The Gordian Knot Vol. 4 rWhen Jack Feltereturns to his home town to help care for his dementia stricken father he winds up looking for his missing childhood friend Tony the friend that stole his high school girlfriend Jack meets Tony s last patient a kid named Cole with a very compelling delusion that everything we think we know about history is wrongAfter The Longevity Solution: Rediscovering Centuries-Old Secrets to a Healthy, Long Life reading The Man from Primrose Lane and True Crime Addict How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray I just had toead James Renner The Great Forgetting made him How Florida Happened: The Political Education of Buddy MacKay rise even higher in my esteemThe Great Forgetting is a mind bender of Phillip K Dickian proportions How much do we trust the history books How much do we trust our own memories What if the conspiracy theories are true This bookaises those uestions and It s best to go into this book unprepared so I m not going to spoil the particulars Once the truth behind Cole Tony and the Narratives of Human Evolution rest of what was actually going on wasevealed I had a hard time doing anything but finishing itIf I had to complain about something which I won t is that the characters were a little thin However I loved Jack and his father The Captain Cole grew on me as well but I hated Tony and didn t trust Sam Hell even Scopes and the Maestro turned out to have hidden depthsThe tension toward the end was almost maddening I haven t felt this engrossed with a book since the Dark Tower series That s as great a compliment as I can give any book Five out of five stars I almost forgot to write this Understanding Autism in Adults and Aging Adults: Improving Diagnosis and Quality of Life review ba dum buma complex fast paced scifi tinged thriller that often feels like a lightheartedomp despite the heavy themes and upsetting deaths on display great artists will continually Report on Radiation and the Quantum-Theory, 1914 revisit their pet subjects and themes Renner clearly a great writer does the same in this second novel which deals again with how humans process grief loss and trauma often by wait for it forgetting but also byewriting histories both personal and large scale in his ingenious and mind boggling first novel the canvas was Lioness relatively small and the focus was intimate Renner was exorcising personal demons and obsessions and also penning a sad but warm love letter to his home state Ohio in The Great Forgetting the canvas is wider writ large it encompasses the Holocaust and in a way Holocaust denial 911 and all sorts of conspiracy theories writ small it subtly probes how people deal with painful emotions and things gone awry in life there s so much going on in this novel that I freuently had to cling to thoseecognizable Renner themes to keep my bearings at times it felt as if he threw everything he was currently interested in at his writer s wall and kept not just what stuck but what slid off as well as a What Do Grown-ups Do All Day? result the book is often chaotic in an enjoyably berserk way but just as often felt like it could have used a bit mapping out before finger met keyboard several highly intriguing and sympathetic characters are unfortunately lost in the breathlessly paced mix despite my issues this is certainly a worthy accomplishment and an enjoyableead I m looking forward to Non Censure reading by him In the immortal words of Jack Black from Tenacious D this book is my Cream Dream Supreme I fell in love before I was done with the first page The story isight up my alley with conspiracy theories and government cover ups
and it is about as original a book as I have ever ead The Library at Mount it is about as original a book as I have ever ead The Library at Mount by Scott Hawkins and The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch come to mind in ter Find all of my Hope and Glory reviews at this came out yesterday and it s amazing so it gets a bump Don t like it Life is long Longer than we allow ourselves toemember Understatement of the year I motherf ing LOVED this Holy hell Where do I begin Okay so The Great Forgetting grabs you Ngui for Unity right from the cover So appealing to the eye so understated so perfect Then you open it and discover it s totally un put down able and that it s also one of those books where anything you say about it might be considered too much Which leaves a Kelly and Mitchell combo who have looked pretty much like this ever since finishing the book on Saturday The basics are our MC Jack is a history teacher who plans to spend his summer vacation giving his sister a much needed break from dealing with their father who is uickly fading away due to dementia It doesn t take long for Jack to catch up on small town gossip mainly that his old bestie Tony who also happens to be his high school sweetheart Sam s husband has gone missing Reluctantly Jack agrees to help track down his old friend which leads him to one of Tony s former psychiatric patients a boy named Cole who will attempt to open Jack s eyes to the truth of The Great Forgetting Then Sometimes I get the feeling that none of this isight So much mindblowing Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd that s all I can tell you Okay well maybe not alllll This book is smart Like wicked smart But don t let that intimidate you Renner has done a great job of providing a cast of characters that are all Average Joes While they find themselves put in spectacular circumstances they are people with not genius Is so you never get lost in the crazy that is being thrown at you Renner also does something that normally I hate he inundates the Hysterie reader with the present Now this may end up being a novel that doesn t uite stand the test of time but for today Right now This *sonofabitch WORKS If youe into conspiracy and a story that stays *WORKS If you Der Flügel des Engels : Autobiogr., Selbstzeugnisse, Briefe an Jack Kerouac re into conspiracy theories a story that stays eleven for the duration The Great Forgetting is not one to be missed Be prepared to uestion everything Oh and make sure to get your foil hat fitted before even beginning Every star there is to starAlright Review over now for the full disclosure BS I never had contact with James Renner until he personally messaged me and asked if I would like toeview his new book Turns out he saw my داستانهای کوتاه امریکای لاتین review of The Man From Primrose Lane which all of you should immediatelyead because the man ain t no one hit wonder and didn t despise my giffy style SUCK IT GIF HATERS Upon eceiving said message I was very grateful to have stocked up on my supply of and proceeded to un around the house screaming about how awesome I am to my non book lo. Jack Felter a history teacher Love and Its Place in Nature: A Philosophical Interpretation of Freudian Psychoanalysis returns home to bucolic Franklin Mills Ohio to care for his father aetired pilot who suffers from dementia and is uickly losing his memory Jack would love to forget about Franklin Mills and about Sam the girl he fell in love with who an off with his best friend Tony Except Tony.
James Renner ✓ 1 REVIEWMember and learn from mistakes both personal and cultural or to forget every last bit of shame and humiliation and historical atrocity and start over unencumbered and bigfootalso the truth about the moon is finally evealed and oddly enough it s what i ve been saying for yearsrenner does a Triskell Tales: Twenty-Two Years of Chapbooks really good job through different characters addressing some of the uestions that would naturally arise from people confronted with Great Truths but i still have a million uestions or at least two which i will hold for now until this is published not long now and we can all chat about it unless there s anotheround of the great forgetting and all of this gets wiped from my mind but i can t tell you any until you start boiling your wateryayyy i totally forgot this was being sent to me and i opened the package thinking it was a different book and then i went SUAWKKKK Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie real loud when i saw what it was so i thank you jamesenner and st martins for making me scare my cat Mein wildes Geheimnis 03 review comingcome to my blog What starts out as an intriguing mystery novel eventually turns into a devilishly wildide of conspiracy theory SF and this simple statement does nothing to explain just how CRAZY it ll get I m a very big fan of cross genre fiction and this one Ein Goldfisch räumt auf really fits the bill in a big big way The mystery is clever and engaging and fascinatingly strange but whateally struck my fancy was just how good the characters are So much has happened in their lives and just getting to the point of the next eveal kept me glued to the page These aren t even big eveals just character The Worst Weather on Earth: A History of Mount Washington Observatory reveals and yet because Jack kept digging this whole book took on a fantastic dimension that just got deeper and deeper as we find out about Tony and Cole and the way the human mind can be aeal nutter The whole book is a gradient It starts you out with the small stuff and as you get acclimated it gets steeper and steeper into nutter land I m just glad I already boil all my water Of course that may be because I drink little than coffee and tea but you know how it is I avoid my Flouride in my water From there however I can t and won t spoil you but if you A London Home in the 1890s re a conspiracy theory nut yourself do yourself a favor andead this little gem of a novel Take a bag of your favorite theories shake them around take three handfuls of them and now toss them in the air Make connections Build a story around them where they all fit together Now The Geology And Landscape Of Santa Barbara County, California, And Its Offshore Islands read this book How closely do they matchNot close enough Fine Add another handful of theories and build another story Closer YES lolI can t believe the author got away with everything he did The mystery connections were set up with someeal brilliance And this my friends became one hell of a great SF With one caveat I debated knocking off a star for the slightly unsatisfying ending but the whole Biopower: Foucault and Beyond ride of theest of the novel was so strong and fascinating that I simply couldn t do that I had a Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds really great time For those who ve alreadyead it I liked the Prologue fine It was the big action scene at the end and the immediate Is That Even a Country, Sir! results of it but notelated to he who must not be named Maybe I just wanted something different to happenBut everything else I went fanboy all over it Thanks goes to the author for a physical copy of this book It was a うそつきリリィ 3 [Usotsuki Lily 3] real blast I m soemiss in my The Prince reviews of late but Ieally wanted to make sure I wrote something for this one to draw your attention to it A because it s a whole lot of wacky weird and wild fun something I ve come to expect from this author and B said author was generous enough to send me
a copy in the mail so the very least I can docopy in the mail so the very least I can do tell the A Bold Carnivore: An Alphabet of Predators reading world what I thought of it James Renner is the author of the mind bending genre mashing The Man from Primrose Lane and youeally must Goodbye Sarajevo: A True Story of Courage, Love and Survival read that one if you are looking for something that is wholly unlike anything else There was some buzz a few years back that Bradley Cooper had been tapped to star in a film adaptation but no updates on that yet I didn t know what to expect in picking up The Great Forgetting but you can bet I approached it with keen anticipation Renner is a brave author who doesn t ever make safe choices He marches out into the badlands of crazy and bewildering sees what he finds there and then puts it into his story It doesn t always work but considering the kind of uniue crazy pants he s peddling it works amazingly unforgettably heh well most of the time This one starts as almost a uiet domestic drama an unassuming high school teachereturns to his hometown where his sister is looking after their senile father Jack has to deal with an ex girlfriend who married his best childhood friend Tony But Tony has gone missing and his wife wants Jack to help her get him declared deceased In his efforts to do this Jack meets a boy named Cole the last person Tony had any significant contact with before his disappearance Cole is a patient in a psychiatric ward suffering from complex and paranoid delusions Or are they The Jack talks to him the further down the Lifting rabbit hole he goes And takes us with him Side note of interest James Renner is definitely an author to watch And while he has a noteworthy talent spinning wild and crazy tales of speculative fiction Renner is also a dedicated true crime writer He is currentlyesearching the unsolved disappearance of Umass nursing student Maura Murray and will publish True Crime Addict in May 2016 about his experiences The Maura Murray case is a Mathruhridayam real lifeabbit hole story and it is very easy to become lost in all the moving pieces and arm chair detective theories that exist for this cold case Renner also maintains a blog of his ongoing investigations that makes for iveting eading if you are into that sort of thing Two young armchair detectives are also hosting a pretty decent podcast ight now about the Maura case *In Which Renner Has Been A Guest The Hosts Are *which Renner has been a guest hosts are at work on a documentary Almost a 4 star but I cannot ound it up It was at least 4 star in entertainment value until the last 13rd of the book Then it was notThe time conundrums and other facile interconnections of gradients as this book defines gr. Catskills and eventually to a forgotten island in the Pacific the final destination of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370When Jack learns the details about the program known as the Great Forgetting he's faced with the timeless uestion Is it better to forget our greatest mistake or to emember so it's never epeated. Ving family who haven t yet figured out that I m kind of a big deal I should probably float my The House That Had Enough reviews all day every day freuently in order to break into the Top 5 of the fake popularity contest Whatevs Anyway to make a long story even longer endless thanks to Mr Renner and to Trudi who turned me on to his work in the first place I can t wait to see what your crazy brain comes up with next Friday afternoon in the psych wardMan am I glad to see you again I was starting to go a little stir crazy in here Seriously these idiots are just impossible to talk to I ve tried you knoweally tried to get through to them but they think I m delusional They The Devil's Snake Curve: A Fan's Notes From Left Field re too far gone toealize that I m the only sane one in here You mind closing the door These walls have ears if you know what I mean and I don t wanna add any fuel to their fire Pull up a chair time is of the essence The situation grows desperate by the day The alarming The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division rate at which things are progressing is untenable man You have got to get me out of hereFirst things first though have you started boiling your water Good Thanks for humoring me Your eyes do seem to be a little bit clearer today so let me ask you another uestion Do you know what a gradient isYeah it s sorta like an incline in aoad I suppose but that s not exactly what I was getting at You see the truth about what s Pimpinella Meerprinzessin 1: Ankunft im Muschelschloss (German Edition) really going on out there is so inconceivable that your mind would never be able to accept it if I told you everything all at once So we ll use a gradient instead or a system of baby steps little truths if you will that ll help to ease your mind intoealizing that ultimate truth What I ve developed is a seven step gradient comprised of seven impossible facts Each one progressively harder to accept than the one before Don t worry though the proof is out there and I ll show you where to look But you ve gotta be patient it s gonna take some time to work our way through all the steps And you ve gotta be willing to do your part meet me halfway Do a little Das kurze Leben der Sophie Scholl research of your own evenIf youe Défendre Jacob ready let s beginImpossibility 1 The earliest anomaly can be traced back to a man known only as the Maestro who sadio cuts in SUAWK SUAWK SUAWK BEEEEEEEEEEEEEP THIS IS A TEST OF THE EMERGENCY BROADCAST SYSTEMOh shit Nooooo Damn it not againview spoilerThis was well written imaginative and meticulously Darfur's Sorrow: A History of Destruction and Genocide researched novel The first part was interesting but it eventually became a bit too much Sorry I m just not a fan of kitchen sink conspiracies I didn t care for the payoff and the 911 tie ins were off putting to say the least There also wasn t nearly as much action as one would expect from a story like this So there you have it I like the authoreally enjoyed his first book The Man from Primrose Lane but this one not so muchFinal Verdict Dan Brown s done better hide spoiler Judge for yourself its believability and then try to tell yourself no matter where you may be it couldn t happen here Carl Kolchak from THE NIGHT STALKER movieHoly Cowwhat did I The thing is memory is about trust We have to trust that what we Black Gold in North Dakota remember is fact And we have to trust what other peopleemember for things we never saw It was a disturbing and thrilling ealization that our grasp of the truth is dependent on the honesty of older generations on the companies who write history booksonce again james enner has written a kickass novel that is impossible to Nestle Toll House Recipe Collection review it s a little bit easier than The Man from Primrose Lane because the book doesn t suddenlyeinvent itself in the middle but it s definitely a book where caution is euired in eviewing it s best if you don t know what s going to happen until it s happening all around you which is the main difference between this book and a swarm of hornetsif i had to sell it in five words it would be conspiracy theory Wicked City: The Other Side road trip novelfortunately i have so many words like these umami pepsi make this a thing pleasenot a helpfuleview so far so let me try to explain there s a kind of novel that always feels like a home when i come across one i can t articulate exactly what it is about these books except that they are paradoxically both exciting and comforting to me my heart beats faster while my body elaxes they nothing in common with each other although they freuently fall into the place where metafiction intersects with slipstream and kinda knocks you over sideways a little and has you uestioning ealityRon Currie Jr The Sea Came in at Midnight Jonathan Carroll When We Were Animals Gretel and the Dark Infinite Jest Evan Dara The Dead Lands Magnetic Field etc etc it s a feeling that Barefoot through Mauretania registers as a tightening in my armskin first and then i get warm and still and my brain locks in and i m just gone it feels likeeading the forgotten bits of my own dreams which already sounds like the plot to a jonathan carroll novel feel free to Dude, You're a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School run with it jc but also like how it feels to wake up after a seizure or a fainting spell where everything is half familiar half foreign if you ve never experienced either of those things it is like how disoriented sam must feel at the beginning of each episode of uantum leap ask your parentsbut anyway this is one of THOSE books one of MY booksit s such a specific experience iarely get deeply immersed in a book where i m not constantly aware of myself as Eldest reader but it s than just immersion it s uite physical there are plenty of books i love that don t give me this feeling and there are plenty of books that started to House of Leaves but then ended up going in a different direction and all of this is just blather because i d muchather tackle the task of trying to explain some weirdo feeling i get sometimes that is likely due to an undiagnosed neurological disorder than to isk uining this book by saying too much but for those of you
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Makes My Arms Feelmy arms feel decide whether or not to Colorblind read a book it s about history memoryegret some nerd bullshit family madness secret agencies with your best interests in mind grief urban legends and what eally happened to the idea that knowledge is power but memory even so and whether it s better to e. Has gone missingSoon Jack is pulled into the search for Tony but the only one who seems to know anything is Tony's last patient a paranoid boy named Cole Jack must team up with Cole to follow Tony's trail and maybe save the world Their journey will lead them to Manhattan and secret facilities buried under the.