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Friday, October 9, 2015

#REVIEW: The Methusaleh Project by Rick Barry

Title: The Methuselah Project
Series: none
Author:  Rick Barry
Published Date: September 27, 2015
Publisher: Kregel Publishers
Format: paperback
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780825443879
Genre: historical fiction
Add to: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon

Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis: In World War II, German scientists began many experiments. One never ended. 
Roger Greene is a war hero. Raised in an orphanage, the only birthright he knows is the feeling that he was born to fly. Flying against the Axis Powers in World War II is everything he always dreamed―until the day he's shot down and lands in the hands of the enemy.
When Allied bombs destroy both his prison and the mad genius experimenting on POWs, Roger survives. Within hours, his wounds miraculously heal, thanks to those experiments. The Methuselah Project is a success―but this ace is still not free. Seventy years later, Roger hasn't aged a day, but he has nearly gone insane. This isn't Captain America―just a lousy existence only made passable by a newfound faith. The Bible provides the only reliable anchor for Roger's sanity and his soul. When he finally escapes, there's no angelic promise or personal prophecy of deliverance, just confusion. It's 2015―and the world has become an unrecognizable place.
Katherine Mueller―crack shot, genius, and real
Southern Belle―offers to help him find his way home. Can he convince her of the truth of his crazy story? Can he continue to trust her when he finds out she works for the very organization he's trying to flee?
Thrown right into pulse-pounding action from the first page, readers will find themselves transported back in time to a believable, full-colored past, and then catapulted into the present once more. The historical back-and-forth adds a constantly moving element of suspense to keep readers on the edge of their seats.

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
From the outside in, I absolutely love the cover, it helped me to visualize the plane in the very beginning of the book, and helped me to visualize Roger as the storyline progressed. In the very beginning of the book, it’s a firefight between American pilots and German Nazi pilots. The very typical American hero, Roger Greene, is so crazy American, it becomes a great thread throughout the entire book. He’s patriotic to the core, he’s courageous, and smart alecky, and funny. He’s a tough pilot who gives the Nazis a run for their money, even if he is their prisoner of war.
But he’s a prisoner of war, and the subject of their scientific experiments. The scientific experiments left him stuck at age 24ish….even almost a century later. There were certain things about the book I didn’t like, it’s length is one thing. There were times where, though the book covers a long period of time, it just seemed to be far too long for me. I did like Roger’s character. I thought it was well-written and believable. 
The best part of the entire book was when Roger was in the modern world. Just the description of some very modern day people made me laugh out loud. Overall, this was a great book, with a small Christian bend towards it. 

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