The Red Book by Davide Cortellucci
DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF THOUGHTS.
Martin’s life as he knows it has turned upside-down, and he decides to embark on a trip to give sense to his existence. Via coincidences and fabricated non-coincidences, he finds a group of people that helps him enhance the power of his thoughts to modify the physical world around him.
In a journey within a journey, Martin discovers the powers of visualisation and its pull.
And he acknowledges why he’s flooded by negative feelings when he’s close to certain people.
DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE ENEMIES.
Unless Martin finds the strength within himself to fight, he and everyone around him will cease to exist.
Information about the Book:
Title: The Red Book
Author: Davide Cortellucci
Release Date: 9th September 2019
Page Count: 245
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49093882-the-red-book
Davide Cortellucci is a writer and the author of The Red Book. He has spent the last few years working on an unnamed trilogy, friendly referred by him as Little Yellow Rubber Duck. The Red Book is the first book in the trilogy. He was born on the 25th of July 1978 in Belgium, to Italian immigrant parents. He grew up in Belgium, Italy, and in London, UK. Davide has done several jobs, from waiter to inventories, from sound engineering in shows to events manager, and many more. Davide is a college dropout with a couple of creative writing courses on his back. He has spent many years travelling around Europe, learning about cultures, and keeping an interest in the power of the mind. Davide loves writing stories that awaken the epic feeling within the reader. He now lives in South East London with his partner, he's curious about life, and he also makes a great pasta sauce.
My Thoughts: The Cover:
This book has a very unique cover. I am not really sure how to describe it, but the author likes to evoke feelings in the reader and I definitely feel that he has succeeded. It’s like an unsettled feeling in the pit of your stomach. While I am not really sure why this particular cover was chosen for this book, it is still very interesting. The Storyline:
I loved the story!!! It was such a distinct story, so different from anything I have ever read before. Very well written, The Red Book, kept my mind busy, wondering what was going to happen next. The story flowed well with the perfect amount of twists, holy wow moments and explosions. I really enjoyed every moment of it and can’t wait for the next book in this Little Yellow Rubber Duck (actually unnamed) trilogy! The Characters:
All of the characters kicked butt in this story! They all had interesting personalities and great interactions. I loved how Martin and Maria (Honululu Girl) were love at first sight. They really did have that sacrine sweet love affair that can make your friends tease you relentlessly. Chuck is also a pretty cool character, who seems to have his own mystery about him. I like the friendship that Martin and Chuck develop. I think Coco and Blu are my favorite characters. They have their own sorted history and seem such strong characters. I also really enjoyed Mors very graphic felt-tipped inked shirts. Was It Worth Reading?:
Absolutely, The Red Book is an entertaining read, with amazing character and intense drama and action. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am anticipating the following two books. I highly recommend The Red Book to readers of sci-fi and give it 5 out of 5 crossbows.