‘The Awful Truth About The Sushing Prize’ by Marco Ocram

The Awful Truth About the Sushing Prize by [Ocram, Marco]


Whatever he writes, he lives. But unless he can draft a happy ending, his next release will be murder…

Author Marco Ocram has a supernaturally reckless way with words. While other novelists handle story structure without disaster, Marco’s impulsive narratives come to life in the real world. And when a corpse is discovered in the local shipyard, he can’t help but write himself into a true-crime mystery.

Frantically scribbling each line to assist his best friend the police chief in solving the case, the hapless author accidentally invites the attention of a dangerous criminal gang. And after he’s abducted and stuffed into a car trunk, he’s horrified to discover his crazy characters have taken on their own homicidal existence. Paralyzed by a terminal bout of writer’s block, he fears hitting a very dead end.

Can Marco pen the killer into a corner before he’s published posthumously?



My Review

I must admit that I was curious about this book as I can quite honestly say that it is unlike anything that I have read before and a definite departure from what I usually read.  Well they do say a change is as good as a rest and so it was with eager anticipation that I began to read the book.  I did enjoy reading ‘The Awful Truth About The Sushing Prize’ buy more about that in a bit.

I must admit that I was just a little bit unsure of what to expect when I started to read this book.  Once I got used to the quirkiness, I began to thoroughly enjoy reading this book.  I would read it in bursts rather than in one long reading binge but this way of reading the book only served to enhance my enjoyment of the story.  I must admit that I took to certain characters pretty easily and because they seemed to be the underdogs of the story, I was rooting for them to succeed.  This book was certainly the distraction that I needed at this moment in time.  I can honestly say that it distracted me from my own health problems and it was the tonic I needed.  I chuckled to myself all the way through the book and by the end of the book I forgot what it was that I had been stressing over.

‘The Awful Truth About The Sushing Prize’ is well written.  The title of the book is enough to make it stand out from the crowd and catch your eye initially.  the synopsis is enough to grab your attention and the story within the covers of the book is the icing on the cake  as it were.  The author has one of those writing styles that is easy to get used to and easy to get along with.  I loved the wit and humour of the story and the way in which it didn’t take itself too seriously.

In short, I really enjoyed reading ‘The Awful Truth About The Sushing Prize’.  It’s the first book written by Marco Ocram that I have had the pleasure of reading but I can guarantee that it won’t be the last.  The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a very well deserved 4* out of 5*.



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