Obscured Through Clouded Irony

Original publish date: 27 May 2014

Man and wife are victims of a horrific car accident. Man loses memory and wife winds up in a coma…in a different hospital. Journey toward reunion of the pair ensues with heavy law enforcement involvement. This seems like an interesting concept. 

Clouded Rainbow by Jonathan Sturak. In one word, this work: ironic. Roger doesn’t like doctors or hospitals and he winds up in one…to then escape…and unknowingly have his wife in a different hospital as a Jane Doe…only to wind up at the Jane Doe hospital unsuccessful.

It’s quite detailed; perhaps to the extent of being too descriptive…if that’s a thing that’s possible, but seriously. Clouded, cloud, clouds, and whatever other variation/use of the word was prominently used throughout the book, which had me thinking of the title. And while there were freakish rainstorms, the rainbow thing didn’t quite fit.

I like a title that makes sense, as well as a cover design that actually relates in some way to the story, but it really didn’t. The cover is SOOOOOOOO interesting, but it was ultimately false advertising. Shame on you, whoever decided this would be a good decision.

There was a certain point when I was reading this that I thought, “Is this really happening? Would someone really behave like this?” I guess I’ve not been in a traumatic accident and suffered memory loss so I’m no expert, but I don’t quite think that the way that Roger roams the town and evades police while being rather substantially injured is believable.

Overall, I’d give it 2 out of 5 stars.


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