Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains to the sky. Behind and before me is God and I have no fear." Helen Keller

In this dark novel, a drug trial for fear response seemed to have failed ten years ago with the death of one of the participants.

Even though the other participants of the trial have had their lives ruined, a pharmaceutical company and a U.S. senator have become interested. This adds to the craziness of mad scientist's who is running the trial.

The story is complicated and packed with characters who make an appearance with no explanation of who they are.

Since paranoia and fear are at the base of Dr. Sebastian Biggs's experiment, it is little wonder that a number of characters use aliases which add to the story's complexity.

As a whole, the characters were unlikable and their motivations not sufficiently justified. It was as if reading a novel where most of the characters are insane.

Certainly a unique story and it did pick up midway through the book but not sufficiently to justify the jumble of the first half of the book.


Bob (Beauty in Ruins) said...

Hmm. Seems like an interesting concept, but it sounds like it's lacking something in the execution. Not sure I'd have the patience for all those complications, not unless the ultimate payoff was of mind-blowing proportions.

mike draper said...

Thanks for stopping by, Bob, I'm not sure the payoff is mind-blowing.

sara said...

Great words! Inspiring and energising, thank you for the great start of the working day!

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