You Should Really Take The Red Pill
4.5 out of 5 stars
I’m not used to a book messing with my mind as much as the first book in the Condition series did. I honestly didn’t know what was going to happen in this book even with only a few minutes left in it. Birri was able to write a poignant and real story the scared the heck out of me.
This book is really a couple stories all tied together – but all surrounding the same person. If I go into more detail than that I think it will ruin the story. Actually, a lot of the commentary I wanted to get into would probably contain spoilers (even just talking about the accuracy of the personality swings in a certain condition).
That being said, Birri wrote a book that made me feel. And he wrote a story that will stick with me for a while. A story that I want to keep reading because now I have to know what happens to these patients and anyone else involved.
A mixture of a medical thriller and dystopian – Condition is a crazy story that might actually happen one day. Full of very realistic depictions of a specific condition and really heart wrenching scenes – this one will stay with me for a while.
Jonathan Keeble narrated this story, and I thought did a wonderful job. The voice used was perfect for both the character and for setting the scene.
Condition: A Medical Miracle? by Alec Birri
Narrator: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
Series: Condition #1
Published by Self Published on January 17th 2018
Genres: Dystopian, Medical Thriller
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The first in a dystopian trilogy based on the author's command of a top secret government unit.
What if all brain disorders were treatable? Few would lament the passing of dementia or autism, but what if the twisted mind of a sex offender or murderer could be cured too? Or how about a terrorist or maybe a political extremist? What if we could all be "corrected"?
It's 1966, and RAF pilot Dan Stewart awakes from a coma following an aircraft accident into a world where nothing seems to make sense anymore. Not being able to recall the crash might be expected, but what about the rest of his life? And what's stopping him from taking his medication? Is it brain damage that's causing paranoia about the red pill, or is Dan right to think something sinister is going on?
His horrific injuries don't make any sense either - a post-crash fire caused him to suffer almost 100% burns. How is it even possible to survive that? Are the hallucinations and strange dreams trying to tell him something? They are, and he'll soon find out what, but not before his doctor's sure the shock won't kill him.
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.