Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Book Review - The History Major, By Michael Phillip Cash

So a little over a year ago I read a great book, The Witches Protection Program (review here)  by Michael Phillip Cash.  I loved the book.  Well tonight I have a review for a novella that Michael has written.  I was excited to get the e-mail asking me if I wanted to read it.

Book Title: The History Major
Author: Michel Phillip Cash
Publishing Date: January 4, 2016
Page/Word Count: 152 pages


After a vicious fight with her boyfriend followed by a night of heavy partying, college freshman Amanda Greene wakes up in her dorm room to find things are not the same as they were yesterday. She can't quite put her finger on it. She's sharing her room with a peculiar stranger. Amanda discovers she's registered for classes she would never choose with people that are oddly familiar. An ominous shadow is stalking her. Uncomfortable memories are bubbling dangerously close to her fracturing world, propelling her to an inevitable collision between fantasy and reality. Is this the mother of all hangovers or is something bigger happening?


Amanda wakes up after a night of drinking. We have all been there. Too much alcohol, not enough food in our systems to make the next day even remotely bearable. She is confused and very hung-over. Of course that is where our ability to relate to her stops. There is something going on in her world and she can't figure out what it is. Honestly, I couldn't figure it out at the beginning either.

Michael did a wonderful job creating this small part of the world for Amanda. She is in college and we get to be there with her as she is started classes. Unfortunately she is being forced to take a history class she didn't sign up for and definitely didn't want to take. It gets even better when she sits down in class and it's being taught by Aristotle. That is as far as I will go with this summary.

This story has a great undertone and once you get done and see how you got from the beginning to the end, you are saying “I see what you did here.” I highly recommend this novella to you, and to anyone you think it would help. I actually think that the underlying tones would help someone, and coming from a place of fiction that is not always possible.

I can't wait to see what Michael comes up with next that falls into this world, this idea span.


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About the Author:

Born and raised on Long Island, Michael has always had a fascination with horror writing and found footage films. He wanted to incorporate both with his debut novel, Brood X. Earning a degree in English and an MBA, he has worked various jobs before settling into being a full-time author. He currently resides on Long Island with his wife and children.

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