Inside the Mind of Martin Mueller

Inside the Mind of Martin Mueller

by EA Luetkemeyer

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Overview

A DAZZLING DEBUT NOVEL, Inside The Mind of Martin Mueller tells the story of a man of wealth and taste whose mission in life is no less than to "reassemble the scattered shards of the shattered Over-soul of mankind." He believes the penitentiary he's an inmate of is in the basement of his country estate. Daily he discards the fine clothes of a retired billionaire and dons the blue denim of a prisoner and takes an elevator down to his cell where he toils obsessively at his masterpiece, a manuscript which when completed will alter the course of the evolution of humanity and earn him a high place among his brethren-to-be, the Illuminati. Is he delusional? Which is real—the mansion or the cell block or both? Inside The Mind of Martin Muller is a Rorschach inkblot test of a twisted tale: what you see is what you get.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781543950403
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 12/21/2018
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

MR LUETKEMEYER'S short fiction has appeared in Sou'wester, Opium Magazine, Del Sol Review, Commonthought, Perversion Magazine, and The Ilanot Review. He is the author of the memoir The Book of Chuck: A Memorial Compilation of Poetry and Prose. He was awarded an MFA in Creative writing from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, in 2015. He has been a martial artist, a long distance runner, an outlaw, a fugitive, a husband and father and sometimes a fool. In the eighties, he spent four years in a state penitentiary for possession of marijuana, an experience he embraces and which informs much of his work and his worldview. He lives and writes between the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern Oregon and favors the trite but true adage that bad roads lead to good stories.

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Inside the Mind of Martin Mueller 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Aimee Ann 3 days ago
Inside the Mind of Martin Mueller is quite simply one of the most exciting, chilling, and thrilling psychological thrillers I have ever read. Inside the Mind of Martin Mueller, has astounded me, I enjoyed every single moment of the book, and the wonderful author EA Luetkemeyer is undoubtedly is a true literary talent because he managed to captivate and enthrall from the very beginning. Inside the Mind of Martin Mueller is a thrilling novel that will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the book, Martin Mueller and in the book the reader is asked the questions “who are we?” and “why do we exist?” and these two questions, as well as many more, are explored through the protagonist of our novel. Martin believes that the ‘penitentiary he’s an inmate of is’ is actually the bottom of his country estate and he constantly switches between these two states. The reader will have to ask themselves whether they think he is delusional or sane, and throughout the novel, so many questions are asked, and it keeps the reader hooked until the very end. Inside the Mind of Martin Mueller reminded me of Shutter Island because like Inside the Mind of Martin Mueller, the reader is left continuously guessing, asking questions and pulled along by the strange but riveting premise and it made for interesting and dramatic reading that should not be missed! Inside the Mind of Martin Mueller is a psychological thriller/mystery and suspense novel that has an in-depth plot, and I have to say, I adore this! I love thrillers and love intense books with plots that are ‘out there.’ The author EA Luetkemeyer is a rare talent because he manages to grab the reader’s attention effortlessly and quickly. The synopsis of Inside the Mind of Martin Mueller alone is flawless; it is a gripping and kept me reading until the very end! I found the plot of this book to be captivating, it absorbed me very early on, and I never once got bored. This again is all thanks to Luetkemeyer and his great talent for writing thrillers! The author of the novel EA Luetkemeyer can only be described as a literary artisan. Writing for me is an art form and the objective of any great writer is that of any artist; it is to communicate a message and to delight the recipient whether that be the listener, the viewer or the reader… in this case, the reader. Luetkemeyer has wonderfully entertained me and has made me fall in love with literature all over again. Luetkemeyer truly is an incredible talent who manages to grip his readers easily, and so I am in awe of him! To summarize my thoughts on the incredible novel that is Inside the Mind of Martin Mueller; I would say if you are a reader who is tired of reading lackluster thrillers and mystery novels then take a chance with Inside the Mind of Martin Mueller; because I promise you now that you will not be disappointed! It is a novel that has everything the reader would want in a read and so much more; it has spine-tingling good content, dynamic, memorable characters, a charismatic author that writes beautifully and wonderfully so and lastly it is an all-around, entertaining, unforgettable read! Inside the Mind of Martin Mueller gets five stars from me!
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite Inside the Mind of Martin Mueller by E.A. Luetkemeyer is a first-rate literary novel with strong psychological undertones. The reader is introduced to a very sophisticated character, a man who believes he has a mission to alter the destiny of humanity. He loves his Lamborghini Espada, which makes him feel as though he were still young. In the garage area of his sprawling estate in the countryside is what he considers a penitentiary and it is here that Crazy Carl works on his masterpiece, a manuscript he believes will change human history and earn him respect from the Illuminati. But is this house real? Is all this happening in his mind or in real life, and what becomes of his project? This is a novel that is both intriguing and psychologically thrilling. E.A. Luetkemeyer’s writing is daring and he uses a unique, inventive formatting style for dialogue which defies punctuation and some grammar rules. I found it interesting, a style that seems to reflect the inner mind of the protagonist. Readers will love Mueller and will, undoubtedly, hear echoes of themselves in him, those thoughts that assail the mind in the hushed hours of the day. The prose is exquisitely good and very descriptive. A description of Crazy Carl hunched over a humming electric typewriter is just one of the many examples of the author's ability to paint powerful images in the imaginations of his readers: “His hair is disheveled, his face unshaven, his soiled blue work shirt hangs limply on his slight frame and all around him his cramped quarters are in disarray.” And there is so much of it in this story. There is a lot to relish in this novel — a great plot structure, a strong psychological conflict, sophisticated characters, and stellar writing. Inside the Mind of Martin Mueller entertains enormously.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite Martin Mueller drives a Lamborghini, owns a twenty-six-room manor house, and has a wife named Millie. Every day he swaps his expensive attire to don the blue denim of a prisoner, goes down to the penitentiary in the basement and proceeds to his cell. There, he works on his book, Fragmentation Of The Over-Soul. This is his mission, to solve human beings’ greatest mysteries. He is visited and in return visits the other inmates, diverse and eccentric characters. He’s on good terms with everybody, and everybody seems to genuinely like him. All except for Carl, or Crazy Carl, who is also working on his own material. To be frank, E.A. Luetkemeyer’s Inside the Mind of Martin Mueller wasn’t easy to grasp at first. That being said, the challenge was expected. So, who is Martin Mueller? In the beginning, Martin is somewhat expecting his visitors, and vice versa. What they want and what they are going to say seem predetermined. I made an instant conclusion right away; these people in Lime Ridge-who hold the key to reassembling the scattered shards of the shattered Over-soul of Mankind-are his created characters because he’s writing a book. As the story went on, I had to revise my theory and hold on to subtle ‘clues’, as well as Martin’s repeated declaration that he will “go home in a day and a wake-up”. His discussion with Koot is amusing, fascinating, and confusing at the same time. The ending reveals the ‘truth’ that still lingers in my mind. On the whole, this might not be a book for some readers but, nonetheless, it’s an extremely interesting read.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Viga Boland for Readers' Favorite Have you ever been intrigued enough by a book’s description to want to get into it right away, but after a few pages, you found yourself wondering what you had gotten yourself into, just what the heck was going on inside those pages and inside the writer’s head? Maybe you were even tempted to toss it aside? I felt a bit like that when I began reading Inside the Mind of Martin Mueller. But something EA Luetkemeyer was doing compelled me to persevere. I was fascinated! Was this book about a very wealthy man who lived on a huge estate, ate the best foods, drank the best wines and drove expensive cars? Or was it about some aging inmate in the penitentiary who was being released shortly after years of incarceration, who had spent his prison time writing and had finally completed his manuscript?Or was EA Luetkemeyer actually creating something even more intricate, like exploring the angst of an author struggling to write, looking for inspiration in the lives of everyone around him…an author who sees himself in everyone else and bits of everyone else in himself? An author battling his addiction to alcohol and mind-altering drugs and looking for validation from his wife and others that his writing vocation is worth pursuing? Inside the Mind of Martin Mueller is a very detailed, intricate and erudite piece of writing that does indeed, as the description suggests, leave us with more questions than answers. In a way, it’s reminiscent of art: we each interpret paintings, photos, poems or books in accordance with our own experiences and emotional responses to the work. This book is not recommended for those with a limited vocabulary, or those unfamiliar with history, mythology and “headier” thinking. Nor is it recommended for those offended by explicit language. But it is recommended for those who love a challenge when they read and who enjoy a puzzle. In other words, Inside The Mind of Martin Mueller is a literary Rubik's cube for enquiring minds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Inside the Mind of Martin Mueller by E.A. Luetkemeyer is a novel about how individuals find a reason to go on even though the only hope they have is of a world they may never see again; and, like all of E.A.'s stories, it comes from his personal experiences being 'inside' and the insights he gleaned there coming to grips with his own personal demons. How does one cope with being in prison and following the same routine, within the same walls, seeing the same people, day, after day, after day, after day? What lies do you tell others and what truths will you hide from yourself? It is a darkly, well- written tale and at the end you are left still wondering where the Truth really lies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Inside the Mind of Martin Mueller by E.A. Luetkemeyer is a novel about how individuals find a reason to go on even though the only hope they have is of a world they may never see again; and, like all of E.A.'s stories, it comes from his personal experiences being 'inside' and the insights he gleaned there coming to grips with his own personal demons. How does one cope with being in prison and following the same routine, within the same walls, seeing the same people, day, after day, after day, after day? What lies do you tell others and what truths will you hide from yourself? It is a darkly, well- written tale and at the end you are left still wondering where the Truth really lies.