Imposition by Adam Jordan
Adam Jordan’s Imposition is my focus of today. I normally would split my review into four categories: Plot, Prose, Character Development, and Originality. But because I tried to give a genre I don’t typically read, a chance, I feel it’s only fair to base my review off of how well this book fits within its genre. I’ll not be doing an in-depth review this time. For my personal taste in stories, Imposition has earned 3 out of 5 stars. If, however, I was a fan of the post-apocalyptic genre, Imposition would gain 4 out of 5 stars.
So, I tried something new. I can’t say I hated the story, nor did I love it. It fell into a category of shock and awe, for me. Utter chaos of violent, disturbing events shown and described in such a way that there was no chance I could read this book, while trying to stomach some of my lunch. I’ll jump right into what Imposition reminds me of. As I’ve never read a book quite like this, I can only relate it to movies. Think, The Wolf of Wall Street set in a post-apocalyptic world, and Imposition is what you’ll get. It has a similar vibe to Monster Hunter as well, in that you never know what crazy confrontation is going to happen next, or what weird, psycho character will be introduced. It’s quite lively. There’s cheating, lying, violence, and vulgarity galore. Humanity has been brought to a new level of low. They are trying desperately to survive, and they’ve devolved to rely on very animalistic instincts in the process. The women, who have managed to survive, are treated horribly by most of the characters. This story was raunchy, often grotesque. Adam Jordan does a great job of capturing how debased a society of people can become in a ‘last one standing’ type of scenario. There are not many pages of ‘down’ time. This is a gory, action packed book, basically from start to finish. And the end completely caught me by surprise. Let’s just say, I wasn’t going to read the second book, but now I am. I’m not won over to the post-apocalyptic genre as a whole. But I’ll give it a go with Adam Jordan’s No Man’s World series, because, well . . . I must know how this crazy story ends. I’ve never read anything like it. Ever.
In parting, if a short, raunchy apocalyptic story is your thing, I’m fairly certain you’re going to love this book. If, however, you are not a fan of this genre and want to give it a chance, I highly recommend you look elsewhere. As another reviewer said, this story “isn’t for the faint of heart nor easily offended.” I second that! Lol!
Happy reading. :)
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