Review of The Touch

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Review of The Touch

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[Following is a volunteer review of "The Touch" by Robert Flynn III.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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The Touch, A Supernatural Story – Part One, by Robert Flynn III, is an interesting viewpoint about the foibles and the evil men carry in their hearts. Using different perspectives regarding the reasoning, Flynn envelopes the reader in an imaginative world of the supernatural.

From the very beginning, The Touch brings the supernatural to the forefront and does not allow it to lose its place. The perspectives of the children and adults are one, yet they look at the world so differently. As humans, we wonder why evil happens in the world. The book reasons that men are evil and will not change. The touch of a young child changes that thought to ‘maybe they can’. The reader is taken into a world that has them asking what is in their heart and if they have good or evil intentions when pursuing their dreams. Humans have an insatiable appetite to know all things, whether good or bad. What constitutes good? Or bad?

Alabama, the mother to Gabriel and Josh, her adopted sons, feels that it is a good guiding voice. Gabriel has heard it all his life and still fears the voice and the power. Josh is just beginning to hear the voice. Anakim, an adult with great responsibility, has always felt he was special, yet he has been told by the voice to be good in all things. Maral a child in Iran, has heard the voice, and even though she has used it for good, she fears it. Abdul, a friend of Maral, hears the voice and does not trust it. The power scares him. Is this presence a thing that leads to good as the adults think, or is the presence a negative thing as the children feel? Which perspective leads to the truth, or do all roads lead to the truth?

The Touch asks the reader to explore the idea of free will and what it means to them. Highlighting the opposite end of free will is having no choice over one’s actions. What does a choice mean? Using the supernatural to highlight the evils in the world, Flynn gives us an aspect that is very interesting. Do we understand why we make the choices we do? Does free will exist, or is it a lie given to the world to deceive them? The reader will ask themselves these questions and many others while reading this captivating book.

The Touch is written in simple terms and lends itself to a wide audience. The simple language allows readers across a broad spectrum, so they do not get hung up on points they do not understand. Just as the perspectives of the adults and the children were different, the writing helps us to gain a broader perspective.

I rate The Touch, A Supernatural - Story Part One by Robert Flynn III 4 out of 4 stars because Flynn gives the reader easy access to the supernatural without making the reader feel lost.

If you do not like books on religion, religious beliefs, or where children seem to know as much as the adults (maybe more), then this book is not for you. If you enjoy reading books that have children as main characters yet use adults to help the story unfold, this book is for you.

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