The Doppler Affect Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00L0I56AU
- Publisher : YBCoyote Press (June 14, 2014)
- Publication date : June 14, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 961 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 312 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,043,232 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Christopher Sands is a banker, who also is a husband and father, and he is accused of murdering someone at his bank and theft. After not recalling doing the actual crime, and seeing where it very well could have not been the actual him, he sets off on a quest to make sure that his son, Michael doesn't fall into the same despair. I really felt for Christopher, but I have to say it was Michael that had my heart in this. Going through his life with pretty much no parents, he seems to be doing really good. He does gymnastics, and goes to Stanford where he is with his crush, Candace. At the start of his journey, something happens that turns his life on end and it is not the same. He finds out that while there are the doppelgangers that can shape-shift into any human being, he finds that he has a special ability of his own. Candace as well for that matter. I won't go into too much detail about it because I already feel I am teetering on the edge of gushing about it.
One of the things while reading this was that there was more adult content then I would have thought. Not saying it was bad, but just not something that I was expecting. BUT with the doppler race, that's really just a part of it once you know the story of their race a little better. I found the content bothering me less and less because I understood better what was really going on as I went further into the story.
Another thing I enjoyed about how it was written was seeing all sides of the things that were going on. Not only do you get to see what's going on with Michael and Candace, you experience what the "bad guys" are conjuring up and how the doppler race handles things in their own way. It ties together so well that I never felt lost or had the need to go back and see if I had missed something. It flowed well and was a very exciting read, it would actually make a pretty bad ass movie in my opinion. If anything to see how the dopplers shape shift and other things they do to continue on as a race. Not to mention see Michael's ability in action because I was really intrigued by what he could do.
I'm not quite sure when the next book in the series will be coming out, but I do know that I will be reading it because I have to know what happens with Michael and if he ever truly is able to rid himself of the doppler race. I highly recommend this story to anyone that enjoys an exciting story that has very few slow points without being too much. But definitely not for a younger audience because there are some pretty descriptive happenings concerning the adult content.
Once I figured out the jumps I found the story captivating and entertaining. The characters were unique and surprising and I never guessed what was going to happen next.
This is definitely an adult read, quite explicit at times but essential to the story line and well written.
I honestly do not pick books in this genre but since I had a chance to read, for an honest review, I dove in for fun. I truly enjoyed your book and will recommend it to all seeking a great read.
Wishes for your continued success. I will look forward to your books in 2015!
I was able to download this for my kindle on Amazon for free. (Thank you Shawn for the invite).
I really ended up enjoying this book. At times I found it a little hard to follow, but still didn't want to put it down. The idea of doppelgangers taking over the US was brilliant. This was the first book I've read about doppelgangers and I enjoyed learning all about them. I'm hoping that the sequel picks back up with some of the same characters. I don't want to write too much more and ruin the book for others with spoilers. It was a great read.
I loved this unique theory of doppelgangers existing side by side with homo sapiens.
I will be reading other books by Dr. Phillips as they become available.
1. I neither need nor want extensive details about a character that exists for only a couple of paragraphs. That the author has a back story for them is wonderful. However, if my sole interaction is for them to appear, be eviscerated, and bleed out in a paragraph or two, I couldn't care less about what they had for breakfast. I'd rather the time be spent making the major characters more real.
2. Bad grammar and sentence structure are fine in dialect, when one has a character speaking. As part of the general exposition, however, they're jarring, annoying, and pull one from the flow of the story.
3. Finally, and to me, the most egregious problem came from the abundance of malarops. The author supposedly has a doctorate yet made a large number of glaring errors in which he used a totally incorrect word. For me, this is akin to throwing a handful of rice in front of an Asian vampire! I *have to* stop to puzzle out what the heck he meant and what word he actually was attempting to use.
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El autor de la novela la ofrece gratis, estrategia que considero muy interesante, ya que - como en dos ocasiones anteriores he hecho - sí me plantearía pagar por una secuela si el precio fuera lo suficientemente atractivo.
Aunque no tengo grandes esperanzas en la calidad literaria de dicha secuela sí me pica la curiosidad por ver cómo resuelve los problemas planteados en esta ya que, podríamos considerarla como un largo prefacio para lo que puede ser un planteamiento curioso en la literatura sobrenatural sin pretensiones.