Clayton Broom is a failed artist, and a broken man. Life destroyed his plans, so he’s found new dreams – of flesh and bone made disturbingly, beautifully real.
Detroit is the decaying corpse of the American Dream. Motor-city. Murder-city. And home to a killer opening doors into the dark heart of humanity.
A killer who wants to make you whole again…
Title: Broken Monsters
Author: Lauren Beukes
I’ve turned into somewhat of a thriller fan; after reading Bird Box, I’ve been craving my next fix. Thankfully, I got my hands on Broken Monsters and settled into reading on a gloomy Friday night.
I have to admit, it’s pretty slow to start and focuses a lot on the background and set up. But about a quarter of the way through things start to pick up and you can’t help but get lost in the grim, graphitti-filled streets of modern-day Detroit
There is no mystery here, you know who-dun-it from the beginning; it’s the why you’re concerned with. Unfortunately, it’s also the very thing that left me wanting at the end. I felt the supernatural elements around Clayton were under-developed; there was no explanation as to what “it” wanted, how “it” got to Clayton and how “it” got here. By the end I was frustrated and a bit bored of waiting to find out what was going on.
All in all, Broken Monsters, is a good and quick read – granted, it didn’t keep me awake at night but was intriguing enough for me to race through all 500 pages.