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Trisomy XXI Paperback – June 6, 2016
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"Trisomy XXI is a fun, exciting science fiction adventure. The writing is spectacular, and author G.A. Minton has a great talent for describing his scenes and characters in vividly colorful detail. Minton's ability to drive the story across the genres makes for decidedly entertaining reading. I highly recommend this book to teens and adults who are fans of adventurous science fiction!" - Paige Lovitt for Reader Views.
TRISOMY XXI by G.A. Minton has been judged and named a Benjamin Franklin Digital Award SILVER HONOREE by the Independent Book Publishers Association (the IBPA is the largest publishing trade association in the United States), describing the novel as "A very creative story...an interesting use of the human genetic syndrome. Seemingly, a way to help all Trisomy XXI humans." TRISOMY XXI received this prestigious award based on exceptional content, design, and use of technology.
"The popular trend of adding science fiction elements to horror goes well beyond jumping through portals as is evident in G.A. Minton's Trisomy XXI. Minton offers up a compelling, frightening, and surprisingly touching genre blend that both horror and sci-fi readers will enjoy." - Becky Spratford for The Reader's Shelf at Library Journal Reviews.
"This book has a brilliant story so entertaining it is hard to put down. I engaged with this horrific tale from start to finish. I am delighted to recommend this book to every intelligent reader of science fiction, mystery and gore." - Ayesha Plunkett (Film/Television Producer/Scriptwriter/ Owner of Over the Rainbow Productions).
"Author G.A. Minton's Trisomy XXI is a book with an exciting and unique premise that will keep readers turning the pages from the very beginning all the way through to the very end. I definitely enjoyed Trisomy XXI. Author G.A. Minton has made a bold choice in choosing a young man with Down Syndrome as the protagonist of this book, and has done a great job at making him so much more than just a stereotype of someone with a disability. This read had action almost from the very beginning and will definitely be able to keep readers on the edge of their seats, even gasping with surprise at times. Any reader who enjoys a great work of horror should definitely grab Trisomy XXI. I am pleased to recommend this book, and will look for more from author G.A. Minton in the very near future!" - 5-STAR Review by Chris Fischer for Readers' Favorite.
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A boy with Down Syndrome who holds the genetic key to the salvation of a race of dying aliens is relentlessly pursued by an otherworldly assassin!
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I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I have to say: TRISOMY XXI has cover art that sucked me in like a moth to a flame. It is exactly the type of imagery that draws me to cheesy horror flicks and B-grade comics. Unfortunately, the book itself is not nearly as good as its artwork. I found myself vastly disappointed with the story and its conclusion, and although it has potential, the execution lacks quite a bit. The resulting read is not one I can recommend.
I always feel bad when I have to give a negative review, particularly because I am an author myself, and I know how it feels to have your work critiqued. It is never easy to put yourself out there in the public eye for criticism, however every author or filmmaker has to accept that when they present their work for review. As such, I find it my responsibility to give truthful responses to such work, whether they be good or bad responses. With that being said, I never aim any of my criticism at the author…it is solely director toward his or her work ONLY.
TRISOMY XXI is not written well and reads like a junior high student’s attempt at writing fiction. I found way too much exposition in the writing, almost to the point of absurdity at times. Whereas many authors write minimally and let the readers fill in the blanks, this book overloads the reader with detail and bogs down the narrative. This took me completely out of the story at regular intervals and made for a boring reading experience.
Likewise, the writing is aggravating in the way it approaches certain subjects within the story. For example, the author spends almost two whole pages discussing how foul-mouthed a particular character is…but this has nothing to do with the story at all. Not to mention, the character says nothing very offensive, other than a single mention of the word ‘pussy’. Everything else is about as tame as what you’d find in a middle school library.
The writing style also reaches a level of annoyance with the author’s use of flagrant adjectives. Yes, using such words helps illustrate the characters, scenes, settings, and such…but the author uses them to the point of exasperation. In several instances, he tries to use different words to describe the same thing, over and over and over. Also, instead of simply saying things like “the boy”, numerous adjectives are used instead, such as “the Down Syndrome boy”, “the Trisomy XXI boy,” the mentally challenged boy”, etc., etc. This wouldn’t be such a major thing, but it is in every section, even when there’s only one boy around. This in-your-face “finger-pointing” gets in the way of the story and once again bogs it down.
The story itself is interesting and could very easily be a horrifying and inventive journey. But the negatives far outweigh the positives here, and the originality of the tale is lost amidst a flurry of over-exhaustive writing.
TRISOMY XXI is a letdown for me, and I cannot recommend it. This is a good example of where the author tries to do too much for the reader and, in the end, ruins the reading experience. Less is more in some cases, and in writing it is definitely a rule to follow. TRISOMY XXI is available now in a variety of formats, should you decide to give it a look.
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I couldn't put the book down once I started. Great job by G.A. Minton. Can't wait to read more from him!