How to Disappear Completely by David Bowick is one of the more popular downloads from Feedbooks, and has received several favorable – and no negative – reviews. For those of you unfamiliar with Feedbooks, in addition to public domain titles they also have a fairly large selection of independent authors who can tell a pretty good story.
Here is the book’s description from the Feedbooks website:
Sitting at the top of a Ferris wheel overlooking the Boston skyline, Josh’s life takes an unexpected turn, and things will never be the same. Along with the many surprises on his life’s new path, he’ll come to take life advice from a family of ducks, get in a bloody war with a dog, lose his job over a spilled drink, wake up in the hospital, apply to work at an adult-themed novelty bakery, and find out that people often aren’t what they seem. When you’re at the top of the world, there’s nowhere to go but down.
And here is a review as posted on December 30th:
I really enjoyed this e-book. It’s a story of ending and starting relationships from a male perspective; the main male character deals with some drastic changes. The writing style is easy-going and humorous with a well paced plot. There are some great comedic scenes thrown in – the dog scenes and Starbucks scenes are hilarious! I laughed out loud several times at the funny scenes that happen and funny lines that the main protagonist says.
The book is set in Boston, MA, and there are several locations thrown in to the storyline. I’ve been to Boston for a week long visit so I wasn’t familiar with all the locations. If you’re more familiar with the city I’m sure you’ll enjoy the geographical references. The main character is interested in music (hence the title of the book) and writing reviews of music gigs. There are references to music throughout the book, a bonus if you are interested in music too.
I’ll be keeping an eye out for future work by Bowick. Recommended as a well written and easy to read humorous book with a good plot.