Friday, June 22, 2012

Review Day and Blog Tour: Adam Orser

Welcome to the Adam Orser: The Chronicles of Evolution Blog Tour and book review!!!

Adam Orser: The Chronicles of Evolution - Description:
Adam Orser seems to be a regular guy, leading a fairly successful life in Toronto as a psychologist with a loving girlfriend, Jazmin.

But there is nothing ordinary about Adam.

Fate interrupts his planned marriage proposal, and a serious car accident thrusts him into a metaphysical reality behind a deep coma that holds his physical body in check. Through an advanced system of training and evolution created by the celestial realm, Adam is called to a dangerous mission with profound implications for the world he knows, and life and death consequences for one missing nine-year old girl, who is no ordinary kidnapped child. Fantastical forces are at work on both sides of the veil between the world we recognize and those yet to be discovered.

Destiny compels Adam to freely choose the part he will play in a no-limits competition between good and evil. Questions of existence, causality, and truth converge as Adam struggles to find his way back to Jazmin and a life that will never be the same. (end)
Before reading my review, please head over to the tour's site and read a few of the other reviews.  I have a very different opinion on this book than the majority of the reviewers, however I don't feel like you should veto this book completely. we go!!
Title: Adam Orser: The Chronicles of Evolution
Author: Daniel Armand
Rating: Inconclusive
First off, I was extremely excited to read this book.  Based on the book blurb, it sounds incredible and something right up my alley; however, for the first time in years I was unable to finish a novel.  I wasn't even able to get past the first four chapters.  I read, re-read, and even asked a friend to try reading and explaining the first four chapters...but it just wasn't getting across to me.  Numerous aspects about this novel did not set well with me, and I believe that it came down to the semi-confusing writing style over the subject matter.
The characters were the only part that made sense.  The beginning is trying to take you in so many different directions at once, it's hard to figure out what in the world is going on.  There were a few scenes that reminded me of Fight Club (the movie) and made me laugh a little, but then something weird would happen that I just couldn't explain or figure out.

I dreaded reading this book because of the confusion it caused me.  BUT from what I understand, after reading several other reviews, it does get better.  I just wasn't able to hang on long enough this time (very very rare for me).  Please, give this book a chance and read the other reviews.  I can't tell you if I'd recommend it or not, because that wouldn't be a fair assessment.  I ask you to not judge this book solely on my review, but also on the other reviews.
About the Author:
Daniel Armand lives in Toronto, Ontario. His inspiration behind Adam Orser: Chronicles of Evolution originated during the summer of 1983, after a near death encounter offered an incredible insight into the obscured aspects of life, love, and the progression of the human spirit.

Daniel is currently working on the next novel of the Adam Orser saga. "I truly hope this novel will help inspire readers all over the globe, to embrace their spirituality. It is through clarity of mind and understanding that we may one day 'bloom' into harmony and unlock our limitless potential."

Purchase this book on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.  The paperback edition will be available from Two Harbors Press on April 2, 2012; search based on ISBN: 9781937928100.  Happy Blog Tour Day!!


Becca said...

Sounds great! thanks for sharing this!

Tribute Books said...

Hilary, thanks for giving this one a try. We appreciate the time you took to read and review it :)