Second Soul

Second Soul

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by Thomas Sullivan
     
 

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This is the Author's Revised and Preferred Edition of Second Soul

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Whatever was, is, and shall be is my enemy. If it has cells, if it needs light or air or water, it loses control when I'm near. I am profoundly wrong for this world. I will never be able to hide in a crowd...

Michael Carmichael was a normal man�until the careening

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This is the Author's Revised and Preferred Edition of Second Soul

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Whatever was, is, and shall be is my enemy. If it has cells, if it needs light or air or water, it loses control when I'm near. I am profoundly wrong for this world. I will never be able to hide in a crowd...

Michael Carmichael was a normal man�until the careening downward plunge of his life culminated in a near-fatal skiing accident. He should have died in the icy waterfall where he crashed, but he became the exception to the rule no being was ever meant to break.

Now Michael is not quite a man, nor is he alive or dead. His image in the mirror is inexplicably, but undeniably, different. The voices of others echo in his head. And as his inward metamorphosis brings the wrath of the natural world upon him, he must venture back to the waterfall to reclaim his soul from those who plan a crueler fate for him...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014575270
Publisher:
Crossroad Press
Publication date:
07/07/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
371 KB

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Second Soul 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
J-F-Lockert More than 1 year ago
This is my favourite Thomas Sullivan book together with his seminal novel The Phases of Harry Moon. This one is hard to put down. A true page-turner and of special relevance for anyone interested in skiing - and icy waterfalls.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I¿ve been reading Thomas Sullivan¿s novels in the order they were published, and just finished SECOND SOUL yesterday. The man just keeps getting better and better with each new book ¿ this is novel number six ¿ THE WATER WOLF is number seven and I¿m chomping at the bit to get to that one now. SECOND SOUL is one of those rare books that I feel like pulling out a highlighter to mark up all the great passages that I'll want to return to again and again. Fact is, I have a book fetish that prevents me defacing them that way, but there's just so much outstandingly fine writing there that I wish it weren't so. Not that it will be hard to find the good parts in the future -- there are so many 'good parts' that I'll just reread the whole thing, and it will be time well spent. What a great concept for a story, and such masterful execution to bring that story to the page. ¿Sully¿ is such a wizard of the language ¿ those big-name best-selling giants of the genre got nothing on him, talent-wise. My fervent wish is that he keeps at it, and writes his stories, going wherever his muse takes him, ignoring genre boundaries and just writing what needs to be written. I'll follow him anywhere -- mainstream, genre, I don't care. It's how he tells the story, it's not about the theme or plot. He tells stories like Fabergé made eggs ¿ exquisitely crafted, each one unique and beautiful and of the finest kind, and I'm eternally grateful to him for sharing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that the creativity and vivid detail of this book show the reader an in depth view of what the author is seeing in his mind as he tries to capture it in words. Sullivan shows an immense apptitude for written word and shares his capabilities to see the possibilities of a near death experience.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must say I¿ve bypassed this author¿s last couple of books, primarily because I wasn¿t familiar with him. Now it¿s a mystery to me why he isn¿t at the top of the charts. I guess he is somewhat celebrated, but he seems to have written in many different areas and I don¿t think you can cultivate genre followings very easily that way. At any rate, SECOND SOUL is not your usual kind of thriller/horror. It has a great deal of character development more suited to mainstream readers. Very thought-provoking and you can¿t help but marvel at the depth and insight of all the twists and possibilities that shape this strange plot. It certainly has a violent premise and a lot of subtle danger, but it is rather psychology and philosophical after that. I found it very rending, actually, moving perhaps. The conflicts of lost relationships and parenting gulfs captured me the most. In fact, my only criticism is that I wish the book went more into the odd romance between Bowie and Becky.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After DUST OF EDEN and THE MARTYRING, I found "SOUL" to be rather esoteric. Threre is no question that the plot is unusual and that the story is a delving into the mind of a man who is questioning his sanity. However, it becomes grueling in many parts with the mental conflicts of the protagonist reiterated. The ending is an unexpected surprise. ---------Leonard
Anonymous More than 1 year ago