Put yourself into this situation: You are Dominick Prince. You have worked hard at college and have a job lined up for after graduation. You are excited about the prospects that lie in front of you. The only thing that stands between you and your future is having your college thesis accepted by your advisor. Your college advisor informs you that he will not sign off on your thesis, a proclamation that will destroy your plans and will officially ensure you have a life devoid of any hope to be successful. WHAT DO YOU DO?
Well if you are the main character in Bryon Quertemous’ novel, Murder Boy, you would begin to plot to kidnap your advisor and get him to sign off on your thesis one way or another. The cast of characters that Quertemous has created are off the wall and more than up to the challenge of helping Prince get what he desires.
The story is so well written that I got lost in the plot. There were parts where I laughed out loud, parts where I wanted the chapters to hurry up so I could find out how situations would end, and parts where I was praying the book would never end. When you put all these emotions together, you can easily see why this book was a winner in my eyes.
I have read some of Quertemous’ work in some short story anthologies, but getting to read his work in a longer vehicle such a this novel, was a pleasure. He has a writing style that is suited for short stories or novels and that tells me he is an author to watch. This book is going to be talked about for a long time, it is that good.