Day 11: Wormwood Event by JM Guillen

Day 11: Wormwood Event by JM Guillen


The Wormwood Event

By: JM Guillen
Pages: 38
Publisher: Amazon
Published on: January 16, 2015
Day 11: Wormwood Event by JM Guillen

At the end of the world, she holds the only key to the future, written in madness and blood. Grace believed she was going to be a computer programmer someday, perhaps create programs that educate children, or save lives. She never thought she would be fleeing for her life from her roommate. She also never thought that her roommate would be a ragged, undead monstrosity that clawed out her own eyes.

Sometimes, life takes odd turns.

The turn in Grace’s life came the night of the Wormwood Star, when the dead awoke and twisted aberrations began to walk the land. As technology and sanity began to corrode, all of civilization began to collapse.

Meanwhile Grace and her new comrades struggle to survive, struggle to understand what had happened.

But Grace is special. Grace owns a curious gathering of old papers- a work convoluted with equations, constellational alignments, and dire dates in history. As she reads more, the nature of the work begins to shred the remnants her mind, until eventually Grace cannot tell what is true and what is false. She has horrific waking dreams and begins to doubt all she knows.

Which is unfortunate, as she may in fact be the only person on the planet who can change what has happened.

 
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Woot another week of reviews I found this book for free on Amazon and it looked good from just the cover alone.

~~Andi’s Review~~

This is not a very long book, in fact it is like a short story.  It starts off “fun” enough but then takes a dark and really demented turn.  This book is all about the numbers and really speaks to those who are so dedicated to something that everything else gets pushed to the side.

 

This book follows Grace as she falls down the proverbial rabbit hole after a package is sent to her.  For some unknown reason she decides to not open it and one thing leads to another and the entire world goes to hell, I mean what many would probably perceive as hell on earth.  It is at that point that she decides to open the package and pandora’s box.

 

If you don’t like numbers or mathematical conversations then I would suggest you think twice about reading this book.   There is an element of the book that deals with math and how it relates to the world and while I find it really interesting I don’t think that everyone would.   This book is short and so everything hits really fast, before you know it is over so enjoy the ride but this is also a deep thinker and so if you are not ready to get down and dirty, even in 40 pages then.

 

I am honestly interested in understanding how the author thought this book out.  Was it supposed to be a real situation that had to do with equations, or was it a book that was supposed to be from the view of someone with a mental illness, or is it something completely different.   Something to think about.

 

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3 Responses to Day 11: Wormwood Event by JM Guillen

  1. Myra Nour says:

    Melanie, isn’t it fun when we stumble across interesting reads at Amazon.:) Definitely sounds like one of those “Lady & the Tiger” stories. I had one of those when I read Keith Rommel’s The Cursed Man. Was he crazy? Was death real? I kept going back and forth with what I thought until I finished it.:) Myra

    • Melanie says:

      Absolutley, though I can’t take credit for this one! This is one of Andi’s awesome reviews. I love how she writes, that’s why I asked her to be my co-blogger!

  2. JM Guillen says:

    Hullo, I’m the author! 🙂

    All of my stories, across my invented multiverse, have a dark, Lovecraftian heart that beats at their center. This story, “The Wormwood Event” is centrally important, for one diabolical reason.

    Here, we learn what happens in my Multiverse, when one world falls. This darkness is what’s at stake.

    As to whether Grace is insane or not, well….

    There will eventually be a novel. 🙂

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