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Dark Eyes, Deep Eyes

Title: Dark Eyes, Deep Eyes
Author: T. Neal Tarver
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Description: This story describes the lives of two men who are radically different. Wayne is a mature man, who is clearly missing the joy in his life. Nick is a young, wild, womanizer who thinks only about himself and meeting his immediate wants at the expense of others. Each man experiences a traumatic event that puts his life on hold. Wayne finds himself in Heaven and Nick is not surprised to find himself in Hell. This is the story of their personal journeys and more.


I had a hard time getting through this book. The first few chapters went off without a hitch and kept me interested. However, when Wayne and Nick both visit their respective destinations, the writing becomes like molasses. There was way too much detail and I put the book down for a few weeks because, I really dreaded reading every possible description of everything. Heaven’s description is comparable to sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows, with Barney the Dinosaur roaming around. It’s sort of reminded me of playing Candyland as a child. I found myself skimming through the chapter describing Wayne’s Heaven experience and actually reading Nick’s Hell experience. Hell had some action and actually, a point. I just felt that the Heaven chapters were cheapened with all the sweets, pet-hummingbirds, talking Cheetahs, etc. It felt as though two different authors wrote the book; one wrote about Heaven, the other wrote about Hell.

I would not recommend this book. I think it needs work. I’m a little hesitant to mention this because, it looks like so many people “helped” the author with the creative process. The idea is great, the front and back ends are good, but the Heaven/Hell chapter split is a total mess.


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