I really liked Dark Passage once I figured out what was going on Except that didn t happened until into the second half of the book, the summary really tells you nothing and the first half was just incredibly weird and there wasn t much connecting the dots I know as a suspenseful thriller this book was supposed to keep me guessing, what s with Tyson Barrett s nightmares Why s his mom locked up in a mental asylum What the heck s going on But besides the prologue that really didn t fit into the rest of the story until late in the game, there wasn t anything that hooked me until things started making sense.
I m not going to spoil the answers to those questions in this review because figuring them out s what made the second half I will say generally it s about a man coming to terms with his troubled childhood , but, compared to what happens later, the first half feels almost empty There This 46 chapter novel exceeded my expectations Already a fan of the author s writing style, I knew the story would be spooky, entertaining, and action packed But it went well beyond that I ll never smell a pine tree scent or see a fly the same way ever again Griffin Hayes has an amazing talent with characterization, voice, and description His creative, original metaphors helped enhance the narration Each character sounded different I got lost in the story, feeling what the characters felt Experiencing what they went through because of the great use of showing rather than telling.
For the majority of the novel, Tyson and Hunter switched point of views, each having their own chapters At first, its set up where I had no idea how they could know each other or meet later in the story Then, it s finally revealed that Hunter s patient Brenda Barrett S Dreams Want Him DeadAn Illicit Drug Trial Promises To Cure The Crippling Nightmares That Have Kept Tyson Awake For Months, Nightmares Rooted In The Terrible Abuse He Suffered As A Child Exhausted And Near Collapse, He Jumps At The Chance To Get His Life BackBut Tyson Soon Discovers A Side Effect No One Could Have Imagined Doors Are Opening Between Tyson S Nightmares And The Real World And Than Memories Are Coming ThroughDark [ Pdf Dark Passage Ê 40k PDF ] by Griffin Hayes ☆ Passage Is A Terrifying Thriller In The Tradition Of Stephen King And Dean Koontz I was lucky enough to win an electronic copy of Dark Passage by Griffin Hayes in a Librarything Giveaway.
Lucky isn t really the word I am an avid lover of all things horror horror films , horror and zombie video games and novels are highly ranked amongst my favourites Yet very few things I watch, play or read actually scare me This novel is one of those elusive creations that actually horrified me such a rare treat cannot be commended enough Dark Passage is very well written, with hardly any spelling or punctuation errors at all The style of writing is captivating and engrossing, creating a very vivid unfortunately, at times image in the reader s head The main idea within the story is dealt with exceptionally well, and Griffin Hayes manages to craft his words with a precision which in This book was great, and truly legitimately scary, I was on the edge of my seat for the better part of three hours last night digging into this story It was to the point that my husband kept asking me if I was ok due to the intensity of my stare at the kindle I would actually put this book on par with The Shining, and that s saying a lot, because I loved the Shining and it scared the piss out of me It may have affected methan other people due to my connection with my own dreaming self, I have very vivid dreams that I remember distinctly when I wake up, at least a lot of the time I do But this book brought to mind something I told a co worker years ago view spoiler He asked me in shock as most casual drug users do why I had never done acid Well, I don t do any drugs as I explained to my friends in college that my brain was exciting enough on it s own So I told This is the second work I ve read by Griffin Hayes and I fall in love with the twisted thrillers all theThis story, about a man named Tyson Barrett, who is tortured by nightmares of his traumatic childhood, receives a miracle cure for his insomnia However, as we ve learned, if it sounds too good to be true it usually is That is the case with this so called miracle cure that Tyson hopes will not only solve his medical problems but his personal ones as well considering he has become estranged from his wife and young son and his business is on the verge of collapse However, this miracle cure is not without its dark side Tyson still dreams, however, when he wakes, something returns with him Something spawned from the deepest, darkest depths of his psyche, however there is something bigger, somethingevil than what has already come through However, thi Ý Dark Passage Ý Ha Really good read Pretty creepy in spots I love creepy I have noticed thecreepy books you read it gets harder and harder to get creeped out Does that even make sense Lol Anyway, this was a great choice and it was one that was suggested by one of my Twitter followers, so awesome choice And thank you Mr Hayes Really good twist at the end also Noinfo.
I m on a roll 4.
5 starsWhat a creepy book I ll never look at flies, power drills, or any sort of blue pill the same again And well, asylums, they are always as creepy as hell and I ve always kept my distance from those Hayes gets two thumbs up for his masterful story of nightmares and one father s journey to stop them from destroying what s left of his life.
Review of Dark Passage by Griffin Hayes5 starsA one sitting horror thriller, Dark Passage is nevertheless a complex study of psychological underpinnings, horrific child abuse, and yes, metaphysics witness the writings of Brenda Barrett, which gave me chills like I have seldom encountered Not at all for the faint of heart or weak of stomach, still this novel is coherent, complicated, and delectably horrifying.
Tyson Barrett has a problem he can t won t sleep due to terrifying nightmares, and sleep deprivation is affecting his career and his marriage and his parenting skills In fact, his wife Ruma has put him out of the home they shared with five year old son Kavi He thinks she s adulterous she thinks he can t come to terms with the incredibly abusive childhood he suffered at the hands of his insane mother When Tyson is loaned his business partner s lak Hugh Howey, author of Wool, wrote the blurb that hangs above Griffin Hayes s name on the cover of Dark Passage It reads Nail Biters beware Though I haven t read any of Howey s work yet, as Wool is on my TBR 2013 list the man obviously knows good horror when he sees it After posting on Goodreads that I had started and was enjoying Dark Passages, Griffin contacted me, asking me to be completely honest with my review I fully intended to, whether he had asked or not, but I m going a little further with this critique than I normally would I m going to discuss formatting and typos, which I rarely ever do So, before I get into the meat of my review, I would like to warn the nit pickers out there This book is not perfect, as it suffers from repe