Freak City

Rated 4.25/5 based on 12 reviews
It’s hard to control your destiny while you’re waiting for the bus. The trouble for Argus Kirkham began when a stranger pushed his way through a crowd at a bus stop and pressed a package into his hands. Inside the package were various random items. As Argus and his friends unravel the clues, very strange things occur in this story of mystery and ghosts. Book Two of the Dragon City series.
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About Tom Lichtenberg

I've written a lot of stories, and one thing I've learned is that stories have a life. They want to be read, and they're brought to life by readers. Readers give them meaning, give them substance and fulfill their destinies. Stories aren't picky about who reads them. They welcome everyone. Money means nothing to them - they don't care how much the reader paid and they equally don't care how much the author made. Stories want to live and they want to be a part of your life. I often think of them as like paper boats you place upon a stream. You never know where they'll end up!

"Author of curiously engaging novellas. His stories are not driven by action but by mood and metaphysics. His premises often begin with fairly standard, often vaguely science-fiction concepts, but he spins those concepts out into melancholy, thoughtful tales in which he explores the emotion and (often) dislocation that people feel when confronted by something outside their normal experience." - Devon Kappa

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James Jenkins reviewed on Nov. 11, 2017

I enjoyed this continued story from part one.
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Victoria Zigler reviewed on March 23, 2015

A great read, though the ending was

a bit sudden.
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Dark Rider reviewed on Jan. 16, 2013

After reading the first book in the series, I came looking for the second. Both were enjoyable reads and the third and fourth are free as well - which made my day, perhaps my week. These books are written as "young adult" fare, but I am an old man and I enjoyed the read greatly. If the author reads these reviews, thank you for making your works free in eformat. I am disabled and would not be able to read them if I had to pay for them.
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B Vaughan reviewed on Nov. 4, 2011

I couldn't stop reading. I liked everything about it. It is worth your while to read this mystery and detective thriller. I give it five stars.
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Robert Glenn reviewed on Oct. 25, 2011

i thought it was a good book, and entertaining.
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Ronald C reviewed on Oct. 19, 2011

A perfect book then ...
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John M reviewed on Oct. 16, 2011

All the rudiments of a high quality book.
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John Warzel reviewed on Sep. 28, 2011
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The title was what attracted me at first, but the story was what kept me. The creativity is very evident and I can't wait to read book one in this series!
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I like these “walk-ins” stories about Spring Hill Lake. They never really end or offer you any closure. They are curiously interesting and a fun puzzle/mystery to unravel. The blankness that fills Argus Kirkham isn’t depression, but something else entirely. As unsociable as he is, Argus can’t seem to break from its grip even though he lives with five other room-mates. Why would a strange old man tell him that he is sorry and give him a box of unrelated items? As Tom Lichtenberg explains, “…the mystery often remains mysterious. Otherwise they would be called “solution” novels, not mysteries.”
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Ecowitch reviewed on April 11, 2011

An unconventional story following Argus, a solitary and reclusive character, as he tries to unravel the clues handed to him one morning as he boards the bus. With the help of his few friends and housemates he gradually pieces together the message enclosed within the plain white box, leading him to more than just the answer to the mystery. The only flaw is that the ending feels a little rushed, leaving the reader wanting to know more both about the reasons behind the box but more importantly about Argus and how the events throughout the story have changed his perceptions, both of himself and of others, which is hinted at throughout. Otherwise a pretty good read that keeps you hooked and wanting to know more until and beyond the end.
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