Saturday, August 8, 2015

Pre Pub Book Buzz: The Great Forgetting by James Renner

I love it when an author completely blows me away. And when it's a new-to-me author I can add to my absolutely-must-have-everything-they-ever-release-list, even better. James Renner earned himself a spot with his absolutely phenomenal debut novel, The Man From Primrose Lane. If you haven't read it, stop what you're doing and order a copy. It's weird and out there and seriously one of the absolute best cross-genre mystery/sci-fi reads in existence, in my opinion.

It's been a while since that one hit shelves but I've kept my eye out and now it's finally almost time for another new Renner title to hit stores!

Here's a bit about The Great Forgetting from Goodreads:

A new genre-bending novel from the author of The Man from Primrose Lane 

In The Man from Primrose Lane, James Renner fused time travel with serial-killer thrillers, resulting in what the Associated Press called "a superbly crazy and imaginative story." Now, in The Great Forgetting, he blends science fiction and conspiracy thrillers with a touch of pure fantasy, and the result is just as crazy and imaginative.

Jack Felter, a history teacher, returns home to bucolic Franklin Mills, Ohio, to care for his father, a retired pilot who suffers from dementia and is quickly losing his memory. Jack would love to forget about Franklin Mills, and about Sam, the girl he fell in love with, who ran off with his best friend, Tony. Except Tony has gone missing.

Soon Jack is pulled into the search for Tony, but the only one who seems to know anything is Tony's last patient, a paranoid boy named Cole. Jack must team up with Cole to follow Tony's trail-and maybe save the world. Their journey will lead them to Manhattan and secret facilities buried under the Catskills, and eventually to a forgotten island in the Pacific-the final destination of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

When Jack learns the details about the program known as the Great Forgetting, he's faced with the timeless question: Is it better to forget our greatest mistake or to remember, so it's never repeated?

What do you think? As I said, I've already got to have it but I may - MAY - have done my dorky book junkie happy dance when I read the book's announcement. 

The Great Forgetting is due out in November from FSG's Sarah Crichton Books. 

1 comment:

Diane Coto said...

It certainly sounds interesting. I hope it lives up to your expectations. :)
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