(EPUB) The Great Forgetting by James Renner

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Fake popularity contest Whatevs Anyway to make a long story even longer endless thanks to Mr Renner and to Trudi who turned me on to his work in the irst place I can t wait to see what your crazy brain comes up with next Friday afternoon in the psych wardMan am I glad to see you again I was starting to go a little stir crazy in here Seriously these idiots are just impossible to talk to I ve tried you know really tried to get through to them but they think I m delusional They re too Organize Create Discipline: An A-to-Z Guide to an Organized Existence far gone to realize that I m the only sane one in here You mind closing the door These walls have ears if you know what I mean and I don t wanna add anyuel to their ire Pull up a chair time is of the essence The situation grows desperate by the day The alarming rate at which things are progressing is untenable man You have got to get me out of hereFirst things irst though have you started boiling your water Good Thanks or humoring me Your eyes do seem to be a little bit clearer today so let me ask you another uestion Do you know what a gradient isYeah it s sorta like an incline in a road I suppose but that s not exactly what I was getting at You see the truth about what s really going on out there is so inconceivable that your mind would never be able to accept it if I told you everything all at once So we ll use a gradient instead or a system of baby steps little truths if you will that ll help to ease your mind into realizing that ultimate truth What I ve developed is a seven step gradient comprised of seven impossible acts Each one progressively harder to accept than the one before Don t worry though the proof is out there and I ll show you where to look But you ve gotta be patient it s gonna take some time to work our way through all the steps And you ve gotta be willing to do your part meet me halfway Do a little research of your own evenIf you re ready let s beginImpossibility 1 The earliest anomaly can be traced back to a man known only as the Maestro who s radio cuts in SUAWK SUAWK SUAWK BEEEEEEEEEEEEEP THIS IS A TEST OF THE EMERGENCY BROADCAST SYSTEMOh shit Nooooo Damn it not againview spoilerThis was well written imaginative and meticulously researched novel The I Can Be a Teacher (Barbie) first part was interesting but it eventually became a bit too much Sorry I m just not aan of kitchen sink conspiracies I didn t care Eggs Benedict Arnold for the payoff and the 911 tie ins were off putting to say the least There also wasn t nearly as much action as one would expectrom a story like this So there you have it I like the author really enjoyed his irst book The Man rom Primrose Lane but this one not so muchFinal Verdict Dan Brown s done better hide spoiler Judge or yourself its believability and then try to tell yourself no matter where you may be it couldn t happen here Carl Kolchak rom THE NIGHT STALKER movieHoly Cowwhat did I just read THE GREAT FORGETTING blew my mind Author James Renner really puts the hammer down with conspiracy theories well drawn characters and thrill ride like pacing in this uniue and original novel I also loved how he paid homage to such a vast array of pop culture books and history in his story telling SLIGHT SPOILERS AHEADWithin these pages you will ind DB Cooper THE DEADLIEST CATCH tv show plus Captain Phil The Koch brothers 12 Angry Men FAHRENHEIT 451 and even the classic Saturday morning TV show LANCELOT LINK SECRET CHIMP end spoiler Not to mention a host of other cool stuff If Ernest Cline teamed up with Douglas Preston Lincoln Child the result might very well be something like THE GREAT FORGETTING This story was reminiscent of the old NIGHT STALKER series and even so probably could have been made into an X FILES movie Just a antastic readI don t know exactly when I was in this office last Some ways it seems like I never left But no that s not right For at least a One Good Life: My Tips, My Wisdom, My Story few days I was awayar away in the hands of men with no aces and no a ew days I was away ar away in the hands of men with no aces and no They broke me down broke my story down telling me how it hadn t happened the way I claimed At least that s what I think they did between injections Memories ade ast enough without chemical help but if I don t tell this story now I don t think I ever will Carl Kolchak rom Mr RING The thing is memory is about trust We have to trust that what we remember is act And we have to trust what other people remember or things we never saw It was a disturbing and thrilling realization that our grasp of the truth is dependent on the honesty of older generations on the companies who write history booksonce again james renner has written a kickass novel that is impossible to review it s a little bit easier than The Man rom Primrose Lane because the book doesn t suddenly reinvent itself in the middle but it s definitely a book where caution is reuired in reviewing it s best if you don t know what s going to happen until it s happening all around you which is the main difference between this book and a swarm of hornetsif i had to sell it in Natural Blonde five words it would be conspiracy theory road trip novelfortunately i have so many words like these umami pepsi make this a thing pleasenot a helpful review soar so let me try to explain there s a kind of novel that always eels like a home when i come across one i can t articulate exactly what it is about these books except that they are paradoxically both exciting and comforting to me my heart beats aster while my body relaxes they have nothing in common with each other although they reuently all into the place where postmodern metafiction intersects with slipstream and kinda knocks you over sideways a little and has you uestioning realityRon Currie Jr The Sea Came in at Midnight Jonathan Carroll When We Were Animals Gretel and the Dark Infinite Jest Evan Dara The Dead Lands Magnetic Field etc etc it s a Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda feeling that registers as a tightening in my armskinirst and then i get warm and still and my brain locks in and i m just gone it eels like reading the orgotten bits of my own dreams which already sounds like the plot to a jonathan carroll novel eel ree to run with it jc but also like how it If My Love Were a Fire Truck: A Daddy's Love Song feels to wake up after a seizure or aainting spell where everything is half Write It When I'm Gone: Remarkable Off-The-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford familiar halforeign if you ve never experienced either of those things it is like how disoriented sam must eel at the beginning of each episode of uantum leap ask your parentsbut anyway this is one of THOSE books one of MY booksit s such a specific experience i rarely get deeply immersed in a book where i m not constantly aware of myself as reader but it s than just immersion it s uite physical there are plenty of books i love that don s uite physical there are plenty of books i love that don give me this eeling and there are plenty of books that started to House of Leaves but then ended up going in a different direction and all of this is just blather because i d much rather tackle the task of trying to explain some weirdo Cyberselfish A Critical Romp Through The Terribly Libertarian Culture Of High Tech feeling i get sometimes that is likely due to an undiagnosed neurological disorder than to risk ruining this book by saying too much butor those of you who need than just how it makes my arms eel to decide whether or not to read a book it s about history memory regret some nerd bullshit amily madness secret agencies with your best interests in mind grief urban legends regret some nerd bullshit Write Your Novel!: Tips from a Bestseller family madness secret agencies with your best interests in mind grief urban legends what really happened to the idea that knowledge is power but memory even so and whether it s better to remember and learnrom mistakes both personal and cultural or to Dogs Behaving Badly forget every last bit of shame and humiliation and historical atro. Has gone missingSoon Jack is pulled into the searchor Tony but the only one who seems to know anything is Tony's last patient a paranoid boy named Cole Jack must team up with Cole to First Year Teacher: Wit and Wisdom from Teachers Who'€ve Been There follow Tony's trail and maybe save the world Their journey will lead them to Manhattan and secretacilities buried under the. .

City and start over unencumbered and bigfootalso the truth about the moon is inally revealed and oddly enough it s what i ve been saying or yearsrenner does a really good job through different characters addressing some of the uestions that would naturally arise April 16th: Virginia Tech Remembers from people confronted with Great Truths but i still have a million uestions or at least two which i will holdor now until this is published not long now and we can all chat about it unless there s another round of the great orgetting and all of this gets wiped rom my mind but i can t tell you any until you start boiling your wateryayyy i totally Mindful Living with Aspergers Syndrome forgot this was being sent to me and i opened the package thinking it was a different book and then i went SUAWKKKK real loud when i saw what it was so i thank you james renner and st martinsor making me scare my cat review comingcome to my blog What starts out as an intriguing mystery novel eventually turns into a devilishly wild ride of conspiracy theory SF and this simple statement does nothing to explain just how CRAZY it ll get I m a very big an of cross genre iction and this one really its the bill in a big big way The mystery is clever and engaging and ascinatingly strange but what really struck my Space Kid fancy was just how good the characters are So much has happened in their lives and just getting to the point of the next reveal kept me glued to the page These aren t even big reveals just character reveals and yet because Jack kept digging this whole book took on aantastic dimension that just got deeper and deeper as we Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town find out about Tony and Cole and the way the human mind can be a real nutter The whole book is a gradient It starts you out with the small stuff and as you get acclimated it gets steeper and steeper into nutter land I m just glad I already boil all my water Of course that may be because I drink little than coffee and tea but you know how it is I avoid my Flouride in my water From there however I can t and won t spoil you but if you re a conspiracy theory nut yourself do yourself aavor and read this little gem of a novel Take a bag of your avorite theories shake them around take three handfuls of them and now toss them in the air Make connections Build a story around them where they all it together Now read this book How closely do they matchNot close enough Fine Add another handful of theories and build another story Closer YES lolI can t believe the author got away with everything he did The mystery connections were set up with some real brilliance And this my Every Drop for Sale: Our Desperate Battle Over Water friends became one hell of a great SF With one caveat I debated knocking off a staror the slightly unsatisfying ending but the whole ride of the rest of the novel was so strong and Down We Go: Living Into the Wild Ways of Jesus fascinating that I simply couldn t do that I had a really great time For those who ve already read it I liked the Prologueine It was the big action scene at the end and the immediate results of it but not related to he who must not be named Maybe I just wanted something different to happenBut everything else I went Reach for the Rainbow: Advanced Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse fanboy all over it Thanks goes to the authoror a physical copy of this book It was a real blast I m so remiss in my reviews of late but I really wanted to make sure I wrote something Troubled Waters for this one to draw your attention to it A because it s a whole lot of wacky weird and wildun something I ve come to expect rom this author and B said author was generous enough to send me a copy in the mail so the very least I can do is tell the reading world what I thought of it James Renner is the author of the mind bending genre mashing The Man rom Primrose Lane and you really must read that one if you are looking or something that is wholly unlike anything else There was some buzz a ew years back that Bradley Cooper had been tapped to star in a ilm adaptation but no updates on that yet I didn t know what to expect in picking up The Great Forgetting but you can bet I approached it with to expect in picking up The Great Forgetting but you can bet I approached it with anticipation Renner is a brave author who doesn t ever make safe choices He marches out into the badlands of crazy and bewildering sees what he inds there and then puts it into his story It doesn t always work but considering the kind of uniue crazy pants he s peddling it works amazingly the kind of uniue crazy pants he s peddling it works amazingly heh well most of the time This one starts as almost a uiet domestic drama an unassuming high school teacher returns to his hometown where his sister is looking after their senile ather Jack has to deal with an ex girlfriend who married his best childhood riend Tony But Tony has gone missing and his wife wants Jack to help her get him declared deceased In his efforts to do this Jack meets a boy named Cole the last person Tony had any significant contact with before his disappearance Cole is a patient in a psychiatric ward suffering Owls: Birds of the Night from complex and paranoid delusions Or are they The Jack talks to him theurther down the rabbit hole he goes And takes us with him Side note of interest James Renner is definitely an author to watch And while he has a noteworthy talent spinning wild and crazy tales of speculative Bon Bon Voyage (A Carolyn Blue Culinary Mystery, fiction Renner is also a dedicated true crime writer He is currently researching the unsolved disappearance of Umass nursing student Maura Murray and will publish True Crime Addict in May 2016 about his experiences The Maura Murray case is a real life rabbit hole story and it is very easy to become lost in all the moving pieces and arm chair detective theories that existor this cold case Renner also maintains a blog of his ongoing investigations that makes Bon Bon Voyage for riveting reading if you are into that sort of thing Two young armchair detectives are also hosting a pretty decent podcast right now about the Maura Murray case in which Renner has been a guest The hosts are currently at work on a documentary Almost a 4 star but I cannot round it up It was at least 4 star in entertainment value until the last 13rd of the book Then it was notThe time conundrums and otheracile interconnections of gradients as this book defines gradients did not make sense by then and the outcomes became cartoonish as a result This author has immense skill in interfacing current or past minutia of culture and media into context of story and characters That was absolutely 5 star level and the parts of the book I liked the best It reminded me of an early Stephen KingBut with extra long verbosity and introduction of too many intersects to match past Nazi or orgotten history or me anyway the tension dissolved By page 250 only a ew of the characters kept their depth And by page 300 they all had progressed rom idealistic yet lat cardboard igures and A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency finally converted to tech game avatars Very disappointed that such an excellent slant and conceptual premise could have ended up as only a 3 star Because the premise is an exceptional one and it was translated wellor a goodly portion Mu itself and its components were ridiculous in comparison Forgot to add ITALICS Flash backed past events and characters histories are represented by a break in the normal print patternchapter In other words you will have page after page after page of italics to read OVER A DOZEN TIMES IN THIS a dozen times in this It was appalling No beyond annoying to the point that I was taken right out of the complex storyline Please please please publishers and authors Return to a chronological and English specific norm of print This method is overused and killed all the critical logic here at the same time. Catskills and eventually to a orgotten island in the Pacific the inal destination of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370When Jack learns the details about the program known as the Great Forgetting he's Ravishing Ruby faced with the timeless uestion Is it better toorget our greatest mistake or to remember so it's never repeated. ,

The Great ForgettingWhen Jack Felter returns to his home town to help care or his dementia stricken ather he winds up looking or his missing childhood riend Tony the Old Yeller friend that stole his high school girlfriend Jack meets Tony s last patient a kid named Cole with a very compelling delusion that everything we think we know about history is wrongAfter reading The Manrom Primrose Lane and True Crime Addict How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray I just had to read James Renner The Great Forgetting made him rise even higher in my esteemThe Great Forgetting is a mind bender of Phillip K Dickian proportions How much do we trust the history books How much do we trust our own memories What if the conspiracy theories are true This book raises those uestions and It s best to go into this book unprepared so I m not going to spoil the particulars Once the truth behind Cole Tony and the rest of what was actually going on was revealed I had a hard time doing anything but Flying by the Seat of My Pants: Flight Attendant Adventures on a Wing and a Prayer finishing itIf I had to complain about something which I won t is that the characters were a little thin However I loved Jack and hisather The Captain Cole grew on me as well but I hated Tony and didn t trust Sam Hell even Scopes and the Maestro turned out to have hidden depthsThe tension toward the end was almost maddening I haven t Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography felt this engrossed with a book since the Dark Tower series That s as great a compliment as I can give any book Five out ofive stars I almost On Being Human: Reflections on Life and Living forgot to write this review ba dum buma complexast paced scifi tinged thriller that often Frommers Irreverent Guide to Walt Disney World feels like a lighthearted romp despite the heavy themes and upsetting deaths on display great artists will continually revisit their pet subjects and themes Renner clearly a great writer does the same in this second novel which deals again with how humans process grief loss and trauma often by waitor it orgetting but also by rewriting histories both personal and large scale in his ingenious and mind boggling irst novel the canvas was relatively small and the ocus was intimate Renner was exorcising personal demons and obsessions and also penning a sad but warm love letter to his home state Ohio in The Great Forgetting the canvas is wider writ large it encompasses the Holocaust and in a way Holocaust denial 911 and all sorts of conspiracy theories writ small it subtly probes how people deal with painful emotions and things gone awry in life there s so much going on in this novel that I reuently had to cling to those recognizable Renner themes to keep my bearings at times it Who's There on Halloween? felt as if he threw everything he was currently interested in at his writer s wall and kept not just what stuck but what slid off as well as a result the book is often chaotic in an enjoyably berserk way but just as oftenelt like it could have used a bit mapping out before Jurisdiction finger met keyboard several highly intriguing and sympathetic characters are unfortunately lost in the breathlessly paced mix despite my issues this is certainly a worthy accomplishment and an enjoyable read I m lookingorward to reading by him In the immortal words of Jack Black Hip Pocket Sleaze: The Lurid World of Vintage Adult Paperbacks from Tenacious D this book is my Cream Dream Supreme Iell in love before I was done with the Mookie: Life, Baseball, and the '86 Mets first page The story is right up my alley with conspiracy theories and government cover ups and it is about as original a book as I have ever read The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins and The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch come to mind in terms of just how uniue this one was and it will have a place among myavorite reads ever There was a part in the beginning where the main character is at a county air and notices a girl or the Clawback first time that is among the most beautiful things ever written it had such an impact Iorgot I what I was reading or a minute and was ine if it had morphed into a straight up love story But enough with the suishy stuff I sincerely had a ton of Sugar in the Raw: Voices of Young Black Girls in America fun reading this and at times sat back and marveled at the scope of the author s imagination I mean where does he come up with this stuff The pacing was perfect the characters so real it hurt and I was praying he stuck the landing and I would not be stuck with an awesome 78 of a book only to be disappointed with the ending Happy to say the was satisfying appropriate and my only gripe was the damn book wasn tive hundred pages longer This book to me I dreamed about it while longer This book spoke to me I dreamed about it while and it consumed my attention while awake Love is not a strong enough word Cooking for Company for my experience reading this and I cannot recommend it enough I d give it 6 stars if I could shit probably even 7 Find all of my reviews at this came out yesterday and it s amazing so it gets a bump Don t like it Life is long Longer than we allow ourselves to remember Understatement of the year I motherf ing LOVED this Holy hell Where do I begin Okay so The Great Forgetting grabs you rightrom the cover So appealing to the eye so understated so perfect Then you open it and discover it s totally un put down able and that it s also one of those books where anything you say about it might be considered too much Which leaves a Kelly and Mitchell combo who have looked pretty much like this ever since Empire of Sin finishing the book on Saturday The basics are our MC Jack is a history teacher who plans to spend his summer vacation giving his sister a much needed breakrom dealing with their Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China father who is uicklyading away due to dementia It doesn t take long My Wife's Affair for Jack to catch up on small town gossip mainly that his old bestie Tony who also happens to be his high school sweetheart Sam s husband has gone missing Reluctantly Jack agrees to help track down his oldriend which leads him to one of Tony s Chicken, Chicken, Duck! former psychiatric patients a boy named Cole who will attempt to open Jack s eyes to the truth of The Great Forgetting Then Sometimes I get theeeling that none of this is right So much mindblowing Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd that s all I can tell you Okay well maybe not alllll This book is smart Like wicked smart But don t let that intimidate you Renner has done a great job of providing a cast of characters that are all Average Joes While they ind
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put in spectacular they are people with not genius Is so you never get lost in the crazy that is being thrown at you Renner also does something that normally I hate he inundates the reader with the present Now this may end up being a novel that doesn t uite stand the test of time but or today Right now This sonofabitch WORKS If you re into conspiracy theories and a story that stays on eleven or the duration The Great Forgetting is not one to be missed Be prepared to uestion everything Oh and make sure to get your oil hat Move Over, Victoria--I Know the Real Secret: Surrendering the Lies That Bind You to the God Who Frees You fitted before even beginning Every star there is to starAlright Review over nowor the Slo Mo! full disclosure BS I never had contact with James Renner until he personally messaged me and asked if I would like to review his new book Turns out he saw my review of The Man From Primrose Lane which all of you should immediately read because the man ain t no one hit wonder and didn t despise my giffy style SUCK IT GIF HATERS Upon receiving said message I was very grateful to have stocked up on my supply of and proceeded to run around the house screaming about how awesome I am to my non book lovingamily who haven t yet Poor Mrs. Rigsby figured out that I m kind of a big deal I should probablyloat my reviews all day every day Pirates, Ships, and Sailors freuently in order to break into the Top 5 of the. Jack Felter a history teacher returns home to bucolic Franklin Mills Ohio to careor his ather a retired pilot who suffers rom dementia and is uickly losing his memory Jack would love to War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History: 1500 to Today forget about Franklin Mills and about Sam the girl heell in love with who ran off with his best A Boy in Winter friend Tony Except Tony.


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