Parrish's latest opens upon a world so tilted--people are "shifted" into new bodies, while their old bodies and personalities proceed--that it brings Philip K. Dick to mind. Gradually, the Dick-like paranoia itself shifts into flourishes of sword-and-sorcery and a cast of characters rather like X-Men. Psychokinesis is the theme, and Parrish makes it seem plausible, as his reluctant hero, Collin Boyd/Grant Borrows, discovers his powers in a kind of spiritual journey. The cliff-hanging plot mostly holds up, and the pace is, well, relentless. It's almost as though Parrish has too much talent and can't quite bring it under control. Nonetheless, another of Bethany's sf writers, Randall Ingermanson comes to mind, and Parrish is every bit as skilled. John Mort
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For years, debut novelist ROBIN PARRISH has covered the world of Christian culturemusic, books, film, comics, and moreas a journalist. Currently he serves as the founder and editor-in-chief of InFuze Magazine, a cutting-edge online magazine poised at the intersection of art, culture, and faith. Robin and his wife live in High Point, North Carolina.
It seemed he was grasping to find a finish and the whole book never really made any sense, will not be reading any other books by this author.Published on June 28 2013 by Oma Van
Parrish has a good writing style for the most part. Good descriptions without dragging the story down and he keeps it moving. Read morePublished on June 14 2013 by Watt To Read