4 out of 4 stars
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Flicker World is a modern-day science fiction novel written by Brian Cramer and published in 2016. The main character in the story is Mark Scottsdale. At the beginning of the story, Mark is just starting to get his life in order by landing a fantastic dream job he's always hoped for and marrying his long-time girlfriend, Lisa.
Although there are some top secret aspects to the government-funded projects with his new job, Mark's substantial salary seems to be enough for him and Lisa to afford the home of their dreams, despite rumors of there being lingering ghosts present. When his work starts picking up, Mark and Lisa begin to feel a steady drift in their relationship, bubbling to an eruption on the day of Mark's big work presentation. However, his excitement over a well-presented plan to his colleagues is short-lived by a police officer's arrival with news of his wife's death. Mark stumbles around in a daze before concluding that he can illegally access a technological suit that will allow him to transport between worlds to find an alternate-dimension version of Lisa. The dangers that follow are nail-biting and nerve-wracking.
The imagination needed to procure a story of this extent is truly remarkable and impressive. I could feel the main character's painful loss as if I were experiencing it too, while also feeling a sense of fear for his safety and the alterations that could come to both dimensions by his physical transfer between them. Mark's character displayed a dark sense of humor that I enjoyed, while he presented a sense of seriousness when necessary.
Along with the well-developed story, I was impressed with how well-edited the story was. The book was clearly examined to be void of any spelling or grammatical errors. My favorite part of the story was the visual presented that although Mark was determined to be able to see his wife again, his fear of causing a negative butterfly effect was present in all of his decisions. Mark's character was immediately easy to like, specifically when his humor was on full display. There were also secondary characters who helped to form the story in a memorable way. Mark's best friend, Pyrb, was one to mention, as his dark hacking abilities were impressive.
I'm pleased to rate Flicker World 4 out of 4 stars. I would recommend this story to anyone who enjoys the world of science fiction, especially when there are emotional drives for the decisions made by characters. The descriptive components of the story were so well-presented that I felt like I was visually experiencing all of the occurrences as they were happening. Flicker World is an exciting story that kept me on my toes until the end.
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