Saturday, July 27, 2013

Goodreads Review - Ultra Violence by Mark Barry

's review
Jul 26, 13
Read in July, 2013

"The beer is chilled and refreshing, and though you haven't had more than ten pints in the past year, you find yourself halfway through the pint as if it was iced water on a hot day."

The first thing you notice when reading this book is the writing. I say it is brilliant for lack of a better word. You are taken into the realities of life in the most unpredictable way. You can't help jotting down phrases because they are so darn clever that you wish you wrote them yourself.

The story is filled with familiar feelings and uneasy emotions that are articulated in a way you have not read before. You can't remove your eyes from the page because you know if you do you will miss something dynamic and on point.

Mark Barry has a way of taking a moment in time and making it into a something special. There are not words to describe the talent that this writer has. I have been in awe of him ever since I read Carla. He goes down with the greats and it’s just a matter of time before he is recognized for his unique ability to tell a story that makes you glued to the page and yearning for more.

I loved this book for it's distinctive writing style and entertaining storyline. I cannot wait for the second book to be released. There are not that many writers that possess this kind of innate ability.



  1. Thanks for blogging.....sharing...and all that. Mark Barry deserves the praise for his awesome writing. I don't know anyone else that can write like him!!!!! Mind blowing!!!!!! It is as simple as that!!!!!

  2. Thanks, Brenda. I agree, Mr. Barry's novels are well written. He is a great storyteller. Thank you for sharing your views and for posting the review of Ultra Violence.