When he kissed and said goodbye to his family, going out on a business trip, little did Jimmy know that his life was about to change. As he boards the plane, he never thought that this might be the very last time he was seeing his family. Leaving from Montreal, Canada, the plane was set to land at the Dallas/Fort Worth airport. But destiny had something else in mind for the passengers of flight 218 and Jimmy. After a motor exploded, the plane crashes near Lake Ouachita. Jimmy manages to survive and wakes up amid the remaining of the airplane. Lost in an unknown remote region, he wants to get back to his family. While trying to get back to civilization, Jimmy meets other survivors, and together, they meet weird men, all dressed in black suit, saying they were there to help them. Soon enough, all hell breaks loose, and they have to flee from them.While trying to make his way back home, Jimmy will make new friends, new allies and new adversaries. He will face situations that will test his will, his determination, his core values and his strengths and weaknesses. Is he strong enough to survive? What would you do if you were in Jimmy's shoes? This book is written in present tense, allowing you to witness the action as it unfolds in front of you. This makes for a vivid, action packed, fast paced book that makes you feel like you are looking at a movie. For this, each chapter is written as if it was an episode of a tv series. The book feels like eleven mini-stories that together make one main story. This story is a blend of suspense, thriller, mystery, with a paranormal twist. You may reconsider certain events of your own life under a new perspective. You will laugh, cry, think and cringe. No subject is too taboo to be covered in the book. Be ready for a ride of a lifetime!This book is the first of a series. Volume 2 is already in writing.Enjoy the world of Jimmy.
About the Author
Marco Gauthier is a Canadian author, living in a small town in the Eastern Township. Father of 2, a daughter and a son. He has worked as a retail business owner most of his life while being a musician and a songwriter in his spare time. He has been writing music and lyrics for the last 30 years, always keeping his mind into a creative mode. This experience makes his writing dynamic, fresh, rhythmic and moving. His narrative style is 'at this very moment', as he writes into present tense, so you live the action as it unfolds before your eyes. His style makes for a lively, straightforward approach, making you feel like you are watching a movie. A very engaged writer, he lives and feels the story of his characters. He sometimes even has to stop writing, as it sometimes gets too intense (especially in darker scenes). In his opinion, if he can't feel it, the reader won't feel it!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite When the plane he boarded crashed in a remote area near Lake Ouachita, Jimmy finds himself among several survivors who are unhurt and as confused as he is. Then, strange bare-footed men in black suits appear and take them to an unknown destination. The men are calm and helpful at first. When one of the survivors tries to run, it causes a panic reaction among the group. Soon enough, Jimmy and the others try to escape as well. When the others fail, Jimmy is left alone to fend for himself, and he's determined to find his way home. The Ghost of Me (Volume 1) by Marco Gauthier gives us its perspective on the world between the living and the dead. The story concept reminds me of the '90s film Ghost, but with a different premise and a lot more action. It’s clear right from the beginning what had happened to the ‘survivors’ of the plane crash. It took quite some time for the protagonist to realize－with a bit of help from his blade-wielding friend－the type of situation that he's in. I was ambivalent about the present tense prose, but after a few chapters it was not an issue anymore. Some parts of the narrative can be more concise. On the other hand, the writing is straightforward and the plot is considerably fast-paced. The illustration or image in each chapter complements the story well. On the whole, Gauthier’s The Ghost of Me is predictable in several ways, but has some solid, imaginative elements in its spin on a familiar concept and theme.