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Karsyn's Kickass Jocoserious, Kooky, Jannock book blog: Book Review ~ The Prediction by Darren Sugrue

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Book Review ~ The Prediction by Darren Sugrue

Finished ~ The Prediction by Darren Sugrue
Completed 5/31
4 of 5 stars

I received this book through Library Thing from the author for my honest review.

Warning ~ this book may not be for anyone who has a problem reading about the loss of a child. This topic is discussed frequently, and in detail, in this book.

The Prediction by Darren Sugrue was a FANTASTIC read!! So different and so enjoyable. Reading about the loss of a child was hard to read, and it's not for everyone. I had known going in, to expect it, and was ok with it, but it was even more than I expected and I will try to keep out my own personal opinions about that part of it for this review. Despite that, this book was really really great!!

Daniel Geller is a crane operator who, years ago, had submitted a thesis in college that was a formula for predicting the day that someone will die. John Redmond is Daniel's former mentor and he reaches out to Daniel, asking him to return to his thesis. Redmond had discovered that one of Daniel's test subjects 12 years prior, had indeed died on the date that was predicted and there was another set to die, in 6 days time. This time the person set to die was Daniel's former lover. He now hopes the thesis is wrong, as he races to warn her and keep her safe on the day in which he had long ago predicted she would die.

The book follows 3 storylines. The first one which is Daniel and his life including his trip to warn his ex lover, the second one is of John, who has his own agenda and the third is of Grace, the ex-lover Daniel wants to save.

Setting = B
Plot = A+
Conflict = A
Theme = A+
Characters = B-

Set in Dublin and Amsterdam, there is a little talk about these foreign (to me) towns. I learned how there crazy cyclist in Amsterdam, as well as trams and it sounds like everyone drives really crazy, at least within this book. The plot and theme of this book is what kept it going and was so very enjoyable and such an interesting concept! It doesn't seem like there would be much conflict in this pretty straightforward story, but there is and that's what really starts to grab your attention and get everything going. The characters are quite likable, though none of them are very connected to each other, but that's just my own personal opinion clouding my judgement of them.

It was such a good read, and I don't want to tell you too much more because it could totally ruin it. It was different and engaging. It kept me wanting to read more and find out where the story was going. I really enjoyed it overall and I think it was a fantastic must read!

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