McB is a compassionate carnival owner who understands and cares for his “special” people. When he stumbles upon an attraction known as Twitch—an innocent, stubbed limbed, white eye deformity that has been used, abused and unwanted his whole life—at a competitor, he feels an instant attraction and a compelling urge to acquire. He purchases him and includes him in his “oddities” attraction where, unknown to McB, Twitch absorbs abuse from various gawkers. However, Twitch may seem helpless, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Twitch started out wonderfully. The owner of the carnival McB showed his caring nature in the way he treats his “family” and especially in his treatment of Twitch. The interaction between him and Twitch was so touching. The story continued introducing us to various carnival goers, their treatment of the ‘freaks’ and subsequently the end result of their inhuman treatment. I truly enjoyed and was very curious as to the origins of Twitch’s abilities. However, as the story progressed it plateaued for me and then all of a sudden off to me.
I definitely see great potential in Thomas Scopel, his writing abilities and it’s not at all that I did not enjoy Twitch. The characters were well thought out and described and the carnival setting was very detailed, so much so that I was craving an Elephant Ear at one point while reading. For me, I think it was the abruptness of the back story of Twitch that did not sit right with me. However, I am not at all saying don’t purchase, Twitch is well worth a read especially if you enjoy some gruesomely awesome carnival deaths!
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Learn more about the author by checking out The Official Thomas Scopel Website where you can find out what he is currently up to and how to contact him with feedback after you have picked up and read Twitch.
Espresso rating: Double with a splash of milk