Book Review: "One Moment In Time" by Glenn Snyder
This Book Review post is part of the Premier Virtual Author Book Tours on behalf of Mr. Snyder's book. Click on the Tour image, above, to visit the other stops on the rest of this Tour.
Description of One Moment In Time:
Publisher: Bear Moose Press, February 23, 2012
Category: Literary Fiction, Political, Suspense/Thriller
Tour Dates: November, 2012
Available in: Print, 270 pages
On a stormy November evening, Jack Barrett had plans to treat his best friend Travis to a night of fine dining and jazz. As they neared their destination, a truck ran a red light, plowing through Jack's car, and changing his life forever. Jack found a new outlook on life, and took on adventures that made him one of the world's most admired people. With each step, Jack grew as a person and a leader; piecing together a family from different corners of the world, while risking himself and his family to save others. Jack's impact on the world was like no other, but in the end, when the lights and the cameras were gone, Jack was about to die, or was he? Prepare yourself for a surprising ending that questions the very nature between life and death, reality and dream.
Dr. Bill says:
This book was an enjoyable read. The descriptions were well constructed and I wanted to keep reading to see where this story was really going. As an author, myself, I clearly understand the concept of "suspended disbelief" that an author expects of his reader in many situations. As I continued to read the story told by Jack later in his life, this concept kept coming to my mind. Each new episode was so smooth, Jack's actions were so incredibly positive, I had difficulty suspending my disbelief. Now, I'm a very positive guy, I tend to write only about positive activities and events. I have trouble building drama into my fiction sometimes because I tend to avoid conflict. Even with this background, I found the story of Jack so continuously positive to be hard to take… but I continued on, because I wanted to know how he got to the interview at age seventy five (I'm nearly there, myself).
Then, I came to the surprise ending of the story. I cannot give away the ending, except to say I was shocked. Personally, I felt it was totally inappropriate and unnecessary - but, I can see how others might find it exciting and even 'neat!' You'll need to read the book in order to form your own opinion.
Note: I did receive an advance pdf copy of the book from the author from which to write this review. My review was not affected by receiving the copy from the author.
Note from Glenn:
For copies of One Moment in Time:
Paperback: $2 off when purchased through www.OneMomentInTimeNovel.com - coupon code WL5W3K6Y
E-book (any format): 25% off when purchased through Smashwords (www.smashwords.com/books/
About Glenn Snyder:
Glenn Snyder grew up in Marin County, a few miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. After graduating from UCLA, Glenn worked as a finance professional. In 2001, Glenn earned his MBA from the University of San Francisco. Shortly after his MBA, Glenn pursued two of his dreams, teaching and writing, while still working full time. For five years, Glenn taught Finance at San Francisco State University, while he also wrote the first draft of One Moment in Time. In May of 2011, Glenn published his first novel, One Moment in Time. Glenn is currently a Finance Director and is working on his second novel.
Visit www.OneMomentInTimeNovel.com to find out more.
One Moment In Time on Facebook Glenn Snyder on Twitter