Could not put down…
A must read, a page turner, excellent character development, lurid undercurrents, a fictional masterpiece.
Chase Jefferson Solipsum - a Novel by Dan Couto
A High Gloss Trip Down the Rabbit Hole
It has taken me far too long to write a review for what was a clever and dynamic book. Daniel Couto takes us down a high gloss rabbit hole into a world of high fashion, martial arts, and fantasy. A world that could easily be our own. At the first “Solipsum” appears to be a fairly straightforward construct. Beautiful women, dashing romantic men, and we know the villain from the beginning. Or do we? Slowly, Couto begins twisting and twisting this world into implausible curves and twists culminating in a final showdown you will simply not see coming. For fans of horror and fantasy, of Steven King and of Neil Gaiman. A high octane must read!
Nathan Younger Solipsum - a Novel by Dan Couto
Colourful fast paced fantasy novel
Start reading this book with an open mindset because it starts challenging your perception of reality quite early on. Couto uses a very expressive and witty writing style that engages your fantasy trying to picture what is going on and why. It is clearly written from the perspective of someone who has an intimate working knowledge of the flashy world of photography/fashion and the gory sub-culture of greed and lust for new highs. He takes us to an alternative reality, close enough to be scary, where demons exploit the ugly sides of humanity brought to the forefront by raw consumerism. There are multiple levels to this story and some very unexpected turns which make it an awesome read. Once I got through the first chapter, I could not put it down until I had finished it.
Bob Noorduin Solipsum - a Novel by Dan Couto
This book has it all: original, entertaining, fun and sexy
This book makes for a perfect vacation read. Fashion, demons, mind-control, love, passion and sex.. what more could you want in a beach book? The story is very original, so much so I am at loss to compare it to anything else I’ve ever read (maybe sci-fi romance novel meets Steven King?); it kept me reading, wondering what odd thing or idea might be presented next.
My favourite thing about the book is the way Couto writes, everything from people to light is described in a way that makes you at feel like you could touch it. I am not often a fan of books that do this kind of thing, but its the WAY it’s done is really very entertaining…the comparisons are sometimes so crazy and visceral I found myself laughing out loud… “a man with a face like chocolate suet”, “walls that curved and ran like ridges in thick cream, slowly poured over the rusted crenellations of some long forgotten machine”. These are not even close to the best ones. Next time through, I’m using a highlighter… some of the passages are worth repeating (and re-reading).
The cover art gives you nothing to go on. I recommend you “look inside” and sample a few pages. Great fun.
NoelleCS Solipsum - a Novel by Dan Couto
A must read for anyone into….uhmazingness!! I dont typically read these types of books but I couldnt put it down! The mix of horror, action, fantasy, and sexiness completely sucked me into another world. I cannot wait for the next book!
Ashton Ray Hansen Solipsum - a Novel by Dan Couto
Talented new writer
Dan Couto is a very talented new writer. Solipsum is a skillfuly written novel. I was hooked on the first page to the last. Well-paced. Bravo,. can’t wait for his second novel.
Elisabeth Schlegel Solipsum - a Novel by Dan Couto
Dan Couto has captured a world of fashion, photography, futurism in a thrilling adventure through Solipsum.
Read it and let your imagination run wild!
Lydia P. Solipsum - a Novel by Dan Couto
I absolutely must recommend ‘Solipsum’ to everyone who is into horror, action, mystery, sci fi, fantasy, and/or erotica because this book has it all in spades. On my second read I still couldn’t put it down. Couto has a gift for words that has you biting your nails, tearing up, and laughing out loud on a regular basis. Loved it!
Donna Locke Solipsum - a Novel by Dan Couto