Distant Eden is
a suspense and thriller novel combined with survival manual and the first book
in the A Distant Eden Series created by Lloyd Tackitt.
A giant solar storm hits the earth’s
magnetic field and knocks down the power grid. Consequently, all electronic
equipment shut down and throws the world into chaos.
When the power at the office goes off
which shuts down the computer and the office lights, Roman is alerted. Not only
that, he also notices that all the cars have stopped in the interstate, a
helicopter has crashed, and a jet liner has plummeted onto the ground. He immediately
leaves the office with only one goal in mind, to go home to his wife Sarah.
Told in the third person perspective, it
is a fast-paced, chilling, and, for me, a realistic depiction of the
apocalypse. More than realistic, it is instructive. It spreads awareness and
poses warning against a possible and serious threat to mankind. It portrays
survival instinct in its most extreme form. Moreover, it emphasizes the
importance of conservation, self-preservation and self-defense.
The writing style makes the book an easy
read. Furthermore, the author creates tough characters like Roman and his
nephew Adrian. My favorite, however, is Matthew. He is not just smart. Even
under the most unpleasant circumstances, he shows compassion and holds on to
his Christian faith.
All in all, it is an enjoyable and
interesting read. However, some scenes may be too violent and gory for other
readers. Moreover, there are some noticeable errors within the entire book
fires too cook and take a several days).
Congratulations to Lloyd Tackitt (@lloydtackitt100)
on such an enjoyable book! For more books by the author, click HERE.
Voyage of Pearl ofthe Seas is an adventure book for preteens
written by Ruth
Finnegan. It is the prequel to the author’s award-winning epic romance ‘Black Inked Pearl.’
Best friends Chris and Kate, with Kate’s
dog Holly, magically make a ship out of a log they found buried under the sand.
Though Chris, who plans to fly the ship around the world, wants to name her
Dragon, Kate successfully names her Pearl of the Seas.
However, when the time comes to sail,
Kate changes her mind and turns her back leaving Chris and Holly to sail
without her. Alone and regretful, Kate meets and helps an old man who helps her
back in return.
This is a magical story of friendship
and adventure. It features a boy and a girl who meet and learn from the kind
and wise king called The King of Many Names. While the part I like most is
their homecoming which reunites them to their families, the most important part
of the book for me is Chris’ sacrifice in order to save Holly. It depicts how
friendship is supposed to be.
However, I find the plot of the book
somehow convoluted and might be difficult for young readers to follow, while
the lessons imparted seem too profound for the same young readers to appreciate.
Moreover, several sentences are abruptly stopped and discontinued leaving the
readers to finish the sentence themselves. Also, the author seems to have a
penchant for one-word sentences that some paragraphs look like a series of
sentence fragments. Furthermore, I found the characters under-developed,
therefore, not easy to connect with. In addition, the style of writing is not
much to my liking (ex.
Tumbling whirl skirl fall maul, flapping hair tumbling eyes open shutting fear
what now terror hell?) Finally, I noticed some errors within the entire
book (like What
are holding in your hand? and they shed they
burdens in peace).
Still, other readers may find it
enjoyable especially those who read Black Inked Pearl.
Congratulations to Ruth Finnegan (@ruth_finnegan) on such a nice
book. For more books by the author, click HERE.
Voyage of Pearl of the Seas was
OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day on May 29th 2018. You may
check it out at OnlineBookClub.
Keelan Cavanaugh, a
web designer for the local university’s communications department, weighs 230
pounds. With a body mass index (BMI) of over thirty, he is obese, and according
to the Revised Canada Health Act, also known as the Fat Act, obese people must
be placed in Uxford County Calorie Reduction Centre (CRC-17) to slim down or they
lose their health care coverage. It is Keelan’s second anniversary in CRC-17
and his failure to lower down his BMI would mean losing his job for good. When
Keelan meets Jacinda Williams, he has another and more important reason to lose
weight and get out of the centre.
This is a moving,
funny and satirical novel with a touch of sweet and delicious romance that
would melt the readers’ hearts. Not only does it shed some light on the plight of
corpulent people but it also depicts the prejudice, the abuse, the mockery and
taunting they have to endure because of their size. Moreover, the book portrays
bureaucracy in the system and features various individuals who push their own agenda
at the expense of other people.
The author creates
the ideal protagonist in Keelan. He is kind, smart and sweet. He is steadfast
with steely determination and enviable willpower. More than those qualities,
his selfless love for Jacinda will make all female readers’ heart throb with
jealousy. His body may be large, but his heart is even larger.
Needless to say, I
love this book. It is funny, satirical and inspiring with a little bit of
suspense. Most importantly, for a portly person like myself, I find it very
readers, especially those with no weight issues, might not be as sympathetic and
may not enjoy the book as much as I did. Moreover, I found a couple of typo
errors that mar an otherwise flawless work.
Mark A. Rayner (@markarayner) on such a great
book! For more books by the author, click HERE.
The Fatness was an OnlineBookClub.org
Book of the Day on May 26th 2018. You may check it out at OnlineBook Club.