The Ultimate Reprieve
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Broadly a sci-fi thriller, The Ultimate Reprieve by Daniel Romm will compel the readers to finish reading the book at one go. Romm fabricates suspense in the very first chapter of the book and weaves it to the many sub-themes that the book touches upon, as the story progresses. The plot has been carved to acquire depth, and the curiosity it breeds will haunt the readers till they reach the end—and maybe even beyond. However, the most captivating element of the book is that the future portrayed in the novel is not a far-fetched idea, but it is an insight into what the forthcoming centuries on planet Earth will hold for all of humanity.
Daniel Romm is a retired Caltech graduate who resides in Seattle, Washington.
Although categorized under the genre of fiction, Romm has fused sci-fi with the theories of physics with such mastery that among the students of physics the book will encourage a thought-provoking viewpoint. But do not be disheartened if you are not a physics fan. Whether your interest lies in theology, philosophy, sociology, psychology or, even politics, you will find elements of each of these fields forming the many themes encompassed in the book. Also, these themes are not facts borrowed from each field of study, but inventive ideas that are sure to trigger an intelligent debate among the readers. Definitely a work of commendable imagination and ingenuity, Romm has written the book in an admirably unbiased fashion. His ideas and opinions, as suggested through the book’s characters, are well articulated, effectively backed by reason and also counter-balanced with an opposing idea. Not many writers can reflect this balance of ideas in their work. Throughout the book Romm has demonstrated his sagacious understanding of human emotions and how they are influenced by changing circumstances to shape human behavior. Making the book even more gripping to read is the narrative style of Romm, which is simple, yet descriptive. There is a rhythm to Romm’s writing that makes his information packed sentences comprehensible to the layman. Even the most complex ideas are expressed with clarity and accuracy. His choice of words and manner of sentence construction make the book a delight to read. The book juggles between happenings across two centuries and Romm through his smooth writing style takes his readers on journeys back and forth the centuries with ease. Another notable feature of the book is Romm’s approach to his characters. Each character is sculpted with great detail and readers gain an understanding of them as they slowly witness the relationship between characters, the conversations they engage in, and the thought processes they operate upon.