Sunday, December 16, 2018

VICTORIA by Jason Parent

Review by Valerie Dorsey 

This is my first exposure to Jason Parent and enjoyed this story! It carries the right amount of adventure, horror with a touch of comic comments by the main characters thrown in. With poor Victoria carrying around a “psychotic, eight-legged demon” in her brain and a secret fraction of The Church hunting her to rid the world of these ancient beings, what issues could there be?? Well, add in a second creature that enters a priests brain, the fight begins! My personal pet peeve is I would have liked more info on what these “ancient” beings were! The author gives a hint that they had not always been spiders!?! I am left wanting to read more from this author!!

In his head, Jason Parent lives in many places, but in the real world, he calls New England his home. The region offers an abundance of settings for his writing and many wonderful places in which to write them. He currently resides in Southeastern Massachusetts with his cuddly corgi named Calypso.

In a prior life, Jason spent most of his time in front of a judge . . . as a civil litigator. When he finally tired of Latin phrases no one knew how to pronounce and explaining to people that real lawsuits are not started, tried and finalized within the 60-minute timeframe they see on TV (it's harassing the witness; no one throws vicious woodland creatures at them), he traded in his cheap suits for flip flops and designer stubble. The flops got repossessed the next day, and he's back in the legal field . . . sorta. But that's another story.

When he's not working, Jason likes to kayak, catch a movie, travel any place that will let him enter, and play just about any sport (except that ball tied to the pole thing where you basically just whack the ball until it twists into a knot or takes somebody's head off - he misses the appeal). And read and write, of course. He does that too sometimes.

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Reviewed by Valerie Dorsey

Received a BS degree in Marketing from Indiana University 1982. Have worked in the retail business for the last 19yrs. Raised 4 children, 3 have graduated college. I love animals and reading. Reading has become as much a part of my life as eating! If it’s not done a couple times a day, I feel starved!

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