Sometimes I meet someone and just instinctively like them. This is how I felt when I first met Daniel Coleman. We were doing a book signing together at The Book Table in Logan this last July. It was a pretty slow signing, but not for lack of trying! I had the chance to talk with Daniel a bit, and then so did my husband, and it was a lot of fun.
Daniel's book, Jabberwocky, is based on the poem by Lewis Carroll, but is a story all of its own. I was pretty impressed by that idea - that takes a lot of imagination. As Daniel describes it, it's written in Carroll's style, but it's easier to understand. My understanding is that Lewis Carroll was influenced by LSD, so anything Daniel wrote would have to be easier to understand, right?
"I thoroughly enjoyed reading Daniel Coleman's book. Jabberwocky. It was hard for me to put down once I began reading it. Daniel relates the gripping tale of a quiet hero, Tjaden, who, motivated only by resolving the problems posed to his family and friends, accomplishes the impossible. Tjaden, the kind of hero who avoids publicity whenever he can, quietly goes about his work, until creatures and situations threaten his loved ones. While displaying the wonderful qualities of this young man, such as hard work, staying fit, dedication, firm goal-setting and -reaching, Tjaden exposes corrupt government officials who create catastrophes in order to gain power, and shows the world how to use biotechnologies, such as hormonal and skeletal triggers, to calm monsters in the animal and human kingdoms. I especially enjoyed the parallels Daniel drew to human and monster families. I recommend this book for anyone, especially boys, aged 10 and up."
If you'd like your own copy of Jabberwocky, you can purchase it here.
FTC: My husband bought this book and we decided to review it on our own. Yes, we actually bought a book. With money. Actual cold hard cash. See, not every book I review was free ... just most of them.