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HOOKED: A THRILLER ABOUT LOVE AND OTHER ADDICTIONS (HARDCOVER) BY MATT RICHTEL
 

 

A freelance writer with a medical degree narrowly escapes a bomb explosion in a San Francisco after a mysterious woman hands him a note warning him to exit immediately.

The handwriting on the note belongs to his deceased girlfriend, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist whom he has been obsessively mourning . . .

This is the setup for Hooked, a noir-like thriller with a single sci-fi device acting as its McGuffin. Author Richtel fills his literary creation with the sort of detail that makes for an immersive and believable universe. The only problem is Hooked is a bit like a Stephen King thriller: the setup is fantastic, but the resolution is bland. Still, one torture by acupuncture scene ought to stick in the reader’s head and ought to translate well to the big screen.

Any director translating Hooked to the big screen though should do well to the action ante, maybe throwing in a gratuitous car chase scene or two, who knows? Still, Hooked ought to make for a passable Michael Crichton-style action thriller. All style and flash, but no substance . . .


 


Hooked: A Thriller About Love And Other Addictions (Hardcover)
by Matt Richtel



 

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Twelve
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446580082
ISBN-13: 978-0446580083

 


 

 



 

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