Blackbird

Blackbird A dark biting literary debut for fans of Caroline Kepnes following the unlikely bond between two sociopaths and the destruction left in their wake When I was eight years old I was abducted from a fa

  • Title: Blackbird
  • Author: Michael Fiegel
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 399
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A dark, biting literary debut for fans of Caroline Kepnes following the unlikely bond between two sociopaths and the destruction left in their wake When I was eight years old, I was abducted from a fast food restaurant by a man who took me, in all likelihood, because of a small splotch of mayonnaise on his hamburger And so I believe in neither free will nor predeterminatA dark, biting literary debut for fans of Caroline Kepnes following the unlikely bond between two sociopaths and the destruction left in their wake When I was eight years old, I was abducted from a fast food restaurant by a man who took me, in all likelihood, because of a small splotch of mayonnaise on his hamburger And so I believe in neither free will nor predetermination I believe in condiments A cold blooded killer for hire, Edison North drifts across America from city to city, crime scene to crime scene, leaving behind a world in flames But during a random bloodbath at a fast food restaurant, Edison meets Christian, a young girl who mirrors his own vacant stare and stink of other Though it s been a long time since he felt anything resembling a human connection, something about this desperately lonely child calls to him Edison feels certain she deserves better And while he is not convinced that he can give her that, he can make her stronger So begin the chronicles of Edison North and his prot g.As Edison begins Christian s strange apprenticeship, Christian looks back upon her fractured upbringing and the training that made her into the killer she s become What follows is a brilliant and ultimately tender character study of two outsiders whose improbably forged bond unleashes a new facet of the human experience between them and a jagged slash of violence on the world around them.

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    About "Michael Fiegel"

    1. Michael Fiegel

      Michael Fiegel is a writer and designer best known as the creator of Ninja Burger, an Internet cult classic that spawned a series of books and games In addition to his work in the game industry, Fiegel has written and designed for a number of online outlets Blackbird is Michael Fiegel s first novel He lives in Seattle with his wife and two cats.

    854 thoughts on “Blackbird”

    1. The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand miles of blood vessels, connected to a fist-sized muscle pushing five liters of blood around with enough force to squirt ten yards through the air should someone put a bullet through your neck.Ah, yes. People fascin [...]


    2. I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book.The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he is at a restaurant and sees eight year old Christina. He takes her. She deserves a better life than the one she is living (he feels.)Don't get all excited, he doesn't take her because he is an old pervert. He is just we [...]


    3. [considering 3.5 stars]Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoyingbtle but intriguing. It's not scheduled for release until November 2017 but now I have to get my hands on it, right?! Edelweiss had a review copy available and I snapped it up. It took me two weeks to read it: some issues with my own time availability and som [...]


    4. Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it means to be evil, and more importantly, what it means to be good.


    5. What to say about this book Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know you had? Most definitely. On every level this book isn't really something I would usually go for, and yet here we are with me gushing about it. Somehow in its own dark and twisted way it tugs at your heartstrings and leav [...]


    6. I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been worth the wait. I hope that you'll all enjoy reading about our favorite pair of misanthropes as much as those of us lucky enough to have been along for the ride have.


    7. It started with mayonnaise. BLACKBIRD is a tale about a domestic terrorist that abducted a child and trained her to be like him. You’ll probably expect a lot of blood and guts, and you’ll get that. What you probably won’t expect is how human this book is. That said, Michael Fiesel didn’t try for the sympathy vote, at least not IMO, he was very straightforward in showing how bad Edison North is and unapologetically so. What I liked here is the balance, it didn’t try to shock or scare, i [...]


    8. I devoured this. It affected me deeply and it will forever be one of my favorite stories of all time. Michael Fiegel - you effing rock.


    9. I've been looking forward to reading this book since Caroline Kepnes recommended it and I was definitely not disappointed. I enjoyed living in Edison and Christian's world and minds and even had a couple moments where I gasped out loud. Michael Fiegel is definitely a master of the chapter ending cliffhanger that makes you want to read on. I look forward to what he will write next!


    10. Blackbird is a compelling story about a professional serial killer and a burger with mayonnaise. Fiegel is an accomplished author, a huge nerd, and possibly a mild-mannered sociopath. They say write what you know!I've read this book at least 3 times and I'll probably read it at least 3 more before genetic factors and a super mediocre diet bury me with heart disease. 10/5 would recommend.


    11. What does one say about a book as dark as this?"She is the second-shortest of her group, perhaps eight years old, with matte blue-gray eyes--steely, scared, and sad--peering through the thin curtains of pooldamp blonde hair, half of it smashed crudely behind her ears, licking her neck. Ripening bruises purple her thin, pale arms, giving her the appearance of a fallen nestling, thin and floppy, not even worth a cat's time. Or a trapped bird, stuck in a house, banging against the windows, not dead [...]


    12. This was so violent, so cruel I didn’t really enjoy reading it but Michael Fiegel is a very good writer and kept drawing me into the story. I wondered what would happen Christian, an 8 year old girl, and to the hit man who abducts her from a McDonalds while shooting up the place because a clerk was insolent. Not very realistic, but I finished it. Can’t decide if this will be a hit or if it’s a miss. I am sure it takes a pretty twisted mind to come up with the events described.


    13. A paid assassin, who gets his jollies as a serial killer in his off time, kidnaps an eight year old. He spends the next 10 years training her in his profession. The book is written as a diary, alternating between the two of them.



    14. Enjoyable and yet somewhat disturbing at times book about a serial killer for hire and the girl that he abducts for unknown reasons from a restaurant that he shoots up. Dark humor and shady characters aplenty in this book that mostly focuses on their relationship, the girl growing up and the lives of these terrible (or not so terrible) people. It took a little bit for me to get into it but once I got going, it was a great read.


    15. I really liked this one. Probably one of my top picks for 2017. Similar to "She Rides Shotgun" so if you liked that book, you will enjoy Blackbird as well. My sweetie says Edison is an antihero that men are going to like. He just finished the book too.


    16. Great book! Step out of your comfort zone. Read a book that makes you care for people who do very bad things for no good reason. Or maybe the reason is not so badenjoy rethinking your values.


    17. As I get older, fewer fiction novels seem to be able to enthrall me and leave me considering them a "page-turner". This is a notable exception. From the first chapter to the last it pulls you in and doesn't let go, and when it does you wished it hadn't yet. Every page leaves you wanting more, grasping for something tangible much like the characters. It satisfies yet leaves you hungry, it fulfills you with an emptiness that few novels or authors I've ever encountered are capable of. To say that i [...]


    18. I enjoyed the book but the anti-conspiracy theory in me kept that half a star in my pocket.Update: I've though about it over night and I decided to round up my rating. I still think suggesting every mass murder in the country is staged or some kind of false flag is dangerous (especially in these times), but it's a work of fiction. So I'm going to overlook it.


    19. If you’re seduced by the deeper, grittier side of literature, this is the book for you. I read an early draft in 2009 and literally could not put this book down. It gave me a very sleepless night while on a business trip but it was well worth it.Just re-read the latest and STILL COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. The plot is intriguing, the character development is excellent. Highly recommended!


    20. I have been reading dark fiction for a quite a while now. I have authors that I consider greats and I am slowly making my way through their catalogs. There are some of my more contemporary favorites, who I get excited about and make sure I pick up and read their titles upon release. Then there are the wildcard authors who I have never heard of before but I pick up based on blurbs or the summary on the back. Fiegel started out in the last camp but has already made his way into the second camp.Bla [...]


    21. It was spectacularly different. Knowing about something is useless unless you can do something about it. I cannot point out how true and real this is. You can say whatever you want or any excuses you can think of but the truth is right there in that quote.The analogies here are the best. Its very entertaining and different. It has like a mix of lightness in a see of grayness. The duo here is comical, in contrast of the subject matter of the book.Here is an example: (view spoiler)[When he went up [...]


    22. Blackbird bored me. The book's synopsis was quite intriguing and the storyline seemed unique, but it just didn't do it for me. I was hoping for gruesome and gory details about Edison's killings because I'm currently in the mood for really twisted, horrific sh*t. Unfortunately, the deaths were mostly PG (for the first half of the book -- can't speak for the second half because I didn't make it that far). I really wanted to like this book (because I mean look at that beautiful cover!), but I could [...]



    23. One of the best books I've read in a long time--and a debut at that! Definitely recommending this to friends and family.



    24. I found this book hard to put down. Both the narrating characters are interesting and well written. The first half of the book I really enjoyed. I am not sure how I feel about where the characters end up in the second half of the book. If you enjoy thrillers, this one is worth picking up.


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