Review The Unnoticeables, Help Everybody Get Free Stuff!

Looks like reviews for The Unnoticeables have stalled out a bit. I’ll make you guys a deal…

If we can get to 100 Amazon reviews, and/or 50 Goodreads reviews by the new year, I’ll make the Rx eBook free for a week! If you’ve already read it, this would be a great opportunity to introduce your friends to the world of drugged out nanobot time travel. If only to explain why you don’t trust the public water supply anymore!

3 thoughts on “Review The Unnoticeables, Help Everybody Get Free Stuff!

  1. John

    Wow, I didn’t realize I hadn’t left a review after I finished it. I only remembered from your prompting that I’d wanted to wait until I could talk about the book with someone else (in this case, my girlfriend) who hadn’t read the relevant Cracked articles and see how well she received the antagonist and the party scene. I might crack up at this stuff, I thought, but it can’t be that great if you aren’t in on the joke. Turns out it’s still effective, and the only criticism she had was that it ended unsatisfyingly (you would not believe the look of relief and/or glee on hearing that it’s only book one, not the whole story).

    So now I’ve done something for you, I’ve got a question that plagued me the entire read through of The Unnoticeables.

    The first words out of my mouth when discussing Rx are inevitably about how fantastic a Gibson book it is. It’s written with the sensibilities of a different generation and it’s unquestionably a Brockway book, but everything that I love about William Gibson is done fantastically in Rx. Gibson casts such a long shadow over the whole genre that comparisons are inevitable, so I never felt out of line drawing the connection – especially when it’s favorable.

    Reading the Unnoticeables I had a similar vibe, specifically toward Clive Barker and more specifically his “Books of Art.” There’s more dissimilar than identical but I came back to that comparison over and over again as I read the Unnoticeables. So the question: for all that it’s difficult or impossible to pigeon hole the style of your book, is it influenced in any way by Barker? (bonus: did you have any particular influences in mind?)

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    1. Robert Brockway Post author

      Thanks, man! It’s much appreciated. I wasn’t aiming for a particular Carpenter vibe, but you’re certainly not the first person to point it out. He’s an influence, for sure, and I’m sure that shines through whether I mean to or not. As for other influences? I don’t know with this book, partially because it’s so many things. With Rx, you could say “cyberpunk” and I could say: Gibson of course, Stephenson, and some Warren Ellis via Transmetropolitan. It’s a genre thing. I still don’t know what genre this actually is, which is why I’ve taken to calling it a ‘supernatural thriller’ — since that means basically nothing. If you spot those influences, point them out! You’re probably not wrong, it’ll just be news to me…

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  2. Paul

    If you want a book that includes memories of going to punk clubs in the 80’s combined with a horror story which could take place in 2013 Hollywood…this book has it. Funny, scary, mind bending, and throughly entertaining…you won’t want to put it down. I loved it!!

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