the first one Just Add Water it was about those sea monkey things (he calls them sea serpents) and I loved that one is was just so cheesy good!
In Optical Delusion it’s about those x-ray vision glasses. Brian has been home from school with the chicken pox and on the first day he can have a friend over his friend brings him a pair of those x-ray glasses he bought from his comic. His dad Martin comes in and sees them and curiosity gets to him so he puts them on. Nothing happens but his head starts to hurt a little, he is about to dismiss them as nothing. Though when he went to take them off he thought he seen something.
Martin thinks he has the greatest thing because the glasses are working. He decides to take them outside for a test and loves what he is seeing, that is unless a man walks into his view. It seems the more he wears them the more he can see but something else is going on with those glasses and soon he is in real trouble.
I couldn’t stand Martin but I don’t think your are suppose to like him and you don’t feel sorry for him when bad things start to happen. It’s kind of like that is what you get pervert…lol. I thought this was an okay story but I think I still liked the first one in this series better. I am curious about the next one called Money Back Guarantee and I will be reading that one soon. 🙂
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