by Joel Homer

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BN ID: 2940149576661
Publisher: Zac Homer
Publication date: 04/21/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 586 KB

About the Author

Joel Homer is a novelist and playwright. His published books include Marathons and Jargon. His produced plays include Scenes Dedicated to My Brother, What People Do When They�re All Alone, The Lieutenant Snuffs the Light, and Private Scenes. While working for Walt Disney Imagineering he wrote the script for the theatrical version of Beauty and The Beast, one of the most popular shows in the history of the Disney Theme Parks. He was also a U.S. Army Sergeant First Class who fought in the Vietnam War - his fascination with the jungle and all its mysteries began there.

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Fevers 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
APratt0414 More than 1 year ago
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.* This book is a little hard to categorize. It’s an action/thriller/suspense book but it also reads like a history novel as well. The atrocities that are described in this book at the hands of the government of the Indios have truth to them. While the book is fiction, there is usually an element of truth to some of the more horrific aspects. All you have to do is look at the treatment of the Native Americans at the hands of the government here in the U.S. The story of Michael Fevers is a pretty interesting read. The action and suspense is abundant throughout and the trials and tribulations of this “gadfly” to get his story seems to know no bounds. It seems as though no matter what happens, William Straw will get his story. Once his journey takes him down a certain path, there is no going back and it’s hard to determine if he’s continuing out of pride or if he really needs the closure. There is a drive in William Straw that has to go beyond just the story and getting the headline. It seems as though he feels personally connected to his subject and must follow the connection no matter where it leads. This story is gritty, raw, shocking, provocative, and thought provoking. It definitely is not for the faint of heart. I give Fevers 4 books.
Coffee2words More than 1 year ago
Fevers is an in-your-face story about a gadfly of a journalist and his adventures into the Amazon. It's primal and the pages are smeared with blood. It drags the reader, perhaps a little unwillingly, into the jungle too and forces them to watch the events as they unfold.  Certainly not a tale for children, nor those with weak stomachs, Fevers will possibly even make the harder readers wince or retch. The gore and thrills aside, the story actually started off a little slowly. I get the need to set the scene, but I felt waiting about 50% of the book to get William into the jungle seemed a little excessive. I also felt that once there, some of the scenes that were most important were rushed over to get to the 'juicier' scenes. This annoyed me more than anything, it left me feeling a little cheated and harried to get through the story.  I'm not really sure what the cover has to do with the book, I think something more suitable would draw in more readers. I'd recommend this for readers of gore and thriller detective type books, those who enjoy reading about out there cultures and beliefs or readers of gritty in-your-face adult fiction. There's a little work that could be done on the writing, some of it reads a little weirdly and there's plenty in there that can be cut. Happily, though, I only found one instance of a typo: 85% - bum, should be burn.