- File Size: 885 KB
- Print Length: 319 pages
- Publisher: Brendan Mancilla; 2 edition (July 22, 2014)
- Publication Date: July 22, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0985001607
- ISBN-13: 978-0985001605
- ASIN: B0074VHX5I
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,166 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author
He earned his degree in English from San Diego State University where he read classic authors like Walt Whitman, Edgar Allen Poe, and William Blake alongside contemporary (and sometimes unknown) authors like Zade Smith, Flora Nwapa, and Jose Manuel Prieto.
Brendan has characterized his writing as an exercise in escapism. Of the worlds he writes about, he has remarked that he likes to "bend genre lines" while throwing in conflicting characters because it allows him to "pile on the dysfunction" to create a compelling story.
Someone to Remember Me, which is available for free on Kindle, iBooks, and Nook, was released for download in February 2012. It is periodically updated with corrections and new content. Learn more about Brendan Mancilla at www.bmancilla.com
Top Customer Reviews
Since a big part of the fun as a reader is discovering the mysteries of this story for yourself, I will refrain from giving away any plot details. In an effort to help other figure out if this story is for them, I offer the following comparisons: Fans of the TV show LOST will enjoy this. It is a character driven story about people looking for answers in a mysterious location while being pursued by an unknown force. I also found elements of it reminded me of the videogame Myst. The reader is not gifted with omniscience, rather we figure out the mystery piece by piece just as the characters do. That's about the best I can do while I remain committed to not revealing specific plot details.
My one complaint: The ending, while very good, failed to explain the behavior of one of the central characters. I'm still pondering her motivation for her actions. Oh well, since other elements were wrapped up nicely I guess I can deal with a bit of ambiguity. (It's definitely a more satisfying ending then LOST presented.)
The story appears to be professionally edited and formatted with minimal errors found. Highly recommended.
However, things do clear up! The book is very well written although the development of character friendships tends to be a bit jerky and sudden even though emotion-based, particularly as regards secondary characters.
Although any summary of the plot would be a spoiler, I suspect that the biblical creation myth played a major role in defining the plot line.
All in all, the book is worth the read!
As for the writing style: A+. I consider myself a snob in terms of writing level, and Mancilla writes better than a lot of big name authors. His imagery is absolutely amazing; it's evocative, poignant, and inventive. Actions can be visceral while motives are nebulous, objects can be ethereal while their sensations leave behind heavy scars. His writing really shines here.
As for the story itself, it'll keep you turning the pages. This author likes his twists and actually lays down all the groundwork for them. The conflicts are measured by both drama as well as mystery. You'll want to find out what happens as badly as the characters. If you download the sample, you'll end up buying the rest of the book because it draws you in, and you'll find that you just have to know what happens next.
If you like stories like Lost and Battlestar, do yourself a favor and buy this book. You'll love it, and hopefully it'll lead to more amazing stories by this guy. As talented as he is, I'm sure he's got lots more tales to tell.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This story was difficult for a moron like me to read. I am a reader, not a writer. Brendan Mancilla built this story page by page and kept finding ways to keep me coming back. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
The story was great, hands down. Character development and interactions were very natural, while the plot kept me interested till the end. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Andrew Late
givers to be a great day at school and the other night but I have no choice between two days in my room for a few months and I am in love you baby I'm so... Read more
This novel is extremely well written. The ambience is eerie and beautiful. The characters struggle with very atavistic fears about existence and identity.Published on October 3, 2013 by Adrienne
I guess it is a well constructed book. Complicated plot that unfolds slowly. I just think I am not able to enjoy this kind of literature.Published on January 19, 2013 by mbg