Michael J. Scott writes fiction that doesn't shy away from hard questions or dicey situations. He treats his characters like real people with real flaws who sometimes do wrong and stupid things--especially when they're trying to do the right thing.
His interests range from the erosion of the American family, socio-political unrest in the U.S. that threatens to break into civil war, UFO's, adventures in Biblical and Christian archaeology, dystopias, sword and sorcery fantasy, to getting inside the mind of a serial killer.
Feel free to check out his books and receive two free when you sign up for his mailing list at MichaelJScottBooks.com
He lives with his family outside of Rochester, New York.
on Dec. 06, 2014 :
This story is much more than I thought it might be. It's not just about rebellion against the government but dwells heavily on characterization of the four men involved in an assassination plot. It's an interesting read and I enjoyed it.
(review of free book)
on Nov. 15, 2014 :
Wow! The plot of this story is controversial but it's a great read. The writing is crisp and engaging; there are some minor editing errors that a competent editor could easily clean up but not enough of them to detract from the reading pleasure. The interaction between the four characters is gripping and provides steady conflict from start to finish. I highly recommend this book.
(review of free book)
on Dec. 18, 2010 :
This book is a fabulous read. The dialogue and depth of character development are outstanding. It is so engaging that it draws you in until you truly feel the burden of the decisions that these young men are being "forced" to make...forced by the slow paradigmatic shift of the common American; not wanting to, but knowing they must. The soul of this book is the conflict within ourselves to either willfully remain ignorant or work to be free; to do what might appear wrong to some, but for the right reasons. When ignorance is indeed bliss, this struggle tears at our very core, but at some point we all must make that call.
Thomas Merton said, "One of the central issues in the prophetic life is that a person rocks the boat, not by telling slaves to be free, but by telling people who think they are free that they’re slaves." With this book, Michael Scott has "rocked the boat" in a major way! He is challenging common paradigms, inviting all readers to think about our place in history, to look deep into our hearts for that sacrificial call, and to make the hardest of decisions.
I encourage you to read this book. It will engage both your mind and your heart. It is well worth your time. It may just inspire your to, as Gandhi said, "be the change you want to see in the world."...whatever that may look like for you.
(reviewed long after purchase)