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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

REVIEW: A Medical Miracle? (Condition) by Alec Birri @matadorbooks @alecbirri

A Medical Miracle?
Condition #1
by Alec Birri
Troubador Publishing

Goodreads Synopsis:

The first in a dystopian trilogy based on the author’s command of a top secret government unit. 

If Orwell's 1984 was a warning, we're not listening. 

What if all brain disorders were treatable? Few would lament the passing of dementia or autism, but what if the twisted mind of a sex-offender or murderer could be cured too? Or how about a terrorist or maybe a political extremist? What if we could all be ‘corrected’? 

It’s 1966 and RAF pilot Dan Stewart awakes from a coma following an aircraft accident into a world where nothing seems to make sense anymore. Not being able to recall the crash might be expected, but what about the rest of his life? And what’s stopping him from taking his medication? Is it brain damage that’s causing paranoia about the red pill or is he right to think there’s something more sinister going on? 

His horrific injuries don’t make any sense either – a post-crash fire caused him to suffer almost 100% burns. How is it even possible to survive that? Are the hallucinations and strange dreams trying to tell him something? They are, and he’ll soon find out what, but not before his doctor’s sure the shock won’t kill him. 

But then the CONDITION trilogy will shock the reader with just how easily we will all come to accept the unacceptable.

My Review:

Dan Stewart wakes up from a coma but can't remember anything other than he's a pilot and there was an airline crash.  Nothing makes sense and he's horrified to find he has suffered 100% burns.  That's not even possible.  He hallucinates his brother and after seeing other patients at the hospital with similar to identical burns as he has, he begins to suspect something isn't right with the hospital.  Why is he refusing to take the red pill?  It's the only one that he's allowed to refuse... but not taking it takes him into an insane path.. and what he finds at the end is nothing like he expected.

If you've followed any of my reviews, you know how much I LOVE the human mind.  Told mainly through Dan's POV, we get to travel with him as he deals with the aftermath of the crash.  I actually felt I was going crazy with him and what a ride it is!  We also get to see a little about what is going on within the hospital and the revelation that came certainly was NOT what I was expecting and I loved every minute of it!  As a trilogy I figured the ending would leave you wanting.  It did, but it also ended satisfactorily for me as well.  The only thing I didn't like was the "to be continued" written on the last chapter before the epilogue.  I'm certainly intrigued as when I turned the final page, I almost felt like I just watched an episode of Black Mirror.  Certainly am looking forward to see what happens next!

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