Saturday, August 24, 2013

Lightpoints by Peter Kassen

What if you suddenly discovered you had a sense-and powers-that almost no one else in the world did? When Amanda Lindner Nichols, a 24-year-old graphic artist living with her husband in Queens, New York, is revived from a near-death experience, she discovers she perceives everyone around her as points of light-but not with her eyes. She soon learns she can not only perceive the life energy of others, but she can give and take it. With the help of others like her, she brings her husband Chris to the brink of death and back to bestow on him the same remarkable faculty, and they're the happiest they've been. But not for long. All over the world, people who've been revived from their own near-death experience at just the right moment discover themselves with these same unusual powers. They find ways to use them-some for good and some for evil. When Amanda and Chris encounter a ruthless group of gangsters with the same faculty, tragedy follows-and Amanda faces the greatest challenge of her life.



A rather interesting look in to near-death experiences. I enjoyed the story-line,  although it now has me worrying about the people around me...
Wholly Boogers!!!! What if they can really do that stuff???

The main character is Amanda. She was stabbed and lived to tell about her near-death experience. She takes her experience with a different view. She doesn't harbor ill will to those around her...
Mr Herrera, now there's a piece of work! What a major a$$! Instead of taking his new found sense and using it for good. He's all to eager to see what he can get out of it.Getting Tim and Stanley to work for him was beyond evil. Then when people refused to join his little "Special Force" team...URGH!

I really loved how Mr. Kassen had people all over the world have little tidbits of what and how the new after near-death experience sense worked. It was way better than our main character playing trial and error.I also really enjoyed Lisa and John. It was a real comforting knowledge that Amanda and Chris were in good hands.

I loved that Amanda loved Chris as much as she did. I was kinda shocked at the over all outcome. Although I was really glad how Amanda took things into her own hands and showed Mr. Herrera who he really was messing with.

Peter Kassan
 Peter Kassan has been a writer for virtually his entire life, publishing poems in literary journals and national magazines while still a teenager. In his twenties, he was a staff writer at Children's Television Workshop, where he wrote, among other things, monologues for Bill Cosby. As a technical writer in the software products industry, his work included user's manuals, marketing materials, and business plans. He is also the author of a cover article about artificial intelligence in Skeptic Magazine. Mr. Kassan currently lives in Connecticut with his wife and their three cats. Lightpoints is his first published novel.

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