July 21, 2005

How Cool Is This

Brody Todd is a published author. That's so awesome. According to the publisher's site, Todd kept journals and wrote creatively while on the bus. And with the support of a teacher, was encouraged to write a novel.

The book, Reversing Motion, can be purchased on line here. The book's description:
Meet Chris Valmonte. As a youngster growing up in Buffalo, he witnessed the death of his step-dad and a serious injury to a young girl in a car accident. Chris collapses at the sight, and can''t recall anything about his life for the next five years. Doctors tell him that his mind can’t cope with what he saw, and ''shut down'' as a form of repression through amnesia. From his tenth birthday on, he is deprived of sleep because of relentless nightmares about the crash. Over time, Chris learns to cope with his troubles, and soon gets his life back on track. However, he can''t escape the constant nocturnal reminders of his past, and dismisses the idea that he suffered from amnesia. He, along with his friends, think there is something more ''supernatural'' to his problems, so he decides to visit a palm reader. Nothing is as it seems for Chris, and everything that his visit to the palm reader revealed begins to come true. Chris tries to understand the purpose of his life, and thinks of ways to erase his nightmares. He debates personal questions of predestination and free will, and tries to figure out what’s behind all of the mystery that surrounds his past. What he finds is startling. It''s a race against time for Chris to save himself and the people that he loves from everything that has yet to come.
The site posts a small snippet from the book.

Equally as impressive ... he's studying philosophy right now. A thinker. And, he's working on another book. Way to go Brody!


Anonymous said...

I read his book, and I'm truly and honestly completely impressed with it. the snippet, or back cover, does the book no justice whatsoever. As a friend of Brody's I acted like it seemed like a great book to support him, but it sounded kind of boring to me. I purchased the book to support him though. I started reading it an hour after getting it, and was not able to put it down or get to bed until I finished it. I can honestly say that it is an amazing book, and I'm very VERY proud, and impressed with Brody's accomplishements. I cant wait for more to come out from him.

Sid said...

Thanks for the comment.

I was really surprised when someone sent me the link to the book, with the subject 'Brody Todd wrote a book ... yes, that Brody Todd!' LOL.

What a wonderful accomplishment.

Anonymous said...

Way to go Todd. Great to see a well rounded individual gradute from the OHL. Cant wait for another great read!