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Monday, July 6, 2015

Former Reader's Digest Editor Gives Sci-Fi Book Huge Thumbs Up


 Title: Rarity from the Hollow
 Author: Robert Eggleton
 Author's Web link: http://www.lacydawnadventures.com
 Genre: Science Fiction / Fantasy
 ISBN: ISBN-10: 1907133062
ISBN-13: 978-1907133060
Reviewer's Rating: 5 of 5 stars
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Reviewed by Temple Emmet Williams originally for the Warrior Patient blog

The most enjoyable science fiction novel I have read in several years

Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton is the most enjoyable science fiction novel I have read in several years. Who could think of an intergalactic handbook for entrepreneurs? Who could turn a tree-hugger into a paranormal event of death-defying significance? Who could create characters so believable, so funny, so astonishingly human (and not)?

Robert Eggleton, that’s who.

I put this book on my iPhone, and it followed me everywhere for several days. Strangers smiled politely at my unexpected laughter in the men’s room toilet stall. They looked away as I emerged, waving the IPhone at them as if it might explain something significant.

Oddly, the novel explains a great deal that has become significant in our society. Rarity from the Hollow is satire at its best and highest level. It is a psychological thriller, true to traits of mankind (and other species). It is an animal rights dissertation (you will laugh when you understand why I write that). It celebrates the vilest insect on earth (make that Universe).

The characters created by Robert Eggleton will bug your brain long after you smoke, uh, read the final page. Thanks for the laughs, the serious thoughts, the absolute wonder of your mind, Mr. Eggleton. A truly magnificent job.


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Temple Emmet Williams is an author and former Reader’s Digest editor. He reviews books for the blog, Warrior Patient. 




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