Friday, July 12, 2019

Lucas Black (A Novel) by Luis Herrera and narrated by David Bosco

Lucas Black (A Novel) by Luis Herrera and narrated by David Bosco will keep you entertained & pondering...I recommend if you enjoy books that contain a music and fantasy theme. It was difficult to write a review without giving spoilers or influencing how one might interpret the story, but I tried (full review below)...

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Lucas Black (A Novel) by Luis Herrera and narrated by David Bosco might be one of the most interesting creations I’ve ever listened to. The twists and turns...well I promise that you will not know where this book will take you. I recommend it for those who enjoy books with a music and fantasy theme. 

What’s it about: It’s a fantasy that will have you pondering quite a few things. David (the narrator) said it’s like a rock opera, which I agree (think rock opera with fantasy elements). The book contains multiple stories of various characters, who are all tied to Lucas Black. I’m not going to go into the different stories as I will give spoilers away or possibly influence your thinking of what takes place- it’s best you listen for yourself and decide. Some of other elements you will encounter are: God/goddess, incubi, religion (not preachy), the mystical black manor, the destruction of mankind (how it comes about and the after-effects), archangels, and some humor. This is a small list of the overall story. If you listen/know about Pink Floyd, Clapton, the Stones, or Led Zeppelin, you will probably have a better appreciation of the book, but it’s not a must. You can always google The Dark Side of the Moon album and read on the idea behind it (hint hint).

The narrator, David Bosco, did a brilliant job! He has a nice variety of characters and the choice of voices were well done.

Overall, I recommend. It’s an offbeat listen that will keep you entertained and thinking. This would be a good choice for a book club discussion as views will vary depending on your interpretation. This will be a repeat listen for me.

Parental guidance/trigger warnings: death, some swearing (not excessive), religion (Christian, Jewish), mention of Trump, lynching of politicians (not in detail), and 9/11 mentioned.

*I was given a free review copy of the audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you for allowing me to listen and review the book!

Where to find the author: Luis Herrera

Where to find the narrator: David Bosco

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