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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite
The N.M.E. is a psychological thriller written in verse by Ryan A. Kovacs. Michael Ennis, a violent criminal incarcerated in a maximum-security prison, lives a harrowing life, driven only by the desire to exact vengeance on his murderous father, who he wishes to kill. Living in a brutal environment with tyrannical guards and violent inmates, Michael's only source of support is his childhood friend Bruno. Alongside Bruno and a headstrong psychologist named Arlene, Michael concocts an audacious plan to break free and hunt down his father. However, his plans hit a massive hurdle in the form of the head guard, Johnny Boy, who can't help but make Michael's life a living hell as much as he can. Additionally, Michael's past haunts every moment of his life.
Violent, surreal, and dripped in suspense and intrigue, reading Ryan A. Kovacs' poetic thriller feels like watching a movie directed by Nicholas Winding Refn. The N.M.E. hooks you in from the first page and refuses to let go until the end. With a blend of post-modern verses and an intricate plot, Kovacs crafts an enthralling narrative filled with twists and turns that you never see coming. The characters have defining traits that overwhelm their personalities and pop out of the page. They are larger than life and add to the surreal nature of the narrative. Kovacs never shies away from the violent sequences and describes them in vivid detail that paints quite a picture in your head. It may remind you of Quentin Tarantino's action scenes. I had an absolute blast reading The N.M.E. and recommend it to anyone interested in psychological thrillers with an experimental narrative style.