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What would you be prepared to do for two million dollars? Michael Fox was about to commit suicide when a stranger approached him and offered him $2m cash - in return for his right arm. However, once Fox agrees to the deal, he begins to realise that this was only the beginning....

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Number of Pages : 289 Pages
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The Jigsaw Man Reviews

  • Paul Nelson
    2018-12-05 05:02

    I don't know what the audio equivalent to a page turner is but I couldn't stop listening to The Jigsaw Man. Desperately needed to know how it panned out, not because it was unique or even stupendously good but it's riveting in the way a Hollywood blockbuster can grab you. The story is a mishmash of threads that you've watched or read before, from the rich man approaching homeless street folk with offers of life changing cash, to the crazy doctor performing seriously fucked up experiments and his violently twisted bodyguard. Michael Fox is one of a fresh batch of street bums, it took some thought but he accepted the offer of two million dollars for, wait for it, his right arm. This money he had plans for, it would be a legacy to his daughter. On his introduction to the medical facility where all this would take place we see a head in a jar amongst other body parts, worryingly enough twitching away as if there were a decent track on the radio. Dr Nathan Marshall underlines his plans and gives them all the tour, they will all be extremely rich men from donating various body parts for a very specific purpose but of course it doesn't quite turn out as they expected. The story is frenetically paced with an abundance of horror, the characters are for the most part believable, Drake the twisted bodyguard is someone you do just hope gets what's coming to him and his actions with the head were worthy of a proper wince. Well worth checking out the parts of this Jigsaw Man even if they are put together by Dr Fuckfuckityfuckfuck and his assistants Holy Mary Motherfuck and nurse Clusterfuck. So if it's a high velocity horror ride you're after that doesn't require much in the way of thought then you won't go far wrong with this one.A 3.5* rating.Also posted at http://paulnelson.booklikes.com/post/...

  • Melissa Helwig
    2018-12-02 23:13

    What would you do if someone offered you a million dollars for your right arm?Of course you would instinctively say no and think they're nuts. But if you stopped and considered the proposal and what you could do with all that money, it might not seem like such a bad idea. Especially if you're homeless, have no family (except a daughter who hates your guts), and are about to jump in front of a train.This is the dilemma facing Michael Fox in Gord Rollo's engrossing first novel, The Jigsaw Man.Since his wife and son were killed in a car accident, Fox has had nothing to live for, becoming a homeless drunk/drug addict. His daughter, who survived the car accident, wants nothing to do with him. So, one bleak day Fox decides he's worth more dead than alive, mails his insurance policy to his daughter and heads to the railway tracks.While Fox is waiting for the next train to end his life, a man pulls up in a limo and offers him two million dollars for his right arm. Thinking of how much that money could do for his daughter, he accepts. Of course there's more to the offer than Fox is told.Poor Michael Fox. I don't think I've ever felt as much empathy for a character as I did for him. During the course of the novel things keep getting progressively worse for him. I don't want to give anything away, but his life definitely would have been better living on the streets. And don't even get me started on Lucas and Red Beard. I'll admit I teared up a couple of times while reading.The characters were very well-developed. As I already mentioned, I felt empathy for the hero and truly cared about him. And I hated the antagonists with a passion. I found myself grinding my teeth when I read about some of Drake and Dr. Marshall's atrocities.The Jigsaw Man grabbed my interest immediately and held it for the length of book with its quick pace. Whenever I thought I knew what was coming next there would be another twist.Although parts of the book require a huge suspension of disbelief, and you know nothing like that would ever happen, it's not a problem. Rollo's writing is so convincing that you'll believe even the craziest scenarios in the novel.I loved this book and if you're a horror fan I'm sure you will too. It looks like I may have a new favourite author.Read more of my reviews at http://littlemisszombie.blogspot.com

  • Kasia
    2018-11-28 23:00

    Oh man, what a fun romp through madness, surgeries and mayhem! For those who like the physical horror with blood, gore and all that icky stuff then this will send a few shivers down the spine. Even though this was Rollo's first mass market novel his writing was a smooth flow of ghastly delights as the story engulfed me and demanded to be finished between Saturday night and Sunday morning, nothing else would tear me away and I had a blast reading it.I don't know if it was the fact that I used to go wild for medical thrillers and while growing up I would devour Robin Cook's books only to stop for a rare breather and read some solid horror but this book reminded me of all the great nail gripping times I sat in my dad's library and read those medical thrillers. This of course goes even deeper than most stories that Cook wrote, adding extra spice with some whacky bad guys and some gut wrenching and chillingly disturbing unpleasant medical scenarios. I certainly enjoyed the mad doctor on a rampage through people and their bodies, on a quest to complete an insane medical act. What that act is I cannot tell, one must read the book to find out, but I promise that the story starts rolling and there is no getting of, this baby was great!The hero is flawed but not lacking a shiny golden heart deep within himself. Michael Fox has more of a Hamlet complex, the inability to act in time! Well that certainly has its up and downs through the book but when a homeless man ready to commit suicide gets stopped with people who have power and money he has no idea that the blissful prosperity with a heavy price isn't as pure as it seems. Ready for death yet without the slightest idea of what waits at a hidden castle deep in the woods where surgery is daily bread for the mad man who runs it, Michael discovers that not all that was told is true, at least not for his benefit.This starts off as an intense ride and the story only gets more and more desperate and absolutely horrific for Michael, there are no easy hero choices here, this book has some teeth and books such as this one remind me how much more fun they are than TV, great job Mr. Rollo, you made me forget the remote exist, even if only for two days.

  • Ken McKinley
    2018-11-28 04:01

    A modern take on the classic Frankenstein story for the ages. This is my first novel by Rollo and simply put, it won't be my last. I've read some amazing books in 2014. Jigsaw Man is now not only my favorite for this year, but many other years as well. The writing is crisp and the story is one twisting turn after another. Some you can see coming. Most of them you can't. And boy does Rollo grab you by the throat with an iron-like vise of a grip. He had me believing the unbelievable every step of the way. At no point was I like "Oh that's BS. I can't buy that!". No, Michael Fox was a sympathetic character you could relate to and you rooted for him, gasped with him, and experienced his dread as if you and him were one and the same. Dr Marshall and his henchman Drake were deliciously evil without being a cardboard cut out of the stereotype. You hated them with every fiber of your being. That's impressive and hard to do. We've all read stories where the villains weren't realistic. You couldn't buy in and be completely invested. That's not the case in Jigsaw Man. I couldn't put it down. I had to see what was around the corner. And every corner I came to had something lurking that was even worse than the previous one. This story was a roller coaster ride that you didn't want to ever end. This may have been my first read by Gord Rollo, but it won't be my last. Before this review, I downloaded everything else of his I could get my hands on. If the rest of his work is only half as good as Jigsaw Man, I will consider it money well spent! Enough gushing on my part. The Jigsaw Man needs to be the next story you read. Period.5 out of 5 starsYou can also follow my reviews at the following links:https://kenmckinley.wordpress.comhttps://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5...http://www.amazon.com/gp/profile/A2J1...TWITTER - @KenMcKinley5

  • 11811 (Eleven)
    2018-11-19 23:07

    My first novel by this author and it won't be my last. It reads incredibly fast. The audio edition isn't great but for $1.99 it ain't bad either. I feel safe recommending this to practically everyone.

  • Tressa
    2018-12-02 23:10

    Michael Fox is a homeless man who is about to jump in front of a train so that his daughter can have a better life with the insurance policy he has left to her. But before he can jump, a stranger drives up in a stretch limousine and offers him $2,000,000 for his right arm.Thinking only of his daughter, Fox gets into the limousine and begins his journey through hell. A mad doctor has been making great breakthroughs in appendage transplants, and it's not only Michael's right arm the mad doctor needs.Rollo kept ratcheting up the suspense and gross-out factor. He made me think of a few fates worse than death, i.e., becoming a Bleeder.This is Gord Rollo's first horror novel and it's a doozy. Fast-paced and pushing the limits, Rollo delivers for horror fans.

  • William M.
    2018-12-09 02:04

    I have not read a debut horror novel this good since Jack Ketchum's Off Season, and as impressive and effective as Elisabeth Massie's Sineater. This book is incredibly well paced with a perfect beginning, middle, and end. I can't say enough about this writer. There were things in this book that were so terrifying, I couldn't believe what I was reading. It runs you through a full spectrum of emotions and hooks you every step of the way. I usually don't like first person stories, but this one really worked. Rollo perfectly balanced the characters, the mystery, the violence, the gore, and the surprises into a very exciting and original tale. I read a lot of horror (almost exclusively), and this is hands down, the best thing I've read in over a year. Gord Rollo's new book, Crimson, was just released by Leisure Books, and you can be sure I'll be picking that up fast. His other book, Strange Magic, is being published by Dark Regions Press and I've already preordered that one. And you should too.

  • Bill
    2018-11-25 04:04

    I read this a while ago but forgot to comment about it. This was a great book and the plot and characters still stick with me. There were some genuinely creepy and terrifying moments throughout the book. It grabs you and drags you all the way to the end. If this was Rollo's first novel (first one I read) then it is fantastic debut. Can't wait to get ahold of another one of his works. Recommended!

  • Hudson
    2018-11-19 00:06

    Meh. Decent read but I thought it dragged a bit in the middle.

  • Todd Russell
    2018-12-16 00:54

    This is one of those horror novels that fans of the genre long to read. It has everything a good tale requires: solid description and imagery, characters to root for and against, increasing terror and a climactic ending. Every scene was an integral part of the overall story. I appreciate a well-constructed yarn and this was a pleasure to read--up until the very last page.Michael Fox, (one thing I dislike is his character name, because I kept picturing Michael J. Fox), more than down on his luck and about to commit suicide is offered a princely sum of dollars in exchange for his right arm. From that hook, the plot spirals into increasingly more horrific moments, any of which I'd be ruining by mentioning in this review. Suffice to say there is a doctor and henchman character involved that pay homage to Mary Shelly's Frankenstein. The only major thing I didn't like was the last page, and the way it ultimately finished the story leaves me taking away a full three quarters of a star from the rating. It's a technical problem that I have with stories written in the first person point of view. I've mentioned this in a few other reviews and I suggest that you DO NOT read the spoiler that follows unless you want to ruin this story: (view spoiler)[I feel cheated as a reader when the story is told in first person and the character dies at the end without any explanation how I was able to read their story. How can the character literally write about his own demise? With no explanation, I'm left feeling like I was somehow in their brain up until their dying moment, and that just destroys the overall story for me. It's not plausible as written. As readers, shouldn't we expect characters in the first person point of view to be alive to tell us the tale from beginning to end? And if they do die, we need some explanation of how they wrote the story literally up to the second they died. Did they have some kind of computer or notepad or writing instrument near them in their final moment? Another story I read recently did the same thing and I felt cheated there, too. (hide spoiler)]Upon conclusion of the story, there is a neat tie-in short story which almost redeems the last page of the novel.3,495 Kindle locations. 4.25 stars. Recommended, except for the last page.

  • Matt Garcia
    2018-11-18 20:59

    Very simple and accessible writing style. Easy to pick up and read no problem. Written in 1st person from Mike's point of view and it works. You genuinely feel like he's telling you his story. The characters are likable and solidly written. For the most part, they each have their own personalities and things that help you distinguish them. I enjoyed the social commentary that Rollo put in here about our perception and assumptions about homeless people and/or people down on their luck. As well as our almost obsession as a people to become rich or the power that money has over many people in society. The almighty dollar can consume some people and this story is definitely commenting on how far would you go to become rich and is the cost/price worth it? The plot/storyline was very cool. Such a simple concept but it's so interesting and I was really invested in the character of Mike and wanted to see how the story would play out. This would make a badass horror film. I'd love to see it. Closest thing that I could compare it to would be the Saw, Hostel or The Human Centipede films. However, I think that it has enough of its own story to tell that it would be very cool to see on the big screen. Almost like Rollo's twisted version of Frankenstein. Filled with lots of gore and disturbing imagery. Nothing that necessarily grossed me out but just conjured up gruesome mental pictures which is the purpose. I enjoyed the ending and thought it was a clever choice by Rollo. The book was also well paced at just under 300 pages, it's a quick read. Tne only negative thing I have to say about the book is that the character of Mike's desires and feelings about what he wants, change and honestly don't make that much sense to me. He says one thing for a chunk of the book and then another and it keeps flip flopping. I don't want to go into further detail to avoid spoilers but it hurt the book a bit in my opinion. I know people's desires and feelings can change and it's all a part of being human but in this story it didn't work for me. Despite this, I thoroughly enjoyed the novel, it was a fun romp through gore and mayhem.

  • Helen
    2018-11-26 02:05

    For a super fast dose of tragedy and body horror look no further!This was a compelling read told from the point of view of Michael, whose life takes a downward spiral after the accidental deaths of his wife and son. He ends up living on the streets, on the verge of suicide. If only he'd known that might have been the easier option ...Lured by the promise of money and the chance to redeem himself in the eyes of his surviving teenage daughter, he agrees to take part in some dubious sounding medical experiments.Almost a modern take on the Frankenstein mythos, this is brilliantly gory, suspenseful and fun read.

  • Kelly
    2018-12-14 01:09

    Man, being the “bad” reviewer sucks sometimes, did you know that? It’s true; there are actually times (few and far between albeit) where I hate having to dish out the tough love. And I feel so bad because Mr. Rollo is such a nice guy, but I read that book three months ago and I still kind of hate it. So, Gord, just remember this: I punish because I love. And speaking of scolding, I have just one question for Mr. Rollo: What the hell were you thinking when you constructed that timeline, therefore, raping the atmosphere and massacring the pace?? One day is examined and explored for three chapters and then it jumps a few months, then it’s four chapters for two days and a few more months blink by. And it only gets worse from there, kids. The days become endless and the time jumps longer. Aside from the fact that no day should be described to that extent, the jumps confused me to the point of befriending aspirin. But what truly catapulted my love affair with the pharmaceuticals was the cast. Never before have I seen such a large array of characters with the potential for greatness be so used, abused and finally, discarded. There is not one character in this entire book that contains even a shred of believability, common sense or a tangible history. Their actions are hilarious and predictable, their dialog laughable, and their outcome formulated to the point of nausea. Why, Mr. Rollo, why? Now, aside from his over-indulgence to exhaust a scene to the point of exasperation, Rollo’s style of writing is creative and straightforward. And I have to tell you, it’s refreshing. Take the plot, for instance. While he did take a good idea and drown it in a pool of excess, the point is that it was a good idea. An original idea. And for that, you have to give the man credit. Sure that good feeling only lasted for a few minutes thanks to the realization that the book cover has nothing to do with the story, but it was there. So, with that in mind, I give this book a 2. It’s only saving grace? The original plot and the knowledge that Rollo’s writing has definite potential if he could just find a really, really good editor. Buy it at your own risk!! -As posted on Horror-Web.com

  • DJMikeG
    2018-11-21 00:02

    Sometimes a new horror author hits a bullseye with their first book. An unheard of writer hits the scene like a Mack Truck plowing into a gas station. King did it with "Carrie", Skipp and Spector did it with "The Light at the End", Richard Laymon did it with "The Cellar", Jack Ketchum did it with "The Off Season", Brian Keene did it with "The Rising", etc. Rollo has pulled a similar feat with this book, his debut. The first third of this book is one of the most incredibly creepy, suspenseful and downrightscarythings I have read in years. I am a huge horror fan and I enjoy a wide array of horror fiction. Some of it shocks me, some of it disgusts me, most of it makes me think, but very little of it really scares me anymore. The first third of this book reminded me of being 13 and cracking open "Misery" by Stephen King for the first time. Completely scared out of my wits. The rest of the book was good, although it goes from being eerie and ominous to very visceral and gory. But then, even at its most gratuitous, it is supremely disturbing and excellently written. I'm not going to waste time telling you what this book is about, just take my word for it, this is what horror fiction should be. This might be the best horror novel I've read this year, and this is definitely an author that I will follow rabidly from now on.

  • Rhonda
    2018-11-30 21:24

    I had never read FRANKENSTEIN or any books related to it so this was my first book of that horror sub-genre and I was quite impressed! This book was extremely fast-paced and kept you wanting to know what was going to happen next. If I had had more time available I probably would've read it in just a couple of days, but I ended up stretching it out a bit longer. Gord Rollo detailed the scenes and characters VERY well in this book. I was able to picture most everything going on... though some of it I would have preferred to not have had such a visual on! Rollo is a very talented writer and I am definitely looking forward to reading more by him in the future.I highly recommend this to any fans of horror as it's definitely a must read. Thanks Nick for bringing this one to my attention.

  • Victoria
    2018-11-21 05:21

    Slammed through this novel, simply couldn't put it down! Highly disturbing!OK Just a tad predictable, but that is ok, I didn't expect any real surprises. I enjoyed the characters, no matter if they were cruel!This made me squirm, and feel nauseous and terrified. Couldn't have chosen a better novel to start the fall season with. I recommend to all horror lovers, especially` ones who enjoy anything in the genre of medical settings.

  • Justin
    2018-12-10 04:09

    this book was not what I expected at all, that's not a bad thing though. I loved it! the mix of comically bizarre situations and truly horrifying situations reminded me of Jeff stand. if this book had been given a "wanted add" title it could have been Andrew mayhem number five. it was gory, it was funny, it was really messed up in parts but it was also well written with great characters and hard to put down.

  • Kristen
    2018-12-11 04:11

    Many have likened this to a “Modern Day Frankenstein” which in reality it is… though more so than the simple stitching together of flesh. This is the story of Mike, a man who lost everything, his job, family and life, he stands on the train tracks ready to die when an offer is made that sounds too good to be true. When a man in a limo pulls up and offers Mike $2 million for the purchase of his right arm what is a homeless man to do? Once Mike arrives at the surgical facility he is fed, given a tour and introduced to the good doctor who informs all of the “donors” that he is attempting to rebuild his son’s body so that he could on day walk. But something feels wrong, something is amiss… and when Mike wanders the halls of the doctors building that night, he discovers that the good doctor may be after more than just his arm.Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” is about redemption, messing with nature, and what it is to be a human. Rollo’s “Jigsaw Man” touches on the messing with nature bit, but didn’t go into it as much as Shelley, the main focuses seem to be about loss, redemption, humanity and the horrors that man is capable of. This is a true horror novel, filled with gore, and atrocious acts committed against men. Some of the concepts get a bit stretched toward the end, I’m sure any Medical professionals reading it will shake their heads at the length to which Rollo stretches the boundaries of disbelief to keep the story going. If you can get past that then this can be a very fast and exciting read. On the whole Rollo is an excellent writer who has created a fun time for the reader. As with all Leisure books, this is within the 300-330 page mark though a chunk of it is a preview to his next book to come out from Leisure: “Crimson.” Jigsaw Man is a fast read that can be finished in a day if you have the time, and it really does grip you right from the beginning and drag you along for the whole ride. Even if you aren’t a fan of the mad scientist genre, you won’t be able to put this down. To make the review fair the negatives in this book are fairly simple – the bad guys are ridiculously bad, the good guys are super good. Our lead character Mike, is a bit of a whiner, and wallows in self pity which makes him a bit hard to be too worried about… as a reader I’d have loved to have slapped him and told him to get his crap together and start acting like a man. Other than that, I really didn’t have any complaints. This was a fun ride that made me interested in reading more from the author. Rollo shows a lot of promise with his well thought out plot, interesting characters and fast pace. I have heard him compared to King, Koontz and Laymon, I personally would consider him closest in style to Koonz but with a far higher gore level. There were very few females in this book, so the little bit of innuendo was entirely male on male… for those of you who are appalled by that sort of thing, it is never described in detail and really isn’t more than a page or two in the book… and it probably isn’t what you are thinking. I’m not entirely sure that it was necessary or even added to the story but, it’s there.On the whole, if you are a fan of the mad scientist genre or are just in the mood for a fast, slightly gross, but fun read, give this one a whirl. There is a reason it was on the Leisure Book club “book of the month” list… it is one of the better ones I have received from them. Cheers and happy reading

  • Jen
    2018-12-12 21:19

    While this was a book that I read in a matter of a couple of hours - I wanted to find out how it ended - it was not an exciting or horrifying book as I'd been told (by the website) to expect. It was a series of horrible events, to be sure, but I just never felt anything for the character. Never really cared about him. It ended in an ok fashion - I don't see any other way that I might have ended it - I liked that he destroyed what he'd become and what created him - ultimate revenge, I suppose. But, I don't know - it just didn't make me want to read any more of his work. There was even an excerpt in the end of the book of Crimson, and I totally skipped it. This book is going straight to the book exchange.

  • Garrett Cook
    2018-12-15 02:54

    A 21st Century take on Frankenstein and Les Yeux Sans Visage, a tale of class struggle and bioethics with a sympathetic, pathetic and still active homeless protagonist. Some books you read, it's tough to be sympathetic toward a hero that is just completely and utterly screwed. It feels like the character has nothing to do and is difficult to invest yourself in, but somehow this book pulled it off. Probably too repulsive and depressing for most readers, but extreme horror and noir buffs will find this a great read.

  • Mark
    2018-11-18 02:55

    Imagine Doctor Frankenstein alive today and pushing the boundaries of science and morality. Now imagine being offered two million dollars for your arm by this twisted genius. Rollo has absorbed the spirits of both Mary Shelley and Richard Laymon and sprinkled in a bit of Michael Crichton in this breakneck, disturbing roller coaster ride of a novel.

  • Steven
    2018-11-28 04:56

    This was a very good horror novel. I was thoroughly enveloped in the story throughout and read it in one sitting; it was a page-turner. The story is about a man filled with guilt and remorse who is about to commit suicide when someone makes him an offer he sadly does not refuse. Gory enough to make me twist a bit--a very good read. Nice work.

  • Kasia
    2018-12-04 22:07

    Oh man, what a fun romp through madness, surgeries and mayhem! For those who like the physical horror with blood, gore and all that icky stuff then this will send a few shivers down the spine. Even though this was Rollo's first mass market novel his writing was a smooth flow of ghastly delights as the story engulfed me and demanded to be finished between Saturday night and Sunday morning, nothing else would tear me away and I had a blast reading it.I don't know if it was the fact that I used to go wild for medical thrillers and while growing up I would devour Robin Cook's books only to stop for a rare breather and read some solid horror but this book reminded me of all the great nail gripping times I sat in my dad's library and read those medical thrillers. This of course goes even deeper than most stories that Cook wrote, adding extra spice with some whacky bad guys and some gut wrenching and chillingly disturbing unpleasant medical scenarios. I certainly enjoyed the mad doctor on a rampage through people and their bodies, on a quest to complete an insane medical act. What that act is I cannot tell, one must read the book to find out, but I promise that the story starts rolling and there is no getting of, this baby was great!The hero is flawed but not lacking a shiny golden heart deep within himself. Michael Fox has more of a Hamlet complex, the inability to act in time! Well that certainly has its up and downs through the book but when a homeless man ready to commit suicide gets stopped with people who have power and money he has no idea that the blissful prosperity with a heavy price isn't as pure as it seems. Ready for death yet without the slightest idea of what waits at a hidden castle deep in the woods where surgery is daily bread for the mad man who runs it, Michael discovers that not all that was told is true, at least not for his benefit.This starts off as an intense ride and the story only gets more and more desperate and absolutely horrific for Michael, there are no easy hero choices here, this book has some teeth and books such as this one remind me how much more fun they are than TV, great job Mr. Rollo, you made me forget the remote exist, even if only for two days.- Kasia S.

  • TJ
    2018-12-12 05:14

    "The Jigsaw Man" is author Gord Rollo's modern-day version of Frankenstein, but with a "heart". The book revolves around a billionaire doctor's attempt to make his crippled son "whole" by using arms and legs from donors who exchange their limbs for dollars. One of those donors is a down-on-his-luck drifter by the name of Michael Fox who attempts to repair his failed role as father by providing his daughter with the $2 million dollars he'll receive from Dr. Nathan Marshall for his right arm.Deep down, Fox believes the deal is too good to believe, but after agreeing to it and then seeing Marshall's facility (and crippled son), he's ready for the tradeoff. As the date of the operation arrives, Fox finds out that Marshall's plan may not be as steeped in honor as he originally thought and tries to back out of the deal. Fox quickly finds out that it's too late for that and realizes that he could be losing more than just an arm.Rollo cranks up the suspense and the horror as the novel moves along at a brisk pace. Not for the squeamish, those diving into this book should be prepared for moments of true gore and shock. Rollo gets a little carried away at times the moments of gore and borders on the fringe of gratuitousness. But, I do challenge readers not to pull hard for Fox and his friends as they battle for their very existence.While I wouldn't exactly give my right arm to read another book by Gord Rollo, I'll certainly have my eyes peeled for it.

  • 2018-11-28 23:05

    I had been waiting to get my hands on this book. I devoured it. Similarly to Strange Magic, we get a lead character who is really down on his luck. However, Mike's outlook on the world is galaxies apart. Opposed to Kemp, who is desperately trying to pull his life back together, Mike just says "Fuck it" and looks for the easy way out of his problems: suicide. Right out of the gate, The Jigsaw Man gripped me. It continued to strangle me, skinned me, shot me in the groin and dragged my flailing body over a salty beach. I loved it!More than a derranged gore-fest, this is a book that made me think. Gord plays with the concept of humanity and the value of human life. Are the limbless, living bloodbanks still human? How about the comatose ones? Or perhaps, is one's humanity lost at a particular state of mind? Complete and total disregard for the worthless meat-bags in your way, or who are simply tools to use however you please. The moral questions Gord brings up and the way he toys with the lives of his characters are sure to make this book stick with the reader after they've put it down.

  • Kynthos-the-Archer (Kyn)
    2018-12-04 23:07

    Don't know about you, but I am very drawn to this disturbing image on the book cover...It's calling for my attention. I. Need. To. Read. This.My curiosity is piqued.EXCERPT:“The sick pervert was rubbing his throbbing cock on the side of the glass tank, slowly working it up closer and closer to the head above. The defenseless man’s eyes were wide open in fear, his entire head and spine thrashing about in a futile attempt to get away. … Drake crawled right up onto the table, and was trying to put his engorged dick into the disembodied man’s tightly closed mouth, who was resisting the only way he could. ‘Open up sweetie, or you lose one of your eyes,’ Drake whispered, his voice dripping with lust.”

  • Vicki Willis
    2018-11-30 02:07

    This was my kind of book! It was about a man who had lost everything and was offered $2 million for one of his limbs. Sounds tempting, right? The rest of the story was fast paced and intense. The story was horrifying and shocking. There were a variety of different characters and they were great. Excellent book!

  • Shawn Thornton
    2018-12-15 02:59

    I couldn't put this book down. Really really entertaining. I'd give my right arm to read another Gord Rollo novel.

  • Dana Dunham
    2018-11-26 22:03

    Amazing. I'm honestly speechless. This book had me like 😱 the whole time and I loved it! It's definitely not for everyone, cause it's a super super dark book, but for anyone who likes that stuff, it's a great read!Full review here: https://danasreadingroom.wordpress.co...

  • Enikő
    2018-11-21 03:06

    *spoiler alert*I don't know what possessed me to pick this book for my Friday night reading, but it was a sore disappointment. It is not very well written, in my humble opinion. The author does not exhibit any particular mastery of either the English language or descriptive prose.The scientific explanations seemed to be thrown together by someone with lots of imagination, but no credible medical background. The plot itself was not plausible. For example, the surgeries described could not possibly have been accomplished by a single surgeon, unless he operated for several days straight. Delegating his own surgery to another surgeon was also far-fetched because he was supposedly the only one capable of these delicate operations.The first person narrative didn't work well at all. The main character displayed a certain attitude that didn't appeal to me. His voice was that of a person I would no be drawn to at all. He was too opinionated, for one thing. But the kicker is that he commits suicide at the end, so how would the first person narrative even be impossible? He killed himself and then came back and wrote a book? Puh-lease!I do not recommend reading this book. It is not a page-turner, but a predictable let-down.