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Tunnel Vision Hardcover – June 21, 2011

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“I have long believed that science will move us more toward God and give us proofs of his creations. With Tunnel Vision, Gary Braver provides a wonderfully frightening and insightful tale on this theme that shatters my bones and leaves me to piece myself back together.”—Ray Bradbury

“Gary Braver’s books will thrill you, scare you, and compel you to read to the very last sentence. And with Tunnel Vision he does it all again. Gary Braver is one of the best thriller writers in America today!”—Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author

“A tantalizing premise, stylish prose, sharply-etched characters, and tension that ratchets up degree by degree.”—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author

“Fascinating and scary, Tunnel Vision goes one step beyond, between life and death.”—David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author

About the Author

GARY BRAVER is the bestselling author of Elixir, Gray Matter, Flashback, and Skin Deep. Flashback is the only thriller to have won the prestigious Massachusetts Book Award. He lives with his family in Arlington, Massachusetts.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Forge Books; 1St Edition edition (June 21, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765309769
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765309761
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.4 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,307,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gary Braver is the award-winning and bestselling author of eight critically acclaimed psychological thrillers. His novels have been celebrated for their high-concepts, careful craftsmanship, well-rounded characters, and page-turning momentum. Some of his titles have a medical slant including ELIXIR, GRAY MATTER, and FLASHBACK, which is the only thriller to have won a Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction (2006). His latest novel, SKIN DEEP, about cosmetic surgery, was published in July 2008 and was called "a gripping, twisty thriller that deserves a wide audience" by Booklist.

His next novel, TUNNEL VISION, which centers on near-death experiences, will be published on June 21, 2011. Of that book, legendary author Ray Bradbury has said, "I have long believed that science will move us more toward God and give us proofs of His creations. With TUNNEL VISION, Gary Braver provides a wonderfully frightening and insightful tale on this theme that shatters my bones and leaves me to piece myself back together."

Three of Gary Braver's novels have been optioned for movies, including ELIXIR by director Ridley Scott. He is the only thriller novelist to have three titles listed in the top-10 highest customer reviews on Amazon.com at the same time.

Under his own name, Gary Goshgarian, he is an award-winning professor of English at Northeastern University where he teaches courses in Modern Bestsellers, Science Fiction, Horror Fiction, and Fiction Writing. He has also taught fiction-writing workshops through out the United States and Europe for over twenty years. He is also the author of six popular college writing textbooks, now in 34 editions.
He lives with his family outside of Boston. His website: www.garybraver.com

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Joann Samuels on July 16, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This is the first of Gary Braver's novels that I've read (found it by browsing the "new releases" shelf at the library), and the description on the dust jacket appealed to me initially because of the Boston setting. As a Boston-area transplant to the West Coast, I particularly enjoy books that can create a true sense of place with local landmarks and locations. Braver's novel includes just enough details to allow a reader familiar with Boston to picture the sights and sounds of the city, which enhanced my enjoyment of the story-line, especially the growing horror that the main character, Zack, feels as he undergoes repeated "suspensions" induced by Dr. Luria and her crew in an effort to evaluate the "truth/reality" of near-death-experiences.

Braver's novel contains just enough science to make it feel intellectually stimulating without overwhelming the reader. At the same time, the religious questions and various perspectives about God and Satan are multi-faceted and don't lead to any particular conclusion, leaving a reader free to ponder these questions and just go along for the ride.

The suspense builds gradually throughout the novel, and several of the more gruesome scenes that seem random at first eventually get linked back to the overall plot. I often can anticipate how storylines will tie together, but in this case, I didn't see these connections until the author revealed them to/through his main character. Nice to really be pulled along with a story rather than knowing in advance how it will end!

I'd definitely recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys thrillers that provide some intellectual stimulation, and I'm eagerly looking forward to reading more of Braver's work.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Boston Jake on July 3, 2011
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I usually read thrillers for exciting entertainment and don't expect to do a lot of thinking except for trying to guess twists and turns in the plot and finding factual inaccuracies.

Tunnel Vision provides a fun and exciting read while cleverly raising many questions about god, life after death, near death experiences, dreams and the paranormal. It does make you think. And it is very clever as Braver never really takes a stand on these questions but leaves it up to the reader.

What really sold it for me is it seemed very grounded in science. I get frustrated when a writer insults your intelligence with unrealistic or scientifically flawed elements - kudos to Braver for assuming his readers are intelligent.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By W. Ponik on July 2, 2011
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I'm not an avid novel reader so when I say that this book is outstanding, that's a big deal! The book is relatively complex with lots of players, however the storyline moves rapidly. The writing is so well executed that I got totally pulled into the environment and was experiencing it "first-hand" with the characters, especially Zack Kashian. The plot moves along unpredictably enough to keep the "edge" in the story, but not so much to frustrate the reader. Lot's of gory stuff in Tunnel Vision but it worked perfectly to intensify the plot. I guarantee that if you take a moment and read the prologue, you'll be hooked. And you will love it all.Tunnel Vision
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By F. T. Hoskins on July 2, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I've read many of Gary Braver's previous books. They are terrific thrillers; clever plots with unexpected twists and writing that keeps you going from chapter to chapter. What makes them stand out, however, is Braver's ability to raise interesting moral and ethical issues in the context of traditional thriller. Previous novels have, in effect, asked "would you take a drug that would keep you forever young while those you loved continued to age?" (Elixir), and "would you have your child undergo brain surgery that would make him or her smarter?" (Gray Matter). This time the question is: "is there life after death?", and it is one of his best. I will leave it to others to give a plot summary but just say Tunnel Vision involves a scientific quest to answer that question, the Roman Catholic Church and a paid assassin who is working for God. A great read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Jennings on July 12, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Gary Braver is a medical thriller writer who stretches himself with each new book he writes. Tunnel Vision is a story of a Northeastern University student who undergoes Near Death in a research study to determine whether there is truly an afterlife. Mr Braver researched this topic tirelessly and it shows in the writing.

I mentioned to Mr Braver that I liked that there was no clear resolution to the facts. He left it up to the reader to make their own conclusions. I think the best description of the book-- (and I've written this in several places online as well.) --is a quote from Thomas Aquinas:
"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible."

Some readers may have difficulty with the spiritual aspects of the book, but don't let that deter you. You may even come away with a deeper respect for the divine and the spiritual. I like when someone writes for themselves first and doesn't let popular opinion stand in their way. I THINK that's what Gary Braver has done here. I can see through his progression as an author that he has grown a bit more spiritual and this latest book shows that progression immensely.

Don't pass this book up. You'll find it exciting, smart and will leave you questioning whether an afterlife might just exist. That's the mark of a smart writer; leading you up to the precipice and simply leaving you there, to decide for yourself. Not many writers can pull that off.

Gary Braver does it EVERY time.
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