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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
Because It Was Raining by Skyler Worley is a dark story filled with deep and powerful philosophical reflections on life; the journey of a young man who, in order to escape his past, embarks on a perilous path of drugs, sex and violence. Louis has suffered great loss and is consumed by grief, so when he joins two friends and sets out for Kansas City, he believes he is making a move that will put the past where it belongs. But can the past be buried and forgotten, and does he have what it takes to pull himself out from the hell he is sinking into?
Skyler Worley’s novel had me hooked from the very beginning with the clear and eloquent voice of the narrator. The author shows unusual mastery of the first person narrative which allows the world view of the protagonist and his universe to come out very clearly, while being supported by exciting and well-crafted dialogues. The story is character-driven, and I enjoyed the different layers of character development and the arc each one followed. The conflict is built at different levels, but what seems to dominate the narrative is the protagonist’s relationship with death, which is so brilliantly done that readers can identify with the characters. Because It Was Raining is written in well-polished prose and the lyricism of the language adds to the reader’s overall experience. The pacing is good and the insightful moments compel readers to reflect about life and reality. This was a great read for me.