- File Size: 2203 KB
- Print Length: 396 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: www.ikehamill.com (April 30, 2012)
- Publication Date: April 30, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007Z8HVR0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #556,347 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Lies of the Prophet Kindle Edition
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The book jumps back and forth from the present to two years ago which is sometimes confusing. Two years previous, a man named Gregory returns from the dead at his funeral. This isn't a case of someone being accidentally pronounced dead. Gregory was an organ donor and no longer has a heart. He doesn't know how or why he's alive again, but he learns how to turn it to his advantage by becoming a motivational speaker. And, oh yeah, he's immortal. He can't be killed. People begin keeping their loved ones' corpses unburied, hoping that their dead will also return to life. Ergo the investigators, Lynne and Jenko. They work for a company that's also trying to figure out how this happened so they can capitalize on it too. Lynne is involved because of her ability to see 'sparkle,' which isn't really explained but seems to be some sort of electrically generated life force.
So far, so good. An interesting premise. But the story quickly devolves from a believable paranormal tale into an inconsistent collection of the bizarre. Toddler changelings can enslave adults with mind control, but can be captured and tied up. A woman develops the ability to kill by empathy and starts killing whole neighborhoods simply by liking a dog or a child. A cat is brought back from the dead by Lynne-it turns out that Lynne is a Healer, but can't actually resurrect people--and this cat now has special powers too. Somewhere in there, people become zombies.Read more ›
Lies of the Prophet was a gripping read which incorporated many pop-culture themes, but with really unique twists and new perspectives. Much like his previous book, The Vivisectionist, Hamill creates characters with depth who really drive the story: the friendly neighbor lady who takes a dark turn when touched by fame, the weary diaper-changing widow with a two-year old who actually IS possessed (unlike most two-year olds, who just act that way), or the career-driven man behind the scenes trying to manage an unlikely celebrity persona... these vivid characters come to life on the page, and again left me picturing the scenes on a high-def movie screen with a $13 box of popcorn on my lap. I really enjoyed the twisted journey of Lies, and look forward to my next glimpse into the dark mind of Ike Hamill.
What an incredible story that has been put together in "Lies of the Prophet". I have no clue where he could have come up with some of the plot points; I kept finding myself having repeated "holy $#@!" Kind of moments when I would read something wild that was going on. The book is fun/crazy/chilling/creepy/jawdropping...everyone has their own likes and dislikes but I think a lot of people will be glad for having read the book.
I read a lot and one of my favorite things is to find a new writer that just writes in a fashion that makes the reading something that just flows easily; pages fly by and comprehension of the subject is high because you can tell the writer works hard to make sure that the content makes sense and has a flow.
Have you ever had to read a book and you find yourself going over the same paragraph repeatedly not understanding what is going on? You think to yourself that the editor must have gone crazy and used Google to translate the text to Chinese then back to broken English and then randomly moved sentences around just to screw with you?hi
For me Ike Hamill is just the opposite of that; so easy to read and follow. He makes it fun to read his books and get completely wrapped up in the world he has created...characters that are developed well that you care for and worry about them.
There is action that keeps you turning page after page. I don't know how the author comes up with some of these plot points and twists! There is some very crazy stuff going on in Lies of the Prophet. I don't want to spoil anything because when you read this (You really should. You will not regret it) you will see how wild a mind that the author has.
You will have a great time...go for it!
Changelings switched at birth
Evil toddler babies
Undead but not zombie undeads
fascinating not-dead cat
mysterious organization investigating the not-dead phenomenum
And then it has its problems:
really major typos and grammar issues.
a plot that never resolves
answers that never come
and an end that makes little sense
I can understand spending most of the journey not quite sure of things: our protagonists are seeking truth, and until they know, we, the readers, shouldn't be expected to have all the answers. The problem is, once the journey ends, we never understood the point of it all in the first place.
We have people dying like crazy, but WHY? Nothing is resolved, no real answers are found, and in the end this is treated to be expected.... and it just died. Like we were on this journey, but we never went anywhere.
*note* as people do die, etc. my questions from here on out my have spoilers. You have been warned.
So here's the main issues that I was left with:
WHY was Lynne being bodyguard/chaperoned?
What happened to Jenko? (or whatever his name was, it seemed to change)
WHY and WHAT was Andrew to Gregory? We hear about how he's 'different towards Greg' when the cameras aren't watching him, so what exactly was the point of all that extrapolation and suggestion?
WHY does Andrew run off into the sunset with Carol?
WHAT is up with the nuns? There's a whole big conspiracy hinted of 'end of the world fanatics' and baby-napping/creating and everyone just ignores it in the end? Really?
Where did Don disappear to?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pretty sweet original idea. I had a little trouble at first since the book jumped right in, but it wasn't long before I couldn't put it down!Published 1 month ago by Erika
Gregory’s people kidnap Lynne at one point because Gregory believes Lynne will kill him. This backfires in the obvious manner, but with unexpected results. Read morePublished 1 month ago by H. Grove (errantdreams)
really enjoyed this one, Ike, you have one weird imagination!Published 8 months ago by Ellen Hemphill
I love this author yet this is my least favorite book. Story line was pretty original but strange. It didn't do a very good job of explaining how and why the characters developed... Read morePublished 9 months ago by KB
A decent fast-paced, easy read. I was really upset by the constant mistakes; tgey made the book quits confusing to read. Read morePublished 10 months ago by enajera
Characters came alive in a story that kept me riveted. It's my favorite of the Ike Hamill books I've read.Published 21 months ago by jayn olinick
the story itself is great. but the proof reading is horrible. have you ever had to read a story that you constantly have to rewrite in your head as you read it? Read morePublished on June 26, 2014 by kitty
Yep, there were some zombies, but they were NOT the main story. The characters are believable, the action is steady, the basic plot, the bare bone is worth chewing on. Read morePublished on June 16, 2014 by Kindle Customer
I am not a big fan of horror, but was recommended this book by a friend. I found it just the right amount of suspense. Just when I thought I had figured out the next step Mr. Read morePublished on March 6, 2014 by Shamalam