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By Dennis R. Upkins Jr. | Comments: ( 731 ) | Date: ( Dec 13, 2019 )

Life for Noah Scott changes drastically when he is accepted to Hollowstone Academy, one of the most prestigious boarding schools in the country set in the mountains of Eastern Tennessee Within the hallowed halls of the illustrious school, Noah soon discovers that the world of the privileged is rife with social hierarchies, politics, depravity and corruption It is also thLife for Noah Scott changes drastically when he is accepted to Hollowstone Academy, one of the most prestigious boarding schools in the country set in the mountains of Eastern Tennessee Within the hallowed halls of the illustrious school, Noah soon discovers that the world of the privileged is rife with social hierarchies, politics, depravity and corruption It is also there that Noah meets his roommate and best friend, the charming and enigmatic Caleb Warner.Tragedy soon strikes when Cal is brutally murdered in a hold up But when Noah is haunted by Cal s ghost, he soon discovers that the random act of violence was in fact a premeditated one Determined to uncover the truth and find Cal s killer, Noah soon finds that the school and its patrons have than their share of secrets Secrets they are willing to preserve at any cost Through a series of prophetic dreams and visions, Noah also quickly learns that greater supernatural forces are at play In a race against time, Noah must solve Cal s murder and uncover the truth before he s the killer s next victim.


  • Title: Hollowstone
  • Author: Dennis R. Upkins Jr.
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Kindle Edition

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  • Amber

    The book is about a Gary Stu trying to solve the murder of another Gary Stu, who manages to upstage everyone with his spectacular violin-playing skills in a music theory class. In an interview I read, the author claimed to treat women characters with respect, but they're nothing more than very offensive caricatures. Brianna is the kind of character only a misogynistic male could come up with, and the treatment of her is just horrifyingly sexist. At one point, the main character "figures" her out [...]


  • Maru Maru

    ***SPOILERS AHEAD***I have two main issues with this book's plot (besides the author's virulent misogyny, but I've spoken enough about that in my own Tumblr, so I'll keep this review book-specific)First, why is this book being promoted as being LGBQ-friendly? The main character is straight and the white bisexual 'protagonist' is paired up with a guy five seconds after appearing, not that she even appears enough to be considered a main character. This book isn't LGBQ-friendly, and it's certainly [...]


  • Mari Stroud

    I was aware of this author's reputation for particularly virulent misogyny in the blogosphere and was very nervous in reading this book. Was that nervousness justified? Wells and no. Yep, every single woman or girl in this book is a stereotype. However, *none* of the characterizations are particularly deep, even those of the author-insert narrator. (You want to make an author insert interesting and able to fly under the radar as such, at least be self-aware enough to include your flaws.) It's le [...]


  • Squidgy

    Oh my. How to describe Hollowstone?Upkins' achieves something incredible with his first novel. There may not be a single piece of dialogue in this book that wasn't stolen from an excitable movie poster tag line, yet Upkins' craft makes Hollowstone the perfect monotonous stand-in for when your wave machine has broken. Armed with sage advice not to overdo it on the dialogue tags, Upkins' is still keenly aware his readers will forget what quotation marks are for and sticks in ten or twelve "He said [...]


  • John Egbert

    This book sounded decentI found it marked on my friend's shelves as "would-rather-eat-my-own-vomit-than-read" and "never-will-I-ever" and wondered why. I researched itd I found out rather quickly.No thanks. Not even for the lulz.(EDIT: And may I add something else about this book? THE COVER SUCKS. I mean, really? Yellow font over, what is that, bronze? Seriously, dude? And that font. THAT. FONT. It's terrible. It doesn't even match the rest of the cover for god's sake. AND THE LIGHTNING LOOKS SO [...]


  • Calimie

    I'll be honest. I haven't read the complete book, but I read enough excerpts to know it's so misogynist I don't care to know more.Edited: to fix spelling.


  • LightandMan

    Such a shame. I had this book recommended to me as a good example of a non-white protagonist, so I had high hopes. I don't know what went wrong, but I am shocked to see that a book of this quality was put out by an e-pub, and not self-published. There were numerous grammar errors within the first fifty pages (all I could stomach). There are entire sections -- nearly four pages at one point -- which is pure back and forth conversation: no dialogue tags, no actions from either character to break i [...]


  • Laura

    It’s quite thrilling to see a debut book released when you’ve seen from the very beginning how it started, the writing process and the continual stages of shipping out to publishers etc and to finally see the end product makes you feel all gooey and warm inside. I felt like this book had a lot to live up to for me because I’ve known the author for some years and followed his online writing even before Hollowstone was created and had a certain amount of good hopes that this would live up to [...]


  • Gement

    I picked it up for the protagonist and I finished it for the murder mystery.I enjoyed spending 200 pages with the main character, even when I wanted to smack him a few times. I enjoyed watching all the dirty pool of a private school explode in slow motion. There was some very satisfying wish fulfillment of actually getting to tell the jerks what they've done to you and have some of them *listen.* It also captured how people get bone-tired and angry after hearing the same bigoted garbage a millio [...]


  • Sean

    Hollowstone is Upkins' first novel, I've been a fan of his net.writing for some time now, so I was very eager to read this. I even bought it in Kindle edition because it wasn't available in (my preferred e-reader). But that's not his fault.Hollowstone is told from the point of view of a young African-American boy who gets a music scholarship to attend the prestigious boarding school after which the book is named. The protagonist's roommate is the resident bad-boy. The school is rife with politi [...]


  • Leisa

    Quite possibly the most intriguing book I have read in a very long time. I have read a lot of YA books that are set at Boarding Schools, and I thought "ho hum, here's another one", but it wasn't at all what it seemed on the surface. Noah is not a completely reliable narrator, and he sees the world with too much compassion and grace, even as bad things happen and his world falls apart. Even when the story seems to be just about a young kid who survived Hurricane Katrina and lucked into a scholars [...]


  • Ashur

    FULL DISCLOSURE: Given the hype and my familiarity with it, I'm going to be somewhat specific in my thoughts on Hollowstone. Those unfamiliar with my personal rating system (why WOULD you be familiar with my rating system?) know that I tend to rate everything lower rather than higher; 2 stars literally means what the mouse-over says, "it was okay". While I enjoyed it, I think I could've enjoyed it more had it benefited from more editing. I guess I had higher expectations in that regard. While th [...]


  • Ken Rohms

    Very good book. Definitely worth checking out.


  • Michele Harrod

    I actually enjoyed this book. I would say it's target market is teenage boys, as the dialogue is pure "teen boy fantasy" in places, but teen boys amuse me, so I found it quite entertaining. I didn't take any of the chauvanist comments personally, so was not offended as I can see many readers have been. Maybe because I am not an LGBGTY or whatever the code is? It certainly had some good twists, and repulsive rich-kid bad guys to loathe. I particularly liked the wrap-up and closure for all the cha [...]


  • Rachel

    a summary of my feelings on this awful excuse of a novel:


  • Amaya Radjani

    Hollowstone, a story about a young man’s experiences at a prestigious Tennessee prep school, is Dennis Upkins’ debut novel. Before I deliver my thoughts on this book, I need to provide a bit of context.I love books. Love them, love them, and love them. Stories have weight and texture and scent and flavor, and nothing illustrates that better than a novel. I’ll always buy books. But in these times, books have gone digital and eBooks are extremely popular. As co-owner of a small “tree-frien [...]


  • Ankhesen Mié

    I had the honor of being asked to do a review of Dennis R. Upkins's debut novel Hollowstone. This is my first ever official book review, and I was very glad it was this book, particularly because I am a huge, huge fan of this man.Upkins tells us the story of a young nerdy black man named Noah Scott who plays the violin and goes to church (earning him the nickname "Altar Boy"). Noah is also a brilliant student whose grades land him in a prestigious, exclusive, elitist school of spoiled, selfish r [...]


  • Sheila

    Well crafted and enjoyable murder mystery.


  • Isaiah Kisala

    What in the name is this? I read some nonsense but the 'hero' is not compelling at all, the sexual aspect are poorly handled and the mystery itself is just as compelling as the hero(again Not at all). It feels like a chore to slog through, and not just because of the errors but the ideas and meandering of dialogue, definitely not a great first shot, read worse but wouldn't recommend it to most people I know and I got it as a gift.


  • Xy

    So, I read this book twice. The first thing I would like to say that I didn't find this a necessarily awful book. It wasn't the best but I've certainly read worse. First, the things I liked:1. Noah. Like having been a token minority in many situations myself, I knew what Noah was going through and have experienced the same looks, comments etc. It's a piece of my reality that I don't often see in fiction which was . gratifying. 2. The actual plot. It was interesting and I love a good mystery. Esp [...]


  • Lisa

    I will admit I picked up the book mostly because the author is a friend of a friend, and watching their exchanges on Facebook made me curious about his writing (I honestly didn't realize he was a published author until a discussion about non-traditional protagonists in books) So I figured I would give it a shot.I was pleasantly surprised. I expected good writing, just given how articulate the exchanges between the two are (happens when you have two writers conversing :D) I will say it's incredib [...]


  • B.J. Baye

    This book is an entertaining read with the types of characters whose points of view you don't often see in the published world. However, it's not perfect and it does have some problems. First, it's in desperate need of an editor. Not just for spelling and grammar but for errors an editor should notice, like one section where information about a character is revealed in narration and pages later that same information, sometimes word for word, is revealed in dialog.My other main complaint is that [...]


  • Elizabetha

    **Review Pending***


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