Thursday, December 10, 2015

Stimuli / Jane Stadermann

Reviewed by: BigAl

Genre: Thriller/Paranormal

Approximate word count: 25-30,000 words

Kindle US: YES UK: YES Nook: NO Smashwords: NO Paper: NO
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Jane Stadermann is an artist and writer who lives in Sydney, Australia.
For more, visit her website.


Two boys enter the coma world of their unconscious after an accident. The world of the hospital morphs into nightmarish reality in their new dimension.

The story is told from the viewpoint of Peter, 15 and his sister, Brooke, 17.”


As the description indicates, this is the story of two boys, each in the hospital in a coma. The story has two threads, the first told by Peter, who is one of the boys, is what they're experiencing. The other is told from the viewpoint of Peter's sister, Brooke, and covers what is going on in the hospital. How the two threads relate is clever. I won't say more, as I think the book's readers need to discover that themselves. Explaining would spoil it.

However, I can say the book is a relatively quick read, with short chapters and a fast pace. Unfortunately that pace kept getting interrupted to decipher typos and attempt to parse what was meant by grammatically suspect sentences, both problems that pervade the book.


Some adult language.

Uses Australian slang and spelling.

Format/Typo Issues:

Numerous typos and grammar errors.

Rating: *** Three Stars

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