Sunday, July 8, 2012
Book Review - Head Trip by Jack Eadon
Head Trip - One Case of Super Twins
by Jack Eadon
About the Author
Jack Eadon began by writing a book in grade school, then a short story. In high school he began a decade in rock music with the band Khazad Doom, writing many of the songs with a moralistic drama theme, something he continues to put into his writing today.
He entered the corporate world with his MBA in 1974, which took him to 1983, when he opened a business in southern California. Now, after having lived in Illinois, Texas, California, Kansas, and Illinois, Jack resides back in southern California with his executive wife and Caspurr the Cat and Pookie the dog, and writes full time. He relies on a few close friends and a network of e-mail buddies to provide him a support system. He travels occasionally, doing book talks in the many places he's lived.
When two brothers are conceived a month apart--called superfetation--then are born eight months later, one of them is a full-term baby and one of them is a preemie. That anomalie affected their whole lives as one twin struggled to succeed and the other struggled to keep up. For various reasons they were envious of each other, and their journey became a real head trip, both literally and figuratively. It continually challenged them to understand their twin and the dynamic that shaped their lives.
Our Book Review
A fantastic and riveting read based around the formation of super twins, their lives, their emotions and their relationships, not just with each other but with their peers as well.
The authors description of how super twins are conceived is unreal along with his ideas that before we are born that our nature, ideas and persona are formed and shaped in the womb. The relationship that grows from these ideas are carried throughout the story and actually make you think, how do we treat our siblings, children and parents and how our reactions can affect others.
This book had me enthralled by the writing and characters involved and you easily find yourself getting caught up in their trials and tribulations. The experiences and ordeals the super twins are subject to are the same as any child will encounter as they grow up and this adds extra spice to the story. Having experienced myself with having two sons who are growing up, the book helped me to understand how they feel and what they are going through.
As this is book one of the series, I am looking forward to the rest of the series and will be added to my list of authors to look out for. Strongly recommend this book and author.