Author: Olive Peart
Publisher: Demarche Publishing LLC
Type of book: science fiction, time travel to future, primitive, disease, relationships, race, New York, 2200s?
Year it was published: 2010
Six teenagers from the Bronx set out to explore a cave in their neighborhood and end up three centuries into the future. After saving the life of one member of a tribe, the Bronx teens are accepted. Within weeks, however, they find themselves in the middle of a fight for survival. Another tribe living in Manhattan is bent on wiping out the tribe in the Bronx. These teenagers have a unique advantage in this warthey know the land. For the six, this becomes a true adventure. However, all too soon their adventure becomes very real. Their dog dies, and now both friends and enemies are getting killed. This was no longer funthis was war!
The characters might as well have been cut out of cardboard, both men and women and Abnorms and Truemen. The author does try to make them different but, well, no success. I cared little for them and their tribulations. There is also no chemistry between the characters and some pairs have confused me. I think I would have liked if multiple characters presented their thoughts instead of only Hamid. Hamid, by the way, is African American and not Middle Eastern.
I have no idea. First one would be race, and another, well, something to get donations for a particular disease due to the author's message. I have no idea why the author wrote the novel in the first place.
Third person narrative from Hamid's point of view. I have to admit that the author does more telling than showing and for some odd reason he tended to be disjointed and so forth. I'm not sure what else to say. The author personally needs more practice in writing the story or figuring out how to cause for people to make emotions. Very poor story.
Olive Peart regulary writes articles for radiological journals and newsmagazines and gives lecutres on radiography related topics at seminars across teh United States. Her other published books are Linked; Spanish for Professionals in Radiology; Lange Q &A Mammography Examination; and Mammography and Breats Imaging-Just the facts. WHen not writing, Olive is often occupied with her other addiction-reading. Born on the beautiful Caribbean island of Jamaica, she lives with her husband and children in the Northeast. Olive loves to hear form her readers, and may be reached at www.opeart.com by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Its obvious that this is the author's first book in fiction; the writing tends to be poor and isn't well developed, the characters aren't memorable in any shape or form, and for me their journey is boring. I couldn't feel anything for the characters, neither grief nor sadness or anything else, unfortunately. While the book does promise an intriguing premise, the writing doesn't match up at all.
Quick notes: I won this book on goodreads.com thus this review will appear in its entirety on goodreads as well as the blog
2 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)