3:33 by Mark Towse

thrillereader's review

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3:33 is a fast paced, surprisingly funny and also creepy novella! I really enjoyed a lot of the running themes in this book as well as the references made. This read felt like a fever dream filled with horror and mystery! There is also another short story at the end, Last Train, that I really enjoyed.

stitching_ghost's review

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I enjoyed everything about this story, I can't think of a single thing I would "fix".

The main character was relatable and engaging, his relationship with his teenage children seemed almost too real. His kids are at that soul crushing age where everything their parent does is the epitome of cringe and they want nothing to do with them but also not really, and as a parent you just wonder how to connect with them. His life is a bore, when he gets a glimpse of temporary escape and of a potential new lease on life, he can't help but to go for it and we can understand him, escape comes at a cost though... The story is skillfully written and it makes for a quick and hard to put down read, trust me, go in as blind as possible, you'll thank me later.

For personal reasons I will not accept any criticism of this novella. Thank you.

drakaina16's review

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adventurous dark mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


Thank you to the author for providing a review copy. 
This book is a wild ride! Mark Towse said that he left the synopsis intentionally vague, and I agree that going in almost blind is the best way to read it. It definitely did not go where I thought it would, and I appreciate that about it. Do yourself a favor - read the book, and ask yourself what price you'd pay for the night of your life. 

booksandganja's review

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If you hated your life would you give up years to feel happy again?

Overall, I found this novella a quick, easy read. It gave me anxiety, it made me feel for Frank, who just wanted to do shit with his family and be noticed by them but they were too self-absorbed to notice his struggles and suffering. But, in a way I don’t feel bad for him because he could have left his selfish wife and none of the shit to follow would have happened.

jarodeisabibliomaniac's review

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adventurous dark mysterious fast-paced