For me, both reading and writing is about escape. I often say, that I don’t like movies that tug at my heart strings, or have a lot of drama because life is full of both. I want action, I want mindless excitement, I want interesting banter and sprinkle all that with some intelligent humor.
When seeking out new authors I am nervous, especially in today’s world of anyone can publish their own digital books. While scanning book covers, I came across a unique cover with the title Hammerhead.
Proof that a cover isn’t everything, but it can sure attract a person’s attention.
I read the reviews, and decided to take a chance. It was my first purchase for Kindle after wading through the Dark Tower series, and the then the Hunger Game series.
I will touch on the frustrations of reading series at some point in this blog.
But back to Hammerhead. This book was a pure joy to read. Immediately you fall in love with the main character Jeffery Holt. His don’t F with me attitude, laced with heavy bouts of compassion make it hard not to like this guy. Then when he finds Stacy Zach on the wrecked bridge of a starship, we the reader start to care for her as much as our own children. Like Stephen King, Jason Andrew Bond does a fantastic job of connecting us with the characters.
They are real people! I plan on inviting Jeffery, his son, and Stacy to my next birthday party.
I have read this book twice. The first time was four years ago when I first purchased it. The second time was just a few weeks ago as I read it in preparation for Hammerhead Resurrection, the sequel.
This book has tons of action, great flying scenes, and is a page turner. I love that they don’t get into impossible situations, only to find an even more improbable solution to the situation.
I may have even shed a tear.
Buy this book, it is awesome!
Read Jason’s bio, and see what he does with a part of the proceeds.