|Title: Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns
Author: Thomas L. Hay
Genre: Science Fiction
Publication: Balboa Press, 2012
Let me start off by saying that Abduction Revelation is a mix between memoir and science fiction. That being said, I have never been inclined to read memoir. I figured I would give this one a go, though, since it was blended with science fiction. Gotta try new things, right?
Well, onto the review. I found the first half of the chapter was quite boring. This was the mostly memoir part, and while life is interesting and varied, as I said previously, I am just not a memoir person. The very first chapter did grab me though, so I pushed on hoping for more science fiction material. I also found the prose to be quite repetitive. Not only does Hay repeat some events from his life but the word choice was lacking variety.
About 2/3rds of the way through, the action started to pick up. The main character meets the aliens, confronts his destiny, and wham! There was a very surprising ending. Once the science fiction started to be mixed in more, I began to enjoy the story. By this point, though, I was pretty frustrated, so I may not have enjoyed it as much as I should have. I did find the way Hay wound the alien elements and ending of the story to be quite creative.
Overall, this just was not a book I enjoyed. I do think that someone who likes memoir and wants a creative read would find joy in Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns. I was just not that person.