Saturday, July 25, 2015

Fevers Book Review

'Fevers' by Joel Homer

Publisher-ebook:  Zac Homer, (April 20, 2014)
Publisher-Print: Bantam
Category: Action/Adventure, Suspense/Thriller, Some Romance
Tour Date: May/June, 2015
Available in: Print & ebook,
Pages: 261
FEVERS is a novel unlike any you have ever read. Exotic adventure, white knuckled suspense, torrid romance, and a haunting portrait of three damaged individuals – one man who has turned beast, one who must confront the beast within himself, and the woman torn between them.  
There are rumors that somewhere deep in the steamy rainforest of the Amazon a man, once civilized, is hiding in green shadows. To the primitive Brazilian Indios, he is considered their long-awaited "pale-skinned messiah." Others believe he is an evil god with powers to stir the native masses to a frenzied, killing pitch. And others suspect he might be Michael Fevers.  
Into the lush tropics comes a troubled American, rebellious journalist, embittered Vietnam vet, desperate soldier of fortune. William Straw, who soon forms an uneasy alliance with a beautiful anthropologist, continues his tortured upriver journey-from jungle shantytown to opulent plantation, from explosive passion to brutal murder. Whether he is pursuing a story, an adventure, or a chance to finally exorcise his own inner demons, nothing will prepare William Straw for the sudden violence and bizarre cruelty of the one who is waiting ahead -- Michael Fevers.
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My Thoughts:
Okay, I have to say that I don't have a tough stomach and you would definitely have to have that to read the whole book. So, I will admit, I had to skip parts of this book or I would have never gotten it read.
This elusive man or legend as some thought him to be, Michael Fevers, actually turns out to be real and this guy, William Straw, decides to find out what is truth and what is made up. He should have stayed home and minded his own business because the things that happen on this trip into the jungle prove to be too much. As in all that went with him don't make it back.
This is not a book for those who are prone to nightmares or if you have vivid imaginations, I wouldn't recommend this book. Definitely do not let teens read this! How someone came up with all of this stuff is really mind boggling and then to help with some of the more graphic parts, a romance is thrown in, I guess to make it seem more humane and to give the readers a break.
There is a reason I don't watch horror flicks because I am bad to have nightmares, so I am so very glad I skipped over the horrible parts in this book. So, please be cautious about letting your teens read this book. If you are someone who loves horror books and films, then this will be right up your alley.
Happy Reading!

Praise for 'Fevers' by Joel Homer:

"Very engrossing novel. It felt a bit like reading a modern version of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. The plot moves quickly and smoothly. The excitement never ends."- Gerald Loev, Amazon Reviewer

About Joel Homer:

Joel Homer was raised in Greenwich Village, attended New York University and was a medal-winning veteran from the Vietnam war. Upon returning to the states, he began his writing career as a senior editor at Saturday Review. His books include "Marathons" and "Jargon." His produced plays include "Scenes Dedicated to My Brother," "What People Do When They're All Alone," and "The Lieutenant Snuffs the Light."

In 1984 he was the first recipient of the prestigious Glickman Award for playwriting. His last play 'Private Scenes" was a huge hit in San Francisco. While working in Los Angeles, he co-wrote the original script for "Beauty and the Beast" for date the most popular stage play in Disney's history. Joel Homer passed away in 2003 at the age of 58.

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.