Verdict? Dream War, by Stephen Prosapio

29 Jul

The author begins his eerie tale with fact—a quote from Newsweek, in fact.

Because the CIA is secret; it is also insular; because it is elitist, it is also unaccountable.

–Newsweek, October 10, 1994

And with that in mind, readers enter into a story that—like dreams themselves—proves both frightening, otherworldly, and entirely realistic.  Part of Dream War’s appeal is the seamless manner in which Prosapio weaves history, myth, and dreamscapes into a whole that raises that classic science fiction question: Is it possible?

With a likeable, fully-fleshed hero (using the subconscious dreamscapes of a person as a tool for characterization, by the way, is brilliant) it’s impossible not to root for facing off against a bone-chilling villain from the depths of one’s nightmares (literally), Dream War takes a wild concept and keeps it grounded in the dramatis personae.  Add to that Prosapio’s strong writing and total control of the narrative and we have a spooky, imaginative novel that takes a universally-fascinating concept and turns it into a delirious adventure.  And despite a similar incarnation on the silver screen, Dream War is completely original.

Reading Time: One to two weeks.

Recommendation: Do read if you’ve ever wondered that there might be more to dreams than the random firings of synapses.  Don’t read just before bed.

Dream War is available as an ebook on Amazon for $2.99

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4 Responses to “Verdict? Dream War, by Stephen Prosapio”

  1. Stephen Prosapio November 22, 2010 at 8:56 pm #

    Thanks so much for posting your verdict on the Amazon listing!
    🙂

    • thescattering November 22, 2010 at 9:52 pm #

      No problem– I don’t know why I hadn’t done it before.

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