Timothy O. Goyette's Lockdown Review | Fanboys Anonymous

Timothy O. Goyette's Lockdown Review

Posted by Nobody Loser Saturday, November 23, 2013
Lockdown begins in a confusing runaround. Who is Samuel and where is he going? He's definitely someone that is being searched for and everyone seems to know his name, but why? Why is the pace so quick in this part of the story? Is the whole read going to be like this? The questions will keep running through your mind, but you won't stop asking them and you won't put it down until you get some answers.

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Samuel is literally running and hiding for his life. He's a so-called "traitor" to his own kind. His sense of compassion for the suffering, however, won't allow him to leave an elderly woman dying on a stoop and thus, to get her to safety, he must expose himself. After that, his whole life comes crashing down. What else could he do but sell his precious Human Forces Medal of Honor to escape the mess he's in? So that's just what he does.

Down the road, the book slows down a bit, we are introduced to new human and alien personalities, some of which make the story what it is and it takes a somewhat different turn.

The worst possible thing I could say about Lockdown is that somewhere in the middle, I did start putting it down more because it got a little slower. I guess I was a bit irritated with the alien life in this story as well. I specifically remember being upset that the story had taken the turn it did and thought it would remain on that course, but I'm happy to say it didn't. Actually, if it hadn't taken the slow turn, the end might have been quite a bit less explosive.

At some point we are introduced, in more depth, to a man who is just about the opposite of Samuel. He's big, he's a brute, and he's terrible; at any rate, Lance is a bit of a sociopath. Beyond the center, my thirst for a return to the action was quickly quenched. I was very impressed with the resourcefulness of a major character, the determination and compassion of our hero and the hatred and destructive mindset of our villain. I can easily say it's a three-and-a-half to four-star read and I would Give Timothy O. Goyette another go any day. Don't forget to check out his webzine, Quantum Muse; it critiques short works and art.

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