Editor’s Note: Philosophy, science fiction, love, and mythology all combine in this surreal novel. You will laugh and examine life all at the same time.
It was very interesting and readable. All in all, I really enjoyed this book.
Book Description: PLATO BLINKED is a surreal tale about love, truth, and the human condition. It weaves together science fiction, philosophy, theology, and pure oddity. From man made religious prophets to a Greek Gods parading as scientists, there is no shortage of intrigue or humor to guide readers through this examination of the stranger parts of our existence.
Reader who love Kurt Vonnegut, Haruki Murakami, and Chuck Pahlaniuk will enjoy PLATO BLINKED.
Author’s Inspiration: This book was inspired by my love of philosophy and the examination of the human condition, as is my entire body of work. However, Plato Blinked is specifically a love story that I wrote for my husband of ten years. It is NOT a romance, nor is it specifically about romantic love, but it IS about true love, and how important that kind of connection is to finding any meaning in our lives.
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Paul Giamatti
From the Book: You see, before him stood none other than Dionysus (Bacchus to the Romans) – son of Zeus, God of the Harvest, a friend to man, and a possessor of women. He is the god of epiphany.
Dionysus was the very last God ever to be accepted into Mt. Olympus. Moreover, he was the only one to have a mortal mother. So, you can kind of see why he had something to prove here on earth, and why he would actually assist Pete in the birth of his great ideas and inventions. But, all Pete could see was Roger. His mind could conceive of no other truth. However, Pete might have been wise to pay Roger more notice, for Dionysus is also the protector of the unconventional, making him by default, the protector of all things dangerous and unknown. So, now you can remember this about Roger.
This book is free 5/27-5/30.
Editor’s Note: Falling in love when you’re young is awkward enough, but when you fall in love with a someone and he turns out to be something else – well that’s another story all together!
This is an easy and exciting, fast paced read.
Book Description: In THE JOURNALS OF KARA AND JASON, 14-year-old Kara Bridges and new foreign exchange student Jason Andrus strike up a friendship, bonding over what it’s like to feel like you don’t belong. However, when Jason suddenly returns four years later when Kara is a senior in high school, she realizes that all was not as it seemed.
Readers who love The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Bridge to Terabithia, and Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson will enjoy THE JOURNALS OF KARA AND JASON.
Author’s Inspiration: Remembering what it was like to be in middle school–developing crushes for the first time, realizing that friends can change even if you don’t want them to, and discovering what it’s like to grow up.
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Hailee Steinfeld and Logan Lerman
From the Book: “Thank you,” Jason said after a while.
“For being nice to me. You didn’t have to do that.”
“I wanted to. Plus you didn’t turn out to be too weird. Pretty weird, but not weird enough to scare me.”
We laughed. Another short silence passed, and then I said, “I wonder where my mom—”
It took me a minute to realize that Jason had kissed me. My eyes refocused and I saw his face inches away from me, and then I felt his lips. I didn’t know what to do at first, but eventually I kissed him back. It didn’t last very long. Once we stopped, we both looked straight ahead.
No one said anything until my mom pulled into the zoo parking lot.
“That’s your mom,” Jason said.
We got in the car and dropped Jason off at his host-family’s house before going back home.
Why did I just write all of this? Because today I had my first kiss. And if a girl can’t tell her journal about her first kiss, who can she tell?
(Even if the kiss was with a foreign exchange student with a bad haircut and a “Who Let The Dogs Out?” T-shirt.)
This book is free 5/27.
Editor’s Note: Science Fiction Fans:: Here are three free mind-blowing reads that will have you soaring with superpowers and time machine to transport you to different time periods and alternate universes.
Editor’s Note: Here’s an absolutely fascinating story about reaching our true potential if we change the way we live.
The time you spend reading Anastasia will open your mind.
Book Description: “I exist for those I exist for.” These are the words that a young woman told Vladimir Megre, a Russian entrepreneur, in 1995 during his commercial expedition down Syberia’s Ob River. The way her kin lives in a taiga, the way they can understand surrounding nature, and the meaning they place in every day of their lives, makes a reader ask himself, “Why do I live? Who am I? Does humanity go in the right direction in it’s technocratic development or not?”
Author’s Inspiration: His journey to the taiga, seeing the powers of the ringing cedars, and meeting Anastasia.
From the Book: “Not long ago we discovered a cedar like that. We determined it had already been ringing for two years — ringing softly, very softly. It might be trying to stretch its request out for a longer time, but it has only one year left. It has to be cut down and distributed to people.”
The old man spoke for a long time, and for some reason I listened. The odd old Siberian’s voice first was calmly confident, then very agitated, and when he was agitated, he would polish his piece of cedar with his fingertips quickly, as if fingering some musical instrument.
It was cold on shore and an autumn wind was blowing off the river. The cold wind raked the gray hair on the old man’s uncovered head in bursts, but his old jacket and shirt remained unbuttoned. His fingertips kept polishing his piece of cedar, which hung on his chest open to the wind. He was trying to explain its full significance.
This book is free 5/25.