Reflections

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Reflections is a supernatural story that takes place in an alternate reality that is relatively parallel to our own. It is told through the eyes of Kris F. Gemini. He is a nineteen-year-old teenager of light-brown complexion. He is a troubled young man, A man whose mind is filled with dissolving negativity for the world around him. He feels shunned. He feels depressed and betrayed. He is at odds with himself. Things he has experienced and is experiencing have put his mind into a state of turmoil. His state of ...
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Overview

Reflections is a supernatural story that takes place in an alternate reality that is relatively parallel to our own. It is told through the eyes of Kris F. Gemini. He is a nineteen-year-old teenager of light-brown complexion. He is a troubled young man, A man whose mind is filled with dissolving negativity for the world around him. He feels shunned. He feels depressed and betrayed. He is at odds with himself. Things he has experienced and is experiencing have put his mind into a state of turmoil. His state of mind has turned him into a lonely, withdrawn soul with few friends. All of this begins to change when a twenty-one thousand year old female demon visits him in his dreams and merges her essence with his. While he provides her with a home and energy, within his body, she provides him with the means of turning into something that physically represents his negative feelings. With this ability, Kris becomes a brutal killer whom takes his newly released freedom out on a shady organization that has recently threatened his life. Over the course of his story, Kris slowly comes to several startling revelations about himself and those he deems his enemies. What is good? What is evil? These questions and many other situations are presented to Kris and to you, the reader. It is up to you how you will interpret them. Make no mistake: There is no "save the world" or "save the city from destruction" plot here. No new heroes are born to make the world a better place. This is a personal battle. A battle that will be fought on three fronts. One is in Kris' mind as he tries to come to terms with himself. The next is fought among Detroit's underworld element. The last is for you to discover.These are not the only things that Kris has to worry about. His symbiotic relationship with the female demon begins to turn into much more as they develop feelings for one another. This does not go over well with the female demon's father. The mere thought of his daughter merging with a human is more than he can stand. He sets his mind to leaving his world and enter Kris' to take his daughter back by force. Interaction between a demon and a human just simply, cannot be tolerated. or can it?
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  • ISBN-13: 9780979069192
  • Publisher: G Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.72 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2007

    Detroit has an undiscovered diamond...

    At first, I was going to give this book a four star rating but I could not. That is because some of the things he talks about are things that has been portrayed over and over again... but never had I seen it portrayed like this. He talks about non-fiction situations and injects them within a fictional story. If one does not read the aptly named 'Author's Reflections' one will miss a vital opportunity to connect with the author in more ways than one. I was initially reluctant to order this book. I am sixty-one years old. Some of the topics he covers give off a feeling of 'been there, done that'. I had to look past that. Even though I have personally experienced the type of situations he talks about, that does not mean that I am apathetic to what he is expressing simply because I have been there before. That is an injustice on my part. As I was reading, I kept getting the notion that his main goal was to get people to relate and to think while he vented. Broken hearts, destroyed friendships, friction between parent and sibling, death of a loved one, and independence are just a few topics that he explores¿ and that is just half of it. As you can tell by the book description and cover art, his book contains elements of the supernatural. Demons, alternate realities and worlds, all play a prominent role is this story. This is the other half. I've seen my fair share of movies and read my fair share of books portraying demons and other worlds, but never had I'd seen it portrayed so realistically that it is, dare I say¿ believable? Why are there demons in this world? Why does one wish to merge with the main character? The answers surprised me. When was the last time you read an effective 320-page novel, written entirely in the first person perspective, by a young man whom was only seventeen? His choice of words are penetrating and they flow so beautifully. For example, Chapter 14, which is called 'Gemini and Cancer', made me shed tears of contemplation. I think of my own son and wished that he would come and talk to me and let me know how he feels instead of always bottling his feelings up. We never really bonded like father and son are supposed to do. The main character, which is symbolically the author himself, must have a strong bond with his own father to express himself so powerfully yet be respectful about it at the same time. We parents always want our children to listen to us but when do we take the time and really listen to them? I have a feeling that the author was crying himself as he wrote Chapter 14. It is the most emotional chapter out of this book and by far my favorite. The author made me angry, he made me happy, he made me sad, he made me think. My emotions, my thoughts were taken on a ride and it is a ride that I never believed that a mere teenager could take me on. The maturity of his words and his realistic outlook and way of thinking is not what I expected from someone so young. Though the book is geared towards the teenage and young adult crowd, the book can be enjoyed by anybody mature enough to handle what he is talking about and describing. Be warned: The story can get extremely violent and there are sexual situations but it is nothing that you have not seen in a R-rated movie so don't let that deter you. 'Reflections' is outstanding. It deserves more exposure for it is entirely unknown. If I were Guillermo Del Toro 'Director of Pan's Labyrinth', I would approach the author and try to persuade him to let me make this into a movie. Mr. Woods, I commend you. Detroit should be proud of you¿ I am proud of you.

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