The Anchor that Stopped the World by Agostino Scafidi
The story is about Martin Rizzo and the bad things that are happening to the people around him. A man with curiously superhero-like abilities who wakes up in unfamiliar surroundings and finds himself captive. The story unravels from there and involves various organized crime factions. A Crime fiction, the story takes place in Montreal.
Although a tad bit wanting where diction and syntax is concerned, the story is a good one. There is a need for more description and more action in some areas, but altogether, the plot and ending of the story is enough to satisfy any blood thirsty reader.
Now, for the hard part. As a reader, I love to read.... obviously. What I despise, though, is reading something I anticipate will be good then being disappointed because of how terrible a book it was. Again, I repeat, in the summary, the books sounds good. Amazing even. But I DESPISED, absolutely LOATHED, the way this book was written. It was too immature, lacking in description, and written with the diction of a sixth grader. I know that sounds harsh, and I also despise being the bearer of bad news, but it is also true.
Agostino Scafidi is an author, musician and photographer who was born and raised in Montreal, QC of Sicilian descent. As soon as he learned to write he began writing stories for fun. Also at a young age he received his first guitar, a nylon stringed classical guitar. His child's curiosity would keep him interested in playing from then on and at the age of 14 he bought his first electric guitar. Agostino also began exploring the world of photography around that time and his interest never died. In August of 2013 Agostino independently published his first novel The Anchor That Stopped The World in eBook format.