Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Book review: How Like a God by Brenda Clough

I picked up this book only because I needed an extra book to get the 3 for RM10 deal at a warehouse sale. Needless to say, expectations weren't that high, mainly because of the extremely lame cover, though the blurb sounded rather interesting.
How Like GodHow Like God by Brenda W. Clough
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In How Like a God, computer programmer Rob Lewis is happily married and loves his crazy and hectic life with his twins - until he suddenly gains the power to read and change minds. At first, he is filled with moral impulses to help fix everything that's wrong with the country. But his power soon gets out of control and when he finds himself inadvertantly influencing his eighteen-month-old toddlers to act like adults, he takes the only solution that seems open to him: he runs away.

I found myself enjoying the story despite my earlier misgivings. Rob, in the vein of all super hero journeys, has to find himself and what really defines him before he can set out to defeat his nemesis; in this case he has to discover the perpetrator behind the strange messages being dumped in his psyche, and hopefully, the source of this mysterious power that plagues him.

Overall, it was an interesting read and and interesting concept to explore.

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