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Saturday, March 17, 2012


Just when you think your life is over and you'll be headed to one of two places, either Heaven or Hell, there is a turn of events, as the residents of Promisetown soon discover. When Joe Grant and his daughter Elizabeth are involved in a car accident, they soon discover that they have died and Sally, Joe's wife is still among the living.

Trapped wandering in a parallel world, they begin to experience a dulling of the senses, taste and smell become repressed sensations. Here you can walk through objects that exist among the living, such as cars, people and buildings, but you are no longer a part of it. They wander among a host of others that have died from all different periods in time, from Indians, Pilgrims and people from every century til the current. Here you can no longer die no matter how fatal your wounds may be. You eventually heal but you still remain.

There are those however that transition out of this world, which Joe soon finds out when overnight, Elizabeth vanishes. Not knowing where she has gone, he searches in vain. The odd thing is that he misses her but he does not experience the loss as he should. He has become disconnected from his emotions.

Joe soon discovers that if he concentrates hard enough he can wander back into the land of the living. The bond in life must be exceptionally strong to carry over after death. It provides an ability to see past this existence into the one before. But it soon fades unless you maintain contact - to renew the life bond - otherwise it is lost. Joe's connection is Sally, who remains grief struck unable to move forward in her life unless Joe stops coming to visit.

This world is also populated by groups known as clubbers or pistoleros, who come in the night to attack the people in the towns and steal their goods. They never settle in any one place, they just roam the countryside looking for people to hurt, so they can have their "feel" or absorb their emotions. Is there any way to escape? Will Joe find a way to reunite with Sally or find his way to Elizabeth, or will he be trapped in Promisetown forever?

I received Promisetown by Phillip Ellis Jackson compliments of the author for my honest review. While he claims this is a Christian Science Fiction book, I would beg to differ. The book contains profanity and there is even a man who impersonates Jesus but it is not the Savior. Some of the residents of the town engage in relationships in order to absorb the emotions of lust since love is no longer a part of Promisetown. So in my opinion this would not classify as a Christian book. It does make reference to various religious beliefs but not enough to warrant that title. That being said, the book is a great Science Fiction and Futuristic Fantasy fiction that some of my readers would enjoy. I would rate this book a 4 out of 5 stars and for now this book remains on ebook formats at this time.

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an awesome book. I look forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing. Holly Michael


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