Monday, January 27, 2020

Book Review/Giveaway Bulb by Bradley Wind



GENRE: Sci-fi/speculative fiction
BLURB:


If light records everything we do, can even shadows hide our secrets?

Imagine your entire life is available for review.

Imagine each day any event can be watched over and over again - your birth, your first kiss, your recent shower, that private itch - all replayable from any angle. Now imagine these can be viewed by anyone at any time.

Is a world where there is far less ego, little crime, and even the smallest moments are recorded and available publicly through the ‘Grand Archive’ a Utopia or a Dystopia? Traumatized by memories he does not want to recall, artist Ben Tinthawin is recruited by the enigmatic, Grand Archive creator Dr. Mamon, who seeks help for his nextgen designs to enhance the world. Ben stumbles across a secret revealing the doctor’s true scheme in all its surreal splendor and questions whether the doctor really is the benevolent soul he claims to be.As the paths of a broken man and a brilliant revolutionary cross, the world shifts and cracks start to appear. Even our most fundamental codes can be encrypted – or corrupted. If the wrong information is discovered, more than Ben’s life will be in danger of total shut down.

Prepare yourself for full exposure.


My Thoughts: Bulb was different from any story I've experienced of late and at first was a bit hard for me to get into. After the first few chapters I felt I had a better grip or understanding of what was going on but still for me it was one of those stories you have to have no distractions while reading. Meaning  I found out straightaway I couldn't read Bulb with the tv on!

Once I was able to connect with the characters and begin to grasp things better it was a real enjoyable and engaging read. The theory behind it all was kinda creepy though... It really gives one something to think about. Although it's not something I would like to be able to do in my life (reliving moments over and over) I almost have the shivers that something similar to this is already in the works at some secret lab out there in the world.

I totally think anybody who loves sci-fy would eat this up or somebody who is looking for something a bit out of the ordinary!

*I was given a free copy of Bulb in exchange for an honest review.



Excerpt:


Someone put the wrong teeth in my mouth last night. The canines poked at the back of my lips as if they didn’t fit. I wanted them either buried deep in the gums or all removed. I hate teeth.

Trash trucks moan like suburban whales while they back down my cul-de-sac. The truck eeping irritated me more than the sharp light. Wallpaper images of two windows beamed sunlight onto my head. BUD programmed the walls and sounds from archives of the room I had growing up for today’s alarm. I needed extra help waking most mornings but especially ones like this.

“Shall I turn the alarm off?”

“Yes. Thanks, BUD.”

My prominent sense of teeth in my mouth dragged me back to the memory of my disturbing dream—another in the monster series.

“Would you care to dictate your dream, or will you be typing today?”

“In a minute.”

Lying among the pillows for the rest of the afternoon would’ve been nice, but morning bladder ousted me. A glass-horn urinal emerged from the wall when the bathroom slid to a greater diameter. A glimpse of myself as the mirror flipped revealed the monster – although I guess there’s nothing new about my dark circles and bedhead hair. The sight prompted me to dictate last night’s werewolf dream while the concern for my mental well-being drained away with yesterday’s juice.

Damn teeth! I could use a drink. The canines still felt glued to the inside of my mouth. In the mirror inspection, my little porcelain cleavers appeared normal. Gross, but normal. Most of the time, it only took the image of lips separating a fraction to think of an opened wound. Beyond the teeth, disgust stemmed from dripping saliva, hordes of bacteria, and raw flesh waves of the palate. It all made me question the stability of dentists.
 
 


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Bradley Wind was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He is a prolific visual artist whose work has exhibited in the 20th-century wing of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

He worked as a toy designer for K'nex Industries, a manager of IT for Pearl S. Buck International and is currently a director of IT for a child-focused non-profit. He raises chickens and two lovely girls with his wife in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

BULB is his latest novel.

Author Website: http://www.bradleywind.com
Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XTNB6QX
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48394221-bulb
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/bwind3/
FB:   https://www.facebook.com/authorbradleywind/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BradleyWind
BookBub:  https://www.bookbub.com/books/bulb-by-bradley-wind 

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Bradley Wind will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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8 comments:

  1. Sounds intriguing and very different.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your book with us. I always look forward to finding out about another great read.

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  3. love the title and cover. i am always on the lookout for something different. i have been reading more scifi lately and this sounds like one for me.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  4. I like the title. It really gets your attention. Thanks for the giveaway!

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