Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mandy Reviews - Subjected: Eye of God by G. F. Smith

File Size: 610 KB
Page Count: 263
Copyright: March 18, 2012
Publisher: Confluential Press

Book Summary:
(Taken from Amazon)

Daniel Jeremy Sayer has gone through more than his share of pain, loss, and frustration. Which leads him to ask some “Big Universe” questions: Why have we been subjected to this life? What on Earth is happening? Why the big mystery? Is anyone out there even listening?

When the answers start coming, in the form of a mysterious, seemingly benign, yet oddly inane individual from another dimension—Alien, or Angel, he’s not sure which—Daniel suddenly begins to question whether he really wants to know the answers after all.

Through tragedy, loss, coincidence and consequence; through frustration, anger, courage and faith, along with a touch of humility and humor; Daniel Jeremy Sayer unexpectedly finds himself being shown the metaphysical edge of human existence, whether he wants to see it, or not.

Mandy's Review:

The book takes you from Jeremy's graduation and celebratory sky dive to some 30 to 40 years later.

At the beginning, Jeremy lives with his uncle due to his mom's death and father's absence. Together, they have a father/son-type relationship and stimulate each other mentally.

At the sky dive place, Jeremy meets a lady who goes by the name CD. They are interested in each other and form a lasting relationship.

To say this book showcases several thoughtful, philosophical discussions is an understatement. The book is inundated with them. Every character seems to have a philosophical thought about the most obscure things. I can understand showcasing a conversation or two concerning the interconnectedness of all events, persons, things, but not every time I flipped a page. The book just seemed bogged down with all of the deep conversations. It took me over two weeks to read this book because of its "heaviness."

A particularly annoying trait of all characters in this novel: the hem-hawing, pausing at awkward intervals and seemingly unsurity of what they were saying. I can understand some pauses or hem-hawing, but the repetitiveness of such an action was quite annoying. Shall I give you some examples? Alrighty then ...

Chapter 1: "Life's hard, it's ... it's just plain hard, I know. But it's got its reasons, Son. I ... I need you to believe that!"

Chapter 11: "Yeah, it means, uh ... it means that if something is needed, or ... or necessary, then ... then that kind of forces someone to search for a way to fill it ... to fill the need?"

Chapter 18: "Jeremy, hi ... hi, I didn't expect to see you out here today. You're not scheduled until ... until this weekend."

Needless to say, the book was filled with examples like those above. It was exhausting to read. I would not recommend this book ... sorry, Mr. Smith.

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