About the novel
John, a retired professor, believes he has uncovered a conspiracy to brainwash the people in his town. After taking precautions to protect himself from the group, he’s confronted with a slew of letters from a man named Sam, who claims to work for them. With no viable options, John decides to confront Sam, if only to stop the harassment. What follows will shock John’s reality, as his new companion takes him on a wild journey to explain the purpose of the group, and life itself.
...it’s here that we often find ourselves, both the religious and non-religious, paralyzed in a sort of existential purgatory. It’s an easy trap to fall into because although the seasons change, and the sun comes up new every morning, we end up doing our daily business with a sense of ordinariness, as though flowers, and chipmunks, are “normal”. It’s here that we no longer contemplate the majesty of the great oak tree, or stand in awe of a ravishing thunderstorm. This state of indifference is one which, for obvious reasons, all of us should encourage each other to avoid.