Jigsaw Soul

Rated 4.67/5 based on 3 reviews
In an epic that echoes both Apocalypse Now and The Odyssey, Jigsaw Soul follows a soldier's quest to recover the lost pieces of his soul. More
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Words: 104,170
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301313112
About Scott Middlemist

Using language to engage people is in my blood, as my family once owned Burma-Shave, a company known for its memorable roadside jingles. With a degree in English, I have been writing for a long time, but JIGSAW SOUL has been my priority for the last few years. I leaned on my experience as a former infantry officer and current English teacher to create this story. During the process, I was fortunate to sharpen the manuscript with two notable authors: Bret Anthony Johnston and Brent Ghelfi. In addition, the Arizona Authors Association awarded the novel 2nd Prize in 2008. Recently, my horror story "Crosshair" was published by The Writing Show.com.

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Review by: solidpvc on Jan. 02, 2014 :
I forgot to add that in my opinion, this book is for adult/mature readers due to some language and graphic content (not sexual).

Great read and I hope to see more from this author.
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Review by: solidpvc on Jan. 02, 2014 :
5 Stars!

Wow. What a great book. I didn't read much of the other review before downloading and reading it for myself I was worried it spoil the book (no offense, but the other review is pretty detailed and I just had to read it for myself without knowing too much of the plot).

I was hooked from the beginning reading about his time as a soldier, through his breakdown, and right to the end.

One wouldn't think all of this could be woven together and end up with a decent story. Not only did the author make it work, he made it impossible to stop reading. There wasn't one part of this book that was boring or hard to get through.

I don't know what else to say other than this was truely a great read. Download and start this amazing journey now!
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Review by: Theresea Wasson on July 14, 2013 :
4.25 Stars! Arthur Logan is a soldier fighting in the Iraqi war. After being in a special ops unit with the leader from hell by the nickname of Medusa, he is finally released from duty into the civilian world. Suffering from severe PTSD he is responsible for the death of thousands as he causes the crash of 2 airplanes. Incarcerated in a mental ward for PTSD sufferers, he must go on a quest to repair his soul by finding the missing pieces of it. Aided by the ghost of Gen. George Patton, Arthur Logan searches through the world performing various tasks to gather his fractured soul, at one point even going to Valhalla, Camelot and dealing with the sasquatch, while also fighting off wraiths and golems sent by Satan to stop him.

Up to almost a quarter of the beginning of the book centers on Arthur Logan and the unit in Iraq led by Medusa. Medusa is a sadistic man who delights in torture and murder of Iraqi insurgents in their quest to find Saddam Once Arthur Logan returns to civilian life, he takes up a job as an air traffic controller. Unfortunately he suffers from severe PTSD and goes into full panic attack mode during a storm that results in the death of thousands. The courts put him into a mental ward and he is under the care of a doctor who at the beginning cares more about her book than truly curing him. Throughout their sessions as he shares his "dreams" she begins to truly care about the outcome. His "dreams" take form in the persona of Gen. George Patton who sneaks into his room several different times and takes him on various quests to find his fracture pieces of soul, culminating in a final battle with Satan.

This is not really my normal comfort zone of reading (meaning military books), but this book reached out and grabbed me from the very beginning. I cared about Arthur Logan and the outcome of his journey. The characters that he meets along the way both real and fantasy just added to the story and added a major feel of reality. The book is long and very graphic and not for all readers but I highly recommend it. I am definitely looking for more books by this author.
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