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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 February 2020
So, after reading A R Williams’ First 2 Arcadia’s Children novels and eagerly awaiting the third I was somewhat surprised when this book appeared on my “because you read” on my kindle.
“Jim’s Revenge” is a pretty far departure from the two previous books. There isn’t a killer mutant space millipede or psychotic robot to be seen anywhere. Instead we get the epic tale of an elderly bloke who gets a part time job making brews for a bunch of office workers.
Yep, you read that correctly. Now obviously it isn’t as simple as that hence the “revenge” bit in the title. But I’d rather not spoil anything here except to say that Andrew R Williams has proved here, like many a good writer, that he isn’t limited to a certain genre.
Also his gift for writing really likeable, and dislike able characters is well intact! Jim our elderly hero is the sort of bloke you see in your local pub and have a beer with. He’s the next door neighbour who you ask your parcels to be delivered to when you aren’t going to be in. The high point of his day is feeding the ducks.
But, as the office workers he delivers the tea to discover: cross this guy at your own risk!
And speaking of the office (who’s name I genuinely laughed out loud at!) and it’s workers, well let’s just say by the end of the book they have got exactly what is coming to them!
All the characters are truly well written, feel real and I finished the book with a big old smile. An easy recommendation.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 July 2020
the story is about a good man Jim who finally decides to give it back to his bullies, it is a story that many will be able to relate to.
We’re all living in a harsh world were bullies think it’s OK to push people who are silent, don’t voice out, or don’t have the looks or means, and what not. In most cases, they just bully because they want to and find reasons to give!
Case in Point – Jim who finally decides he needs to step up and take charge if he wants to put a real stop to bullying. He did not want to cower anymore and what happens when a silent man suddenly decides to create a storm?
An intriguing, relevant, thought-provoking thriller that keeps you hooked from beginning to the end, wondering what is going to happen next. If you want to know what happened, pick up the book now!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom
I enjoyed the story, character development, and dialogue. There were plenty of plot twists that I didn’t see coming and that added to the book’s mystique. When I stopped reading to work, I found myself wondering what happened in the book, and replaying parts of the novel in my head to see if I could figure more out. It has been a while since I enjoyed a book this much. It’s a first-class comedy mystery thriller with perfect pacing. Not much is as it appears here, which is just the way fans of mystery, thriller and suspense will want it.
Jim’s Revenge had every element a good story should have. An intriguing plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. There’s an abundance of well-illustrated scenes that make you feel like you are right there in the story, and that’s something I really look for in a good book. It’s one of those stories that come along once in a while that makes you want to read it non-stop until you get to the end. I’m giving nothing further away here. And this, I hope, will only add to the mystery and enjoyment for the reader!
I’ll be looking forward to reading more from Andrew R. Williams in the future. I would definitely recommend this book. Although, for those who are linguistically sensitive, profanity is used and there are some scenes of a sexual nature.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 December 2019
Jim’s Revenge is completely different from Andrew William’s other novels so I must admit, I read it wondering whether he could deliver the same quality. The answer is definitely. The characters are well drawn and the plot is as intense as always – leading to a ending that is hilarious as well as action packed. How Williams manages to pull all the threads of his plot together is beyond me, but yet again he has triumphed. A definite must read.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 March 2020
A real page turner! Lots of twists and turns in this well researched and humorous novel. What next?!