The Hat gets a little love today over at Charles’ place. Stop over and check it out, then check out his own stories. Charles is very supportive of others, and is someone all authors should get to know.
The Hat by C.S. Boyack is a quick and fun read that involves a young woman with a magic hat, missing babies, music, and an anachronistic artifact trying to figure out the Internet. There is a good amount of humor and tension-fueled action, so it’s a hard book to put down. Length wise it’s definitely more novella than novel, which means perfect for a reader with very little extra time.
The driving force for me with this story is the interaction between Lizzie and The Hat itself. It reminds me a lot of Venom when he was the Lethal Protector, but with fewer teeth and no promises of brain eating. There are battles for control between the two since they’re practically thrown together and need to figure things out. The fast pace of the story gives the characters little time to play the doubt and hesitation…
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