Saturday, November 1, 2014

Review: Spoon-fed Addiction by Silvano Williams

Spoon-fed Addiction


Silvano Williams

Spoon-fed Addiction is a first-person account of the last moments in the life of Adiran P. Battlefield; a sarcastic, nihilistic, yet charismatic young man determined to descend into the darkness that surrounds him. A small time drug dealer by trade, Adiran gives you a front seat ride into his mind as the night's events unfold.

Adiran's night begins like any other, full of self-loathing and irreverent observations about the world around him, typical of a person that has grown in an environment of drugs and apathy. As the night goes on, Adiran’s own grasp of reality unwillingly slips from him, forcing memories of painful events to resurface. Through his own process of self-discovery, he remembers details from his childhood, and most importantly, about the person who he considered the love of his life--Veronica. The eventful night that ended her life is the primary cause for Adiran’s spiral of constant sorrow and discontent. The murder of another one of his friends is what sets in motion the chain of events that make this night his last one alive.

Spoon-fed Addiction is a psychological thriller novella, driven mainly by Adiran’s inner dialog as he tries to find a way to exact revenge on the person responsible for his friend’s death. Putting into question his own perception, Adiran glimpses something hidden within the shadows, a supernatural force that may be responsible for the events that ultimately lead him to his death.

Take a ride into an almost familiar world as dreams become nightmares, lives become failures and flawed perceptions of a reality tainted by things unseen give way to horrible consequences. 

My 4 star review

I just finished Spoon-fed Addiction and I can’t help but sit here thinking, did all this really just happen!
While reading this book I felt like Adiran handpicked me to go on this crazy, heart-stopping, insane, dumb, sad, mind-blowing, heart-breaking journey with him. When you read the synopsis you get a bit of an understanding and a glimpse into what the story is about but that doesn’t even make a dent on how you will be feeling after reading the whole book.
There are a lot of events that happen on Adiran’s last day of life, so to speak. This guy, no this kid, or well he is a child in a man’s body I feel, but anyways this man is so troubled and has way too much on his mind. He knows he is going to die. Hell, he even dreams of it and in my opinion that is some pretty scary shit.
Silvano Williams you did a phenomenal job taking me on Adiran’s journey. I really wanted to take this boy into my arms and show him that there is more to life than sex and drugs; that yes it takes time but someone out there will and can truly love him. You sucked me into this story so expertly that it hurts. It hurts because I know that there are a lot of Adiran’s out there in the world. Now all I want to do is go out there and find them and show them that they deserve so much more than what they think they deserve.

So to you that is reading this review right now. This book is not full of hearts and roses but Spoon-Fed Addiction is full of realistic things. So before you decide to pick this book up and read, I advise that you take a deep breath because this author will take you on one hell of ride.