WHO IS DONOVAN CANDLE?
He is the consummate husband. Stable, hard-working, and dedicated to his wife, Donovan is a paragon of the Middle Class. Until now.
Strange visions of a monochromatic world. Bizarre sensations of physical transparency.
At first, Donovan fears he’s losing his grip on reality, but as the week wears on and the odd afflictions intensify, he wonders if he is truly fading from existence.
When his wife is abducted, his life goes from weird to terrifying. To get her back, Donovan must play by a stranger’s rules. Will he be in time to save her – and himself – from the dangers of A Life Transparent?
Indie Book of the Day Award – December 2012
“It must be said: Todd Keisling’s prose is simply infectious.” – Horror Novel Reviews
“This monochromatic world that Keisling has created is truly unique. It paints a bleak world that could easily be turned into a movie. A LIFE TRANSPARENT is an exciting story that teaches an important lesson: Do what you love without compromise.” – Downright Creepy
“What makes this story so good is the underlying theme about how so many people are truly bored with their jobs and marriages and lives. Boy, did this novel hit the nail on the head.” – Hellnotes
“I’m sure that many readers will like this tale as it is, and certainly it is well written and made credible through the author’s skill. Keisling is an urgent and sincere writer, with good horse sense for what a character would or would not do in a particular situation.” – The Kindle Book Review
“A true example of speculative fiction, Keisling deftly mixes the supernatural with the everyday, throwing in action, suspense and even a level of mystery…” – Bloody Bookish
“I must confess, it’s the first book I have read in a while that kept me fighting to keep my eyes open to find out what would happen next. An original, somewhat terrifying concept that not only makes you reflect on your own life, but question your own ‘settling.'” – ParaYourNormal
“Keisling takes us on a roller-coaster ride through complacency and back, stacked with horrifying stakes. This book is a vivid wakeup call to those of us who have morphed into adults and fallen complacent.” – Smash Cake Magazine
“Creepy, bizarre, dark, and yet uncannily familiar, A Life Transparent indelibly links the reader with an experience we have all felt at one time or another: that our lives are stuck in mediocrity, we are ignored, and no one is listening.” – Lenox Parker, author of Back(stabbed) In Brooklyn
“A Life Transparent would make a hell of a movie. But you don’t have to wait for that because right now it’s a hell of a book.” – Henry Baum, author of The American Book of the Dead
“A Life Transparent blew my mind.” – R.J. Keller, author of Waiting For Spring
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