Thursday 10 November 2011

Book: Jimmy by William Malmborg

As High School Prom approaches an entire community is perplexed by the disappearance of two teenage girls, but Jimmy knows where they are.

Jimmy Hawthorn appears to be a regular teenager with regular teenage problems and just as things are looking up for him he begins to wonder if acting out his kidnap and bondage fantasy was such a good idea after all.

All of the main characters in this book are teenagers making me wonder if they are the intended audience. If so it’s very risky as there are some graphic scenes of rape, torture and bondage.

That being said the author has managed to include these in a tale woven around a fascinatingly complex main character. Jimmy’s best friend is his brother Alan, the pair have a great relationship and Alan is happy when Jimmy finds a girlfriend. Unfortunately Alan has no idea that Jimmy already has two girls locked up in an abandoned underground shelter.

This can be compared to the recently reviewed film The Woman, but where that was awful due to the lack of a compelling story, this excels in that department. It’s a captivating journey through the mind of a young man who crosses the line and brings his darkest fantasies to life, with terrible consequences for all involved.

Ric’s Rating: 80%


  1. Not into torture porn, so doesn't sound like my kind of book.

  2. I wouldn't go that far Alex, it is pretty graphic but the main character makes it a worthwhile read.

  3. I've read the book, and its not torture porn. Its more of a psychological read where Malmborg takes you inside a sick teenager's mind. A very good read, and definitely not aimed at young adults.

  4. Visiting from Dave's Noughties Blogfest

  5. Hi there, I agree with you on this, it is a look into the mind of a troubled young man.

    I was late with my blogfest post (sorry) but its up now.


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