DR. JACQUES COULARDEAU
This novel is a full textbook about how we can author a novel that will be mainstream and hit parade stuff in our post-COVID-19 Nation. You have it all in this big thrilling novel by Christopher Rice who is reaching some real style of his own in this story, and storytelling is essential in life. So, let’s wonder what the secrets are.
First of all, it has to push roots into some dramatic historical events, here Hitler and Nazism, particularly the fate of science in Hitler’s Germany. Science and technology there had never been as important as they were then since the whole future of the conquest of the world had to depend on science and technology, and it nearly succeeded. Of course, we all know the horror of it. The grandfather of the family at the center of this novel is a German scientist from this time, recuperated by the US to avoid his moving to the USSR. He was thus installed in the US with his wife and practiced medicine in some far away city in some far away state, and he was tolerated in his own research there, though everyone could not but have known he was going on with the research he started in Germany that actually was on the verge of success in 1945 and was successful in the 1950s in the US. Capturing the energy of the human spirit that survives the death of the body as some energy that can be captured and then used, though no one really knows what it can do. The whole book is the description of this domesticated energy used by the people who can capture it and integrate it into their own bodies. And the testing subjects who have to die to provide their vital energy are easy to find in the US where every year tens of thousands of people just disappear, some for snuff experiments of this very sort.
Second, you need to base and found your story on some deep belief — in fact, an absolute blind faith — that there is an afterlife and that for most people that afterlife is wasted since the energy that survives death is just not used for anything, is just released in the cosmos, is just buried deep six feet under. Can do better, my fellow Americans, and Christopher Rice builds a phenomenal…