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  • 12/2015
  • 9780692529041 0692529047
  • 250 pages
  • $14.99
Joseph John
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The Eighth Day
Joseph John, author

A warning from a stranger. "Nothing you know is real. Your name isn't Shawn Jaffe, you're not an investment broker, and you're not from Ohio." But the stranger is murdered before he can explain.

Now Shawn isn't sure who he can trust. Even his own memories are suspect.

Someone is watching him, controlling him, using him. To survive, he'll need to find out who and why.

But the stakes are much higher than one man. Our humanity is on the line, and on the eighth day, it could be the beginning of the end.

Plot/Idea: 7 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 5 out of 10
Character/Execution: 6 out of 10
Overall: 6.75 out of 10

Assessment:

A stranger informs Shawn Jaffe, newly arrived in New York City in 2041, that he is not the person he thinks he is.  From this intriguing beginning, John develops an engrossing mystery that unfolds a technologically dystopian future and offers provocative riffs on the nature of identity and humanity. The relationship between Jaffe and detective Sam Harrington takes sharp turns that advance the plot in shocking ways. Even the heavy use of retrospective comments to clarify background details fails to detract much from this original and somber glimpse of what could be.

Date Submitted: June 03, 2016

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 12/2015
  • 9780692529041 0692529047
  • 250 pages
  • $14.99

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