[Reading] ➯ Shift ➷ Tim Kring – Rvtrek.info

Shift Kring s Shift never really gets into high gearSet in the sixties, Shift is a novel that aims for the sky but at some point it gets lost somewhere else We don t really know where Written as the beginning of a trilogy that, as far as I m concerned, hasn t been continued, the book introduces a pretty good idea, plot and characters however, as the story goes on, it begins to erode itself Is it worth reading I guess Does it leave you with questions than answers Definitely, and not in a good way.This thriller was written by Tim Kring creator of the Heroes tv series and Dale Peck back in 2010 and it fell into my hands in a local book fair some time ago It s about mind control experiments that the CIA used to run back in the sixties, LSD, Cuba, conspiracies, the Mafia, the JFK assassination You can see why the premise is awesome, at least for someone like me Who doesn t like a political thriller mixed with secret agents, drugs and conspiracies Oh, come on On the bright side, besides the whole idea of the story, I think the characters and their respective backgrounds are pretty solid It feels like you really get to know each one throughout the chapters and that is something that doesn t happen often Also, I m not a very big fan of long descriptions, but Kring or Peck manages t DO CRIADOR DA S RIE TELEVISIVA HEROES CHEGA A MAIOR CONSPIRA O DE TODOS OS TEMPOS Memorandum Apenas Para Os Seus Olhos, Queimar Depois De Ler23 Novembro, 1963Para Director McConeDe J J Angleton, Director,Contra Informa OAssunto Consequ Ncias Para A Companhia Dos Acontecimentos De Ontem Em Dallas.Facto Desde 1953 Que A Companhia Desenvolve Um Programa Secreto Denominado MK ULTRA.Facto O Programa Testou LSD Em Milhares De Cidad Os Americanos.Facto O Objectivo Controlo Da Mente A Cria O Do Agente Infiltrado Perfeito O Candidato Da Manch Ria.Facto O KGB Desenvolvei Programas Similares.Facto Lee Harvey Oswald Viveu Na Uni O Sovi Tica De 1959 A 1962.Conjectura Ter O LSD Matado JFK Did LSD kill JFK That tagline drew me to yet another JFK conspiracy related novel The premise is intriguing it lends another level, scientific experimentation and mysticism, to the different conspiracies that abound Mafia, FBI, CIA, Cuba, and of course Oswald and Ruby But it doesn t do it well enough to draw me back to complete the trilogy and that bothers me I don t like leaving something incomplete but this book was a chore The entire story felt too disjointed It does finally come together but only after 2 3 or 3 4 of the book There, you finally discover how any of the book has to do with JFK and those other entities previously mentioned Further, it seemed too fantastical to me I m not sure why it didn t resonate, why I didn t like it After all,Stephen King s 11 23 63 was long and winding but oh so beautiful, engaging, tense, and mystical, King s trademark Maybe, here, I wanted a sense of realism Maybe books 2 and 3 go about resolving it all and making the experimentation work as a storyso maybe one day I ll give them a shotbut until thenI d recommend 11 23 63 in lieu of this But, if you like LSD experimentation that turns individuals into telepaths and mind readers, and you are a JFK assassin Incre ble Me obsesion desde la primera p gina y no lo pude soltar Realmente muy bien construidos los personajes, a lo mejor el final no es tan bueno como el libro en si, pero vale much simo la pena. Empieza que si, avanzas y parece que puede pero no. The first pages of Shift open on my birthday, two years from now, and the story reaches back from there to a time before the assassination of President John F Kennedy, a time before I was born Coincidence Or is there some hidden meaning I should glean from this Shift is an ambitious novel in many ways, not the least of which is an attempt to create a new story with the JFK assassination, around which there are already stories than there are myths about King Arthur It s a big story, spanning nearly 50 years chronologically and incorporating many famous historical characters J Edgar Hoover, Timothy Leary, and of course Lee Harvey Oswald play significant parts, while there are brief appearances with Ronald Reagan, Jack Ruby, JFK himself, and even a quick mention of Saddam Hussein.The thread linking all these big players and big events is a US government experiment into the mind expanding properties of LSD, and forays into the realm of psychic and parapsychic abilities The government project in Shift is known as the Gate of Orpheus, or simply Orpheus, If you are a Heroes fan, you are sure to recognize Tim Kring as the creator of the series For some readers this knowledge will either hurt or help your perception of the book As for me, I ve never watched the show, so I went into this book without any preconceptions about Kring or Dale.Shift begins in the year 2012 A fiery figure appears in the sky before several witnesses Many say that the figure seemed to be searching for someone but couldn t find them The book then jumps to the 1960s when Kennedy was President Chandler Forrestal is a rather average young man whose interests only involve such tame things as becoming a professional student He meets the sultry Naz in a bar from there Chandler is thrown into a top secret project involving LSD a project only known as Project Orpheus When he escapes, Chandler is followed by a homicidal rogue agent known only as Melchior, a man who is willing to do anything to get what he wants Anything But why are they doing this And how does this tie into the assassination of President Kennedy Drawing on the fascinating mystery behind the Kennedy assassination as well as actual government experiments on LSD, Kring comes up with a story premise that is truly intriguing In addition to the cool premise of LSD superheroes JFK, Kring also gives us several fantastic characters, including the beautiful Naz Shift is an alternate history novel written by the guy who made up Heroes the TV show and another author Together they have written a solid readable novel with a great twist on a timeless question If you could somehow stop JFK or any public figure for that matter being assassinated what would happen Many writers have written in this vain, some of the better offers including Stephen King s 11.22.63 on how to go back in time to stop the JFK assassination and Stephen Fry s Making History on how to go back in time to kill Hitler Despite it s frankly lame title, Shift is also a good attempt at alternate history Kring and Peck bring together several topics that make their novel the most believable of the group I ve read It s still quite out there that said.The first 85% of Shift are unrelated to the JFK assassination and if the cover and this review didn t mention it then it might have been a surprise Regardless the way that the internal politics of the early sixties spy agencies play out are interesting and integral to the world that the authors are attempting to build A world of CIA, FBI, KGB, JFK and LSD A world where one man can decide to kill another man in an attempt to bring about world war A world we almost live in every day.There are many allusions to conspiracies within t This book starts out in the year 1963 Chandler Forrestal was just an innocent victim He met Naz, a nice woman who spiked his drink, only she didn t slip him a roofie Naz gave Chandler a bunch of LCD As if things aren t out of this world crazy enough when you are under the influence of mind altering drugs Chandler Suddenly, Chandler starts experiencing some mental changes Chandler believes that he has uncovered the true facts about President Kennedy s assassination Everyone is involved from the Mafia, CIA, and FBI to the Russians It is going to be one roller coaster ride Shift is book one of the Gates of Orpheus Trilogy I have never read anything by either Mr Kring or Mr Peck I thought this book had some good potential I admit though that it started out really slowly for me In fact I put this book down about a third of the way into it and walked away It wasn t because I didn t like this book but because it too me a while to get into it I want TV showrunner Tim Kring and his cowriter, the experienced novelist Dale Peck, have produced an alternate history mashup of mind control, LSD, conspiracy and the Kennedy assassination that goes on a bit too long with characters that showed promise for a while, until, well, the damn thing exhausted me The authors beat the dead horse of a premise with a stick that got bloody about half way through Given that we know the outcome of the story, the only reason to slog through would be the compelling characters and an intriguing premise Both started well for me I liked the scion of the ruling class turned philosopher who was targeted by the CIA for the LSD experiment I liked the malevolent renegade, the disillusioned FBI agent, even the mysterious Asian whore runner But not enough to care, when the threads of the plot got inevitably knotted into a ball, just how and why the strands got straightened out Oddly, Stephen K


About the Author: Tim Kring

Tim Kring is the creator, an executive producer, and a writer for Heroes Kring has worked as an executive producer for all four seasons of the show He is the most prolific writer for the series Tim Kring is well versed in writing and creating entertainment He began his writing career for the hit TV show Knight Rider in the early 1980s In 1987 Kring penned Teen Wolf Too alongside Jeph Loeb He


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