Saturday, November 19, 2011

Book Review: Zor by J.B.

Zor: Philosophy, Spirituality, and Science

Author: J.B.
Paperback: 268 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (November 9, 2010)

Note: I received this book free from the author, J.B. The review posted below is based on my personal thoughts while reading the book.


★ ★ ★ 

My thoughts:

Zor, is a thought-provoking book that will make you stop and ponder about the meaning of love, friends, marriage... life in general. The book tells the story of a successful business man, Jonathan Brewster. He has almost everything in life but at the end of the day, he gets lonely. He feels that his life is getting boring day by day. Even being considered having a successful life, he feels empty inside. He loves his wife but it seems everything is routinary in his marriage. Meeting Zor is like meeting a genie in a bottle. They easily became friends and with the help of Zor, he eventually realizes that a successful man can also commit mistakes.
Once in a while, I read books like this. You know, reading about life lessons. I have met a lot of successful men and women in my life, even though they have all the goods things in life, I know deep inside something more is missing. The discussion here seems real, like two people you know talking about life. Though I must admit that I didn't get some of the discussion, they are too deep for me to understand. Overall, I enjoyed reading this book, it was an easy read, a good book to read when having a "me" time.

About the book and author:

Having grown up in rural New Hampshire, I was fortunate to attend the cultural melting pot of Boston University in the early 70's. As president of the senior class I graduated with both a major in Business Administration and a concentration in Philosophy/Religious Studies.

Since graduation I have spent over 30 years trying to balance corporate success with the "summer of love"; tempering capitalism with peace, love, and understanding. To that end I offer my new novel, "Zor".

"Zor" explores the relationship between philosophy, spirituality, and science by asking one simple question; where do you turn when life's core beliefs become suspect?

That is the dilemma confronting Jonathan Brewster, a middle aged money manager from Boston, whose "chance" meeting with a Haitian dwarf named Zor, spirals out of control. Forced to defend his life in a series of intense debates concerning negative ch'i, emotional addictions, neuron networks, placebos, vipassana meditation, the collective unconscious, laws of attraction, sub-atomic entanglement, Nietzche, metta, God, and happiness; John is reluctantly drawn to a new reality.

Rising above his crisis of conscience he restructures his life for the greater good, only to be challenged by the ultimate betrayal.

Currently living seaside, in a picturesque New England community with my wife and son, I am convinced the movement that captured our nation in the late 60's is still very much alive. Zor says it best, "no one can save the world, but anyone can change it. Let's change the world together."


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