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Harvey Appleby: Psyvolution

The future is closer than you think.

A police state, run by James Franklin, the dark hearted Head of the Psi-Police. He incarcerates the talented and abducts new-borns with high psychic potential for a super elite force.

A mysterious group mind is re-shaping man's destiny; in this tale of modern sorcery they manipulate events to fulfil their own, incomprehensible designs - The Psychic Information Network.

The resistance, misfit talents and escapees are hidden underground, preparing to do battle with the Collector.

Jill Harris - brainwashed into guard duty, her mind is catapulted into psychic operancy, she becomes Franklin's greatest threat and greatest attraction

Bibliographic Details
ISBN-10: 1897312148Publisher: Adlibbed Ltd (Canada)
ISBN-13: 978-1897312148 Publication Date: 28 August 2006
Paperback: 260 pages (in English)Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

This book is a great read.....

This is a clever and well-crafted novel by any stretch of the imagination (sorry, no pun intended for its psychological content), and is altogether a great read.

The main characters, the evil James Franklin and his detractor, the brainwashed Jill Harris, are thrown into both a physical and psychological battle against one another out of which there can only be one winner.

There is a very surreal sense to their brave new world and the reader is transported to another time, not so far off where mind games, dark humour and cruelty are often suffused with human weakness on the one hand, and cold regard for humanity on the other. In the end it is a struggle over the minds of others that wins through and not the human intervention of its resourceful and very memorable characters.

The novel races along effortlessly from the very first page, and characterizations are developed and sustained at a ferocious pace, even when that character significantly changes psychologically. It is hard to believe that this is the author's first novel as it is written with such fluency and attention to detail, and a natural gift for the English language.

This is a tale of modern sorcery as the books' blurb suggests, however, its closeness and reliance on human predictability makes the authors telling of it rather unique and untypical of other books in this genre.

This novel could well be named `the wars between the children of light and the children of darkness' (Dead Sea Scrolls) if the title were not so long, as this for me sums up the psychological wars that are fought here and the battle between good and evil.

Do take the trouble to read it; you'll be hooked from the first page.

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