Noah Quince

Rated 5.00/5 based on 6 reviews
What the hell's in the cupboard under the stairs?
Why does the neighbour always wear an apron?
You're unlikely to meet anyone as hideous as Noah Quince, but somehow he'll get under your skin, make you wonder why he's so vile. This deeply dark, comic novel tells the story of a man unravelling into madness, and explores the power of obsession. More

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About Caroline Wood

I have always loved writing and can't remember a time when I didn't write.
If not actually writing I was usually creating stories to tell my sister. Luckily, she was happy to listen.
And if not doing either of those, I made up stories in my head. I still do.
An overheard snippet of conversation is often all it takes...
I like to explore the darkness, strangeness or unexpected behind apparent ordinariness.
The nice curtains that are drawn to hide a corpse on a rocking horse. That sort of thing.
But not so much blatant horror, rather the deeply unsettling sense of things being askew, unreliable, unsafe, and a little bit twisted.

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Lee A Jackson reviewed on June 30, 2015

Noah Quince. One of the most unique characters that you will ever stumble across. It’s a brilliant piece of craftsmanship to create someone who you despise while at the same time find yourself rooting for. The way that Noah stumbles along in his own disturbed way is brilliantly balanced out by the other main characters in the book, who even with their own nuances, just by nature make Noah seem even more of an oddball.

Noah Quince is engaging, you will race to turn the next page to see where the unexpected takes you. An absolute must-read of a Smashwords publication and trust me, you won’t be disappointed. Hats off the author because this is a disturbed, creeped-out journey-and-a-half which she takes you on. Brilliant.
(reviewed 65 days after purchase)
C. Bryce reviewed on May 26, 2015

Oh yes, this guy is something else. He really gives you the creeps. Noah is very good at hurting not just himself but also the people around him.
Written in a way that keeps you reading even though at times you really don't want to know what he's going to do next.
An enjoyable story that I will read again soon.
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)
Rowland Somers reviewed on May 25, 2015

What a SOB. This guy doesn't know how to treat women or when he could get lucky. Ok, I admit his neighbour is a queen but he's good to Noah and just wants to help out. It's not like he's hitting on him.
Noah is a creepy guy, no wonder they talk about him at the office. I agree he definitely has mental issues and he knows he's not a good looking guy but there were women that were willing to take him on!
Spooky guy.
I enjoyed this book and am also looking forward to reading more from this author.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Lorna Smith reviewed on May 14, 2015

Noah Quince is a pathetic little man who doesn't recognize love or friendship that's directed at him. The fears which stem from his childhood are brought forward into his adult life and in turn became part of his delusions and hallucinations.
I found this novel a pleasure to read even with the mild adult content, everything fitted nicely.
I can understand why Linda Arditto had difficulty putting it down as I had a similar problem. I agree it's a riveting story that's so well written it had me hooked. (It took me all day to read).
Another book by Caroline Wood that I thoroughly enjoyed.
I look forward, with great anticipation, to more books from this author.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Linda Arditto reviewed on May 8, 2015

Where do I possibly start with this novel?
Ok, Noah Quince has mental health issues, that becomes obvious as you turn the pages. Both Noah and the characters around him interact wonderfully. (It's difficult to review this without giving away the story).
I made the mistake of starting this novel just before dinner time. (I like to be in bed by 9.30pm)
I have a very early start each morning and found it difficult to put down. (obviously I didn't have the willpower)
Then I had a brilliant idea, (didn't quite turn out the way I planned)
I hadn't charged my IPhone 6+ (nice big screen) so thought if I didn't charge it and downloaded the book to there I could read it in bed and when the battery died I would be forced to stop for the night. Good plan? (I thought so)
Well I hadn't accounted for Apples new technology with batteries and finished the book a little after midnight (9% battery left).
Needless to say the book was riveting.
No I don't know the author.
Yes I pay full price for all the books I read.
P.S. The end did surprise me. I didn't know he was going to do that.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
GODFREYGOODBODY reviewed on April 25, 2015

Wow. for readers of a nervous disposition. The title character here is astonishing, you've never met anyone quite like this, or you'll hope you haven't or you'll never admit to knowing them. And it's not just him, all the characters are really three-dimensional, well-rounded and feel totally real. The story rattles along and you can't wait to find out what happened next. Although at times you're probably not sure you do want to know what happens next. Great read, can't recommend highly enough. Try out the free book of short stories by the same author. This isn't a one-off, not by a longway
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)
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