[E-Book] ☆ Kick | by ↠ John L. Monk #2020


  • Title: Kick
  • Author: John L. Monk
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Kindle Edition

  • Kick By John L. Monk They say suicides are damned for eternity But if coming back to life in the bodies of violent criminals is Hell, then Dan Jenkins will take it And he does, every time a portal arrives to whisk him from his ghostly exile in limbo.Dan rides the living like a supernatural jockey, pushing out their consciousness and taking over They re bad guys, right Killers and brutes ofThey say suicides are damned for eternity But if coming back to life in the bodies of violent criminals is Hell, then Dan Jenkins will take it And he does, every time a portal arrives to whisk him from his ghostly exile in limbo.Dan rides the living like a supernatural jockey, pushing out their consciousness and taking over They re bad guys, right Killers and brutes of every sort, which makes it okay He doesn t know where their minds go while he s in charge, and for the most part doesn t care For three weeks at a time, it s a chance to relax and watch movies, read fantasy novels, and have random conversations with perfect strangers.Normally, before the villain returns to kick him out, Dan dishes out a final serving of justice and leaves the world a safer place It s one of the rules if he wants rides, and he s happy to oblige For a part time dead guy, it s a pretty good gig until someone changes the rules Kick is the first book in a series of dark fantasy paranormal thrillers If you like Quantum Leap and Every Day, you ll love this gritty, hilarious, and original take on the body hijacking hero story Vividly written, Kick is a wild ride with a sharp sarcastic wit and a flawed yet likable main character.
    John L. Monk
    John L Monk lives in Virginia, USA, with his wife, Dorothy A writer with a degree in cultural anthropology, he boldly does the dishes, roots out evil wherever it lurks, and writes his own stunts.

    Kick By John L. Monk

    Commentaires:

    Petra
    My original Kick audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.When Dan was a confused college kid having issues with his girlfriend, he committed suicide Since then he s been in what he calls the Great Wherever but regularly gets sent by the Great Whomever into the bodies of living humans usually violent criminals to dispense justice Typically, he has about 3 weeks to figure out what the person, or his ride as Dan calls it, has done and what vigilante action is required Th [...]

    Logan Keys
    Dan is my hero The first rides were great but THEN when he was in the sexy Nate whistles From about a fourth into the book I was so hooked I stayed up late and sick to read it Great pacing, storyline, tensions, and humor mixed in this bag of crazy awesomeness gah gah gah I want number two nawooooo This book is good enough to make a mother wanna dance yo EASY five stars D

    Steelwhisper
    And absolutely brilliant ride

    Johanna Rae
    I didn t know what to expect with Kick It had an unusual cover and I could tell from the blurb that it was going to either be awesome, or very bizarre Fortunately this book was than worth the asking price It didn t take long for the plot to grab me at all, especially when coupled with the witty easy to read style Monk employs I read almost the entire book in one sitting as I struggled to put it down until I got to the end I really loved it It held a familiarity to that show from the 90 s Quantu [...]

    Pixie
    What an awesome surprise I added this book at random because Steelwhisper five stared it she s wildly critical so if she slow clapped it I felt it was a must Damn this was good I read the first few chapters, had dinner with the Hubs while talking about it, then ran back to finish the rest Afterwards I laid in bed thinking like that shit it made me smile it kept me guessing You know a books good when you discuss it and it has you thinking about life, God, good versus evil l that The book was a cr [...]

    Liz
    Black, morbid humor.This was an entertaining book about a guy who committed suicide in the worst, most horrible way possible and ended up body jumping into criminal s bodies who are still alive I guess to help bring justice or something Some interesting ideas there in the book, would recommend to give it a go And I just realized how awful and warped and not right the second sentence of this review reads yeah, not right at all suicide is hardly entertaining but let me repeat humor, black, morbid

    Beanbag Love
    The main character is dead He doesn t know what he is, but he knows he s dead because he killed himself He doesn t know where he is has been for the last 15 20 years so he calls it the Great Wherever He also doesn t know who sends him into living humans bodies to dispense justice, so he calls it the Great Whomever Back tracking, he has figured out that he s supposed to dispense justice, whether that s true or not, he keeps getting sent back so he keeps doing it The story starts when he s about t [...]

    Douglas Castagna
    To say that I liked it would be to do a disservice I loved Kick, and feel like we are going to see great things from Mr Monk This type of story has been done, mostly in the other way, mostly where an evil force enters a body and wreaks havoc, in Kick we have the opposite Bad people are entered by a force of good, or rather, an average soul who takes it upon himself to right some wrongs.What we have is an episodic story that shows up what the protagonist Dan does while he rides these bad people, [...]

    Thea Nishimori
    I want to give it 4.5 stars, but I m happy to round it up to 5 The only things that brought it down were technical mechanical issues with the English inconsistent use of the past tense, for instance which probably no one else notices.It was a very enjoyable read I liked the premise of the story and how it was developed as the rules were changed The main character is a flawed human being but quite likable, and he also changes, adapts, and grows The ending especially the epilogue was very satisfyi [...]

    Daniel Roy
    I ve said in the past that I had yet to read a self published book that convinced me that they could be as good as one that came out of traditional publishing I m not sure if this is this book, but it definitely kept me entertained than many books put out by a major publisher.Kick is unique both in setting and structure The novel tells the story of Daniel, a suicide victim, who keeps coming back to possess the bodies of serial killers and other unsavory characters, then uses them to punish them [...]

    Eve
    An excellent idea for a story and very we ll executed.

    Tammy K.
    Holy Cow This was a great read This paranormal thriller hooked me in with the first few pages and held my attention through out.I read it in one sitting It s rather late as I am typing this review up, but I just have to share with you all just how much I loved this story.Dan is a troubled soul lingering in the abyss of purgatory He is sent by some greater power, back into a physical existence to right the wrongs in that life While not always pretty, and at times rather violent, Dan does his best [...]

    Jackie
    Interesting premise Interesting applicationI liked the book s premise and found it interesting and was hooked by some of the earlier stories What I didn t like is that after a short while it started to feel like a book of short stories all individually interesting but collectively it didn t feel like it was serving any particular point If you like interesting experiences loosely tied together in the end then you should enjoy this book.

    Carol
    One of two questions can keep me turning pages or scrolling in a novel 1 How on earth will the main character get out of this mess Or, 2 I think I know the answer to this mystery will I be right Halfway through Kick, I thought I might know the answer, and from that point on, I was reading not just because I was entertained by the writing and fascinated by the action and the characters, but because I wanted to learn if I was right I even contacted the author, John L Monk, and shared my suspicion [...]

    Caddy Rowland
    This was a very different kind of read for me, not my typical type of book I have to say I was hooked right away, mainly because the book made me laugh out loud several times in the first several pages I was alone at lunch, so people were looking at me pretty strange The writing is good with a decent pace and a unique story Dan is dead and gets sent into the bodies of various people on earth Usually it s to end their lives, as they are less than stellar humans There is also a lesson there for hi [...]

    Abby
    Kick follows Dan Jenkins, a 20 something year old who committed suicide but has not yet crossed over into full on death Instead, he is allowed to roam through the Great Wherever, as he calls it, in between catching rides in criminals bodies It is his job to prevent them from hurting anyone else, whether that means fixing the situation or even removing them from life before he moves on to the next body According to the book s summary, everything is going just fine for Dan until someone changes al [...]

    Deena Ward
    What a great book Thoroughly enjoyable Dan Jenkins, the narrator, is extremely likable even in the face of his questionable decisions and actions, which says much about the lovely character development in the story I even marked some of my favorite Dan quips This guy was beyond lucky He was Midas with a better attorney, or the owner of a Monkey s Paw version 2.0, or Richard Cory on Prozac What I wouldn t give to look like Leonard Nimoy or Dionne Warwick basically the same person, if you squint A [...]

    William Bentrim
    Kick by John L Monk This book is far from a kick It makes you consider the consequences of you actions Dan Jenkins face reality through eyes other than his own and sees the consequences of their actions This is an unusual book It is vignettes of violence interspersed with introspection I m struggling here to describe the book without giving away the basic premise Dan s life is a living hell or perhaps purgatory He discovers there is to his internal self image than he ever imagined Imagined is a [...]

    Jenny Whetzel
    Such an awesome story I absolutely loved this novel and will be purchasing the next in the series I wasn t sure what to expect when I first started reading this The plot is just so unique and unlike anything I have read before There is so much action in this book that it is difficult for the reader to become bored Kudos to the author

    Tracy
    I found this author last year and was lucky enough that another in the series had already been published I love the premise of him being a suicide and being able to inhabit someone s body to usually end up having them jailed or killed, it s just good reading Can t wait for the next one.

    Glinda Harrison
    Very enjoyable paranormal mystery More detailed review to follow.

    Netanella
    For a debut novel, this book is amazing applesauce awesomeness And that s all I m going to say you have to read it yourself.

    Carol Kean
    After Logan Keys s excellent, witty, funny book review, I m afraid to touch this one Ah well, I can say lots of things with words that his hilarious video review can tCK got me with the first sentence, a nod to Helen of Troy but this woman could launch a thousand customer complaints Dan is cool and cynical, witty and full of surprises so if anyone besides me is suffering withdrawal from America s favorite serial killer Dexter , I have good news a much better hero is dispatching bad guys, and his [...]

    L.J. Hayward
    3.5 rounded up to 4I rather enjoyed Kick, but for a few small niggles Firstly, the good stuff When Dan Jenkins was a mixed up, emotionally confused college kid, he committed suicide There were issues with his girlfriend, and with himself, and he did something terrible, an act for which he now feels guilty From the Great Wherever where he finds himself after death Dan is dispatched onto missions by an unseen, unheard, purely inferred by Dan himself being he calls the Great Whomever Each mission s [...]

    D. Campbell
    To be fair, my official review number would be a 4.5 out of 5, but that isn t doable on I reserve a rating of 5 5 for a perfect book, and although this book was very fun to read, I don t believe it was perfect I have only ever given one 5 5 review and that was for Cline s Ready Player One.As a junior high teacher, I read Levithan s novel Every Day over the summer, and I enjoyed the premise main character wakes up every day in a new person and highjacks their body for a 24 hours period but I wasn [...]

    Ozsaur
    I found the main character, Dan, very engaging he s a wise ass who just can t seem to keep his mouth shut He s sympathetic, even when I want to give him a good shake He s kind hearted and generous, but often selfish and short sighted which gets him into all kinds of trouble His flaws also trip him into making mistakes.Dan is a guy who committed suicide at a young age Since then he s existed in what he calls the Great Whatever From time to time, the Great Whatever gives him a job to do by droppin [...]

    Llaph | No Frill | No Shill
    Ever wonder what happens to that creepy guy who kills himself to prove his love after his girlfriend dumped his crazy ass If so, you should read this book which tells you a version of what may happen and have you rethink pretty much everything you thought about that guy, and well the afterlife in general.This book made me laugh, it made me sad, and it made me contemplate God and the afterlife, and in the process totally entertained me Monk s take on what a suicide gets for its punishment in the [...]

    Katie Hamstead
    I picked this up through Bookbub, and immediately became intrigued by it Most of my Bookbub books end up getting lost in the abyss of books on my kindle, but the first chapter really grabbed my attention So, I kept reading.Told through Dan s perspective, we spend a lot of time in his head with just him He landed in his body hopping gig after he killed himself in college, as a kind of penance I guess Although a little lost, he s a genuinely nice guy who enjoys his time living in truly evil people [...]

    Marat Beiner
    A great surprise.Have not expected to like this book so much, because of a few factors 1 Popularity and rating This book has a low rating and and a low number of voters, usually it s says something, but not always I have seen it before with Iron Age trilogy, which despite it s rating and lack of popularity was a great trilogy So I decided to give it a shot.2 The 30% or so of the book, are so so I left it at 35%, and began a new one But, when I resume to this book, it suddenly picked up, and the [...]

    Heidi
    I really liked this book First, you need to know I m VERY stingy with stars, so for me three stars is a high rating.I can count on one hand the number of independent authors I would recommend to my friends John Monk is one of them Kick was well written, and engaging from beginning to end You may find the story somewhat predictable, but the first person perspective of Dan Jenkins gives it the color and flavor that make Kick worth the read.Life is too short to waste on mediocre books, so for me to [...]

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