3 out of 4 stars
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The discovery of fossil fuel has created power tussles among various countries of the world. The revenue that oil-producing countries generate from petroleum products sales contributes to a high percentage of their wealth.
To cripple the American economy and inflate oil prices globally, the Russian and the Arabian governments infiltrate the American territory with a deadly plan. When dead bodies start turning up in Sidney Krogh's dreams, he looks further to uncover a plot that might cause more deaths and long term damage to the United States of America, particularly to Alaska. He subconsciously takes up the responsibility of putting together a team to prevent the attack. Will the team succeed in avoiding the attack?
Hypersomnolence? is a beautiful work of fiction written by Stanley K. Michelsen. The author was casual in his tone, and his military experience came to bear in this book. It made the book seem real and relatable. I was able to grasp the story as the words painted beautiful pictures in my head. The style of writing made it easy to read and understand the book. It was a fun-filled read with a lot of thrills and actions.
What I liked most about the book was how easily I could flow with and understand the narrative. The author, through his descriptive writing style, explained some terms that could have overwhelmed me. This ensured I wasn't lost as the story unfolded. The author's sense of humor added spice to my overall enjoyment of this book. Ultimately, it was a very smooth and exciting read.
While I had fun reading the book, there were a few niggling issues that might be unsettling to readers. First, it was challenging getting a hold on the story within the first few chapters. Although the author's tone was easy, the arrangement of scenes caused a little confusion. There was no apparent disparity between the conscious and subconscious states of the protagonist. Secondly, the book lacked suspense, and the author's attempt at a plot twist was weak.
The third thing, and what I disliked most about this book, was the author's subtle disrespect of a particular religious belief. This could be seen in the following lines:
These lines came off as derogatory and an attempt at religious prejudice. Ardent followers of Islam would find this insulting and disrespectful. It took me a while to get back into the book after I saw this.He had no plan of blowing himself to pieces for forty virgins, even fifty virgins, because he knew how foolish it was for anyone to believe in such nonsense...that was reserved for the insipid fools who would follow anyone that spoke the word Allah in a loud voice.
The book was professionally edited, as I couldn't find any error in it. I rate it three out of four stars due to the issues I talked about in the last two paragraphs. I would recommend this book to those who love action thrillers.
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