Personal Effects: Dark Art
Want to try it yourself? Call the phone number shown on book's cover: 212-629-1951 and listen to the voicemail message for main character Zach Taylor.
Personal Effects follows the extensive notes of therapist Zach Taylor's investigation into the life and madness of Martin Grace, an accused serial killer who claims to have foreseen, but not caused, his victims' deaths. Zach's investigations start with interviews and art sessions, but then take him far from the hospital grounds—and often very far from the reality that we know.
The items among Grace's personal effects are the keys to understanding his haunted past, and finding the terrifying truth Grace hoped to keep buried:
• Call the phone numbers: you'll get a character's voicemail.
• Google the characters and institutions in the text: you'll find real websites
• Examine the art and other printed artifacts included inside the cover: if you pay attention, you'll find more information than the characters themselves discover Personal Effects, the ultimate in voyeuristic storytelling, represents a revolutionary step forward in changing the way people interact with novels.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jen.e.moore - LibraryThing
You know, I didn't expect this book to be as good as it was. It's a gimmick - a pile of papers and some transmedia connections - but an effective one. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CarloA - LibraryThing
A good experience, a fine tale and a real page-turner. The transmedia objects that come with the book (personal documents of one of the characthers) and link with online material and actual voicemail ... Read full review