Math, Madness and The End of the World.
Author: Mark Pogodzinski
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Beneath the surface, under all the real things in the world is the mystery of it all.
And when one little thread is pulled it can come apart. Henry Kent, father, teacher,
husband, son, and superhero is starting to feel the strain of the world. His son, Arthur is
building a city in the basement out of milk cartons and pictures of strangers. Henry’s
wife has come back come with a message from The Pastor: God is unhappy. Henry’s
father is dying. Henry’s students are being tortured, but only the bullies. Henry’s
colleague has figured out the date of the end of the world using a complex formula that
involves the length of 1974 Corvette. And Henry remains in the center, desperately
trying to hold it all together.
Fast paced and unlike anything you have ever read, Flashes and Specks is an engaging,
fascinating look at the tenuous nature of faith, love and everyday life.
Advanced Praise for Flashes and Specks:
“This book will lure the reader into the psyche of a man who craves for a hero to fix
things and make the villains go away. On the surface Henry seemingly lives a normal
ordinary life, but underneath it’s really full of complex relationships and circumstances
that are out of his control. The book is a fast read and I recommend it to anyone who
want to read a present day story that shows how life can get in the way of real life.”
– Michele Tater, Review the Book
“Flashes and Specks is a novel unlike any other I have ever read. This book is about
much bigger issues than the people who create or participate in them. It is about school
bullies, religious cults, relationships, death, the end of the world – all the things that tend
to keep us up at night. All I can say is that “Flashes and Specks” made me think, and
made me want to read it again.”
– April Sullivan, Reader Views
“Flashes and Specks by Mark Pogodzinski is a mesmerizing, unforgettable, and totally
unique novel which is written in thirty-five episodes, each one ending in an unresolved
tease. The aforementioned adjectives also describe the characters whose dark sides
slowly erode any illusions of sanity in their lives. I highly recommend this book as one
that challenges the mind; it is also a fascinating read. ”
– Bettie Corbin Tucker, IP Book Reviews
“Endlessly entertaining and intriguing. Unique and very highly recommended.”
– Micah Andrews, Mid-West Book Review
“The storyline moves at a fast pace and the subjects and issues that Pogodzinski touches
on are truly thought-provoking. The layout of the novel is original making for an
interesting read. Flashes and Specks is a complex story which is philosophical and
entertaining in nature.”
– Kam Aures, Rebecca’s Reads
“I was not initially expecting to like this book but by the time I’d finished it, I was
converted enough to consider it a ‘must read’. Flashes And Specks is just the right length
for what it is but at the same time, it leaves you wanting more. Insightful, mind-bending
and at times challenging to the point of being slightly depressing, Flashes and Specks
will make you consider your own feelings on life’s challenges. Surprisingly
– Toni Watkins, Fiction-Net
“Complex! Unusual! Original! Maybe even lunatic!
This novel makes one suspend belief. It also holds the reader hostage: emotionally,
psychologically and philosophically. Phew!
This novel will satisfy their thirst for questions and answers, and make them want to
ponder even more! Highly Recommended.”
– Cecilia Lee, AllBooks Review
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