Thrilling insight into a disturbing situation
Mr. Bunn continues to live up to my expectations with his intriguing plots and twists.
December 5, 2013
Simon Orwell has grown accustomed to living in the dust of abandoned dreams. A college dropout from a prestigious university, SimonÃ¢ÂÂs life has turned out much like his last great science project Ã¢ÂÂ an unfinished mass of potential, set aside, regarded as an impossible failure. Too broken to accomplish that for which it was created. Settling for the mundane, Simon believes he is unworthy and incapable of fulfilling his greatest dream. That of changing the world.
Summoned to Mexico by his elderly partner on the project that would have literally brought light to those living in darkness, Simon faces the bleakest prospect of a new chance. Perhaps not a chance rejoin the project and rebuild his career as a scientist Ã¢ÂÂ that hope has all but faded like the dim light bulbs of the poor Mexican town Ã¢ÂÂ but maybe, just maybe, a chance to remedy at least a few of his past wrongs.
Hope becomes an unreachable goal once again when Simon arrives in the tiny town of Ojinaga to the tragic news that his partner is dead. Natural causes of course. The same natural causes that now stalk Simon as a hunter stalks his prey. Simon is thrown from his unassuming life, thrust into a quest for answers as to who is behind the old professorÃ¢ÂÂs death and what clues he left behind for his young protÃÂ©gÃÂ©.
Now, taking refuge at a struggling orphanage, Simon must accept the help of some of his late partnerÃ¢ÂÂs closest friends if he is to find answers. Because maybe, the unthinkable really is possible. Maybe he, like his project, really does have more potential than he thought. Maybe even the ability to light up the world.
Least favorite parts:
The book was slightly predictable in a few spots, but overall that did not detract much from its readability.
Despite his own lack of confidence and vision for himself, Simon is enveloped by unmerited encouragement from the orphanage director (and friend to his deceased partner), Harold Finch. Harold pushes the unmotivated Simon to view his life as something more than what he has made it so far. To set goals. To believe in impossible dreams. Probably my favorite line in the book is when Harold tells him, Ã¢ÂÂSon, thatÃ¢ÂÂs the power of dreams. If theyÃ¢ÂÂre not big, if theyÃ¢ÂÂre not impossible, theyÃ¢ÂÂre not worth investing your life.Ã¢ÂÂ (Unlimited, page 177)
At a time when I, like Simon, doubted my potential and the gift God has planted within me, Unlimited glimmered into my reading life with a challenge Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂbe more.Ã¢ÂÂ Channel that wasted energy and potential. Believe in the dreams that God has buried in your very soul. Believe in His ability to make the impossible possible. Believe that you are destined to light up the dark.
I believe this book will challenge you as well. Dare you to defy your doubt, to trust that when you allow God to direct your dreams, the results could be Ã¢ÂÂ¦ unlimited
I received a complimentary copy of this book from B&H Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.
October 24, 2013
Almost all of Davis Bunn's book that I have read have been good. Unlimited was no exception. The criminal was rather obvious, though. This book was based on a movie. As I was reading, I kept wondering what it would be like as a movie.
This book had a very unique plot; I have read many books before but none quite like this one. The only problem was that the invention and the physics involved with it got just a little bit confusing. Other than that, it was a good book. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian fiction.
October 23, 2013
I love reading this author. His words flow and his characters are so real. When someone walks across a dusty compound you can actually see it. My negative was the story was very predictable and it was so easy to see who the bad guy was immediately.
November 29, 2013