Acceleration is a fast-paced, really well done novel set in Toronto, mostly in the subway system. Duncan is working in the subway system for the summer, downstairs in what they call "the morgue" in the lost and found. He comes upon the journal of a seriously twisted and sick man whom he called Roach. Roach chronicles how he tortured animals and set fires. Now he is stalking women on the subway, planning to torture and kill them.
Duncan has a ghost in his own past, he feel responsible for the death of a young girl he couldn't save from drowning.
Duncan tries to figure out who Roach is and how to stop him before he claims his first victim.
This is such a great book, I remember book talking it to the high school students of Bethel Park back in the day. And I recommend it if you are looking forward to something very creepy and realistic that will have you turning the pages very quickly.
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.