Thomas World

Thomas World Thomas Phillips knows he s losing his mind He s been losing it for as long as he can remember And yet when a strange old man asks him to consider that he out of everyone in the world knows the real

  • Title: Thomas World
  • Author: Richard Cox
  • ISBN: 9781597803083
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Paperback
  • Thomas Phillips knows he s losing his mind He s been losing it for as long as he can remember And yet, when a strange old man asks him to consider that he, out of everyone in the world, knows the real truth, Thomas life begins to spiral out of control He loses interest in his job and is fired He refuses his wife s suggestion of psychiatric care, and she leaves him InThomas Phillips knows he s losing his mind He s been losing it for as long as he can remember And yet, when a strange old man asks him to consider that he, out of everyone in the world, knows the real truth, Thomas life begins to spiral out of control He loses interest in his job and is fired He refuses his wife s suggestion of psychiatric care, and she leaves him In the end, Thomas is alone Except he s not, because someone seems to be following him What if you were Thomas Where would you go What would you do What if you realized every person in your life had been scripted to be there What if you were haunted by the idea that you d lived all these encounters before, hundreds or even thousands of times before And what if the person watching all this time was you Thomas World explores what happens when the borders of reality start seeming a bit pores when things start bleeding through the edges, challenging ones perceptions of the universe The grand tradition of Dickian, New Wave SF is explored by Richard Cox in this 21st century thriller Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near future dystopia , fantasy grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history , and horror zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural , and much While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

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    1. staffersmusings/2I read Thomas World by Richard Cox while on a plane to San Francisco.  It wasn't my first choice.  I fully planned on sitting down to read God's War by Kameron Hurley.  When that didn't totally grab me, I tried Necropolis by Michael Dempsey (both are also Night Shade titles and both have subsequently become more compelling).  It didn't get me either.  After about ten paragraphs of Thomas World, I was hooked.  That's not to say it's an exciting read.  In fact, it's a litt [...]

    2. You don't really have to do anything more than the following to get me to love a book:Get me to very seriously think about the likelihood that I'm living in a simulated reality.And this book did that. Plus, it was a fun read! So you know, bonus. This review is just a simulation.

    3. Thomas World is an intriguing mind twister and if you liked the way the movie, The Matrix made you question your reality, you’ll probably love this one book as much as I did. It explores what happens when the borders of reality start bleeding through the edges, challenging our perceptions of the universe. Thomas Phillip’s world is becoming very strange and he’s wondering if he’s going crazy. We wonder too. Is this guy just seriously paranoid? Initially, it seems that way, but as the stor [...]

    4. I approached this one a little warily: it looks cheesy. It's a little too thick for its premise. It's modeled off of Philip K. Dick, for godsakes. And it's meta. I'm so over metafiction. I was surprised by how engaging it was, and it managed to break the fourth wall with originality and humor. It give fair nod to Philip K Dick's core concepts without being stifled by them. I found myself genuinely concerned for the supporting characters and muttering aloud "he can't do that!" or "man, he's in a [...]

    5. This book was amazing. The way it challenged everything has given me a headache, and I have read it cover to cover in less than a day.I know, I'm crazy.And yet something calls to me in the way the author perceives the world, in the way his own beliefs seem to have shaken as he has met Veronika, and the effect it has had on his novel, and on me.It saddens me that I may live and die without knowing the truth of this story and others like it which challenge our reality. Maybe that's why I love this [...]

    6. Leaning more towards a 3.5 here. I was definitely not sure what was going on up until the end. A strange novel. Link to SF Revu review on February first. Will repost here March first.

    7. Although the main plot behind the book is intriguing, I felt like the way it was used in the book allowed far too much leeway to not develop good storytelling devices. Characters, story elements, and plot lines all dissolve in a way that may make the reader "feel the need to question things around them" but nevertheless don't tell a compelling story.This book is a classic reminder to me to pick my rating before entering the title in , because I often feel myself compelled to move my rating close [...]

    8. Perhaps I like the surreal, perhaps I like when the imaginary world is unified with reality. One thing is sure: I really, really enjoyed reading this book.It has the right dose of thrills, the main character is believable and lifelike and the plot of course is just great.Philip K. Dick is referenced at least a dozen times, and I think he would be proud if what I wrote is real, that is

    9. High 3 / Low 4An interesting look at someone losing their mind. Or are they? Sounds like I'd have gotten more out of it if I'd been a big reader of Philip K Dick, whom I've never read before. Not entirely sure the payoff is worth it, but I wouldn't call it a disappointment either.

    10. It had a great start. As an avid Philip K Dick reader it was an extended homage to PKD. It had a unique storyline and ending. It has a very strong beginning but I felt it could have spent less time panning Dick and playing with Pi. I'de recommend to sci fi readers. If you like this, read PKD's Ubik

    11. In the like of Philp K Dick who is also featured in this book; this trip down the rabbit hole was awesome.

    12. I enjoyed this book. However, I think it's because I am a Philip K.Dick fan, and this novel is almost a tribute to Valis. Nonetheless, it's worth a read.

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