Do You Realize?

Do You Realize?Do You Realize? by Kevin A. Kuhn
Published by Beaver's Pond Press on February 1st 2017
Pages: 416
ISBN: 1592986951
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four-stars

George pretty much lives his life down the middle: he is middle age, middle management, and middle class. He is married with a wife and two children. He feels like his marriage has lost some of its magic and he feels distant from his children. He also feels trapped and unsatisfied at his job. Basically, his life is not as exciting or rewarding at it was in the past. One day while he is commuting to work on the train, a man sits down next to him and strikes up a conversation. The man’s name is Shiloh and he wants to talk about life, love, physics and rock and roll. He is an interesting character and George finds himself thinking about their conversation throughout the day. He finds himself looking forward to their philosophical conversations and hopes to see Shiloh again. One day Shiloh asks George if he would be interesting in testing an apple watch for him. George is apprehensive but figures why not? What does he have to lose?

Then tragedy strikes, and George is faced with feeling powerless and wishing he could change things. While dealing with his family’s crisis, he discovers that the watch does something interesting – it allows him to travel back in time. If you could go back in time, would you want to? George learns there are some restriction to going back in time – specifically how far back in time he can go. He learns through further conversations with Shiloh that he is going to alternate versions of himself and his life. If he goes back, can he change things? What affect would traveling back in time have on his present? Can he change current events by going back and trying to stop things from happening? What would it be like to be able to speak with a deceased loved on again?

George and Shiloh continue to have philosophical conversations about life, love and how events can change us. If something bad happens to you, but the result is you grow and become stronger, should you be protected from that event? What is important in life? George is faced with a lot in this book and must make a final decision. What will he decide?

This book is a mixing of Science Fiction and philosophy. I found it to be original and creative. It’s thought provoking and well written. Fans of Science fiction will enjoy this one. Having said that, you don’t need to be a science fiction fan to enjoy this book, but it helps. I enjoyed how George went from being a little boring to having more of a personality. I also liked how this book is thought provoking. It raises a lot of questions and as George finds the answers for himself, the reader can think about their own answers. What would they do? What choice would he/she make?

I received a copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review.

four-stars

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