Immortal by Gene Doucette

For most people, the idea of being immortal seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. Who would not like to run around and amass knowledge from different cultures, experience the making of the world as we know it, and basically get to do what ever it is you want to without fear or concern for the future?

Immortal, by Gene Doucette, provides a glimpse into this type of life with Adam, a interesting main character with a sometimes witty, sometimes insightful, sometimes drunken perspective on the world around him. He struggles with a variety of different characters, both real and “magical,” as well as what most might consider a drinking problem. Adam is a unique character with a unique voice that keep the reader consistently hungry for more adventure.

My honest option? You are probably going to want to read this one. If you like a book that creates a few laughs, this one this one will work. If you like drama that keeps you on the edge of your seat, this one will work. It isn’t every day that you find a book that stands out from the rest. For me, this was unlike any other book that I’ve read and you know me; I’ve read a lot. Check to the right for a link to the book at Amazon.

One reader will receive a free copy of Gene Doucette’s Immortal. Of course, in order to participate, you have to do a little work. What would you do if you were immortal? In other words, what would you do with 60,000 years if you weren't worried about aging? And, let the crazy stories and ideas begin. 

Leave your idea in the comments below along with your email address. If you don’t feel comfortable leaving your email you can always write your comment and send your email address to me via frugalfamilyexaminer (@) gmail (.) com.

The winner will be chosen on Friday so what are you waiting for? 

As a side note:

·      This isn’t going to be one for the kiddos. I’d leave this one to the grown ups only because of a few F-bombs and its got a few sexual elements. Apparently iffrits just can’t help themselves.
·      I received a copy of this book from The Writer’s Coffee Shop via NetGalley. I was not paid for writing the review. It was just a great opportunity to sample another author’s work and share it with you. J


Carolyn said...

Just reading this review makes me think I want to read this book. If I were going to live forever I would first start by not working so hard everyday and spend more time having fun. I would try to travel as much as I could so I could go back every 50 years or so and check out the changes in what I had seen previously.

cathyn said...

This sounds like a great read. If I just found out I were going to live forever, I think at first I'd be really jazzed, but upon reflection I might feel a little sad. I've lost loved ones and to know that you will outlive - and miss - your most beloved family members (your children!) and friends is a sad. But I really like stories like this, so I think I'll give it a try.

Anonymous said...

I love this idea! If I were to live forever, I think it would make me fearless. I wouldn't worry about consequences as much and would be able to take risks with a different outlook than anyone else.

Angie B said...

Sounds like it could be a good read. I think it's a book I'd enjoy. If I had 600000 years and I was immortal....hmmm I'd probably enjoy the night life a bit, and be a little more adventurous

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