The Reincarnation of Annie Brown
By W. Scott Mitchell
What an amazing story! This is the best story I have read in the last year! I loved it and you will too!
Mr. Mitchell has written a story that takes you into the minds of an interesting and varied group of characters, all seem to have sinister intentions toward Eric.
Eric is a semi-lost 20 something, freshly graduated from college, he has found a way to make steady money off the bond market.
Erin is in school and seems to have a penchant for depressing poetry, but the rest of her life seems quite normal; though rather mysterious.
Jill is a borderline genius in chemistry and working for Professor Whitehurst. She spends a lot of her free time with Eric, when her fiancée Gary is not in town; Gary, a computer genius, is also Eric’s roommate.
There is a congressman, an international financier, and other shady characters.
There is some flitting into the past to gather back story, but most of the book centers around a four day weekend at a corporate style retreat in the North Eastern United States. This is where the real fun gets off the ground. Layers of honesty are being peeled back to reveal apparently nefarious intentions. Eric is asking himself several times, who can I trust?
He loves Jill and he loves Erin, Gary was his roommate; but they all seem to have deceived him in the past and continue now. He also has a ghost in his past that has him tied in knots at times.
This is some of the most interesting dialogue and scenery I have seen in a long time!
It has conspiracy theory, racy moments, philosophy, economics and veiled threats abound.
The down side is there are quite a few spelling errors, mostly misplaced words and some missing words. These things really make for a bumpy ride if you are a good speller. A .3 deduction.
Such a great story and so well written, 4.7 stars out of 5! I might read it again.
The book is on Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=The+Reincarnation+of+Annie+Brown&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3AThe+Reincarnation+of+Annie+Brown
and goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18810179-the-reincarnation-of-annie-brown?from_search=true&search_version=service.
You can follow Mr. Mitchell on twitter: @wscottmitchell.
Subnormal by Stuart Kenyon
Take a boy with Asperger’s Syndrome, he and his loving brother are thrust into a work camp; reminiscent of Nazi controlled Europe.
Travel back in time to a brilliant young chemist who is developing drugs for mind control.
Jump forward to the recent past and witness the birth of a seemingly benign totalitarian government. The populous is afraid, unemployment and crime are high. A small time politician is extremely uncomfortable with the politics as his party rises to ascendancy in modern England.
These are the high points of the plot, there are several smaller subplots also.
While seeming to be irreconcilable, these plots and subplots are woven into a fascinating tale. Mr. Kenyon has brought us an interesting angle to the typical dystopian future story.
I have to say that learning about Asperger’s through Paul’s eyes was very rewarding.
However, with so many threads to pull, I was not surprised that the pace of the book was up at times and down at others. I understand that you cannot have a breakneck speed constantly, but there were several spots that were dragging quite a bit. To be fair, the rest of the book flowed quite well.
There were quite a few spelling errors, not the type where it is a British spelling as opposed to American. I am talking about misplaced words, missing words, and the occasional multiple words. As if there were some words left from an incomplete edit of a sentence.
To sum up: I enjoyed the story even though the ride was pretty bumpy at times,
a lot of potholes in the road. I will give it 3.5 out of 5 stars. If the spelling had been a lot cleaner it would have been a higher score.
This is definitely a good read. The ending left me glowing!
The book is on Amazon, twitter: @stuartkenyon81
Who am I?
An avid reader, typobuster, and the Hyper-Speller. I am a husband, father, and grandfather.
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