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An Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns Paperback – October 8, 2012
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The author will entertain the reader and leave them with the uneasy feeling that there might be more to the world than one realizes. The tale focuses on the production of questions that are answered as the story progresses.
The plot carries many twists and turns and thus, keeps most guessing. Many will find they think they know the paths direction, but do not be fooled; this is one tale where one and one may equal eleven. It was a fun and quite interesting read.
The first thing I noticed was how much I loved the writing. This isn't my usual genre, so it was definitely a new experience for me. But, gosh, the writing was amazing. I loved the way Thomas described everything. Seriously good writing here, people. One of the best books I have read this year, for sure!
Stephanie Verhaegen, Bookfever Blogs.
"A compelling and amusing sci-fi/memoir curiosity" - Kirkus Reviews
"I am not a sci-fi fan, but this book fascinated me and held my interest from start to finish" - Caitlin
"Whether you believe in UFOs and aliens or not, this is a truly interesting story" - Pinky Pollock
"Hay is a fabulous storyteller. Rivals with the best sci-fi novels" - Zillie Carlson
"The true appeal and genius of this story is figuring out what is real and what is fiction". - Michala
I've never technically read someone's memoirs before. Well, if I've read autobiographies, then I guess I can say Yes, but there's a slight difference. Isn't there? Well, Thomas J. Hay found me on another network for connecting. I love meeting new authors and reading their tales, but when you catch one that makes you question things- that's a good read. What I loved most about this memoir, An Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns, I was able to laugh, sing and go "Oooooo!"
Okay, so I cracked up at this story from the very beginning, when Tom was getting spanked with every mishap he constructed to when he caught a case of crabs! Without having S-E-X!? Whether this is for real or for fun, I was highly entertained by this book. I sat back on my chaise, with a cup of flavored water and read until I found myself sitting at my desk, closing the book. I read it in a few hours. Some of my most favorite parts were when Hay quoted lines from songs like Caribbean Queen, by Billy Ocean, Achey Breaky Heart, and so many more! He used them in situations that made me feel, this dude and I could be buddies. It made the story just that much more fun.
This story is like watching an episode of The Outer Limits or Twilight Zone. I found I couldn't do anything but continuously turn the pages, wondering when the big zing was gonna hit! Especially when I got to end of Chapter Eleven: The Supplementary. My imagination has always been on of my greatest tools and seeing this all play out was beyond side-splitting. Now I want to read The Comeback Kid.
The entire time I read, I kept asking myself if Hay really believes all this or if he is just joshing as a talented storyteller. I even sent him a message asking if this was a fictional memoir or a memoir with fiction. His responses were classic and fed my joy for the read even more, but I'll never tell... SPOILERS and the lot!
Alyssa Renee Hunt
From the Author
The more I thought about it, the more it made sense. After all, I am the only person to know all my memories. When I pass, they will turn to dust and evaporate with me. Writing them down would mean that I could live forever. An added bonus would be that my descendants will have a history book to learn where their orneriness came from.
I started writing in a big notebook. After fifty pages with arrows pointing every which direction and notes scribbled everywhere, I had a complete mess on my hands. Again, my wife came to the rescue. "Why don't you get a computer?" Duh! Brilliant idea, honey! But then the computer and I had issues. Lots of issues! Until we finally came to an agreement that I take a class and learn a little more about it. We still had issues, but they can usually be resolved. It still took me two years to complete the memoir. Behold: The Comeback Kid, The Memoirs of Thomas L. Hay was published in November 2011.
The process was both an invigorating whirlwind of self-enlightenment and an intense emotional trip. To jog my memory I used song titles. A song would remind me of a person, a place, or a time in my life. Example: "Heartbreak Hotel," when my first wife informed me that she wanted a divorce. When I looked at my life, I recognized that it was but a series of events, much like an assorted box of chocolates, never knowing what would come next. I choose the title 'The Comeback Kid" because of the many peaks and valleys I had during my life's journey. Somehow I had always found a way to comeback from the valleys.
After publishing my memoirs, it occurred to me that I could have mysterious phenomena buried within my subconscious. Shortly after our divorce, my first wife had claimed that we had been abducted by aliens during our short marriage. She divorced me because her spirit had persuaded her to become a vegetarian, fast, and abstain from sexual activity. This melted the memory blocks instilled by the aliens and exposed traumatic experiences that had been buried within her subconscious. I didn't believe her. Would you? Like most people who claimed to be abductees, I assumed she had a fertile imagination or maybe had a few loose marbles.
However, after writing my memoirs, I became tormented to investigate the probability of her claim. Since I could stand to lose a few pounds and age had diminished by sex drive, I adopted her ascetic lifestyle for awhile. O-M-G... You will not believe what I discovered! I had to rewrite my memoirs. Behold: An Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns was published in October 2012, by Balboa Press, a Div. of Hay House.
Who are the abductors? Where did they come from? Where were they hiding? Did they even exist? The answers to all those questions and many more were revealed when my memory blocks melted. What I discovered will startle and torment your reality.
Determining the book genre gave me a headache. Is it a memoir or is it a science fiction story? I let the reader decide whether it is reality, a dream, a hallucination, or a fermentation of imagination. If imaginations, were they hidden memories? I don't try to convince the reader one way or the other. I let them determine what they want to believe. However, I did remind them what Albert Einstein once said about the mysterious: "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed and he is a stranger unto himself."
Both books are written in a rollicked conversational style that puts the reader sitting next to me as I tell my story. I used many idioms that we all use in our everyday discussions. Example: "What in Sam Hill?" Everyone knows what it means, but what of the origin? Curiosity can 'kill the cat' and thanks to the Internet, those funny little phases became 'clear as a bell'. I added an appendix in the second book to explain their origin. It was quite interesting how some came to be. You may be interested to see my website blog (thomaslhay.com) on 'Idioms'.
Both books stand alone. The second book is not a sequel. The original memoir was written with the memory blocks instilled, while the revised memoir was written after the memory blocks were melted. Although there are some repetitiveness during the first few chapters, thereafter, the revised story takes a completely different direction. Buckle up, because you are in for one wild ride!
WARNING: Your life may never be the same again.
Thomas L. Hay, Author
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Top Customer Reviews
Thomas Hay does a good job of telling you his life story and then tying it all in to this alien adbuction scenario that he believe is true now that his memory block has been removed.
I found the story quite far-fetched but if you read it in the spirit of just a good story instead of fact then you can get past that and really enjoy the writing.
I don't want to give the story away but it involves so many things that end up all being tied together. Hay is exceptionally good at Morse Code. His wife up and asks him for a divorce one day and says they were abducted by aliens. He marries an Arabian woman who disappears. He is visited by men from NASA and all kinds of crazy things happen. You better really pay attention or you will get confused.
His mind block is gone so he writes about his memoirs. Well, that I don't buy but I think he has a great imagination.
I actually enjoyed the story as long as I didn't get too serious about it. He references songs every chapter and I have never been into music but I recognized quite a few of them. I think that was a nice addition that took lots of thought.
At the end of the book there is a list of idioms. I also enjoyed that. I am sure that took a great deal of time to add that section just for your enjoyment.Read more ›
I enjoyed the "human" aspect of the author's story, his childhood, young adulthood and adulthood. His lifelong quest to find love and to find his purpose in this world is a very relate-able and real struggle that many readers can relate to. I would have preferred if the author developed his relationships with other characters/family members a bit more. He has a rather delicate family tree and most relationships were developed enough to give you the basic background about each character, but after that they were mostly abandoned. The author tends to reveal what's coming up through statements like, little did I know it was going to get a lot worse, or our happiness was short lived, etc. That somewhat ruined the reading for me, because there was no build up of anticipation, I simply knew that it wasn't going to work out between him and his second wife.
I struggled with the "alien" aspect of the book a bit. To me, certain elements were entertaining, others disturbing and seemed to fall under "creative writing". There are several references to the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and after finishing the book, I watched the movie to help me bridge certain scenes as described by T. Hay. All in all, I was greatly entertained while reading and I was glad to have read the author's interpretation of what had happened to him.
Anyway, woven into this, his second book, is a bizarre tale of recurring alien abductions.
Mercifully we're spared the usual abduction yarn, where the Earthling undergoes medical experiments, before mating with some big-breasted, blond-haired alien.
I won't give away any spoilers, but I will say that this abduction tale is highly unusual, and at times really quite eerie.
In the end, the reader is left with the impression that either Mr Hay has experienced a series of extraordinary events throughout his life, or he is a writer who has an extraordinary imagination. In the end we are left to make up our own minds.
Either way, this is a fascinating read.
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ab'dəktər/ noun, plural noun: abductors
1. a person who abducts another person.
I've never technically read someone's memoirs before. Read more
Thomas L. Hay’s early years describe just another average guy who was not good at sports, academic subjects and had no success with girls. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Stefan Vucak
Get ready for unbelievable ride!!!
I found this book to be one of amazement and adventure, Tom has a very easy way of telling stories to make the readers like they are living... Read more
Thomas Hay's “An Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns” is a different kind of memoir, one that leaves the reader wondering if the story is the product of an intriguing... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Parsons Family
This is a very stylish novella of a man's abduction by aliens; or was he? The author, Thomas Hay, writes the story as it happened to him; or did it? Read morePublished 21 months ago by Richard Lang
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This book is about an average person with an almost unbelievable story to tell, a story that involves abduction by... Read more
Thomas Hay has written a thrilling, mind-bending memoir of his abduction experiences. His first encounter with these other worldly beings takes places early in the book, and it... Read morePublished on March 2, 2014 by K. D. Genova