A twisted, haunting and enjoyable read that dives deep into the shadowy depths of one man’s mind…
‘Don’t Lose Your Head’ is a literal, metaphorical and symbolic title for a unique story that takes readers down the rabbit hole of conscience and repercussion. ‘Alan Burris’ sets his sights on what appears to be a rather easy robbery opportunity which doesn’t go to plan and becomes an encounter that ultimately takes him on a path of torment. On this path we learn of his dark past which he cannot escape while very recent events weigh upon everything he does in the few days after. It seems everywhere he turns this encounter follows and no matter how he tries to bury or hide it there it is beside him. The voice in his head cannot be silenced seemingly and it gets louder and louder.
What’s real and what isn’t blends into one throughout as author Dave Williams delivers these atmospheric visuals with a writing style that keeps you reading. Are we supposed to sympathise with ‘Alan’? Or are his actions condemnable? Questions and the conflict presented like this heightens the already heavily psychological element that’s at play here. With some cool references and even some inspiration from an art exhibition the author once visited this book makes for a twisted, haunting and enjoyable read that dives deep into the shadowy depths of one man’s mind. Will he come out unscathed? You’ll have to read it to find out.
5 Stars – A very enjoyable read that clings to the darker side of things. Reviews via Amazon and Goodreads.
3 thoughts on “‘Don’t Lose Your Head’ by Dave Williams – Review”
Lee, thank you for reading my book and writing this wonderful review. I like how you mentioned “What’s real and what isn’t blends into one,” as that was my aim for readers to not be sure how much Alan was imagining. I really appreciate you taking the time to review the book.
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You’re welcome Dave, I really enjoyed it. That blend of reality over fiction made for a unique read!
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Reblogged this on Dave Williams and commented:
Thanks to Lee Hall for writing a wonderful review of my book, “Don’t Lose Your Head,” and I encourage you to check out his blog — he’s written several books, and he offers advice on what has worked for him in his indie writing journey.