Monday, October 19, 2009

Melting Pot Monday

This post, inspired by Jackie of Literary Escapism, will share a variety of books from different genres.  Sometimes as readers, it's always good to try something new.  I have included some titles that you might like. 

Through the Triangle by C.P. Stewart

Blairsville, PA - Oct 9, 2009 - For decades, tales of mysterious disappearances and strange phenomena in the Bermuda Triangle have captivated the public. Now, a fascinating new science-fiction novel offers a plausible explanation for this enduring enigma.

Through the Triangle, from physics educator C.P. Stewart, packs a high-energy rollercoaster of a story into a well-researched and fascinating book that might make you think twice before boarding that next flight or boat through this extensive region of the Atlantic Ocean. The book follows Jake Myers and his teenaged son Nathan, whose fishing trip to Florida takes a detour when their boat runs into a major storm. Little do they realize when they emerge that they're in the right place, but at the wrong time-the Florida coast, nearly 300 years in the future.

Now, this group is about to confront a terrifying part-human, part-animal species that can see in the dark. Together with a loose association of other humans, they'll have to rely on instinct and cunning to survive while they discover the frightening truth that has occurred over the past centuries. But an even greater threat might be one of their own.

Stewart's first book takes readers through the Bermuda Triangle to the other side and, while fictional, is based on research. He analyzed writings of well-known physicists on the subject of spacetime and M(formerly string) theory, along with reports by some of the fortunate people who were caught in the Triangle and survived to tell about it. The result is Stewart's conviction that people and objects don't cease to exist, but rather are propelled into another time.

It all combines for a savvy time-travel thriller that will keep you guessing right up until the shocking finale.

About the book:

Through the Triangle by C.P. Stewart
ISBN: 9781432740368
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Date of publish: Aug 29, 2009
Pages: 388
S.R.P.: $21.95

Let's Find You -  by Jeffrey D. Barbieri

Bridgewater, NJ - Oct 13, 2009 - In a house where mockery is a key survival skill, and Mom is nowhere to be found, Benjamin and his three brothers must learn about life-and themselves-all on their own. Jeffrey Barbieri's new book, Let's Find You, is an unusual, interactive book featuring the irrepressible Benjamin. Written in a unique mix of prose and poetry, it's a humorous look at a dysfunctional childhood.

Let's Find You chronicles Benjamin's remarkable upbringing in a singularly unique family, one where a new crisis is just around every corner. His mother remains an elusive figure in his life, constantly moving the family from place to place, and the boys must cope with their unsettling home life the best way they know how. They're wild, unsupervised, and constantly getting into mischief.when they're not beating each other up. There are fires, battle scars, attacks on the garbage men, and scatological incidents that will have the reader laughing out loud-and cringing at the same time. Benjamin's brothers routinely fight with each other, leading to a strained relationship between them, with bitterness simmering just below the surface.
Mixed up and lost
It doesn't make my day
Watch my brothers fighting,
Peace is carried away.
But there's also plenty to laugh over-from the wacky bathroom humor and practical jokes of four brothers to the epic troubles they get into-and the book is the ultimate guide into the heart and soul of a teenage boy.
What bothered me, besides all the fighting, was the constant mocking we did with each other. This was the enemy within, each of us trying to find a way to make sense of the world around us. Trying to find a place in this world to fit in and who we were inside ourselves. All this mocking came natural to us; it was our first language. We constantly used it as a weapon against each other. From morning to night, it continued. It was to toughen you up from the cold world, to put up a defense if ever encountered by a sarcastic remark while living on the outside.
As Barbieri says, "Since I first started sharing my stories, I have learned that my life has been a bit unique. I did not realize it until I started this journey in documenting the events that have transpired throughout my life. Let's Find You is a result of a promise made and a promise kept." The ensuing coming-of-age narrative, based on Barbieri's own life experiences, follows Benjamin from a young boy into early adulthood.

Can Benjamin survive his family, find his true sense of self, and retain his manhood at the same time? Find out as he journeys through car crashes, near-death experiences, and melted chocolate.

About the book:
Let's Find You by Jeffrey D. Barbieri
ISBN: 9781432743659
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Date of publish: July 31, 2009
Pages: 213
S.R.P.: $15.95


Juju at Tales of said...

Through the Triangle sounds SO good!

Juju at Tales of said...

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