Friday, August 9, 2019

The Nobody People by Bob Proehl

The Nobody People
by Bob Proehl

My rating: 3 stars

Publisher: Del Rey (September 3, 2019)
Publication Date: September 3, 2019
Genre: Fantasy | Science Fiction
Print Length: 496 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

After decades in hiding, a group of outcasts with extraordinary abilities clashes with a world that is threatened by their power.

When Avi Hirsch learns that his daughter Emmeline has special abilities, he tries to shield her against an increasingly hostile society. Carrie Norris can become invisible, but all she wants is to be seen by the people she loves. Fahima Deeb has faced prejudice her entire life, but her uncanny connection to machines offers her the opportunity to level the playing field. These are just a few of the ordinary nobodies with astonishing gifts who must now band together against bigotry and fear, even as one of their own actively works to destroy a fragile peace. Will their combined talents spark a much-needed revolution--or an apocalypse? 
The Nobody People by Bob Proehl

The Nobody PeopleWhy is it society fears what is different? A group with extraordinary abilities has been in hiding for years, outcasts, feared by even their families and now they are bravely coming out from the shadows, only to find themselves caught in the crosshairs of violence.

THE NOBODY PEOPLE by Bob Proehl is the story of innocents with unusual abilities that make them too different for the masses to accept them. Wonderfully drawn characters are completely human with a little extra, yet are seen as monsters.

Sounds like one of those tales that will be completely gripping, but Bob Proehl compacted so many different stories into this one, that it became tedious to keep track and to lace them all together. I was distracted as readers are taken from character to character and back again. Was this a tale of a father determined to regain his footing in the world of journalism? Was it a tale of his young daughter or a tale of how his family imploded? Could it have been a tale of the gifted people, some pushed to the limit and beyond?

One thing for sure, it is certainly filled with turmoil and the unkindness that humanity is so willing to dump on others.

For me, it had everything I thought I could want, just too much of it, which took away from the story for me.

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Del Rey! This is my honest and voluntary review.


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