Jigsaw Soul

Jigsaw Soul

by Scott Middlemist

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Overview

In an epic that echoes both Apocalypse Now and The Odyssey, Jigsaw Soul follows a soldier's quest to recover the lost pieces of his soul.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044995635
Publisher: Scott Middlemist
Publication date: 09/18/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 824 KB

About the Author

Using language to engage people is in my blood, as my family once owned Burma-Shave, a company known for its memorable roadside jingles. With a degree in English, I have been writing for a long time, but JIGSAW SOUL has been my priority for the last few years. I leaned on my experience as a former infantry officer and current English teacher to create this story. During the process, I was fortunate to sharpen the manuscript with two notable authors: Bret Anthony Johnston and Brent Ghelfi. In addition, the Arizona Authors Association awarded the novel 2nd Prize in 2008. Recently, my horror story "Crosshair" was published by The Writing Show.com.

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Jigsaw Soul 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
shekinah_annora More than 1 year ago
This is not generally the type of book I read but once I started reading, I had to finish it. The story is about a special ops veteran of the Iraq war named Arthur Logan. It goes back and forth between events that took place while he was serving and events that took place after he returned home. He suffers from PTSD and, while doing his civilian job as an air traffic controller, he has a flashback which results in causing 2 jets full of people to crash. He is committed to a military psychiatric prison where a famous psychiatrist takes his case in order to publish his story and attempt to help him recover. While he is there, he starts getting "visits" from General George S.Patton who was help him by his dead father. Patton arrives to take him to another dimension occasionally so he can find pieces of his soul that had flow apart when he broke down. While hunting down the pieces of his soul, he has to fight Satan's minions for those pieces as he finds them. While I rarely read books about war and soldiers, I am glad I took the time to read this. It was at times very graphic about the gory details that happened to the soldier and the things he witnessed, but it gives you an insider's view of what caused his pain and led up to his breakdown. You want to see him succeed in his quest to become whole again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A stunning spectacular read! Scott outshines the rest.
TWasson More than 1 year ago
4.25 Stars!  Arthur Logan is a soldier fighting in the Iraqi war.  After being in a special ops unit with the leader from hell by the nickname of Medusa, he is finally released from duty into the civilian world.  Suffering from severe PTSD he is responsible for the death of thousands as he causes the crash of 2 airplanes.  Incarcerated in a mental ward for PTSD sufferers, he must go on a quest to repair his soul by finding the missing pieces of it.  Aided by the ghost of Gen. George Patton, Arthur Logan searches through the world performing various tasks to gather his fractured soul, at one point even going to Valhalla, Camelot and dealing with the sasquatch, while also fighting off wraiths and golems sent by Satan to stop him. Up to almost a quarter of the beginning of the book centers on Arthur Logan and the unit in Iraq led by Medusa.  Medusa is a sadistic man who delights in torture and murder of Iraqi insurgents in their quest to find Saddam  Once Arthur Logan returns to civilian life, he takes up a job as an air traffic controller.  Unfortunately he suffers from severe PTSD and goes into full panic attack mode during a storm that results in the death of thousands.  The courts put him into a mental ward and he is under the care of a doctor who at the beginning cares more about her book than truly curing him.  Throughout their sessions as he shares his "dreams" she begins to truly care about the outcome.  His "dreams" take form in the persona of Gen. George Patton who sneaks into his room several different times and takes him on various quests to find his fracture pieces of soul, culminating in a final battle with Satan. This is not really my normal comfort zone of reading (meaning military books), but this book reached out and grabbed me from the very beginning.  I cared about Arthur Logan and the outcome of his journey.  The characters that he meets along the way both real and fantasy just added to the story and added a major feel of reality.  The book is long and very graphic and not for all readers but I highly recommend it.  I am definitely looking for more books by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome. It show how far a man will go to save himself for others
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"...I looked to the south at the coming monsoon. It walked toward us on lightning legs..." I've always loved to read, but a string of words like that make reading a joy. The premise was intriguing and kept my attention. A bit graphic in the gore for some I'm sure, but I like Sandman Slim, so that was right up my alley.
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