Overall rating and opinion of "Final Notice" by Van Fleisher

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Re: Overall rating and opinion of "Final Notice" by Van Fleisher

Post by elizab8 » 02 Jun 2018, 23:13

Final Notice by Van Fleisher, the book of day for June 2, 2018. I have download and read the short story and found it very interesting but as a senior citizen it made me feel a sense of remorse. The first two chapters were okay even though there were some sad moments within my reading. I liked the character Vince and Trudi Fullers, they made me wanting to read more of the story. The story of the lonely sole who shot and killed 6 seniors and was eventually killed all on account of loneliness; turn me off, he could of seek help, before committing such a hideous crime. Next, I did not enjoy reading about Dr.ViJay invention of the "Final Notice" time piece that checks patients hemoglobin, and warns them that their time is up. Unfortunately, two patients committed suicide. To my assumption those patients instead of calling or going to the ER for help, panicked and later shot and killed themselves. I would recommend this book but not to seniors who are facing a depression. For myself I don't think I want to read the full story.

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Post by Sefiros2211 » 03 Jun 2018, 14:37

When I think of old age, I think of worlds collapsing. Your once vital body, able to do amazing things with ease, starts to betray you. You get knocked down by a breeze, and you are no longer a worthwhile person. You are old. You are weak. And it's snuck up on you completely.

Vince embodies this. He is desperate to maintain his sense of worth, and so he turns to guns. Nobody screws around with an armed man. It's that edge to survive the battle that is life. I can sense that desperation. It's in Vince, and all the other people who learned they're on death's door. That's the true theme of the book.

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Post by Lmaggymae58 » 04 Jun 2018, 06:43

Just started so there isn't too much to say. Seems like a good book hopefully it gets better

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Post by ShailaSheshadri » 04 Jun 2018, 07:05

I read the sample of this action thriller. In this, a group of renowned doctors created a watch to monitor human health and vital signs. This watch also predicts the exact date of death of the person to whom it is connected. I believe, the date of death should be a suspense. Otherwise, the person who knows his date of death may stop living his normal life once the date approaches.

I always want the authorities to have strict control over gun licence. Guns should not be misused. I believe, while giving gun licence to old people, the authorities should ascertain the pros and cons of it. Gun possession should not be a reason for destruction.

I liked the characters Vince and Trudy, their conversations about senior citizens having gun licence. Because I am not fond of the theme itself, it is not my kind of the novel.

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Post by Morgan Jones » 05 Jun 2018, 13:12

I felt like the idea was a bit cliché. The prediction of someone's life span and how they'll react now that they know how long until their death comes isn't that creative in my opinion. But, the reviews say otherwise, so I think I'll give it a shot since I am a sucker for action thriller books.
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Post by TashaCrispin » 06 Jun 2018, 05:39

At first, I didn't think I would like it because of the gun topic. I liked the thought process of Vince more than anything. The idea of knowing when you'll die is also interesting in spite of the many challenges that come with it. However, the issue of guns to the senior citizens was really something that I think I can never like a bit no matter the circumstances. I can recommend this book to my friends so that we can talk about; ''What would you do if you know the day you'll die''. I would love to know how that conversation will go.

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Post by Lilianrmccarthy3 » 07 Jun 2018, 09:43

Christina Rose wrote:
01 Mar 2018, 10:36
I am still reading this book, but it seems well written so far. Parts of it are biased, but that was something I expected after reading the note from the author and the description.
I do believe in the right to bear arms, but I am reading with an open mind. So far I have not come across anything that would potentially keep me from finishing the book. I hope to visit this forum topic again to give more of my opinion.
I think this is a great way to approach this book!

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Post by Christina Rose » 07 Jun 2018, 14:38

Lilianrmccarthy3 wrote:
07 Jun 2018, 09:43
Christina Rose wrote:
01 Mar 2018, 10:36
I am still reading this book, but it seems well written so far. Parts of it are biased, but that was something I expected after reading the note from the author and the description.
I do believe in the right to bear arms, but I am reading with an open mind. So far I have not come across anything that would potentially keep me from finishing the book. I hope to visit this forum topic again to give more of my opinion.
I think this is a great way to approach this book!
Thank you! I did end up enjoying the book. The author touched on a lot of controversial topics.

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Post by Amy+++ » 15 Jun 2018, 17:28

I am all for guns, but I don't know how I feel about knowing when I would die. Seems like a SyFy thing. Probably wouldn't read the book.

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Post by CheyenneR » 18 Jun 2018, 21:43

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I found the writing style well done and the characters well fleshed out. The only thing I didn't like was the two parts where the author breaks the fourth wall and directly addresses the reader. I found it extremely distracting. I would definitely recommend this book to a friend though.

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Post by mirrie kim » 19 Jun 2018, 08:55

just had some trouble understanding some concepts but the story is just fine

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