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Otherworld: A Novel (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Jared C. Wilson
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Something strange is happening in Houston and its rural suburb, Trumbull. It starts with the bizarre mutilation of a farmer's cow, sparking rumors of UFO sightings and alien visitations. It's all an annoyance for the police, who would prefer to focus on the recent murders in the area. Mike Walsh is a journalist with a nagging editor and a troubled marriage who finds himself inexorably drawn into the deeper story creeping up on all who dare get close enough: a grizzled small town police captain, a depressed journalist, a disillusioned pastor, and a little old man. They are unlikely allies against the otherworld.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 1551 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 388 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 0781411165
  • Editeur : David C. Cook (10 septembre 2013)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00EENP5NQ
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  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 3.0 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (1 commentaire client)
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Bof bof bof 23 novembre 2013
Par STDNTLIFE
Format:Format Kindle
J'ai fait la demande de cet ebook en tant que ARC sur Netgalley sans trop vraiment savoir à quoi m'attendre, je savais seulement que c'était un livre au sujet d'aliens. Mon premier livre à ce sujet.
Je dois avouer que j'ai eu beaucoup de mal à avoir les idées claires par rapport à ce livre, à tel point que j'ai été obligée de faire une liste de points positifs et de points négatifs pour y voir de façon plus claire. Ce qui je pense, n'est pas forcément un bon point mais bon, nous y reviendront plus tard.

Pour ce qui est des points positifs :
Dès le premier chapitre on est catapulté dans le vif du sujet. Habituellement il faut avoir lu 100 pages pour pouvoir commencer à entrevoir un peu d'action, mais c'est pas le cas ici donc j'ai trouvé ça plutôt cool.
L'histoire est raconté sous divers points de vue, ce qui nous permet de mieux connaître la situation, les personnages … J'apprécie toujours plus un livre raconté sous divers points de vue, et ça prouve un effort de l'auteur, parceque selon moi c'est pas un travail facile.
Tout le long du livre l'auteur nous fait part d'une confrontation science/religion, ce qui m'a beaucoup plus au début. Je suis étudiante en économie, et dans l'une de mes matières on a abordé cette confrontation, donc pour moi c'était un peu plus de voir que je ne suis pas la seule à m'intéresser à cette confrontation.
Enfin je dois dire que pendant plusieurs chapitres je me suis sentie complètement impliquée, surtout au début, je trouvais ce livre fantastique, mais plus j'avançais dans ma lecture, et plus j'ai eu du mal.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Redemption and Suspense 10 septembre 2013
Par Eric Guel - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
Wilson masterfully tells a story of supernatural brilliance. The characters are believable and the plot is addictive. This is one of those hard-to-put-down books that perfectly balances existential realities with paranormal suspense. I highly recommend this book. Just don't read it at night.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Avoided the ditches, mostly 1 octobre 2013
Par R. D. Russell - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Good Christian Fiction in the suspense category is an awfully hard genre to work in, and I commend Jared Wilson for his entry. And because it's Christian Fiction, it is equally hard to give less than a 5 star review for fear of committing religious treason.It bothers me how we justify calling average or (often) below average artistry/acting/writing "awesome",and give rave reviews as if it were ushering in the second coming. Ok, so I'm already out on a thin limb...

The book just never really grabbed me. It is written in a way that quickly jumps from one character/subplot to another,just as you're beginning to get interested in said character/subplot. The first few chapters were a bit exasperating to plow through for that reason. The changes are less a transition and more like lopping off a chunk of sausage. This did improve as the book went on, but by then it was hard to be fully invested. If handed the transcript for critique I would have suggested reducing the characters and their associated problems by 1/3, and more fully developing those that remained. It does cause one to ponder the 'otherworld' that we easily ignore, without seeing evil spirits in every stubbed toe. I'll read the next entry from Mr. Wilson,hoping that a sophomore attempt will show growth. But hey, what do I know- I only read them!I'm thankful there are Jared's out there to exercise their gifts and put pen to paper.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Delightful 11 septembre 2013
Par J. Hale - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I bought it this morning and couldn't put it down until I finished it this afternoon. Wilson does a great job making a Christian novel that is Gospel-Centered, profound, entertaining, addictive, and unpredictable. In a world where Christian fiction is apparently controlled by middle-aged Amish women, Otherworld stands head and shoulders above it's competition. Do yourself a favor and get it.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 fun read 14 septembre 2013
Par gwberry - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Usually in the course of a year I get readers block 3 or 4 times. Unable to concentrate enough to read or enjoy reading. What I need in those times is a fun, enjoyable read to unblock my mind. That is exactly what Otherworld provided. Great plot, characters and story line that is easy to read and engages the mind with spiritual themes.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Otherworld? Looks the same to me. 11 décembre 2013
Par Concerned Citizen - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
A cow mutilated beyond human capabilities sends the rural suburb of Trumbull, Texas into a frenzy of excitement as alien involvement seems to be the only logical explanation. Whether or not aliens are behind it, or the recent murders of Trumbull citizens, journalist Mike Walsh, police captain Graham Lattimer, and disillusioned pastor Steven Woodbridge find themselves caught up in the middle of the investigation.

What I liked about it:

The plot, incorporating elements of science fiction and speculative fiction, was interesting.

As another reviewer mentioned, I like that Christian fiction can extend to areas beyond Amish romances

The narrative is structured in a similar manner to Stephen King's Carrie. That is, the story is surrounded by journal entries, magazine articles, and other assorted documents that further the story. It's both handled well and makes it interesting.

What I didn't like about it:

Wilson did not include any characters in this story. He wrote a story including time-worn tropes and cliches: a disillusioned pastor who only became pastor of a mega church because his parents forced him to, a college professor with scientific skepticism of Christianity, a teen punk whose drug addiction leads him to crime, and a police chief skeptical of extraterrestrial activity to name a few.

While I understood the need for certain characters to be in certain places, the police in this story were generally incompetent and verged on being unbelievable after some time.

What I especially didn't like about this novel was the way it incorporated the same element of man-bashing sexism that is prevalent in most Christian fiction. We learn early on in the story that Mike's wife Molly left him because he chose to spend more time watching TV than with her. Mike not only accepts this as his fault completely, but kicks himself for thinking that perhaps Molly also should shoulder some blame for leaving him without talking to him about his behavior.

The novel appears to agree with Mike, because Molly's behavior is never questioned, examined, or argued against. At one point, Mike temporarily reunites with Molly, and the manner in which she is described as "a picture of grace and beauty, mercy personified. An object of desire, a purpose for sacrifice. His love, his life. His wife." This not only reads as goddess-worship, but ignores Mike's earlier speculation that perhaps he has created an idol out of Molly.

As if this isn't enough, the novel goes on to commit every other relationship cliche Christian fiction has come up with before: everything wrong in the relationship minus Molly's leaving is a result of Mike's taking her for granted; Molly is essentially faultless, which is highlighted by her marrying a highly flawed Mike; Mike wasn't all that into God which contributed but got more interested after she left; and she didn't really want to leave him, but she felt like she had no choice.

In the end, it wasn't a horrible book, as the plot kept my interest despite the cliches. If the cliches listed above don't seem too imposing, Otherworld will make a nice read. However, if you don't want to read the typical flawed husband/perfect wife story intermixed with cliched character types, pass this book on.
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