Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Review: The History Major by Michael Phillips Cash

After a vicious fight with her boyfriend followed by a night of heavy partying, college freshman Amanda Greene wakes up in her dorm room to find things are not the same as they were yesterday. She can't quite put her finger on it.

She's sharing her room with a peculiar stranger. Amanda discovers she's registered for classes she would never choose with people that are oddly familiar. An ominous shadow is stalking her.

Uncomfortable memories are bubbling dangerously close to her fracturing world, propelling her to an inevitable collision between fantasy and reality.

Is this the mother of all hangovers or is something bigger happening?

Received for review

I still have no idea what to even think about this. I'm not even entirely sure whether I enjoyed it or not. The story was just so trippy that it made me think I'd stepped inside Tim Burton's head.

I never really grew to like Amanda, but that may have been due to the nature of the story. I also never felt the desire to like her either as I do with most characters I read about. I just didn't care one way or the other.

The story itself was trippy and had a distinct otherworldly feel to it (which the author intended). I can't really say that I liked it but I didn't dislike it either. It was just very strange.

Overall, it's difficult to truly appreciate the weirdness of this until you've read it through but it's certainly worth a try. It's well written and quite thought provoking and I look forward to reading more from the author.

★★★☆☆ = Liked It

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