Excellent novel with a teenage hero who happens to have unique abilities of perfect recall and blending of senses The author reminded me of William Blake with his creation mythology, and symbolic imagery I bet he read him before writing this novel.
I actually picked this up to determine if it was a Young Adult NOT It is about a 14 year old boy that has been brought back to life twice, he doesn t sleep, he has extraordinary gifts in that he is almost superhuman in his ability to smell and sense what s going on around him There is a mystery, he solves a friends murder but it is all rather underwhelming I enjoyed the character development of Myx, but not much of the story.
Myx Amen, is truly a unique protagonist Diotalevi debut pulls you right in from the jacket cover with the line Myx Amens has died twice and hasn t slept in over three years Nice blend of urban fantasy and mystery Myx solves the 250 year old town mystery related to Founders Day, along with solving several murders Good plotting and nice characterization of Myx Although Myx was well fleshed out the rest of the characters could of used a bitwork Based on the cover art, for the first half of the book I thought it would be a good read for the YA group However the ending was slightly too provocative for me to give it a thumbs up in this area Older teens I would feelcomfortable letting them read the novel Given the above caveat I hope Diotalevi A murder mystery solved by a genius 14 year old who has special powers gained from having died twice A little fantasy mixed in with the reality, quite well told by a clever writer The main character is extremely likable The one criticism I have is the attraction between the 14 year old and a middle aged woman Not too graphically described, but lurking in the background throughout the story, this theme detracts not only from the story, but also the main character and indeed even the author, since he chooses to end the story with this theme.
Strange mix no pun intended unsure of my thoughts on this one main character is a 14 year old with synesthesia he is no naive 14 year old in fact if we hadn t been told the age by reading it would ve read like a hardened old detective a bit disconcerting mix of things, but i think i enjoyed it some.
I was quite pleasantly surprised by this book It pretty much lived up to the hype I d been seeing mostly on DorothyL While I m not sure a 14 year old boy would have some of the reactions Myx did particularly to a come on from a woman in her 40 s, no matter how toothsome , I found it difficult to put the book down.
✓ Miracle Myx Ð This book is what i believe to be a wonderful read in which kept me interested the whole way through After placing the book down for the night, i d find myself anticipating the very next time i d pick it up and continue on with the story Its hard finding such quality and unique story telling as Dave Diotalevi possesses and so i m rather glad i happened to come across this book.
This book was alright It was too story like for me and I think I prefer thereality based type of books The entire line of events in this book would never happen in real life For some reason, it also took me about 100 pages to really get into the book so I kind of felt like it dragged on and on, even though it is a fast paced book that takes place over just a 42 hour time period.