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- Print Length: 614 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: February 15, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01BH8KETK
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- Lending: Enabled
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John’s visions were confused as seizures on numerous accounts. And he struggled with telling his family the truth because they thought he was just lying. So John tried covering up this ability by mimicking those around him. He became the life of the party since he could relate to everyone through their memories.
All this led to his desire to help his country, but he soon found he was either miss understood, feared, or considered a threat and should be neutralized. Very satisfied with the end, although I was sure his great uncle would have been involved.
I am lucky to know Mr. Tolliver from work. I recognize some of the background story as facts in John’s real life. I share some parallel history; so, I can attest to the accuracy of facts and description of emotions. For example, earning your dolphins as a submarine sailor.
As I learned about the main character’s “gift” I became a little uneasy. Does Mr. Tolliver actually possess the same gift? I am afraid to ask him the next time I see him.
My critiques tend to be go-no-go. Would I order that meal again? If the answer is yes, the meal was perfectly prepared. If the answer is no, it sucked. Will I read this book again? Yes. Would I read another by Mr. Tolliver? Yes.
Bottom line: I was a little sad when the book ended. I will miss my daily visits with John Calabrace. I am a little nervous to see Mr. Tolliver again for fear that he may actually have the gift. I guess that means the story was well enough written for me to get emotionally attached.
This gift, or curse if you will, leads John to relative isolation serving on a Navy ship where he tries to escape his gift. He ends up recruited by the government for a spy program instead. He is forced out of the peace and seclusion of his earlier life and forced to deal with people and the repurcussions of his emotional gift.
The book is emotional, compelling, and in certain places a page turner. It is written from the point of view of a man who suffers from a paranormal gift and is told in such a way that it is totally believable. I enjoyed this book so much that I will definitely be rereading it and enjoying the adventure again.
As some others have noted, the book does feel a little long-winded in places, especially as the author offers more background than you would expect. However, I didn’t have any problem with this aspect of how it was written. To me, the balance felt about right and I think the approaches to writing perfectly suited the subject matter.
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