The 12/59 Shuttle from Yesterday to Today - A Book Review
My Rating of Bill's Novel
Have you ever been so moved by an experience that you had to sit down immediately and write about it?
I just finished Billybuc’s novel, “The 12/59 Shuttle from Yesterday to Today” and I am so compelled. It is so captivating I read the book in a total of 7 hours, over the course of 2 days. My friends, you do not know the magnitude of Bill’s talent until you read his book.
I refrain from exposing my emotions as I read the last few pages for fear of giving away the ending. Therefore, I will offer you my overall review of "The 12/59 Shuttle from Yesterday to Today".
Ready? Here goes….
From page one, the reader is captivated and loses all sense of time. (Just ask my cats. They were yelling for din-din long before I was ready to put the book down!) Before I get further into the review, I’d like to thank Bill for publishing the book in a font we, who are legally considered senior citizens, can read without getting an eye-strain headache!
Another point I’d like to make is to pay heed to the very generous tips Bill has been offering us writers. I respected his opinion long before I read his book, but now that I have, I’m telling you folks, he offers us expert advice. And for free! Once you read his book, you’ll know what I mean and hopefully, you’ll listen to what he has to say.
K. I think all the disclaimers are out of the way, so I’ll get back to the point.
As I said, the reader is captivated from the first page. Those of you who know Bill will recognize many parallels to his real life as you get to know the characters; which gives us an advantage over other readers. The characters of The 12/59 Shuttle are colorful to say the least.
Not far into the book (or maybe so, I got so lost into the book that time wasn’t a factor!) you discover the reason behind the photo on the cover. It’s the reader’s proverbial “aha” moment, which propels you to continue turning the pages.
I’ll give you an ever-so-minute hint of what to expect: if you love the otherworldly, this book is a must-read. I won’t give away the plot or the story line. However, this phenomenal work of literary art sparks every emotion but anger. You will
find yourself chuckling out loud throughout the entire novel and mesmerized at the same time.
One of the things I found most endearing, as I read Bill’s book, is the teller of the tale often goes off on tangents (something I do all the time, so I related whole-heartedly), but always winds himself back to the point.
As I’ve already stated, the book invokes many emotions from the reader. It also includes issues to which we can relate in today’s time and the future. I won’t embellish on that; you’ll just have to read the book. There are also other subtle revelations that come to life. Read the book and you will find them.
To be honest, readers, this is the best book I’ve read in a long time. My favorite author is Dean Koontz and I haven’t read his new publications or any other book since I began writing for a living. I know you’re supposed to read more when you write, but I haven’t quite found the juxtaposition.
Uh-oh! I got side-tracked, but those of you who know me, know I do that quite often. This is another reason I love this book so much and to be honest, without the lead character’s idiosyncratic propensity to wander, the story would not have the relationship with the reader that it does. Trust me.
The final point I want to make is this: buy Bill’s book. You will not be disappointed, I promise you! It pleases me so to call this amazing author my friend and actually to say I know him. I’ve spoken to him. He’s amazing!
The characters in The 12/59 Shuttle from Yesterday to Today will become a part of you as I’m sure they are a part of Bill.
But you won’t really know until you read his book, “The 12/59 Shuttle from Yesterday to Today”. Read it and add it to your library. Save a shelf for his up and coming works. Bill Holland well deserves being one of your favorite authors, whose books you buy just because he is who he is and he entertains your mind.
I can’t say enough about this book. Buy it, read it and see for yourself!
Shauna L Bowling
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Photos Used With the Permission of Bill Holland