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Snooze: A Story of Awakening

Snooze: A Story of Awakening

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by Sol Luckman

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From acclaimed author Sol Luckman comes SNOOZE, the riveting, coming-of-age tale of one extraordinary boy's awakening to the world-changing reality of his dreams, winner of the 2015 National Indie Excellence® Award for New Age Fiction. Join Max Diver, aka "Snooze," along the razor's edge of a quest to rescue his astronaut father from a fate stranger than death in


From acclaimed author Sol Luckman comes SNOOZE, the riveting, coming-of-age tale of one extraordinary boy's awakening to the world-changing reality of his dreams, winner of the 2015 National Indie Excellence® Award for New Age Fiction. Join Max Diver, aka "Snooze," along the razor's edge of a quest to rescue his astronaut father from a fate stranger than death in the exotic, perilous Otherworld of sleep. An insightful look at a plethora of paranormal subjects, from Bigfoot and lucid dreaming to time travel via the Bermuda Triangle, SNOOZE also shines as a work of literature featuring iconic characters, intense drama and breathless pacing to stir you wide awake! Written with young adult and young-at-heart readers in mind, SNOOZE further proved its literary merit by being selected as a 2016 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Finalist in the Young Adult-Coming of Age category and receiving an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Beach Book Festival Prize competition in the General Fiction category.

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Snooze: A Story of Awakening 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
[ Disclaimer: I have received a free copy of Snooze: A Story of Awakening from the author in return for an unbiased review. ] Snooze: A Story of Awakening is the coming-of-age journey of Snooze, a thirteen year old boy with a very unusual ability and destiny. Max aka Snooze, so aptly named for his affinity for sleep, is able to astrally project outside of his body during slumber. At first, seeing his dreams as nothing more than idle musings of a resting mind, a number of treasures retrieved during his nighttime trips turn Snooze's world upside down and set him down the path of an adventure of a lifetime. In general, the book is well written, intriguing, mostly well paced, with believable and reasonably well fleshed out characters. The story, which is comprised of four distinct parts, might begin with Snooze at thirteen, but the core of the book follows his journey as a young adult in university. Despite this the author remains true in his representation of the characters voices at different points in their lives. The core subject matter of the book is fascinating. The author carefully weaves together various esoteric subjects into a cohesive whole, that encourages the reader's mind to transcend the prosaic and consider the impossible. From astral projection, out-of-body experiences, auras, remote viewing, to cryptids such as the Sasquatch and telekinesis, the author touches on many subjects and theories challenging our view of reality. Having been interested in the subject matter for a while, I have been familiar with a number of ideas presented, yet the author still managed to introduce me to a number of new concepts. The ideas are researched in depth and presented clearly, allowing the reader to follow relatively easily. While the writing is good and the book appears to have been proofread and edited, a number of mistakes still remain: mostly words being used erroneously (ex. a character being described as translucent when his skin is only glowing - a translucent body is one that allows light to pass through, it does not create/release light) and a few character names misspelled. While, generally, the book is written at a level accessible to the average reader, some words used felt unnecessarily literary. In fact, I came even across one word that I couldn't find either in the dictionary or online. As mentioned above, the book is comprised of four parts. Personally, I find the first two sections stronger than the latter two. The reveal of Max' abilities and his journey to acceptance makes for an intriguing read. Meanwhile, despite the action sequences peppering the final two sections throughout, the delivery of the story in the latter part of the book seems to be lacking a bit. The third section, while obviously, the most complex and critical, often feels more like a lecture on metaphysical aspects, instead of a rousing adventure story. In this section, the author defines a number of rules regarding the functioning of things, and while the rules are interesting they also feel rather inconsistent and somewhat arbitrary, forcing the reader to merely follow the story, instead of fully immersing him/herself in it. The final section and the epilogue also left me a little dissatisfied, the ending mostly wrapping things up successfully... Check the rest of this review at http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1392382446
CrowRising More than 1 year ago
Enjoy this selection of editorial reviews of SNOOZE: A STORY OF AWAKENING ... "SNOOZE is a book for readers ready to awaken from our mass cultural illusion before we self-destruct." --Merry Hall, Co-Host of ENVISION THIS SNOOZE is "a moving story ... a multi-dimensional, many-faceted gem of a read. From mysteries to metaphysics, entering the dream world, Bigfoot, high magic and daring feats of courage, this book has it all ... I highly recommend [SNOOZE] for all ages. It's an exciting journey within." --Lance White, author of TALES OF A ZANY MYSTIC "Luckman's dazzling abilities as a novelist abound with lyrical prose ... Although [SNOOZE] chronicles a boy's transition into manhood, I would not consider it young adult. The provocative subject matter of science and spirituality is very mature ... If you enjoy colorful characters, a fast-paced plot and stories that tug at your heart, this novel in eighty-four chapters is anything but a yawn." --Suzanne Cowles for Readers' Favorite "SNOOZE is without doubt one of the best coming of age, awakening books that I have ever read, and it had me entranced from the beginning to the end." --Ingrid Hall, Author & Freelance Editor "This was the first novel I had ever read by Sol Luckman but I will certainly be reading more of his work now. I would recommend this to all readers as the story truly holds a lot. It was deep, it was humorous and it left nothing to be desired." --Online Book Club "SNOOZE is a captivating coming-of-age tale about a gifted boy traveling to a fantastical realm to save his father ... Thanks to author Sol Luckman's writing ability, SNOOZE can be enjoyed by readers of all ages, despite being aimed at young adults. Right off the bat, the writing is engaging and captures the attention." --Indie Reader SNOOZE is "a magnificent act of power, a novel brought forth for the Second Renaissance, the Return of Wisdom ... [G]et ready for the ride of a lifetime. You won't want to stop." --Oracle Report
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fabulous. Fun. There are concepts I embrace that are reflected in the story lines so reading this book was effortless. Highly recommend
ChristineLV More than 1 year ago
Powerful Essence of Wisdom! "Snooze" is a brilliant, loving adventure, of the heart and soul, into the quantum reciprocal realms of time-space. Sol Luckman has succeeded in transporting the reader directly into such an experience. To the wise and open-hearted, this is a journey into magic, beauty, and wonder not to be missed!!!
CuriouserRR More than 1 year ago
There is Alice in Wonderland which takes us on adventures through the Looking Glass and then there is Snooze which shows us how to get there. The archetypal hero Max begins with fear and intrepidation and ends with certainty and the power of love. He navigates disappointment and finds unexpected blessings in loss. It is a comfort in how Sol Luckman uses the familiar; i.e., the Beatles and sayings such as 'leave this popsicle stand' throughout the story to keep us grounded in reality. Default memory, Cave of Origins, The Way of All Things, Circle of Love are steps to make it through the Looking Glass. I hope a producer reads this book and makes a movie out of it. If it was published in 2 volumes it would most likely get more readers. And to see it written for children would put them - us - on a path of self worth. Great book.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Suzanne Cowles for Readers' Favorite Snooze by Sol Luckman is an unusual story that combines a vivid fictional alter world with real-life drama and captivating science. Follow a young Max, nicknamed “Snooze” in Part 1 into his special dreamland where flying is king and he can escape life’s pressures. His precocious friend Tuesday helps him be a nonconformist in school, while he explores an adventurous world of metaphysics. The inciting incident occurs when his well-respected father goes missing in a work-related accident. In Part 2, Max is in college years, later circumventing the usual foray of fake IDs, bros and a quarrel with Tuesday. A weird scientist tests his psychic abilities as the Universe unfolds. Part 3 is where the real adventure starts in the alternate world with danger, reverse actions, a Sasquatch and time-space between realities. Part 4 is about the Great Spirit, pseudo-science and completing his mission in an emotional journey that culminates in triumph. Luckman’s dazzling abilities as a novelist abound with lyrical prose well written in third person. Although this book chronicles a boy’s transition into manhood, I would not consider it young adult. The provocative subject matter of science and spirituality is very mature. This magical tale is entertaining and fun, yet it offers heavy moral themes and the synchronicity of the conscious/subconscious. Learning to let go and believe in the fantastical is easy to do in Sol Luckman’s Snooze. If you enjoy colorful characters, a fast-paced plot and stories that tug at your heart, this novel in eighty-four chapters is anything but a yawn.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was entranced with Snooze from the first paragraph to the last. A magical journey of spiritual adventures that I lived and experienced through the character of Snooze. A beautiful novel Christine Manzano
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Snooze is an amazing story!    Instead of talking down to the reader, it takes you on a science fiction, fantasy, spiritual, and Native American journey that will challenge your view of the world.    It also offers a new approach to partnering with Mother Earth, and assisting in her renewal.   Snooze left me wanting more!  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have any interest in lucid dreaming, astral travel, or paranormal phenomena, you'll love reading this book. It's very well written, and grabs you so much that its hard to put down, not just for the action & adventure, but for the questions it raises about some things labelled "so far unexplained". The story centres on Max as he comes of age at college & university, taking advantage of his gift of lucid dreaming & astral projection to propel him into a quest which also becomes an initiation into a path to enlightenment. There's pain & loss, but also love, laughter & tears, as he meets amazing people & prehistoric creatures in a parallel world which is seemingly thousands of years behind ours but so advanced in some ways. You don't need to be young to enjoy this story, just "young at heart".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was up until 4 a.m. reading this book....no snoozing for me! Traveling along with Snooze/Maxwell was a wonderful adventure in the supernatural realm, as well as in the ‘real’ world. The continuous connections throughout the story and in his young adult life, allowed  me to go back in ‘time’ to experience their moment of conception, drawing me further into the story. I was happy to see that this novel was more than a young adult book, as older adults will love it too (I am 48yrs old). There are layers to  this story, allowing each reader to enjoy the same story but take away a different meaning. Sol Luckman’s memorable characters are  wise and witty, filled with compassion and ready to change the world. I want to know what happens next! Sequel?
Boookkie More than 1 year ago
Mr. Luckman has blessed us with an absolutely enlightening, heart warming story filled with inspiration, adventure, and love. I believe most readers will readily relate to or identify with Max or some of his experiences. Snooze is a beautiful and fascinating depiction of the awakening process that will touch your heart. Enjoy Mr. Luckman's precious gift!