Another early reader review of my new novel exploring the unexplained—from Bigfoot to telepathy to levitation and beyond—just came in. You can read all reviews to date of SNOOZE: A STORY OF AWAKENING here.
In yet another superb review, Dr. Janet Graham of Kalamazoo, Michigan, focuses on SNOOZE’s mind-expanding scientific (as in: new science) content.
Here’s Dr. Graham’s insightful review:
In 1900 the popular scientific conceit was that “There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement.” This remark, often attributed to the honorable Lord Kelvin, past President of the Royal Society, the very heart of scientific progress, firmly defined the settled science of the day as limited to the materialistic worldview of Newtonian physics. If it’s not matter, it doesn’t matter.
Within 5 years, Albert Einstein published foundational research on quantum mechanics. Just like that, ENERGY burst onto the world of physics.
Wouldn’t you think that by now, with over 100 years of research, exploration, and discoveries, we—not just the frontier scientists among us but as a culture—would have moved beyond wizards and wands and into an understanding of connections of space/time and time/space?
Once again, it falls to the artist to move us toward enlightenment. Author, artist and researcher Sol Luckman chose that challenge in writing SNOOZE, a search-and-rescue adventure tale that is not only based on possibilities of pure science but is packed with practical applications of alternative health choices and wisdom.
Such a book could easily be dull and pedantic, better suited to a presentation of information in outline form with bullet points. But Luckman’s engaging characters, especially the three students Max, Tuesday and Raul (and their counterparts), are vividly alive while dealing with heartbreak, family, danger, courage, loyalty, love and awakening. Each one is growing, learning and sharing in a story-driven heroic quest. And, yes, there are villains. There are mammoths and yetis and ancient civilizations. And ideas! Oh so many ideas.
This is a good read. One to share across generations, across space and time—or time and space.
I’ll be appearing as a guest on the popular Internet radio show ENVISION THIS June 23rd to talk about SNOOZE, so be sure to follow this great station or this blog for more information.
For those unfamiliar with my writing, or who only know about my bestselling nonfiction, this isn’t my first time around the novelistic bend—or, for that matter, off the fictional deep end.
Eric Hoffer Award-winning author Sean M. Poole described my debut novel, BEGINNER’S LUKE, for which I was offered a contract by a respected New York publisher I declined in favor of self-publishing, as “a transformational novel, a manic manual of self-discovery, self-invention and renewal.” Reader Views called BEGINNER’S LUKE “a modern-day ALICE IN WONDERLAND,” while Apex Reviews referred to it as “a mind-bending journey through the mind of the ultimate iconoclast.”
BEGINNER’S LUKE was a zany, dithyrambic hymn to the transformational power of the imagination. SNOOZE, by contrast, is a razor-sharp exploration and celebration of the supernatural in the form of an epic, coming-of-age tale of one extraordinary boy’s awakening to the world-changing reality of his dreams.
Decidedly sci-fi in its emphasis on the mysterious fringe, SNOOZE is also unmistakably literary—featuring memorable characters, engaging drama, an offbeat sense of humor, and page-turning pacing reminiscent of THE DA VINCI CODE that will stir you wide awake!
Would you like an Advance Review Copy of SNOOZE to read and review? Peruse the five chapters and explore becoming an early reviewer here.
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Sol Luckman is a pioneering ink painter whose work has been featured on mainstream book covers and an award-winning author whose books include the international bestselling CONSCIOUS HEALING and its popular sequel, POTENTIATE YOUR DNA. His latest novel, SNOOZE: A STORY OF AWAKENING, winner of the 2015 National Indie Excellence® Award, is the coming-of-age tale of one extraordinary boy’s awakening to the world-changing reality of his dreams. Sol’s forthcoming book of humor and satire is THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY: A SPIRITED GLOSSARY FOR THE LITTLE DEVIL IN YOU. Sign up to receive Sol’s Devilishly Clever Word of the Day free in your inbox. Follow Sol on Facebook here and learn more about his work at www.CrowRising.com.