G.B. Brulte lives in San Diego, and is the author of 'Coronado Dreaming' and 'Giddeon', which are part of 'The Silver Strand' series. In addition, 'The Supplemental Tourist', a romantic comedy was recently released, and soon 'Thaw Me Out' will hit the virtual shelves.
All of the books have romantic themes, but are not exactly categorized as ordinary romance novels; they are heavy on science, history, or both : )
As an added bonus, all of the novels contain lyrics to original songs, some of which can be heard at the author page as they become available.
on Nov. 04, 2013 :
A truly delightful story. Written in a casual style, the subjects covered will turn you inside out and upside down before righting you in a flash of green light. Aside from mind tripping to San Diego and Coronado, the author takes you on a philosophical/theoretical/metaphysical/historical mind trip from here to eternity and back.
As a native SoCal girl, now living in landlocked Denver, this story brought back vivid childhood memories of summers spent sailing through San Diego Harbor - the fear of driving over the tall, spectacular bridge to Coronado and the awe of viewing it from the water far below. I may be a bit location biased.
As a deep thinker (and brain injured - not by Callaway, but ironically through a Focus crash - have to read the book to get the humor) I appreciated the examination of time/astral travel, shared dreaming, fate and the introspective analysis about the meaning of life Greg encounters while in a coma. Romantic love is the foundational thread of this story, yet it is so much more. Boris is an amazing character exhibiting typical feline behavior - piercing your soul with penetrating eyes and tugging heart strings while licking a paw as if bored by your stupidity. The epilogue ties up a loose end and leaves you with a smile.
As the previous reviewer noted some of the middle had me speed reading through song lyrics to get to the meat of the story, however that's often how real life occurs...hurry up and wait...and many of those lyrics are integral to the storyline. I recommend this mind trip of a book - especially for the effortless analogies of quantum theory that'll turn those prone to drooling and eye rolling... into a brightly lit bulbs of understanding. Thumbs up.
(review of free book)
on Oct. 23, 2013 :
I am impressed with the prose and the imaginative plots and twist of the fate of Greg. Perhaps the midle part of the story is a little too long. One is prone to lose interest in the main plot of the story, until the action picks up in the end of the story, when Greg wakes up.
(review of free book)