Captain Quad

Captain Quad THE GREENSTICK SNAP OF A SHATTERED SPINE TRANSFORMS A LOVING YOUNG MAN INTO A MALIGN AND VENGEFUL FORCEIf you re an optimist you ve probably heard the expression When one door closes another opens B

  • Title: Captain Quad
  • Author: Sean Costello Paul McCarthy
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • THE GREENSTICK SNAP OF A SHATTERED SPINE TRANSFORMS A LOVING YOUNG MAN INTO A MALIGN AND VENGEFUL FORCEIf you re an optimist you ve probably heard the expression, When one door closes, another opens But for Peter Gardner, a young man fresh out of high school with a literal bank of doorways standing open to him, they all slam shut at once A terrible accident leaves himTHE GREENSTICK SNAP OF A SHATTERED SPINE TRANSFORMS A LOVING YOUNG MAN INTO A MALIGN AND VENGEFUL FORCEIf you re an optimist you ve probably heard the expression, When one door closes, another opens But for Peter Gardner, a young man fresh out of high school with a literal bank of doorways standing open to him, they all slam shut at once A terrible accident leaves him quadriplegic, paralyzed from the neck down, shattering his dreams of becoming a pilot, tearing his family apart, and ending a cherished relationship with his girl Now, he wishes only for death.But ironically, it is a brush with death which opens a new door for Peter And when he steps through, it is not into sunlight and promise, but into the darkest reaches of fury, torment and revenge.So ask yourself this Do I have the courage to step through with him PRAISE FOR SEAN COSTELLO Costello knows his way around the mystery horror genre, and he keeps the action moving and the suspense ratcheted up tight He is very much a writer to watch Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail Costello knows how to tantalize his readers, priming them for the horrors to come Rave Reviews

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    1. Sean Costello is a brilliant horror author and I am very surprised that he hasn’t gotten more recognition. I have read three of his books and all of them received four stars. He hasn’t written many novels though so maybe that’s why.Captain Quad is more fun than anything. My own description of it would have to be this: Peter was a perfect student, excelling at everything he attempted, until one day when a porcupine caused a tragic accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down, but he [...]

    2. Don’t read any of Sean Costello’s books if you’re looking for one of those novels that sends the egghead crowd Ooo-ing and Aahh-ing. You know the type of book I’m talking about, the ones reviewers refer to as ‘multi-layered’ and ‘luminous’ or then tell you to ‘linger and savour’ the ‘quiet passages’. Damn, if it’s lingering and savouring you’re after then grab a slice of cheesecake and a nice cup of tea but forget about Costello's novels because each one begins by lay [...]

    3. Most definitely a disturbing book. And, I am not sure if I like the ending at all. (view spoiler)[Seems to me there's still no real closure to the story. Plus, I don't like what happened to Sammy at the end. (hide spoiler)]. Also, there wouldn't be a hero in this book. Not sure if there's a true winner too.At the beginning of the book, I feel so much empathy for the protagonist but as the book progressed, I felt that I have lost him from sight and another being has taken over. Later, I started t [...]

    4. I read this book about 15 years ago and it still sometimes haunts me. I remember it vividly (more than I care to) because it was so graphic. Peter and his girlfriend get into a motorcycle accident and Peter is left paralized from the neck down. He learns how to separate his mind from his body. He then enters other people's bodies to exact his revenge on anyone who ever made him mad. He's so messed up.This was a dark, graphic, gory, disturbing book. If you like that sort of thing, you would proba [...]

    5. Sean Costello is one fucked up dude! The book was a little slow to start, but one it got going it took off like a heard or wild stallions! I couldn't put it down! It was the kind of book that makes you want to take a break from reading once you've finished it so you can revel in the twistedness of it. Fantastic, but not for the feint of heart!

    6. The first book I ever read by Sean and I loved it. Doesn't seem like it was that long ago but apparently it was. I must re-read it because it was so good.

    7. If you can imagine Stephen King and Dean Koontz somehow morphed into another author, that would be, in my opinion, Sean Costello.who ventures way way out there and back, leaving you with a bloody complicated wonderful cast of characters to empathize with and sort out. Mr. Costello surely knows hospitals and awful things that can happen in them and boy can he ever write descriptive narrative action scenes that leave you breathless. When you turn the last page, you just might know where the journe [...]

    8. Nice to find a good author.This book was a good introduction to Sean Costello. I am going to read another now and see if the writing holds up!

    9. I read this 16 years ago when someone lent it to me, and I can barely remember it. Not my typical type of read, and I doubt I will bother re-reading it.

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