One suburban night. One stubborn corpse. One golden opportunity. Burklin had it all: a spacious two-story house, a shapeshifting wife, a wide open future. That is, until his father ripped out his soul and trapped it inside an opinionated dachshund. Now he's lost everything, leaving him a slave on mop-up duty for a homicidal teenage demon. His father is sleeping with his ex, the possessed dachshund won't stop talking, and the cleanup jobs keep getting messier. Burklin would give anything to have his life back. Opportunity knocks with a dead woman's hand. When the demon's latest victim won't stay dead, the rules of life and death change. Freedom lies within Burklin's reach, but to get it he'll have to defy his father, the ex-wife he still loves, and the Nether itself. Just how far is he willing to go? Warning: This title contains sex, violence, human cuisine, a smart-ass dachshund, teenage demons, and fun with corpses.
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What a weird book. I mean that in a good way. The characters in Nether, by Jason Beymer are really messed up. You know how in most books there is a good guy and a bad guy? Well, in Nether, there’s not. None of the characters are particularly good. They are all just varying degrees of bad. So I was never really sure who I should pull for. Who was the lesser of the evils?
Nether is a very unique and funny book. This author has caught my attention with his wit and storytelling. His characters are extremely unique, and even though they are bad, they are almost likeable in a weird way. I mean, where else can you find a talking dachshund, a chain smoking hypocondriac mother, a shape shifting ex-wife, and a guy who’s just trying to get his soul back?
Jason Beymer is a new to me author but I will absolutely be looking forward to reading his other books as soon as possible. He kept me guessing throughout Nether. At no point did I feel like I knew how things were going to turn out and that was a very nice change for me! His concepts of the afterlife are different from the common elements and give something unique and fun to the underworld.
I would recommend Nether to anyone looking for something new to read with a fun storyline and a bit of disgustingness. There is some pretty extreme violence but Beymer presents it in a way that makes it less horrific.
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