Thursday, 26 February 2015

LEE MATTHEW GOLDBERG - DETACHED (2013)


Synopsis/blurb…..

Nick is an intense filmmaker who keeps tabs on his wife by filming her every move until he begins receiving mysterious videos in the mail of someone filming him. A prequel to my debut neo-noir novel SLOW DOWN just released by New Pulp Press. Find it in paperback and Kindle.

I had a recent e-mail asking if I would be interested in taking a look at the author’s debut novel, SLOW DOWN. Rather than jump in with both feet, I had a little look around to see whether I could sample the author’s style before committing myself to something longer that might not necessarily float my boat. Not like me to exercise restraint when offered a peek at a book!

DETACHED is an 18 page short story available for free download on Amazon, so why not. Worst case, I don’t like it and I can bat away the offer without feeling like I haven’t been overly abrupt.

Best case I enjoy it and have the opportunity to try a bit of NEO-NOIR whatever that is. Plus it counts as another one read on the old scoreboard – not that I’m obsessed or anything with hitting my year-end total.

Verdict – strange, disturbing, weird – are there people who actually live their lives like this? A husband films his wife around the clock and the following day does exactly the same whilst organising time-slots and their schedule for reviewing the previous day’s footage. Send for the strait jackets immediately. I don’t think the climax of one day’s footage was quite what he was expecting.

Short, sharp, intriguing…..and a yes to the offer of SLOW DOWN.


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Lee Matthew Goldberg has a website here.

He was recently interviewed by Paul D. Brazill – blog friend, author and tireless supporter of authors at all levels in their career. 

The interview is here.


Acquired on Amazon UK.

11 comments:

  1. Oh, that is an unusual premise for a story, Col. Very interesting too! And I understand what you mean about wanting to try an author before committing yourself to a full-length novel. I've done a similar thing.

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    1. Margot - just when you might think there's not new stories, someone's puts a fresh slant on the world.

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  2. Col, that's an interesting way to decide if you want to read a full-length novel by the same author. Sometimes a short can be better than a long and vice versa.

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    1. Prashant, I'm hoping Slow Down lives up to expectations now. He's set quite a high bar for himself.

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  3. Thank you so much for giving me a shot. Glad you liked Detached and enjoy Slow Down!

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    1. Lee, you're more than welcome mate. Looking forward to it.....whenever I get there ;-)

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  4. Whoa that sounds creepy! Slow Down sounds good too, I'm almost tempted....

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    1. You could try Detached for free, then after....

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  5. The books sounds interesting. I will wait and see what you think.

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    1. Hopefully I'll get to it in the next month!

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