I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp
Published by Orbit on March 3, 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Paranormal, Thriller
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Jack Sparks died while writing this book.
It was no secret that journalist Jack Sparks had been researching the occult for his new book. No stranger to controversy, he'd already triggered a furious Twitter storm by mocking an exorcism he witnessed.
Then there was that video: forty seconds of chilling footage that Jack repeatedly claimed was not of his making, yet was posted from his own YouTube account.
Nobody knew what happened to Jack in the days that followed - until now.
The Last Days of Jack Sparks is a dangerously addictive book, where the supernatural will scare you to death and Jack’s humour give you some light relief.
This was an fun book for me but I couldn’t decide if it was meant to be scare-the-living-daylights-out-of-you, a laugh a minute or a deeply satirical humorous read. To be honest I’m not really sure I ‘got’ this book. And I have to be honest I am not sure whether I was crying with laughter or crying with fright. It was a very close call for both. And if you are a scaredy cat like me then this is probably not the book for you! You have been warned.
Jack Sparks is unreliable, egotistical, and opinionated. It made a nice change to have an narrator I couldn’t relate to and loved to hate.
This was a compelling, spooky read, showing just how much we rely on social media and statuses to decide how popular and likeable a person is rather than looking at their actual personality.
The Last Days of Jack Sparks is a terrifying humorous read, this one you should read this summer (If only so that there’s lots of daylight to read it in!)