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In World War II, German scientists began many experiments. One never ended.
I am not a science fiction buff by any means. I honestly expected The Methuselah Project to be like a science fiction novel.
I. Was. Wrong.
The Methuselah Project is not by any means a science fiction novel. It’s a mixture of history, romance and suspense all rolled up into one novel. The experiment talked about in the back cover is one that is easy to imagine taking place. Especially in Nazi Germany. I’ve done a lot of research about life during WW2 and am astonished at the atrocities people suffered at the hands of Nazi scientists. That is one of the reasons I decided to read this book. The back cover intrigued me. (Isn’t that interesting? They always say don’t judge a book by it’s cover but don’t we all judge books by their back covers?)
The beginning of the book is set in WW2 time and chronicles the events leading up to Roger Green getting captured in Nazi Germany. I am fascinated by that particular time in history and thought I had read everything I possible could about it. Once again, I was wrong. The Methuselah Project took the horror of Nazi Germany, the bravery of soldiers, the confusion surrounding technology, experiments, mystery and a romance and meshed them all together for one incredible tale.
The action in the first few pages had me hooked immediately. I was transported to 1943 in the middle of an air battle between Allied and Axis forces.
Then, I was transported back to modern times to meet Katherine Mueller. I must admit, I was confused as to how these two characters would meet. They way it happened was genius. I didn’t see it coming at all. The way Roger and Katherine interacted with one another seemed natural. Yet, I was on the edge of my seat throughout the entire book wondering what was going to happen next.
Roger and Katherine weren’t the only character’s that captured my attention. There are many different characters within the pages of The Methuselah Project. The characters were all complex. I could envision each and every one of them. Some I adored and was rooting for (like Roger!) and others I was hoping for their failure (Nazis).
I stayed up pretty late finishing The Methuselah Project. I found myself unable to put it down. This book is full of twists and turns that are unpredictable. If you enjoy reading suspenseful novels, you want to read this.
I don’t want to give too much away, so I can’t say much about the ending. However, I will say that I was surprised by the way it ended but it fit perfectly.
Roger and Katherine are characters who will stay with you long after you put the book down. I am hoping for a sequel to The Methuselah Project so I can find out what happened to them after the story ended.
The author of Methuselah Project is Rick Barry. He’s authored Gunner’s Run, Kiriath’s Quest and several other articles and stories. His dad became a pilot in the 1940s, resulting in him growing up around airplanes. You can follow him on twitter or on Facebook. Check out Rick Barry’s Fun Freebies section on his website for some really cook links and information. Learn more about The Methuselah Project from Kregel Publications.