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Dr. Finker tried to ignore the tremor in his hand, but as a dentist, this was no easy task. He hadn’t planned to retire at sixty-five, but unfortunately, he was left with no other choice. Dr. Finker was quite certain that his tremors are the symptoms of a neurological disorder. He feared that without treatment he would suffer from far worse symptoms in the future. Author David Singer tells the story of Dr. Finker as he searches for answers and a cure for his troubling affliction in The Mind Reader.
Dr. Finker and his wife traveled to Brazil to seek the help of spiritual healers. These healers had received mixed reviews. Some were respected, and some were considered quacks, but Dr. Finker was determined to find answers. He found himself under the care of a healer by the name of John of God. This healer worked quickly, and when Dr. Finker left John of God’s shack his tremor was gone! This should have been the time for celebration, but there was a problem. Dr. Finker could read the thoughts of the people around him.
At first, Dr. Finker keeps his ability a secret from everyone, and he does what he can to suppress it. However, Dr. Finker soon feels the need to discuss this curious situation with a trusted friend. Michael urges Dr. Finker to use his newly acquired power for good causes. His decision to help those in need sends Dr. Finker on an adventure that changes his life forever.
This is a well-written story. It is exciting and engaging from the start. The reader is swept away to many different countries and cultures in a thrilling set of circumstances. I anxiously awaited the start of each of Dr. Finker’s new adventures. He approached each task with the best of intentions which made him a likable and trustworthy character. I enjoy stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, and this story did not disappoint. There was one minor grammar error, but it did not cause a distraction. The story seamlessly transitioned between scenes creating a pleasant reading experience.
I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. I highly recommend this book to science fiction readers. This is a story that asks the reader to let go of reality and enjoy the ride. I had a hard time with the foreign diplomacy conversations in this book. I lost interest in those moments. However, the story quickly recovered, and the action resumed. After reading The Mind Reader, one is left considering the potential benefits and consequences of knowing what others are truly thinking.
The Mind Reader
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