Search This Blog for Authors, Publishers, Reviewers and Books

Add Your Logo or Avatar to This New Book Review Reader List:

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Novel Gets Raves from Amazon Reviewer

Title of Book:  Miracle Man                                           
Author:  William R.  Leibowitz
Publisher:  Manifesto Media Group               
Publication Date:  January 16, 2014
Genre:  Thriller                                                  
ISBN-13-978-0-9898662-1-7
Editions:  Paperback and E-book                    
Number of Pages:  385 in E-book;   428 in paperback
AMAZON:  5 Stars

Reviewed by Mark Mavrantonis originally for Amazon

 

One Word:  AWESOME 

I read this book in one sitting, and I have to say it’s one of the better books I’ve read in a very long time.  I generally read between four and six works of fiction every week, and for me to say this is one of my favorites is really saying a lot.

The story begins with an abandoned baby—found in a dumpster –being taken in by very kind foster parents.  As the infant grows, it becomes very clear that he’s a bit “different.” The parents take him to a doctor when he’s four, and from there, it becomes obvious that the boy’s IQ is off the charts, about three hundred points off the charts when compared to some of the smartest people in history.

The parents are reluctantly convinced to allow Bobby to be taken in to a special program to develop his incredible intelligence.  From here, it gets really good –the kid has a great personality, somewhat sarcastic, but very kind overall.  There’s an obvious different about him, and he tends to be alone most of the time, ever studying, or in one of his “trances,” where he just stares off into the distance for long periods of time, working things out in his head.  The company funding the program, has an ulterior motive to focus Bobby on math and science, in particular to solve problems for military programs.

After several tragedies occur in Bobby’s life, before he’s even twenty years old, he decides to devote all of his focus to the medical field, to cure diseases and to help mankind doing medical research.  Needless to say, this isn’t ideal for the group who is running the program and they’re not thrilled with Bobby’s decision.

I’m not going to give away any more, but all I can say is that you need to read the book.  The author seems to have done some excellent research, and everything seems very plausible given the unusual circumstances.

The “flow” of the timeline was seamless as well – a week or two here and there, sometimes it would skip a course of several years, but it was all tied together perfectly.

At the end of the book, it seemed to me that there could quite possibly be a very exciting sequel, maybe even the possibility of a series.  I hope there is at least one more in the works –I’ll read it nonstop when it comes out.

Buy this book –you will definitely not be disappointed.

 
-----
The New Book Review is blogged by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers. It is a free service offered to those who want to encourage the reading of books they love. That includes authors who want to share their favorite reviews, reviewers who'd like to see their reviews get more exposure, and readers who want to shout out praise of books they've read. Please see submission guidelines on the left of this page. Reviews and essays are indexed by genre, reviewer names, and review sites. Writers will find the search engine handy for gleaning the names of small publishers. Find other writer-related blogs at Sharing with Writers and The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor.

No comments: