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10 thoughts on “The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter (Sequels to the Count of Monte Cristo, #11)

  1. says:

    In all the time of considering myself a reader, I ve never come across a published book that clearly illustrated to me the sufficient conditions of bad writing Over the years I have been exposed to thousands of pages of fiction artifacts, varying extremely in their artistic measure, yet always amounting in a textually digestible whole This may have resulted from beginning readings either by creative recommendation of trusted friends or by academic mandate, but either way the material was of a caliber entirely worthy of my time I imagine somewhere along the line this became an assumption After wandering carelessly into the intimidating world of commissioned reviewing, I have witnessed my first published work that breaks that assumption.The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter follows a boy, Zeddy, through a two day exposition of what I can only assume is a greater, engaging adventure It begins life as usually in the tragic future country of Amerasia, where due to undefined radiation and a totalitarian government, it s citizens lead quiet, oppressed, sun screen soaked lives Zeddy s father disappears after taking the dog for a walk and the rest of the action can literally be summarized as Zeddy and his mother visiting two other peoples houses looking for his dad The houses belong to a sorceress and a scientist, respectively, and the payoff of each visit is as stereotypical and bland as one could imagine, given the context It ends with Zeddy still looking for his father, a cliffhanger thankfully low enough you can simply walk away from it.And you will definitely want to, because the book is bad Terrible, really Not by lack of trying, though it is clear in every paragraph the Holy Ghost Writer desperately wants to be thought of as a good writer One may have guessed this by his pretentious pseudonym or despicable self proclaimed spiritual successor to The Count of Monte Cristo, but it is his unkempt writing style that subtly confirms that suspicion Every sentence reeks of artistic insecurity like the works of a middle school autobiographer Impacting detail or imagery are scarcely seen and when they do appear, the importance of what is being described becomes entirely transparent When Ghosty stretches his vocabulary enough to produce an interesting scientific term or descriptive device, it is made sure not to go waste and is thrown onto the page over and over a lot of the time in completely misused ways I understand suspension of belief is omnipresent in fiction, but the author give no reward for following his broken scientific logic What useful description there is to find is procured during the books obscure dream sequences I admit, Ghost comes scarily close to bearable during these short lived moments, but they end quickly, returning you to unbelievable dialogue surrounded by repetitive phrasing.The poor use of science jargon and shallow dialogue aren t the only immersion breaking factors, though The greatest offender is Ghost s ridiculously named cast of imbeciles Every character is given a short, definitive introduction before completely betraying their descriptions with their every word and action Zeddy is supposedly smart Your knowledge is your power, the sorceress down the street tells him, but you never witness the boy do anything altogether intelligent other than keeping his seemingly mentally troubled mother from keeping them aimless Earlier in this review I reference Ghosty as him, and did so because I am quite sure no woman could so quickly label a son and father geniuses and give the mother such a thin and worthless existence This isn t to say the other characters are much better, sadly The larger aspects of the novella, it s themes or motifs things I would love to have been reviewing two paragraphs ago appear just as hollow as it s characters The world is thoughtfully created, an amalgamation of post apocalyptic dystopia and magical realism, but the creative extent to which it uses this genres goes wanting The International Government is very bad, Zeddy s Dad is very good, the air is toxic, and every important character s name starts with a Z , all for no particular reason The world might have been interesting if there was any reason to give a second thought about what was happening to it or its inhabitants.TL DR What very little Ghost does right is buried by everything he does wrong The novella allows a confident, mature child protagonist while belittling it s target audience with senseless prose and less sensical characterization The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter believes children s literature doesn t need to be subtle, complex, or meaningful While I agree those things aren t necessities, sentence structure is, and I m sad to say Ghost gives us none of the above.


  2. says:

    After having one s curiosity peaked by the direction of his stories and the identity of the Holy Ghost Writer, The Boy Who Played with Dark Matter is another fast and entertaining read The story is set decades ahead in a different world which is not completely unimaginable Amerasia where we meet the new main characters, Zeddy and his family The Holy Ghost Writer s imaginative projects of what life is like after the world has combined under one authority the International Government is entertaining enough The characters and setting are well described in this book, giving the reader a clear enough picture Due to its content and language this part in the series can be considered suitable for readers of many ages and levels, though I consider it particularly well suited to young teenagers who enjoy sci fi The main character, Zeddy, would be a fun character for any young reader to imagine themselves as These statements suggest a different mood from that of the Sultan of Monte Cristo, and almost a completely separate feeling from this book Though both of these books, as well as The Girl That Started Her Own Country, are to be part of a series following The Count of Monte Cristo, the books are completely different material and can easily be ready on their own In this way the books have good entertainment value great for short weekend reads However, some may be frustrated by the lack of continuity What happened to Raymee, Haydee, and the other ongoing adventures in The Sultan of Monte Cristo When we will get to find out what happens to Zeddy and the search for his father in The Boy Who Played with Dark Matter The book drops off rather suddenly at the end, and although the reader gets a sneak peak at what is to come, there is no promise of when it will come At the beginning of the book the continual use of Z names can get a bit dizzying, but one assumes there is a purpose Zeddy is an endearing character, though his genius could probably be extended further As with his other books, The Holy Ghost Writer uses ideas, fragments, or characters from dozens of other literary sources which one may either find annoying or fun the appearance of Sherlock is promised in the book following The Sultan of Monte Cristo, the title for this book follow the patterns of Steig Larsson, THGW s stated goal is to follow the footsteps of Alexander Dumas, and some ideas themes of the books seem to reflect others found in George Orwell, Kurt Vonnegut, and Paulo Coehlo If you want something fast paced, easy and adventurous then you will enjoy The Boy Who Played with Dark Matter It was easy to continue flipping through the pages to quickly find what was around the corner There are no down points, and it s an easy flow not as choppy as The Sultan of Monte Cristo As earlier stated, this book could especially be recommended for young readers with a vivid sci fi imagination.


  3. says:

    After he has put an ingenious closure to the 19th century classic The Count of Monte Cristo with his The Sultan of Monte Cristo and penning its sequel That Girl Started Her Own Country, the ever mysterious Holy Ghost Writer added another one to his array of great works The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter.The story is set in the year 2099 a time when the world is ruled over by one central International Government which changes the laws every single day The world is, in year 2099, completely different than the world we live in today overpolluted, exploited, very unlawful government Then there goes Zeddy, a six year old boy with an exceptional IQ, run off on an adventure in search of his father, Zane, who mysteriously went missing after a loud crash of thunder Along with the little protagonist is his mother, Zadie Prior to his quest, Zeddy learns that there is something about his parents and the world than he ever knew His father has traveled greatly to the extent that he also has come to travel a distant world As in the title, there is this dark matter going on through the story.This book has a little Harry Potter science fiction vibe in it Aside from witches and wizards, Zeddy also encounters an alien and other strange creatures including the one they call zutterfly , a little dark butterfly from a distant planet Like the other two books by Holy Ghost Writer that I also reviewed, The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter is a juicy piece of adventure, action, suspense, and the author s signature taste of mystery I think the pictured International Government in the story is completely creepy, nevertheless not impossible especially that there s this what they call New World Order Search it up This book is a great read I must say I m just a little puzzled on how this one is related to The Sultan of Monte Cristo and That Girl Started Her Own Country But Holy Ghost Writer is always unpredictable and full of surprises perhaps we ll all see the connection in his next book.


  4. says:

    The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter is a fascinating book written in the vein of The Little Prince It s the story of Zeddy, who learns that everything basically everything he thought he knew about his life was a lie When his father goes missing, Zeddy discovers the truth not only about a strange neighbor who turns out to be the Lady of the Lake from Arthurian legend, but that the government he has known all his life has been hiding its true history from the public Soon he discovers the existence of a planet called Zamira, somewhere in the constellation Libra, populated by dark matter creatures like the zutterfly that becomes his new ally.There s a lot going on in this deceptively simple book The author takes pains to create a future where a world government has come to pass, oppressive as well as fairly beneficial to the population The problem, like all theoretically utopian concepts, is that the government doesn t know where to stop in its efforts to protect the people Mixed with this is science blended with magic, which is correctly identified as the first stage of science What s even wonderful is that this is part of a whole series, the eleventh book in fact As far as I can tell, it doesn t matter if you have any clue what happens in the other books, but the ending is a cliffhanger, so you ll have to continue reading, and by the time you reach that point, you won t mind at all.It s like a new fable The editing is spotty at times, but you really won t mind that either Clearly intended first for young readers, it will also fascinate older ones.


  5. says:

    you are about to undertake life changing adventures, young Zeddy Most importantly, you will not be able to share your story with others, as young boys are often prone to do This will have to be your secret adventure You will need help and knowledge to successfully complete your journey and bring your father home pg 19It s August 31, 2099 The sky has just blazed neon pink and, just like that, Zeddy s father has disappeared He and his mom search for him but find nothing Zeddy will need the help of his elderly neighbor, a professor, and a creature from another planet if he ever hopes to be reunited with his father.The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter was better than I expected A lot better than I expected, actually The story line isn t exactly original it s about a child trying to find a missing family member but that never bothered me The characters are clever and it takes place in the future what s not to like Holy Ghost Writer has managed to create a unique story in this 84 page book In 2099, the IG International Government has taken over Every morning, citizens of this world wake up to at least 20 30 new laws caffeine is prohibited and is considered a harmful illegal drug , plastic surgery is no longer being done, most women choose to be make up free, and children that excel in science and math are taken from their parents in order to help the government develop new technology Overall, it s pretty good I would recommend this short book to lovers of sci fi.


  6. says:

    Science fiction is riddled with the concept of the gifted boy These little guys tend to possess a special trait that is the key to unlock humanity s salvation In The Boy Who Played with Dark Matter, an incredibly smart kid named Zeddy finds out that his dystopian world is full of untruths pushed by the International Government, an authoritative body that controls the future His life is turned upside down when his father Zane suddenly disappears one day while walking their dog Soon after, Zeddy and his mom Zadie are given clues that could lead to answers about the missing physicist The two embark on a journey that eventually leads Zeddy to self discovery, and the reality that he can never return home At first, I had to get over all the Z names Once I got past that, I realized that this story was pretty good The action begins immediately The dialogue flows well And, the ending leaves you wanting The story concept seems original It would be nice to have details about this futuristic, Amerasian society, but the author provides enough to give you an idea of how bad things suck I would say I was impressed this time This was definitely one of Holy Ghost Writer s serious works And yes, your favorite master of disguise Edmond Dantes is mentioned The Count of Monte Cristo tie in with all these books should be fascinating.


  7. says:

    Augh So depressing to find an interesting concept weighed down and sunk by poor execution.This drew me in right away with its dystopian setting and a couple of novel ideas such as the oppressive government passing and distributing multiple new laws per day , but quickly devolved into nonsense I realize this is ostensibly a children s book, but that is no excuse for doing things half assed We have mythical magical beings appearing with no explanation, an admittedly bright six year old having to lead his supposedly whole mother by the hand to keep her from falling apart, and why does everyone s name start with a Z At 98 pages Kindle estimated length I was willing to live with the writing to learn the conclusion then I saw it was part of a series Back on the electronic shelf with this one.


  8. says:

    I received a copy of this book from the LibraryThing s Early Reviewer program This is a book that has wonderful potential I had such high hopes for the story, but it let me down I can see where parts of this story were inspired from greats such as A Wrinkle in Time and Fahrenheit 451, but people would do this book a service by not comparing it those stories Anyone reading this while expecting another L Engle or Bradbury will be disappointed The over use of Z names and Z words started to get annoying and confusing the further I ventured into the book I think zeleting, I mean deleting, some of the Zs from this story would help to Zimprove, I mean improve it.


  9. says:

    This is a delightful dystopian book with a storyline that has great potential There are many elements of interest in the book that, if worked at the right angle, could make this series a very good one to read The book was quite short, and a lot had to happen in relatively few pages, but I believe the writer has made the most out of the space No time nor space is wasted in the book, which was refreshing I hope to read the next book at some point


  10. says:

    Holy cow, this is a bad book.


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  • The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter (Sequels to the Count of Monte Cristo, #11)
  • Holy Ghost Writer
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  • 28 October 2019

About the Author: Holy Ghost Writer

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