Someone’s always watching. Jay Brooks’s life is in chaos. His mother’s sudden death has unhinged his father, making Jay a stranger in his own home. He seeks solace by spending his spare time with his best friend, Bennie, but matters are further complicated by his crush on Chloe, Bennie’s... read more
“Then his doorway filled with the shape of a man so broad that if he entered the room, he would have to turn sideways.”COLLIN TOBIN. UPLOAD (Kindle Locations 2161-2162).
“He squeezed his eyes tighter and waited for the silent bullet to cleave his skull, re-anoint his forehead with the kiss of unholy gun oil from the smoothly rotating jacket, and open the natural seam of his sagittal plane like a plump nut.”COLLIN TOBIN. UPLOAD (Kindle Locations 1432-1433).
“She had that annoying habit, true to form of her generation, of ending her statements interrogatively, each upward inquiring lilt like a wedge working its way beneath his sanity, one pseudo-question at a time.”COLLIN TOBIN. UPLOAD (Kindle Locations 620-621).
“But the coming day could be sensed, like a vaudeville performer in between acts, quietly sitting and smoking in front of his dark mirror, sipping at his bourbon and rechecking his makeup.”COLLIN TOBIN. UPLOAD (Kindle Locations 639-640).
“Stooped and nearly engulfed in the Frigidaire’s white light, Dad looked like an old man quietly surmising the beginning of his personal afterlife.”COLLIN TOBIN. UPLOAD (Kindle Locations 753-754).
“The sound, understandably ever-present in the lab, was a low-level monotone chatter: the crunching, munching sound of hard drives reading and writing data, like the sound of time itself being nibbled away at its edges.”COLLIN TOBIN. UPLOAD (Kindle Locations 531-533).
“He smiled. She was surely shocked at the hardness of his stomach, like rubbing one’s hand across the cold, slick, unforgiving surface of a cobblestone street.”COLLIN TOBIN. UPLOAD (Kindle Locations 928-929).
“The language barrier had been so thick and impossible that Sturgeon had the unassailable fear that in the utter confusion, in some fatal translation error, he would ultimately hire one of these foreign thugs who would happily travel five thousand miles only to arrive and kill Sturgeon himself.”COLLIN TOBIN. UPLOAD (Kindle Locations 562-564).
“He rarely spoke to her, and when he did, he slashed his words into her, envisioning each as a sharp flash of knife against her soft skin, each of her winces a crimson-marbled curd of yellow fat unfolding itself before him like a gruesome nighttime flower.”COLLIN TOBIN. UPLOAD (Kindle Locations 1493-1495).
“The tower emitted a steady drumming buzz, as if it were a large mutant insect that could barely contain its excitement as the dumb prey took measured, careful steps into its glistening, gaping maw.”COLLIN TOBIN. UPLOAD (Kindle Locations 982-984).
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