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by Michael Prescott,Jeff Strand
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Genre Fiction
  • Author:
    Michael Prescott,Jeff Strand
  • ISBN:
    0976633949
  • ISBN13:
    978-0976633945
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  • Publisher:
    Earthling Publications; First Edition edition (August 1, 2006)
  • Pages:
    248 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Genre Fiction
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  • Rating:
    4.4
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Jeff Strand masterfully separates the story into four parts: early school years, college years, marriage life, and the present. The author Strand is known for effectively blending horror and comedy, but ‘Pressure’ is pure horror and one of the most compelling reads in the genre.

Jeff Strand masterfully separates the story into four parts: early school years, college years, marriage life, and the present. Every bit of the way Darren somehow manages to pop up into Alex's life. The story has plenty of action and whenever there's some 'quiet time', I always felt a sense of dread that something awful was about to happen. Strand’s strong characterizations of Alex and Darren create a visceral hero-villain dynamic but with a twist.

PRESSURE is a defining moment in Jeff Strand's career as an author, and an unforgettable psychological thriller you do not want to miss.

Alex stared at the red pocketknife shown to him by his daughter. PRESSURE is a defining moment in Jeff Strand's career as an author, and an unforgettable psychological thriller you do not want to miss.

Jeff Strand (born December 14, 1970) is an American writer, best known for his works of horror-comedy. He has written novels, short stories, screenplays and comedy sketches

Jeff Strand (born December 14, 1970) is an American writer, best known for his works of horror-comedy. He has written novels, short stories, screenplays and comedy sketches. In addition to his adult-oriented horror works, Strand also writes young adult fiction. He has been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award four times.

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Pressure by Jeff Strand, Michael Prescott PDF version.

Pressure by Jeff Strand, Michael Prescott PDF version. 1330 downloads at 25 mb/s. Alex stared at the red pocketknife shown to him by his daughter.

Darren and Alex were best friends when they were kids. But now Darren has become murderously insane.

They first met in boarding school-Alex, shy and nervous, and Darren, constantly scribbling in his journal. They became best friends in college. Darren and Alex were best friends when they were kids.

Pressure (Leisure Fiction). Strand Jeff, McBride Michael.

and wanted you to be just like him?"

PRESSURE by Jeff Strand. and wanted you to be just like him?"

Bonnie Parker is a private detective with a secret - she moonlights as a professional assassin.

Bonnie Parker is a private detective with a secret - she moonlights as a professional assassin. Now she's in the fight of her life against a ruthless international hit man, as the small New Jersey beach town of Brighton Cove erupts into a battleground. Cold Around the Heart is the newest thriller from bestselling suspense author Michael Prescott (Grave of Angels). Bonnie Parker is a small-town private detective on the Jersey shore who just happens to be named after America's most notorious female outlaw, the distaff half of Bonnie & Clyde.

Alex stared at the red pocketknife shown to him by his daughter. A pocketknife owned by somebody he hadnt seen in years...

-Children-

They met first in boarding school at age twelve. AlexFletcher, shy and scared. Darren Rust, always furiously scribbling away in a private journal. It was not an immediate friendship, but then one night Darren convinced his roommate to sneak off school grounds to see something glorious. There was a sleazy strip club, you see, and every once in a while the back door opened just long enough to maybe catch a quick glimpse... Though a bond was formed from their pre-pubescent interest in naked women, Darren had another interest. A morbid curiosity about death. A curiosity that turned into something much more sinister.

-Friends-

They crossed paths again in college and became the best of friends. But Darren wasnt just looking for a friend. He had dark, ghastly urges squirming around in his head, and he believed he saw the same things the urge to hurt, the urge to kill in Alex. He was looking for somebody who understood. A partner. But Alex could never become a monster. Not even when Darren tried to bring out his friends most deeply buried feelings of rage. Not even when Darren tried to show him the euphoria of having that much power over another human being. It just couldnt happen...right?

-Enemies-

Now Alex has a wife and a daughter. And Darren is back. Hes hiding. Hes patient. His mind is twisted in the worst possible way.

And hes seeking a soul mate.


Glei
I thought I knew Jeff Strand. I had read Draculas. I had read Kumquat. I had read a bunch of his short stories. Nothing prepared me for this. I feel bad for having this novel on my kindle for so long and not reading it. I bought it and forgot about it. It was only when I saw a bunch of people on another author's facebook page talking about how amazing this book was, I decided to move it up as my 'next to be read'. As soon as I did start it, I didn't want to stop until it was done. I felt the 'pressure' to finish it.

This is one of those epic novels that starts out with the meeting of our main character, Alex and our main antagonist, Darren as children. Jeff Strand masterfully separates the story into four parts: early school years, college years, marriage life, and the present. Every bit of the way Darren somehow manages to pop up into Alex's life. The story has plenty of action and whenever there's some 'quiet time', I always felt a sense of dread that something awful was about to happen. Whenever things were going good, Alex always had Darren in the back of his mind and as the reader, I felt that same way. Never before in a novel have a felt so much inside the main character's head as I felt with Pressure.

Seriously, I knew Jeff Strand was good, but I had no idea he was THAT good. If you miss this novel, you are missing out on what should be a cornerstone of horror literary. In my opinion, this book can stand toe-to-toe with anything from the likes of Stephen King, Clive Barker, or Richard Laymon.
Shou
I've read a couple of Jeff Strand's other novels and was impressed with them, enough so that I look for more from him. One thing I can say about Jeff Strand, is his novels are never slow and this was no exception. From the first page it reads so fast and easy you don't even realize how quickly you are getting through the book. I started this book one night. The next evening I finished it and it's not a short story, it's 300+ pages.
This is about Alex whose parents ship him off to a correctional school after he's caught shoplifting condoms. To me this seemed like a very drastic move on their part. He'd never done anything like this before, but they were looking for a reason to get him out of their lives. Immediately I felt for Alex and liked him. Once in the school he made friends with his roommate Darren. Then another roommate's dog goes missing and Alex catches Darren doing very questionable things to the dog's body. After a retaliation move by the friends against Darren things are never the same again. Then the book takes us to college. Alex is still a bit of geek and is paired up with a gore loving roommate. On his first day at college he walks into Darren. It's been years and he still remembers what happened with the dog at school. They soon become best friends with Darren claiming what happened was because he was a dumb 12 year old boy. Things start going really bad and Alex ends up doing something he never would have done without Darren's influence. Then Mr. Strand takes to Alex's life after college and he's married with a daughter and Darren's been gone for a long time. Then he reappears and tortures Alex's family for 2 years until everything comes to a head leaving Alex alone and damaged.
Read this book, you won't regret it, it's another great read from Jeff Strand and you'll want more of his work when you are done.
Nern
‘Pressure’ is a horror novel about an on-again, off-again relationship between the shy, mild-mannered Alex and the deeply disturbed Darren.
When Alex is sent to a boarding school after stealing condoms at age 12, he befriends his three roommates, including Darren. One night, Darren convinces Alex to sneak out with him, and the two boys form a brief bond from the experience. Alex soon breaks the bond after Darren shows a dark and deceptive side.
Years later at college, Alex encounters Darren, who assures him that he's no longer the disturbed 12-year-old anymore. The two start hanging out again, but Darren soon reveals his dark side once more, and it’s darker than ever.
The narrator of the story is the affable Alex, a frustrating but endearing protagonist who is comfortable sharing his insecurities. His first-person account portrays Darren as a strange introvert and master manipulator.
The author Strand is known for effectively blending horror and comedy, but ‘Pressure’ is pure horror and one of the most compelling reads in the genre.
Strand’s strong characterizations of Alex and Darren create a visceral hero-villain dynamic but with a twist. The decent Alex is actually weaker and more indecisive than the evil Darren, flaws which make Alex more victim than hero.
When Alex refuses to join Darren in his twisted games, Darren tries to convince Alex by forcing him into gut-wrenching, no-win scenarios.
‘Pressure’ tests the limits of victimhood, making you wonder where the line of heroism ends and nothing-to-lose desperation begins.