Welcome! Come on in, grab a cuppa whatever you like, and sit a spell.
Here you can learn about: the worlds I regularly visit, my journey to being published in real time, some tips on the ins and outs of fiction writing and selling, various happenings on the writing landscape, my fiction focus critique group friends, and the many things that make me tick.
Grab a seat belt and strap yourselves in.
Thanks for stopping by!
The Singularity: Heretic - A Thriller by David Beers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Opening Setup: Wham bam, straight to the point, immediately hooked me from the first sentence on. Which is pretty hard to do, as I have the attention span of a – oooh, shiny! *runs toward the TV*
Character Development: Superb. I invested in Caesar and Grace so fast, it made my head spin (for lack of a better cliché). Nothing that Leon and April did surprised me at all, because of the way their characters were presented. I adored the addition of Jerry into the mix, in fact I was betting and hoping that someone like him would come along. No one who showed up in this story and nothing they did seemed extraneous to me.
Plot: Excellently plotted and paced, with reveals and twists that never failed to get a “What? Really? Ahhh!” out of me. This was a fresh look at the argument about mankind’s natural evolution versus Big Brother to the rescue, with both sides represented so strongly that I’m actually undecided now. Holy heck, Lol. Because I knew a sequel was coming, I had a pretty good idea where the plot for this book was going and where it would end. But. No way could I predict how we were going to get there, and that journey was terrific. I barely managed to stop reading when Life came along (eating, paying bills, answering the door or the phone, etc.). I was such a whiner.
Tension: Good. My only complaint is that, in some areas, it seemed repetitive (as in sentences back to back), and I think that if some of that repetition was gone, the tension might tighten and heighten.
Point of View: The POV characters were well chosen. It worked. A+
Overall: The writer side of me loved this story, too. It’s a good study for me when it comes to series writing, successfully making a book stand on its own without telling everything. I’m eagerly awaiting the next installment, The Singularity: Traitor. Can’t wait.
View all my reviews
On the Big Screen and the Small Screen.
Dark Paranormal ms
Space Opera ms
Epic Fantasy Rewrite
Instead of watching from the outside in (the norm when you're writing), I existed inside of a story. You haven't lived unless you've lived in Medieval Times!