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10 thoughts on “Mr Big Empty Hollow Folk #1

  1. says:

    I am changing a wee bit of my review after the re read since the ending is now much clear AND I need to add to my understanding of Vie's characterization since he is uite volatile in the beginning and it should pr

  2. says:

    45 stars Well it's from Gregory Ashe so there was no uestion that I wasn't going to like it His writing is as always exceptional an

  3. says:

    5 Stars Damn I've already stated with every review how much I love this authors writing so I don't NEED to say it again bu

  4. says:

    I'm going to admit that I had no intention of reading this series Even though I love Gregory Ashe with an intensity that borders on crazy I'm not big on paranormal And while I do like YA I can be picky about what YA I read But I had

  5. says:

    45 starsThis book was all over the place but in a good way I was hesitant at first because it's a long mystery and paranormal YA the main characters are about 16 and it has a Foxhole Court feel to it which I liked It's also not for the faint hearted it's uite dark since it does deal with self harm attempted suicide explicit violence The mystery made it all worth it though The ending really shocked me I reall

  6. says:

    45 Stars I don’t think you could be a good influence if you tried” she said and her smile flashed genuine “You’re c

  7. says:

    What an outstanding read I was consumed by this book and couldn’t put it down Raw and gritty Vie the most resilient victim of abuse comes into a new town and falls head first into a murder investigation Vie does

  8. says:

    Ok so this is an undeniably very gifted author but IMHO this book is a hot mess People who know me know that I very rarely say this but sigh it's too longThis book deserves a generous application of red ink Not because it's a bad book but because it could be a so much better book It's spooky it's interesting bu

  9. says:

    If you like GLBT representation; mystery; and a touch of paranormal then give this novel a shot I thought it was exceptional The characters are all nuanced and fully fleshed The writing is well above par for the genre at points almost heartbr

  10. says:

    This book is almost nothing like it's titlebeing so full to bursting with epicness though it's title of vital importance does flow like slow moving poison seeping into all it's very many dark pages sourced from a tree that grows in a forest of trees with razor blades for leavesThough only 16the main character Vie is like Atlas condemned by

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Gregory Ashe Ú 6 SUMMARY

Mr Big Empty Hollow Folk #1

Vie Eliot arrives in the small town of Vehpese Wyoming with little than the clothes and scars on his back Determined to make a new life for himself after escaping his abusive mother he finds that living with his estranged father brings its own problems. I am changing a wee bit of my review after the re read since the ending is now much clear AND I need to add to my understanding of Vie s characterization since he is uite volatile in the beginning and it should probably be a warningI still loved this book though and I am definitely leaving my rating at 5 stars This story was a masterpiece IMOOkay this book was a FUCKING fantastic surprise and I m going back and forth back and forth between 4 and 5 starsI m gonna leave it at 5 for now and when I do a re read I will see if it should be amended because there WILL be a re readFirst though this book was EXPENSIVE for an unknown author with a few published books but not a lot of reviews Normally I would only pay 874 for a known to me author and this book would have had to wait until it was on sale or I would have put it on my TBR and forgotten about it Edit The first 3 books in this series are currently 374 at comThe sample however The sample drew me in and I ended up buying the crap out of this book since I could not put it down or leave it alone until I got Vie s full storyBeware though it is a long book so prepare for a weekend read OR if you start it at night prepare to call in sick the next day Normally I don t discuss the languagegrammar of a book unless it s really bad since my mother tongue is not English and I don t think I m really ualified to have an opinion on the matterHere though I HAVE to comment on the prose I cannot believe that Gregory Ashe is not well known OR celebrated as an authorI have highlighted a few phrasesdescriptions of places people and emotions I thought were BRILLIANT he paints a subtle fun picture without making it too pretentious or flowery IMO And it drew me the fuck inWhen I started the book I wasn t too sure about the psychic plotline but in the end it didn t feel unreal or unnatural It fit the story and the tapestry of characters and Vie by far outshone the unbelievable aspects And to be honest I fucking loved VieHe was one of the greatest characters I have read in a long while He is strong but vulnerableHe is a teenager but he is a grown up at the same time He wants to be loved but he hatesmistrusts most peopleHe has a GOOD heart but he does not advertise itHe is a victim AND a heroBeware though EVERYBODY in Vie s life have let him down in the most heartbreaking and horrible of ways The only language Vie has learned from the people who spawned him is violence And Vie s reactions in the beginning of the story is to talk with his fists It might be too violent for some but the people he is communicating with are NOT innocent little lambs Besides that I do have to warn you guys we have descriptions of abuse a suicide attempt self harm and murderIt wasn t a horror slasher fest but it wasn t FTB either so if you have triggers proceed with caution Vie s parents especially are disgusting human beingsAnd for people with that pet peeve I m normally one of them but it didn t bother me here there is a sort of love triangle but it s not the main focus of the story and it doesn t really take place until towards the endAnd as a last re read note Vie and his gang of misfits are definitely teenagers and they fight like cat and dogs then make up then fight again You need to be ready for a wee bit of Teenage angst Ridiculousness Unsupervised youth in the throes of hormones Teenage like drama with undertones of far serious issuesThere is no sex in it but for once it wasn t a problem for me The MC s are teenagers but this is not a YA or children s book Vie feels like an adult most of the time and there is talk and hormones Mr Ashe does not shy away from descriptive scenes so there s hope for the next books Also the chemistry between Vie and Emmett is FANTASTIC but it never goes further since they are uite busy with their sleuthing and Emmett definitely has his own problemsThe focus of the story though is not really Vie in regards to someone else It s Vie and his FUCKED UP life and his growing up and his feelings and his ability Not to say that he s a hermit he DOES have relationships and all that jazz but he is still the enigmatic driving force of the story his history just means he s very cautious and self sufficient which I lovedI never once doubted Vie s investigative tendencies which is uite strange considering the dude is 16 years old but Vie really reads like this take charge I will figure it out kind of guy Which is also fucking annoying once or twice Just For dog s sake just accept Sara s help dudeAll in all this book was a fantastic surprise the humor was subtle but great Vie was an amazingly strong beautiful competent character and the mystery kept me entertained You think you know where it s going red herrings and all but you really don tThe ending was sort of weird but on my second re read it made sense somehow though it s still uite meta Complicated Unfinished I choose to see the positive though this just means that Vie still has a story to tell hopefully with fewer fists this time The Beleaguered Lord Bourne (Regency Trilogy, understanding of Vie s characterization since he is Bending the Rules (Sisterhood Diaries, uite volatile in the beginning and it should probably be a warningI still loved this book though and I am definitely leaving my rating at 5 stars This story was a masterpiece IMOOkay this book was a FUCKING fantastic surprise and I m going back and forth back and forth between 4 and 5 starsI m gonna leave it at 5 for now and when I do a re read I will see if it should be amended because there WILL be a re readFirst though this book was EXPENSIVE for an Hope Street unknown author with a few published books but not a lot of reviews Normally I would only pay 874 for a known to me author and this book would have had to wait Burkes Christmas Surprise until it was on sale or I would have put it on my TBR and forgotten about it Edit The first 3 books in this series are currently 374 at comThe sample however The sample drew me in and I ended A Perfect Blood (The Hollows, up buying the crap out of this book since I could not put it down or leave it alone Just Wars and Moral Victories until I got Vie s full storyBeware though it is a long book so prepare for a weekend read OR if you start it at night prepare to call in sick the next day Normally I don t discuss the languagegrammar of a book Two Paradigms for Divine Healing unless it s really bad since my mother tongue is not English and I don t think I m really Kenget e Milosaos ualified to have an opinion on the matterHere though I HAVE to comment on the prose I cannot believe that Gregory Ashe is not well known OR celebrated as an authorI have highlighted a few phrasesdescriptions of places people and emotions I thought were BRILLIANT he paints a subtle fun picture without making it too pretentious or flowery IMO And it drew me the fuck inWhen I started the book I wasn t too sure about the psychic plotline but in the end it didn t feel Early Chinese Religion, Part Two (220-589 Ad) unreal or At Europes Borders unnatural It fit the story and the tapestry of characters and Vie by far outshone the We are the Ship unbelievable aspects And to be honest I fucking loved VieHe was one of the greatest characters I have read in a long while He is strong but vulnerableHe is a teenager but he is a grown Esoteric Buddhism at Dunhuang up at the same time He wants to be loved but he hatesmistrusts most peopleHe has a GOOD heart but he does not advertise itHe is a victim AND a heroBeware though EVERYBODY in Vie s life have let him down in the most heartbreaking and horrible of ways The only language Vie has learned from the people who spawned him is violence And Vie s reactions in the beginning of the story is to talk with his fists It might be too violent for some but the people he is communicating with are NOT innocent little lambs Besides that I do have to warn you guys we have descriptions of abuse a suicide attempt self harm and murderIt wasn t a horror slasher fest but it wasn t FTB either so if you have triggers proceed with caution Vie s parents especially are disgusting human beingsAnd for people with that pet peeve I m normally one of them but it didn t bother me here there is a sort of love triangle but it s not the main focus of the story and it doesn t really take place Studies on Steinschneider until towards the endAnd as a last re read note Vie and his gang of misfits are definitely teenagers and they fight like cat and dogs then make Fantasies of Cross-Dressing up then fight again You need to be ready for a wee bit of Teenage angst Ridiculousness Unsupervised youth in the throes of hormones Teenage like drama with Commanders Little Surprise undertones of far serious issuesThere is no sex in it but for once it wasn t a problem for me The MC s are teenagers but this is not a YA or children s book Vie feels like an adult most of the time and there is talk and hormones Mr Ashe does not shy away from descriptive scenes so there s hope for the next books Also the chemistry between Vie and Emmett is FANTASTIC but it never goes further since they are The Holy Roman Empire, 1495-1806 uite busy with their sleuthing and Emmett definitely has his own problemsThe focus of the story though is not really Vie in regards to someone else It s Vie and his FUCKED UP life and his growing Come Hell or High Water up and his feelings and his ability Not to say that he s a hermit he DOES have relationships and all that jazz but he is still the enigmatic driving force of the story his history just means he s very cautious and self sufficient which I lovedI never once doubted Vie s investigative tendencies which is Selim III, Social Control and Policing in Istanbul at the End of the Eighteenth Century uite strange considering the dude is 16 years old but Vie really reads like this take charge I will figure it out kind of guy Which is also fucking annoying once or twice Just For dog s sake just accept Sara s help dudeAll in all this book was a fantastic surprise the humor was subtle but great Vie was an amazingly strong beautiful competent character and the mystery kept me entertained You think you know where it s going red herrings and all but you really don tThe ending was sort of weird but on my second re read it made sense somehow though it s still Propaganda Performed uite meta Complicated Unfinished I choose to see the positive though this just means that Vie still has a story to tell hopefully with fewer fists this time

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Then Samantha Oates the girl with blue hair goes missing and Vie might be the only one who can find her His ability to read emotions and gain insight into other people’s darkest secrets makes him the perfect investigator with only one small problem. 45 Stars I don t think you could be a good influence if you tried she said and her smile flashed genuine You re carrying a pack of trouble and you think it s all for yourself If you read the blurb for Gregory Ashe s Mr Big Empty and think it s just another psychic detective novel let me assure you this isn t just another psychic detective novel If you read the blurb and think this is just another generic teen mystery novel about some kid who has clues falling into his lap to make him look like an adolescent super sleuthing machine that s also not this book although Vie does accomplish than the actual lawmen do This book isn t teenage fluff either nor is it perfect but it s close enough to being that I wouldn t hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a murder mystery featuring a deeply flawed teenage protagonistVie Eliot is new to the town of Huecos The first thing I learned to appreciate about Vie is his name and how tiresome it is to answer the same uestion over and over again Vie isn t short for anything just Vie and the kid has had it rough It s made him a fighter What he vies for on a daily basis is a sense of place in a world where abuse at his mother s hand used to be his normal which is how he ended up living with his loser junkie of a father in a dumpy apartment that shares a parking lot with a shady bar owned by an even shadier character At first blush Vie is barb wire sharp edges and bitterness which are all a manifestation of his pain and that collective anger presents itself outwardly as a tendency towards fist first confrontations and inwardly as a need to inflict self harmVie s first encounter with an unknown to him boy and girl while he s out on a run one morning the running is also integral to who he is coupled with the disaster that is the literal first minutes at his new school set the story in motion Before Ashe leads readers too far along into Vie s personal issues though he introduces that girl s disappearance and probable murder which happens to be the second such crime in this otherwise sleepy Wyoming townWith a couple of his classmates looking good for the crime and the small town populated by its share of sketchy characters Vie volunteers to help in the search for Samantha Oates What possible motive could someone have to kill her and beyond that who would be capable of committing an act of coldblooded murder When Austin Miller and Emmett Bradley each look to fit the profile of plausibility if not the motive exactly certainly the opportunity Austin hires Vie to do something that made me step back and appreciate Ashe s delivery of the reuest That s when the sleuthing begins and when Vie is challenged to put his psychic abilities to the real test But it isn t long before things start to get personal for Vie with Austin and Emmett as well as in the investigationThis novel thrives on Vie Eliot s capable narration His storytelling is provocative and his personal revelations are freuently heart wrenching We get an intimate look at his thoughts and feelings his pain and the diversion and aversion tactics he uses to keep from having to reveal too much of himself to everyone else This author seems to have a knack for writing characters who aren t inherently endearing and then casually endearing them to me through whatever their issues are In this case that endearment is solidified when Vie takes two kids a brother and sister under his wing because their mother freuently neglects them his caring for them shows a softer side that is necessary to blunt some of his aggression and to show readers his capacity for compassionThe murder mystery in the story progresses in fits and starts as they often do much of it dredging up some disturbing details about the execution of Samantha s murder Vie circles around the drain than a few times in his investigation which is plausible but there was one revelation in particular that I hope will be addressed as the series progresses otherwise I ll have to call it a significant plot hole though I ll reserve judgement on it until I have of the story One thing is certain the way this book ends leaves a lot to tell about the extrasensory goings on yet to be explored and revealed and I m hookedA secondary mystery that converges with the murder plot involves Vie s attraction to both Emmett and Austin Emmett is the archetypical bad boy Austin is the boy next door who I believe still has some explaining to do and they both come from money which makes Vie the broody boy from the wrong side of the tracks Neither Emmett nor Austin is out they both have an air of trouble about them and I m not 100% certain which of them Vie will end up with because Ashe is playing it rather coy with this story element It s neither revealed in the blurbs for the following books nor is it cut and dried clear to me at the end of this book All the clues are there but a good red herring in a mystery is a thing for a reason so I m anxious to see what happens in the relationship arc tooOverall this book is a fantastic read if you appreciate a darker grittier element to your Teen Fiction and are willing to subscribe to the belief that these boys are as suave and sophisticated as they re portrayed That s not a slight against teenagers or the author for that matter but an observation that sixteen year olds are generally less smooth than Vie and his classmates are portrayed so I sometimes forgot that I was reading a book with teenage protagonists but that s an insignificant niggle in my full on enjoyment of this novelReviewed by Lisa for The Novel Approach Out of Bounds (Boundaries, uestion over and over again Vie isn t short for anything just Vie and the kid has had it rough It s made him a fighter What he vies for on a daily basis is a sense of place in a world where abuse at his mother s hand Grass, Sky, Song used to be his normal which is how he ended Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos up living with his loser junkie of a father in a dumpy apartment that shares a parking lot with a shady bar owned by an even shadier character At first blush Vie is barb wire sharp edges and bitterness which are all a manifestation of his pain and that collective anger presents itself outwardly as a tendency towards fist first confrontations and inwardly as a need to inflict self harmVie s first encounter with an The Illusionists unknown to him boy and girl while he s out on a run one morning the running is also integral to who he is coupled with the disaster that is the literal first minutes at his new school set the story in motion Before Ashe leads readers too far along into Vie s personal issues though he introduces that girl s disappearance and probable murder which happens to be the second such crime in this otherwise sleepy Wyoming townWith a couple of his classmates looking good for the crime and the small town populated by its share of sketchy characters Vie volunteers to help in the search for Samantha Oates What possible motive could someone have to kill her and beyond that who would be capable of committing an act of coldblooded murder When Austin Miller and Emmett Bradley each look to fit the profile of plausibility if not the motive exactly certainly the opportunity Austin hires Vie to do something that made me step back and appreciate Ashe s delivery of the reuest That s when the sleuthing begins and when Vie is challenged to put his psychic abilities to the real test But it isn t long before things start to get personal for Vie with Austin and Emmett as well as in the investigationThis novel thrives on Vie Eliot s capable narration His storytelling is provocative and his personal revelations are freuently heart wrenching We get an intimate look at his thoughts and feelings his pain and the diversion and aversion tactics he O Último Testamento (Maggie Costello, uses to keep from having to reveal too much of himself to everyone else This author seems to have a knack for writing characters who aren t inherently endearing and then casually endearing them to me through whatever their issues are In this case that endearment is solidified when Vie takes two kids a brother and sister One for My Baby under his wing because their mother freuently neglects them his caring for them shows a softer side that is necessary to blunt some of his aggression and to show readers his capacity for compassionThe murder mystery in the story progresses in fits and starts as they often do much of it dredging Paragon Walk (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, up some disturbing details about the execution of Samantha s murder Vie circles around the drain than a few times in his investigation which is plausible but there was one revelation in particular that I hope will be addressed as the series progresses otherwise I ll have to call it a significant plot hole though I ll reserve judgement on it We until I have of the story One thing is certain the way this book ends leaves a lot to tell about the extrasensory goings on yet to be explored and revealed and I m hookedA secondary mystery that converges with the murder plot involves Vie s attraction to both Emmett and Austin Emmett is the archetypical bad boy Austin is the boy next door who I believe still has some explaining to do and they both come from money which makes Vie the broody boy from the wrong side of the tracks Neither Emmett nor Austin is out they both have an air of trouble about them and I m not 100% certain which of them Vie will end The Moon Platoon (Space Runners, up with because Ashe is playing it rather coy with this story element It s neither revealed in the blurbs for the following books nor is it cut and dried clear to me at the end of this book All the clues are there but a good red herring in a mystery is a thing for a reason so I m anxious to see what happens in the relationship arc tooOverall this book is a fantastic read if you appreciate a darker grittier element to your Teen Fiction and are willing to subscribe to the belief that these boys are as suave and sophisticated as they re portrayed That s not a slight against teenagers or the author for that matter but an observation that sixteen year olds are generally less smooth than Vie and his classmates are portrayed so I sometimes forgot that I was reading a book with teenage protagonists but that s an insignificant niggle in my full on enjoyment of this novelReviewed by Lisa for The Novel Approach

SUMMARY Mr Big Empty Hollow Folk #1

He wants nothing to do with his gift When the killer begins contacting Vie through a series of strange cards though Vie is forced to hone his ability because Samantha was not the killer’s only target And as Vie learns he is not the only psychic in to. If you like GLBT representation mystery and a touch of paranormal then give this novel a shot I thought it was exceptional The characters are all nuanced and fully fleshed The writing is well above par for the genre at points almost heartbreakingly grim and lyrical The hero of the story Vie has a rough past and carries that damage in all his strengths and flawsI think what I loved most about him is that he is genuinely a tough man The author avoided the cliche of dialog filled with tough guy bravado and instead made Vie s toughness calm and uiet For instance when someone calls him an offensive nickname he won t simply say something smart ass and start throwing punches he ll shove the guy into a wall and say calmly Do not call me that I do not like it There s something just wonderfully refreshing and attractive about that uiet level headed strengthA very very strong unconditional recommendation I m now a fan of the author and cannot wait to read the rest of this series as well as the others he has posted Beyond the Pale uiet For instance when someone calls him an offensive nickname he won t simply say something smart ass and start throwing punches he ll shove the guy into a wall and say calmly Do not call me that I do not like it There s something just wonderfully refreshing and attractive about that The Black Ice Score (Parker, uiet level headed strengthA very very strong The Black Painting unconditional recommendation I m now a fan of the author and cannot wait to read the rest of this series as well as the others he has posted


About the Author: Gregory Ashe

I'm a long time Midwesterner I've lived in Chicago Bloomington IN and Saint Louis my current home Aside from reading and writing which take up a lot of my time I'm an educatorWhile I enjoy reading across many genres my two main loves are mystery and speculative fiction I used to keep a list of favorite books but it changes so freuently that I've given up I'm always looking for reco