Rob Lewis, an ordinary computer programmer with a wife and two kids, becomes something extraordinary one day after he wakes up and discovers he can read--and control--other people's minds. It's an ability most people dream of having, but for Rob it quickly destroys his life. There is a death, injuries, the threat of warping the lives of his children. Rob flees to New York where, homeless and destitute, he contacts Edwin Barbaross of the National Institutes of Health. Together they travel to Uzbekistan, where Rob will face both the source of his powers and his own inner demons.
Clough's (An Impossible Summer, Walker, 1992) hardcover debut offers a suburban fantasy in which Rob Lewis wakes up one morning with the ability to read?and, ultimately, influence?the emotions of people around him. Frightened, he leaves home, drifting aimlessly through New York City until he meets microbiologist Edwin Barbarossa, to whom he turns for help. Clough explores power, control, and friendship in a well-crafted psychological study. Recommended.
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How Like a God is a fantasy novel. Rob Lewis, an ordinary computer programmer with a wife and two kids suddenly develops superpowers. He discovers he can read other people's minds. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
I was talking about this book to a friend and flipped open amazon.com to look up the spelling of the author's last name -- and was shocked to see so many negative reviews of this... Read morePublished on Dec 5 2003 by Caitlin
Please, don't waste your time reading this pedantic book. The author clearly thinks she is a superb writer, but unfortunately has a tin ear.Published on Oct. 13 2003
The author has done an excellent job at providing deep, thoughful and yet creative characterizations. Read morePublished on March 21 2000 by Gary Rogers
"Flat" characters! I found the characterization the most appealing facet of this novel. Rob is a decent, 3-dimensional man with a loving, very entertainingly realistic... Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2000 by Margaret L. Carter
Had this book been released by Image comics, with dramatic and colorful artwork done by someone like Todd McFarlane, then it would have gotten my enthusiastic vote. Read morePublished on July 23 1999 by Josh I. Mangum
The premise -- being able to control reality through will -- is very interesting. However, the writing style is very uneven, many of the characters are flat, the dialogue get... Read morePublished on April 28 1999
... is what the book should have been titled ... This book is pretty awesome and really has a bunch of REALLY cool elements ... Read morePublished on Sept. 7 1998