Friday, November 2, 2012


by Ted Krever

REVIEWED BY: Books4Tomorrow


If you could hear the thoughts of every person for three blocks around–the regrets, rationalizations, commercial jingles, the lies that hide what they can’t bear to think—how could you ever trust anyone? And if you could make them believe anything you wanted, how could you ever trust yourself?

Max Renn is a legend of the Soviet mind control program, a genetic experiment, the product of three generations of psychics bred by the state for their power. Before his first mission, the Soviet Union collapses and he disappears.

We meet him twenty years later in the Everglades, keeping as far from people as he can get, until his best friend–his only friend–is murdered and he is forced to assemble a team of people like him to fight the international conspiracy behind the murder.


I have never read a book before that got my mind as muddled up trying to keep track of the plot, as this book. One thing perfectly clear right from the start – and which impressed me immensely – is that this author can write! He knows his way around words like few others. But trying to follow the plot proved to be no easy task.

“Mindbenders” is not your average mind-powers book. It’s complicated, and it’s filled with lots of important information necessary for character- and plot development. If you try to rush through this book, you’ll get lost along the way and have no clue why or how certain events are taking place. The plot moves at a snail’s pace, and slowly builds up to its exhilarating conclusion. Everything is tied up nicely at the end, but enough is left to get the reader sufficiently curious to want to read the next book. 

Although this is a unique, imaginative, and incredibly interesting read, I don’t think it would be every reader’s cup of tea. Here and there the story dragged a little, and it took me some time to get to know and connect with the characters. I think this book would do great as a movie, as it is packed with action and drama, and the special effects people will have a field day with it. It is definitely a book worth reading, but would be a more suitable fit for readers who are sticklers for details.

All in all though, a fantastic read!



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