"There's a lot of post-apocalyptic novels out there. Most are quite typical. "Still with Eyes Closed" was the first one that made me think, hope, and fear for the future.
The book starts out in present day. Jim, and his terminally-ill wife Jennifer, spend their days waiting for the inevitable. Hope of a cure has worn them out. Eventually, Jim decides life without his true love was no life at all. Preparations are made. Then... a break through in science!
Without giving too much away, Jim and Jennifer agree to become part of a exciting new project. An experiment. And soon enough, Jim finds himself in a confusing new world. At first, 2080 is wonderful to Jim. No crime, no pollution, and a stable environment brings hope to Jim's heart. Maybe the future wasn't so bleak after all? But Jim decides to peek a bit closer. It seems all these 'good things' come at a price, a price Jim finds much too high.
I loved following Jim on his journey for truth. Like bread crumbs through the forest, I followed along, cringing with each new discovery. Jim knew the truth would be grim, but like the reader, he didn't want to believe it. Life seemed so much better in the future. Jim also knew his wife Jennifer was soon to wake up and join him in this Brave New World.
I really liked how Jim was thrown into a corner - looked upon by his fellow man as the savior of the world, but shunned and feared by those who truly brought the new world to fruition.
Dewayne Watts did a fantastic job weaving together a complicated, and quite suspenseful story. I often spent my spare time thinking about what I would do in Jim's situation.
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys dystopian stories. It will make you question what you would be willing to give up for the 'good' of mankind."
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DeWayne Watts: I started out writing short stories and poetry. Some of which was published in the 1980's. I have parts of 5 novels written and have completed 2 novels. I have been married over 25 years and raised 2 wonderful sons who have been a great addition to the human family.
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The 3 Novels/Books Written By DeWayne Watts
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"The Boy in The Wood"
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