Monday, January 27, 2014

Book Review: Obstacles by Chris Reardon

A child will die. You're afraid to live. Would you go to all lengths to save him? Darkness knows no bounds, as Alcott, an African American doctor sees all too well. The man is petrified by death. His fragile existence rests at the mercy of the universe. This fact is far too much for him to handle. From unyielding nightmares to elevator terrors, he's lost in paranoia. 

Assigned to look after an ill child, Alcott's horrors only heighten. Gari is a nine-year-old boy with a fatal disease. He will surely pass on within the year. Alcott bonds with him more and more each day. Part of him knows this grim fate just isn't right. 

Alcott befriends a hospital patient. This lunatic forces him to lug home an ancient text on bringing back the dead. Despite the man's obvious dementia, Alcott attempts the scheme. Charging up a cliff, he recites the chant over ocean gusts. 

A god woman glides in from the horizon. She instructs Alcott on the trials to save Gari's life. These fearsome Obstacles require true strength. From battling sharks to wielding a flail, he must prove fortitude against genuine danger. Alcott decides his fate at this moment. 

Death's claws shall not grasp Gari's soul.

*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review*

What an amazing book! I'm not even sure where to begin! I love the way this story was written, not to mention the pure creativity that is in this story. An action packed fantasy novel it keeps you on the edge, as well as bring up hard questions. Would you give your life for a sick childs..even if you were afraid of dying? 

Reardon does a great job developing his characters and bringing them to life as well as painting wonderful pictures of the obstacles Alcott and his companions have to go through. 

I enjoyed reading this book and I'm glad I got the chance too. I think young adults and adults alike will enjoy this novel. You really just need to be a fan of fiction novels to enjoy this story. 

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