A Season of Mysteries by Rusty Whitener


I've come across several novels lately with a supernatural theme. A Season of Mysteries is another. The author- Rusty Whitener- was new to me, but this is his second book. The first is A Season of Miracles.

A Season of Mysteries is the recollection of Robert Powell of a particular year in his life- 1976. Robert has a unique ability to remember things- especially conversations- in great detail. As an adult, Robert is being troubled by memories and dreams of that year. So Robert writes down the events of that spectacular year.

I really enjoyed this one. I wasn't sure at first. The book is mostly conversation with very little reflection from any of the characters. It's a first person narrative of conversation. Of course that completely fits with the story line of Robert's recollections. But it was a little difficult to get used to at first.

As I read, I was more and more drawn into the story. And after I became accustomed to the unique style of writing, I really enjoyed it. There are interesting characters, exciting action, supernatural battles, and definitely some suspense. It's all told from the perspective of a fifteen year old boy which makes for a new and different treatment of an interesting story line.

I will definitely be looking for the prequel to this one.

I give this one 4 strong stars and a PG-13 rating (because of the supernatural content).

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.