4 out of 4 stars
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This is a re-review of the book Suspended by Peter Jenvay. What would your reaction be if you saw a beautiful, naked man suspended 150 above the ground? Would you believe he was good or evil? This phenomenon occurred in Solace, Iowa, above the Rimmerton College campus. By forming the MITS team, Robert Clay and his friends strive to discover the mystery of this man in the sky, whom the local media nickname MITS. They encounter many obstacles from law enforcement, the military, and the college administration, who have their own opinions of MITS's intentions. The team's findings are hard to believe, and it is up to them to convince everyone what they believe is the truth about MITS. What is the truth behind MITS? Is he evil or good? Why is he naked? Why is he suspended above campus? How does the MITS team present their findings?
It was a pleasure to review this professionally edited book again. My favorite character in this book is Grace, who did not actively participate with the MITS team. However, as the spouse of one of the team members, Grace always provided them with food and drinks to make them comfortable and relaxed while they discussed their findings. Although there is a lot of repetitiveness in the book due to the characters sharing their information and experiences with the media across the globe, there were never any inconsistencies in the information they shared, and Peter Jenvay kept it from becoming monotonous with his writing skills. I find the concept of peonies, or any flower, as a sign of peace comforting as I have always seen flowers as something beautiful and non-threatening. This book has many moral and ethical concepts for readers to think about. My favorite was "if the rational mind can't come up with an answer, it will try to save face and invent one." I had to stop and ponder this one for a while, and I believe it is true that people try to rationalize what they believe in.
Now that the book has been professionally edited, there is nothing I dislike about it. The "List of Characters" is still at the end of the book, but there was no reason for me to refer to it now that the names are spelled correctly.
I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars for the above reasons. It is a book that I will never get tired of reading. Peter Jenvay did an excellent job correcting the mistakes I found the first time I reviewed this book, and I found only two errors in the last part of the book this time around. A professional editor could have easily missed them.
I recommend this book to readers who enjoy reading science fiction concerning paranormal religious beings. Although this book revolves around characters from the Bible, it is appropriate for all readers regardless of their religion, or lack thereof, because it is not based on actual biblical facts. Peter Jenvay has humorously twisted many of the religious beliefs people have. I will caution sensitive readers that this book does contain non-borderline profanity.
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