Review by Don Pwai -- Chrome Mountain by Ben Schneider

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Review by Don Pwai -- Chrome Mountain by Ben Schneider

Post by Don Pwai » 21 Sep 2018, 14:49

[Following is a volunteer review of "Chrome Mountain" by Ben Schneider.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Change as they say is inevitable. The world is changing all thanks to technological advancements. New technologies are witnessed every day, invention and innovation made plus products patented. The book Chrome Mountain is a science and romance novel. Trey works for a corporation involved in invention, innovation and patents. The corporations contract persons to come up with inventions that are then registered in their names as the rightful owners. Trey is among the persons contracted with the society. He comes up with a dangerous weapon. However, he does not inform the company of his invention or any other person save for his girlfriend. He has his doubts on registering the invention. He then decides to break his invention. Unfortunately, a deadly organization, Chrome Falcon had learnt of his innovation and technological prowess and plans on maximizing on Trey's potential. His innovation could make them more stable and powerful.

One of the things I liked in the novel was that the novel is real. It depicts the society as it is today. I could see and identify with the discussions in the book. For instance, criminal activities especially among the youths are things that we witness every day. Poverty forces Sonya into criminal activities. She joins the biker gang despite her grandmother reprimands against association with such group. She wanted to make a life for herself. She was learned but had not landed herself a job. This is the same challenges that the youths faces today. The unemployment rate is worrying amongst the youth and a motive behind their engagement in criminal activities. Additionally, I loved the manner in which Sonya and Trey's relationship blossomed. Sonya turns out as Trey's guardian angel when he is pursued by the gang. She risks her life to save the helpless chap. They don't rash into relationship and sex. That was a plus considering that most youths today consider sex as the first priority in whatever sort of relationship.

I enjoyed the book and did not witness any flaws. It is professionally edited and thoroughly proofread there were no grammar errors I encumbered. That made my work completely easier. My work was limited to reading, analysing and contextualising the text. The author must have done proper research in coming up with the book.

Overall, I would give the novel Chrome Mountain a rating of 3 out of 4 stars. It was an excellent book. I gave it the three stars because of maturity in its character growth plus it addresses the societal problems. These are considerations that every writer ought to have in mind while coming up with a book. It enlightens the society on their challenges.

I would recommend the novel to readers who are enthralled with science fictions. This book is the one for them. Many scientific ideas are incorporated herein. Moreover, science tutors can have a copy of the book to help sharpen their innovative skills. I loved the novel.

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