POVs in between the main POVs The story is a amalgamation of horror and thriller as Hank Schwaeble does an admirable job of keeping the reader hooked with his easy and readable prose He also does a very good job of relaying the action scenes and the story
lines to the reader no space is waster to the reader No space is waster reminiscing about anything that took place and all development of the storyline is forward with no ooking back Another excellent job done by Schwaeble is that of taking all the story threads that are occurring in this novel and twisting them all into one at the end This is something that can be appreciated as Schwaeble s writing style and story structure is very much ike a seasoned author and many readers will not be able to tell that this is his debut novel Schwaeble has a nod to John Steinbeck and has inserted it into the plot in a very apropos manner I thought this was a very interesting aspect of the novel and something that should have it s attention drawn to The character development within Damnable is uniue unto itself The main protagonist is not a cookie cutter character and has many sides to him some of which are "shown in this story and some of them that are not told within the novel "in this story and some of them that are not told within the novel m sure there are many readers ike myself who would uit Drinking Easy Ways To uit Drinking For A Healthier Happier and More Motivated Life Without Alcohol Book 1 like to read and know about Jake Hatcher as he was able to draw readers in and frustrate them at time I dove to see of this character in other books in the future Another character that has great development is that of the antagonist The antagonist is not just all out crazy instead Schwaeble does a great job of presenting the antagonists viewpoint and giving readers a rationale explanation of what is happening and what s behind all the events I for one could understand the thought process and even sympathize with the bad guy because of this portrayal In the end Hank Schwaeble just a fantastic job in writing his debut novel He is a talents guy who is sure to Duty light up the thriller scene with future books This book is a must read for all thriller horror and supernatural fiction fans Hank Schwaeble s Damnable is by far the best debut thriller of 2009 for myself Read Damnable and find out why for yourself Reasonably good Lots of sex scenes I was a bit put off by the fact that the main protagonist Hatcher is a former Special Forces guy because it s so cliched these days as the background for a badass Then Iearned the author Schwaeble was himself some kind of Special Forces guy And I saw his good ooks and impressive biceps
So I M Fairly I m fairly now with the choice for Hatcher s background I also note that Schwaeble has captured uite correctly the crude macho and highly sexed mindset of a typical male American soldier That s good too 5 of 5 StarsNot ong ago I received an advance copy of The Angel of the Abyss A Jake Hatcher Thriller by Hank Schwaeble Having previously read American Nocturne I was excited about the prospect of reading of Hank s work Then I found out the new novel is the third book in a series Even though I was assured the new book works well as a stand alone novel I had to read the whole series Maybe I have a touch of OCDLong story slightly Dreamland. Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep longer I m so glad I m a completist Had I not read Damnable I would have missed a terrific read and a Bram Stoker Award winner for best First Novel which I didn t realize until after I read the bookIn the beginning of Damnable the author shows a bit of hisove for noir It doesn t hold through the entire book but it was nice to seeAt the co. Elf standing watch against an unimaginable threat to humanity For he's about to discover that Unter nearby the babe a sultry minx with milky skin sat sidesaddle on one of the stools smartly arrayed in a taupe inen skirt and vest sipping her coffee The Princes Scandalous Wedding Vow like aounging starlet nursing a gin and tonicThe we meet Jake Hatcher in military prison basically for doing his job perhaps a bit too well When Jake is released to attend the funereal of a brother he never knew he had things start going sideways uicklyMeet Valentine an amazingly well crafted villain and a truly despicable character bent on bringing an end to heaven His scheme is complex and includes a monster he
Calls The Get Of the Get of stood there watching as the thing in the cage finished the heart It ate it Thru Hiking Will Break Your Heart like a piece of fruit crouched over shifting its weight on its haunches hiding partially behind its shoulderooking sideways at them every few seconds Between bitesThey say the devil is in the details and some of the smallest bits in Damnable are some of my favorites ike Jake Hatcher s mother s obsession with flamingos Certainly not needed but thoroughly enjoyableSchwaeble creates powerful images both with spurts of yrical prose and the ability to get down and dirty when he needs to Damnable is both a captivating and horrifying read It s also an adult readwith both hardcore sex and extreme violence all totally relevant to the storyThere are a number of well timed twists throughout Damnable enough to keep the reader guessing to the very endPublished by Jove Damnable is available in both Paperback and e book formatsHank Schwaeble is a writer and attorney in Houston Texas His debut novel Damnable won the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel He is also the author of Diabolical and the soon to be published the Angel of the Abyss all three in the Jake Hatcher series Hank is also the author of the horror noir collection American Nocturne and numerous short storiesHank is an active member of the Horror Writers Association and the International Thriller Writers Association 25 StarsThis came across to me as a readable first novel with some bright points and uite a bit of standard fareI chose to read this one as I cannot satiate my Telecommunications Network Design Algorithms love for the biblical horror sub genre This book with the name Damnable and the cover synopsis had me intrigued This story really is aite biblical horror with some angels and demons and a The Power of the Internet in China lot to do with hell Jake is a take on the Antihero but I never really connected with him There are some decent horror elements but overall this played outike a thriller than a horror novelThe story was ok and the conclusion works it just all seemed play out as one would expect it too This one was a bit too safe to really enjoy I will probably read another novel by Svhwaeble but this one can be skipped This book is not as dark or surprising or disturbing really as the reviews on the covers would have you believe There are only 3 short scenes take up an total of 6 pages in the entire book that had anything disturbing happen I was expecting to
*be on the *on the of my seat constantly checking over my shoulder to make sure a monster wasn t trying to grab me that s what a book named Damnable should make you feel and it just didn tIt s a well written book there was one chapter towards the end that seemed to never end for me It makes me think of a James Pattersons writing which isn t bad I ike James Patterson A great hunt for a serial killer who turns out to be ambitious than he seems Great fun and well writtenRead my full review at Feo Amante Horror Thriller. He streets of New York City have become a secret battleground between forces he cannot comprehe. ,
An enthralling read Full review to come 3 AND 12 STARSAuthor Hank Schwaeble won the Bram Stoker award for best first novel for Damnable and for the most part it is well deserved It s original premise some outrageous gore and many unpredictable moments kept me reading ate into the night While not as frightening as I think it could have been if atmosphere was added Schwaeble keeps the reader hooked by revealing a few pieces to the puzzle with each chapter until finally the complete puzzle is revealed in all its evil glory Some of the military psychology Schwaeble writes of the main character s thought process was uite fascinating and gave an authenticity
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coincidences that bothered me but for the most part it was an enjoyablethat bothered me but for the most part it was an enjoyable A bit slow in the middle it picks up nicely and carries you to its violent end If you are into demons and the occult and ike a ittle action with your horror Damnable is certainly something different to try out interesting book and story iked the characters and the way it was completely different from other types of horror books dealing with religious horror etc not uite angels and that but dealt with demons and someone trying to bring hell on earth very enjoyable and pretty graphic in some spots if that s your thingi recommend this for sure You may read the entire review Here Hatcher Is A Hatcher is a with a problem A special military operative he s been wrongly imprisoned and on the day of his release finds out his brother has been killed a brother he never even knew existed This my I happened upon this book while browsing through a catalogue The book blurb that caught my eye describes the setting as that in New York City and having it involve an ex military operative who has to search for his ong The New World Spanish/English, English/Spanish Dictionary (El New World Diccionario espaol/ingls, ingls/espaol) (Spanish and English Edition) lost brother I knew that I wanted to check out this book further based on this description The setting of this story might seem a bit cliched and in some ways reminds me of the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child However after reading the first couple of chapters I knew my perceived idea of this story was wrong and that this was something completely different an aittle violent then what I would have expectedThe story begins with a rather strange accident which sets of the beginning events of the novel Within the first chapter readers are introduced to the main protagonist Jake Hatcher who is currently in a military prison due to events that are unknown at the time His release is facilitated due to events that have been told to readers in the prologue Jake then goes on to meet up with his mother and tries to get an understanding of the events that have happened and are about to happen I would rather not reveal too much of what happens in the novel especially the beginning as it s all intricately connected and the plot Do Better line just builds up from there The surprise of the novel seems to be an important part of the reading of this The majority of the chapters are told from Jake Hatcher s POV however there are a few chapters where the POV shifts to include two other prominent characters who play an important part in the story The characters and the roles that they play I believe will be aot beneficial to the readers if they find this out for themselves There are a few one off POVs from minor characters scattered throughout the story This aspect of Hank Schwaeble s writing is very reminiscent of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child who often insert one off. After being disgraced and wrongly imprisoned special military operative Jake Hatcher finds hims.