Title: Wrapped Up in Nothing
Author: Oli Jacobs
Page Count/Review Word Count: 240
This book has just the right mixture of everything, from creepiness and horror through to humour, debauchery and even a little bit of mystery. While I was reading it, I found myself thinking of the way that Oli’s writing has developed throughout the years, and it’s hard not to see this as a key part of his evolution as a writer.
It’s pretty hard to explain what this book is about and the blurb does a way better job of it than I could ever hope for. Besides, it’s pretty much a character study of its titular character Mr. Blank, who I believe will be back in future release. He’s a cracker of a character, a guy who’s missing half of his face and all of his memory. He can’t speak, he’s covered in bandages, and he doesn’t know who he is or how he got there.
If I told you what else happens, that’d be telling, but I will say that I was pretty happy with how it all turned out and I’m now a Mr. Blank fan. I’m not sure if there are any more books out in the series yet, but if there are then I’ll be getting to them soon. Ultimately, you know what you’re getting with Jacobs, which is good.