ABOUT THE BOOK
"I'm a writer, with a quirky outlook on life and a playful working knowledge of the English language -- that's it."
What I really like about this read were the different characters and their perspectives. Although at times you can tell that it was still a singular voice in some cases, instead of the different characters, but never distracts from the overall story. There is a great ebb and flow from one character to the next that keeps you interested and wanting to know more. A lot of readers complain about dream sequences or too many shifts in the story, while both are included, I thoroughly enjoyed this process. It keeps you on your toes! Another aspect I loved was that toward the end, you believe the main protagonist that has been the singular voice is the actual person that has written the book, which ties it all up nicely. Children of the Program really drew me in and I wanted more.
THE EVOLUTION OF A PSYCHOPATH EMERGESI've never read occult books before, so I really appreciated the process of one of the characters that develops into a much darker role. We see him, after a certain event, he spirals and makes certain choices that are quite shocking. It's another aspect of the story that I really enjoyed reading. But, I have to say that parts of the book were unsettling to me. Which is okay too, right? It adds to the overall emotional journey. I don't want to give anything away, so I won't divulge what tore my heart out, but when you read it you'll understand.
Some reads are what I call "mindless"; you can read through them with ease and can finish them rather quickly. However, I would categorize this as an intelligent dystopian, that you want to take your time with; just like with a mouth watering dessert, you want to savor each bite. It's carefully constructed and at times reads like a strategic poem to capture your very soul. Which is understandable since the author is also a lyricist.
Overall, this is a must read. I would highly recommend this book and I look forward to future compositions from the author. Which, I am happy to share he has started the beginning process of the sequel, so make sure to follow the links below to keep updated and informed on any future prospects.