Book Review: Probability Angels by: Joseph Devon



Publish Date:
January 7, 2009

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Trade Paperback

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Matthew Huntington’s problems seem to keep growing. Not only is he seeing things in garbage cans but his mentor doesn't think he’s working up to his full potential, his best friend can’t offer any solace but drunken confusion, and his wife is dying in Central Park. Of course, the fact that Matthew himself died over two decades ago isn't helping things.

Join Matthew as he steps into a new world with a little help from a two-thousand year old Roman Slave and discover how the summit of Mount Everest, a Japanese ronin and the far side of Mercury all fit together.

Review: Probability angels are humans who died after making an important choice, who now work as testers - those who “push" human beings towards different paths, whether the results will be positive or negative is always questionable. The novel focuses primarily on Epp and his trainee, Matthew. Matthew is in training to be a tester. His “pushes” will help present people with the crossroads they need to traverse in life. However, every choice has its consequences (which you will see) – even those made by the probability angels themselves.

Probability Angels is a humorous, thought-provoking, and at times uncomfortable novel. I think it’s good that the book can make you uncomfortable – in order to grow, everyone needs to face hard choices and the parts of themselves they don’t like exposing to the light. Probability Angels is a welcome addition to the fantasy, sci-fi, alternate and inspirational genres. It is a unique and well-written novel, which sticks with you long after you close the cover.


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