From acclaimed author Sol Luckman comes SNOOZE, the riveting, coming-of-age tale of one extraordinary boy's awakening to the world-changing reality of his dreams, winner of the National Indie Excellence® Award (2015).
Join Max Diver, aka "Snooze," along the razor's edge of a quest to rescue his astronaut father from a fate stranger than death in the exotic, perilous Otherworld of sleep.
An insightful look at a plethora of paranormal subjects, from Bigfoot and lucid dreaming to time travel via the Bermuda Triangle, SNOOZE also shines as a work of literature featuring iconic characters, intense drama and breathless pacing to stir you wide awake!
Written with young adult and young-at-heart readers in mind, SNOOZE further proved its literary merit by receiving an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Beach Book Festival Prize competition.
"SNOOZE is a book for readers ready to awaken from our mass cultural illusion before we self-destruct." --Merry Hall, Co-Host of ENVISION THIS
"SNOOZE is a captivating coming-of-age tale about a gifted boy traveling to a fantastical realm to save his father ... Thanks to author Sol Luckman's writing ability, SNOOZE can be enjoyed by readers of all ages, despite being aimed at young adults. Right off the bat, the writing is engaging and captures the attention." --Indiereader.com
"Luckman's dazzling abilities as a novelist abound with lyrical prose ... Although [SNOOZE] chronicles a boy's transition into manhood, I would not consider it young adult. The provocative subject matter of science and spirituality is very mature ... If you enjoy colorful characters, a fast-paced plot and stories that tug at your heart, this novel in eighty-four chapters is anything but a yawn." --Suzanne Cowles for Readers' Favorite
"SNOOZE is without doubt one of the best coming of age, awakening books that I have ever read, and it had me entranced from the beginning to the end." --Ingrid Hall, Author & Freelance Editor
"This was the first novel I had ever read by Sol Luckman but I will certainly be reading more of his work now. I would recommend this to all readers as the story truly holds a lot. It was deep, it was humorous and it left nothing to be desired." --OnlineBookClub.org
One of the obstacles in publishing a young adult, or YA, novel is getting readers to take it seriously from a literary perspective.
My own perspective, for the record, is that YA fiction tends to be far more imaginative, and a lot more interesting, than most adult fiction.
Given a choice between exploring alternate realities, the province of many YA novels, and spinning wheels in this reality the way so much adult fiction seems intent on doing, I’ll take the former anytime.
Fortunately, there seems to be an increasing awareness that novels written with a teenage focus audience can also excel as works of literature. Enter my new novel, SNOOZE: A STORY OF AWAKENING.
Concerned with lucid dreaming, astral projection, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and a laundry list of other supernatural topics introduced here, SNOOZE is an exploration and celebration of the paranormal in the form of an epic, coming-of-age tale of one extraordinary boy’s awakening to the reality-altering quality of his dreams.
SNOOZE is also a YA novel—and darn proud to be one.
Composed with young adult as well young-at-heart readers in mind, SNOOZE just proved its literary merit by being selected for an Honorable Mention in the prestigious 2014 Beach Book Festival Prize competition.
To put the cherry on top of the cake, this recognition occurred by way of, not the young adult, but the general fiction category. So there.
This bit of external validation comes on the heels of a number of incredibly enthusiastic reader reviews, which you can check out here.