Sunday, March 18, 2012

Book Review of Bedtime Story and Virals

Bedtime Story by Robert J. Wiersema
I had time to finish reading a couple of books during March Break.   Bedtime Story is truly a unique way of story telling.  A mix of supernatural thriller and drama, where a novelist Christopher Knox who is a writer trying to revive his career with is second novel, ten years later. while his wife feels like a single parent with Chris living in exile in his studio above their garage.   He discovers a fantasy novel by an author he loved as a child and gives it to his son, David.  He reads it to his son nightly and To the Four Directions soon peaks his son's interest.  Until one night David, reading alone, leaves him in a mysterious state of unconsciousness after a seizure.   His seizures recurs every night, and his father learns that reading to him calms his son down.  This plunges both father and son into an adventure that brings both of them closer together.

Two thumbs up.

Viral by Kathy Reich
Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the Bones novels and it TV show), is the leader of the pack who live on a secluded island off the coast of South Carolina.   When the group rescues a dog caged for medical experiment on a nearby island, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives (and DNA) forever.   Following a cold-case, they end up using their newfound physical gifts while trying to solve the mystery.  The four friends become a team of teenagers called Virals.

This reminds me of a Nancy Drew / Hardy Boys type of series.   I love the plot and flow of the story.

Another two thumbs up.

1 comment:

Irene said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed Bedtime Story, I haven't read the other.