SwitchFlipped

SwitchFlipped SwitchFlipped is a fast paced gritty urban fantasy novel set in the cracks behind what we think of as reality The love of Jasper s life has been a missing person for the last five years so he s comp

  • Title: SwitchFlipped
  • Author: Greg Stolze Tim Dedopulos David Southwell
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • SwitchFlipped is a fast paced, gritty urban fantasy novel set in the cracks behind what we think of as reality.The love of Jasper s life has been a missing person for the last five years, so he s completely dumb founded when she wakes him up in the middle of the night and drags him to bed Twenty four wild hours later she s gone again, as suddenly as she appeared, withoutSwitchFlipped is a fast paced, gritty urban fantasy novel set in the cracks behind what we think of as reality.The love of Jasper s life has been a missing person for the last five years, so he s completely dumb founded when she wakes him up in the middle of the night and drags him to bed Twenty four wild hours later she s gone again, as suddenly as she appeared, without so much as a hint of explanation Jasper is left without answers, without hope, and without any idea what to do about his current girlfriend.The only clue that Jasper has is a peculiar word, accidentally blurted Switchflipped Compelled to go digging for answers, he is slowly drawn deeper and deeper into the occult underground Reality, it turns out, is a lot less real than he d imagined Jasper finds himself sinking into a lunatic world where people can turn into electricity, where the undead live suburban lives, and where nothing is impossible if you re prepared to pay the price.Thrown into a vicious fight that he didn t seek and doesn t even really understand, Jasper has to look deep into himself to uncover his true nature When your contemporaries include a woman who s also a building, a miracle working saint, and one of the secret monarchs of American automobiles, the choice between love and power is harder than ever.

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    1. Greg Stolze developed a deserved reputation over the last decade as one of the most inventive, creative and balls-out talented writers in the roleplaying game industry. Like many other RPG writers he’s now largely left that business behind, but gaming’s loss is urban fantasy fiction’s gain, because now we have SwitchFlipped. This ensemble novel follows a host of characters, both normal and anything but, as they weave and blunder through secrets world and bizarre agendas.It all starts with [...]

    2. I really enjoyed Stolze's latest title, SINNER, so I thought I'd try this one. And I'm glad I did!SWITCHEFLIPPED is similar to SINNER in some ways. It’s told in the first person, and though it’s not exactly a superhero book, in a way it is, and if you like superhero stories you might want to give this one a try.In SWITCHEFLIPPED, various people embody specific concepts. There is someone who embodies the concept of The Evil Witch, for example (She gets murdered early on, which is great, becau [...]

    3. I really, really wanted to like this book.I've loved Greg Stolze's writing style ever since discovering UNKNOWN ARMIES, and I've followed him through several successive game books (WILD TALENTS, REIGN). So I was stoked to pick up one of his works of fiction, especially since it looked similar (though clearly not identical) to the UNKNOWN ARMIES milieu. And the setting itself is interesting: seedy loners adopting the power of "totems" and operating in an occult underground.But the writing style d [...]

    4. I didn't know anything about this book before I started reading it. I didn't know what it meant to be switchflipped, like the book's protagonist, Jasper. I think this added to my enjoyment, so I'm not going to tell you what it means either. Part of the draw in the early parts of the book is Jasper's quest to find out what switchflipped is. The book starts off with a bang, not the kind you might think. There were so many times when I had to stop and admire the skill that went into the writing of [...]

    5. I wish I could have given this book 4.5 stars. The plot is interesting, the writing grabs you and does not let go, but I would have preferred if the story had been told from one or at most two points of view. It is a minor quibble, but it kept me from giving the book 5 stars.SwitchFlipped is about a group of people who have figured out how to control reality though the use of idioms, like "electric future" or "kung fu movies." They form a kind of underground community of enlightened wackos. When [...]

    6. "A midnight knock on your door is never good," says Jasper Morgenstern, particularly when it's your longlost and presumed dead girlfriend, and PARTICULARLY when you proceed to have sex with her despite the fact that you're now with someone else. And when she suddenly leaves with no explanation for her absence other than a comment that she hopes Jasper doesn't get switchflipped, what's he to do but find out what that means?The short chapters switch viewpoints often in this fantasy ground in the r [...]

    7. I am quite admiring of Greg Stolze's works in other spheres, and whipped through this book in one sitting, but was left a bit unsatisfied by the plot's resolution - he very assuredly constructs a world, a cast of interesting characters and a nifty metaphysics, but events drew to a close sooner than I was expecting and I felt a little disappointed, and would quite merrily have read another 200 pages. He does a good job of writing dialogue that sounds like natural conversation, and in presenting t [...]

    8. Belongs on the same shelf as Tim Powers, a good thing. Does not feature an alcoholic white male protagonist with father issues, also a good thing. Sudden ending that sets up a sequel, but this actually is appropriate within the context of the story.

    9. I always loved Greg's fiction pieces from Unknown Armies and this is no exception. All the weirdos and wizards and lowlifes from UA (a truly amazing RPG, btw) are here, if not in name, in essence. Note: it is not required you be familiar w/UA to get this book, it stands alone.

    10. Interesting book. Take a normal guy and throw in an odd experience, not enough to change his world, but enough to make him curious. Interesting cast of supporting characters, including the ex.

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