Monday, February 9, 2009

Book Review: Broken Bulbs by Eddie Wright

"Broken Bulbs" by Eddie Wright

Published by '86 Newman

Rating: 3.5 stars


Frank Fisher is nothing. He wants to be something. When a mysterious young woman named Bonnie offers assistance by injecting seeds of inspiration directly into his brain, Frank finds himself involved in a twisting mystery full of addiction, desperation and self-discovery. Broken Bulbs, a novella by Eddie Wright, tells the story of the lengths one young man will go in the pursuit of "somethingness."

"Broken Bulbs" is a really interesting and certainly unique little novel. It is the kind of read that will leave you thinking about its message and implications long after you've finished it. Some parts were really confusing and I wasn't sure what to make of them but overall I was pretty intrigued. While I realize this story was intended as a novella, I really wish it could've been longer and perhaps more fully developed. Nonetheless, Eddie Wright is a talented writer who clearly has a vivid imagination and it was probably his intention to end the book with unanswered questions.

BIG THANKS to Eddie for sending me a review copy.

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