Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Blog Tour: The Forever Man by Pierre Ouellette

Author: Pierre Ouellette
Publisher: Alibi (Random House)
Date of publication: July 8, 2014

Portland, Oregon, was once a beacon of promise and prosperity. Now it’s the epicenter of a world gone wrong, its streets overrun by victims and hustlers, drifters and gangsters. Lowly contract cop Lane Anslow struggles to keep afloat—and to watch out for his brilliant but bipolar brother, Johnny, a medical researcher. Lane soon discovers that Johnny is part of an experiment veiled in extraordinary secrecy. But he has no idea who’s behind it, how astronomical the stakes are, or how many lives might be destroyed to make it a reality.

Now Johnny’s gone missing. To find him, Lane follows a twisting trail into a billionaire’s hilltop urban fortress, a politician’s inner circle, a prison set in an aircraft graveyard, and a highly guarded community where people appear to be half their biological age. Hunted by dueling enemies, Lane meets a beautiful and enigmatic woman at the center of a vast web of political and criminal intrigue. And behind it all is a sinister, desperate race to claim the biggest scientific prize of all: eternal life

I have to be honest.  I had a really hard time getting into Forever Man.  I usually enjoy science fiction stories, but this one just didn't do it for me.  I'm not saying it is a bad book, I just couldn't get into it.  I got to chapter 5 and I realized I had no idea what was going on.  I had to go back to read the synopsis to figure it out.  For me, there was no world building at all.  I found the flashbacks disorienting and not clearly defined. The book has received good reviews from others, so I suggest giving it a shot for your self. It just wasn't for me.  You can also check out what others on the tour are saying from the list below.

There is a giveaway going on with this tour.  Enter to win a copy of Forever Man as well as a $25 GC to the ebook retailer of your choice by filling out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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About the author:

Pierre Ouellette entered the creative realm at age thirteen as a lead guitarist for numerous bands in the Pacific Northwest, including Paul Revere and the Raiders, and later played with such jazz luminaries as saxophonist Jim Pepper and bassist David Friesen. He has had two novels published in seven languages and both optioned for film. He has also authored two biotech thrillers published in paperback under the name Pierre Davis, and directed and produced The Losers Club, a documentary about struggling musicians. Ouellette lives in Portland, Oregon, where he now devotes himself exclusively to writing fiction and playing jazz guitar now and then in a little bar just down the street.

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Pierre Ouellette’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, July 7th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Tuesday, July 8th: From the TBR Pile
Wednesday, July 9th: Crime Book Club
Thursday, July 10th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Monday, July 14th: She Treads Softly
Wednesday, July 16th: Bewitched Bookworms
Friday, July 18th: The Written World
Monday, July 21st: Reading Reality
Wednesday, July 23rd: Back Porchervations
Thursday, July 24th: Mom in Love with Fiction
Monday, July 28th: The Year in Books
Tuesday, July 29th: Drey’s Library
Wednesday, July 30th: Dwell in Possibility
Monday, August 4th: A Book Geek
Tuesday, August 5th: A Fantastical Librarian
Wednesday, August 6th: Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Spot

Thursday, August 7th: My Shelf Confessions

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book for the tour.