Do You Realize?: A Novel

Do You Realize?: A Novel

by Kevin A. Kuhn


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George is a middle-management, middle-class, middle-aged guy who hates his job and struggles to stay connected to his wife and teenage children. Most guys might end up with a steamy affair and a flashy car for their midlife crisis, but George gets a quirky, philosophical physics professor named Shiloh. Trapped with this mysterious misfit on his morning commuter train, George is dragged into awkward conversations about love, fear, music, and the meaning of life. Shiloh asks George to beta-test an app he wrote for the new Apple Watch—and with a free watch included, how could he say no? When tragedy strikes, throwing George out of his uncomfortable comfort zone, he learns that Shiloh’s app lets him journey through alternate versions of his past. As challenges mount in his own reality, George must make a decision that will change him—and possibly the entire multiverse—forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592986958
Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 928,697
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Customer Reviews

Do You Realize?: A Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Alfoster More than 1 year ago
I know next to nothing about physics. Well, let's be honest; I know ABSOLUTELY nothing about physics but his book hooked me from the beginning! It's been in my TBR queue for so long and I just got to it yesterday...and I couldn't stop reading! When disgruntled husband George meets Shiloh on the train, he is intrigued (but a little annoyed) by Shiloh's knowledge of physics and the idea that "human knowledge itself evolves by natural selection." What can that even mean to the average man with a wife and two teenage kids? What follows is life-changing for George and his family as Shiloh asks him to beta test a new app on the Apple watch. It's not exactly science fiction but I guarantee you will be intrigued, if not fascinated by the concepts in this novel--especially those concerning the nature of balance in the universe. Personally, as I am just recuperating from a hip replacement, I can say it's somewhat easy to play the pity card and feel a little depressed about not being as mobile as I'd like to be. But after this book, I can tell you I have a whole new attitude about the joys of life as I welcome each new day with renewed expectations. So thank you Mr. Kuhn and I sincerely hope you are working on your next novel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It takes subjects like quantum physics, our perception of the universe and the meaning of life and weaves them into the story of the life of an ordinary man and how extraordinary a life can be. A first rate first novel!
Avid_Reader_318 3 months ago
From beginning to end the author ensnares you with fabulous characters, exciting prose, and numerous twists and turns. The end was exceptionally inspiring. ENJOY it you will.
Anita Zonder 5 months ago
This book made me think. It had some unexpected twists.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it, very light and fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A poorly written self-published book that I could not even finish because I found the writing style poor and the dialogue trite and unrealistic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn’t stop reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a beautiful work combing science, mathematics, music and art! A marvelous read for all philosophic travelers of this world and all the other possibilities!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had a unique way of feeling like it was written for me. Im sure other readers felt it too. Great book!
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that DO YOU REALIZE? by Kevin A. Kuhn is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite Let me say right off the bat that I enjoyed Do You Realize? by Kevin A. Kuhn very much. I like the role that the popular music of my generation, the baby boomers, plays in this novel. If you look at the chapter titles and you are a pop music fan, you might notice that a lot of these chapters are named with titles of pop music songs. Most of them are hit songs. I have thought for a long time that music marks and defines times in our lives. The better the song, the more intense the time, the stronger the memory. Do You Realize? is about life. It is about love and, most of all, it is about family. What better way to celebrate those things than through music…or a good book. Do You Realize? is full of powerful scenes, realistic scenes, life affirming scenes. Kevin A. Kuhn has a special way of looking at life, and he is very good with words. I feel I know these characters. I like George. I like Elena. But I think I liked George’s relationship with his kids, Alex and Amanda. Don’t get me wrong. None of these relationships is perfect. Neither are any of the people. That is part of the reason that they seem so real. I recognize the same flaws in my own family members and friends. This is good writing. A good plot. Some great characters, and plenty of small details from everyday modern family life make Do You Realize? a great novel.