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Poisoned Soil: A Supernatural Thriller Kindle Edition

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Tim Young's novel Poisoned Soil is a simple story that deals with complex issues.
The prose seems to be an all-American version of magical realism, that Garcia Marquez / Isabel Allende technique of making reality magical and magic real.  You will enjoy every minute that you're reading this book--the characters, the settings, the battles between man and nature, and, of course, that magical realism. With all these elements, this still is a thriller, a real page-turner. Moreover, it's a very original piece of literature that will leave you thinking...and wondering.
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  • File Size: 1721 KB
  • Print Length: 327 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Harmony Publishing (September 19, 2012)
  • Publication Date: September 19, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009EAV6VY
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #520,503 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tim Young is an author of nonfiction and fiction books on self-sufficient lifestyles, including The Amazing Maisy! children's picture book series that introducers pre-schoolers to homesteading, food production and self-sufficient lifestyles. Tim is also the editor of SelfSufficentBlog.com.

Background - While flying high over corporate America, Tim Young received a call he couldn't ignore. He shredded his business cards, said goodbye to the conveniences of urban life and become a farmer and homesteader. Along the way Tim became an award-winning cheese maker and Amazon best-selling author. Today he lives with his wife-the most beautiful and caring woman in the world, his delightful daughter and a Silky Terrier named Alfie that speaks to him in condescending, broken-English.

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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Steve Moore on October 15, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Tim Young's novel Poisoned Soil reminds me of some of Baldacci's home-spun Appalachian thrillers. It's a story about greed, guilt, desperate people, and ethnic justice. It's a simple story that deals with complex issues.

The prose also seems to be an all-American version of magical realism, that Garcia Marquez / Isabel Allende technique of making reality magical and magic real. (Toni Morrison is another American author using the same technique, which actually started with Kafka.) I won't go into detail why this is true about Young's book, but it sets the book above the norm and the bar high for anyone who attempts this.

The spiritual and magical heart of the novel is Angelica, part Cherokee and wife to our tragic protagonist, Blake Savage. He was a star quarterback who suffered a career-ending injury. Denied success on the football field, he becomes greedy and sets out on a campaign to be rich and successful, no matter the cost. He is Faust, not Macbeth. His Devil is his friend, Nick Vegas, the owner of a national chain of restaurants. At first Savage only supplies the restaurants, but Vegas, a Spanish immigrant, sets out to establish some supper clubs based on a product from his homeland. The only problem is that there is no regulation of these clubs, so tainted products can reach the customers' tables. Savage finds himself drawn deeper into a deadly conspiracy as the days pass.

I apologize if this plot appears trivial--it's not. It's my failure as a reviewer. A good writer takes simple events and makes a compelling story. Yes, there is simplicity here, but it's a profound simplicity. I would have enjoyed a bit more characterization of Vegas, his motives, and his background.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Eric Wagoner on September 24, 2012
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Author Tim Young has managed to approach the thriller genre with a fresh voice and an unusual point of view. Poisoned Soil may be filled with characters and plot points not generally associated with fast-paced fiction, such as farmers, celebrity chefs, broken down football stars, and farm-to-table dining, but it stands up alongside stories by authors you already know.

As a sustainable grower himself, Tim has taken what he knows well and added just enough twist to turn what is a mundane day-to-day life for many into a must-read page turner. This one comes highly recommended.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jules on November 14, 2012
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Great book, good action, not preachy. I read it in one sitting and it kept me hooked the whole time.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Love Me Some Fiction on August 25, 2014
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I felt deceived by an author who has a "God" and organic/herbal agenda. This book started off really good although I have no idea why the author lists it under "horror". It reads more like a thriller. I almost even told a couple of friends to get it. Boy, am I glad I didn't.

After awhile it became evident the author was more concerned with preaching in a sneaky way about being with God, eating organics, and using natural medicines. It was no shock to see this author is also a farmer. Look, I have no problem with people writing about their beliefs. I DO have a problem with people pushing them down my throat by tricking me into buying a novel I think is one thing only to find out it's another.

The MC's wife is the "hero". So, of course, she's godly, a herbalist, in tune to nature...and her husband is the bad guy (even if he didn't originally mean to be), and we ALL know bad guys have turned away from God, don't believe in the healing powers of nature, are materialistic, yada, yada, yada. These characters became so predictable and cliched it was almost funny. Except I didn't laugh because I hated feeling cheated.

I was going to give this a 3 even after realizing this, but now I gave it two. I tried fo force myself to finish the book, but it was so predictable I couldn't. I gave up at 90% finished. The last 10% couldn't have saved it anyhow. The only reason I didn't give it 1 star was the beginning 25% was actually a good story.

It's too bad the author can't leave his political/social beliefs and religious beliefs out of the way. It's one thing to give a character some of those characteristics. It's quite another to make them unbelievable because of the constant mention of them.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 27, 2012
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This book features excellent writing, a great story, a lot of action, and big surprises. If you're looking for a quick-starter, this book isn't it. I put this book down several times and read something else. I found myself picking it up again after finishing a different book.

Finally, I decided to stick with this book and I'm so glad I did. I'm not a fan of mysticism, witchcraft, zombies and the like, so I was put-off by some of things in the beginning of this book. But once I pushed past my own prejudices, I found this story compelling and fascinating.

Indeed, good writers can take simple ideas and spin them into symphonies of words. Tim Young is a great writer.

I'm not going to give away anything about the story, but the protagonist is one of those people, like most of us, who've done things we're not very proud of, sometimes bad things, but that does not make us bad people. So it is with Blake.

The author does a great job of keeping the real story from us until very late in the book. I found myself thinking -- "Now it all makes sense." I love those eye-opening moments anyway -- and if you do, you'll find this book a very excellent read.

If you find the beginning of it a little slow, don't put it down, stick with it. You'll be glad you did.
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