Long Life and Telepathy by Paul Phenomenon

Author's Description:
Tom Patterson stopped aging after an accident in 1959 when he was thirty years old. The same accident made him a telepath. Not aging presents problems. Tom must stage his death and start over about every twenty-five years with a new identity, which means he can't grow old with his women. When he is seventy-six, he starts a new life as Clint Wayne, a life he plans to spend in quiet contemplation at a small horse ranch in Arizona. Will he find love and happiness?
Size: 766 KB ( ~ 145,256 words)
Genre: Science Fiction
Sex Contents: Minimal Sex
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Romantic, Rape, Science Fiction, Slow, Violent

Review by Jim S   [other reviews by Jim S]

Reviewed: 2014-01-07

This story was written across a nine month period in 2011. As of this writing, it is rated 8.53 and fully deserves the same.

This story has two main strengths. First, it is a good story. It moves actively from a humble beginning to a humble end. The action between these two poles is fast paced and will keep your attention. I know it kept mine.

The second strength is character development. Paul Phenomenon took the time to even develop some of the minor characters. And by taking time I mean taking a half chapter doing so. And it's worth it as the character development lends force to the action taken by the characters later in the story.

The only negative that I can mention is sequencing; sometimes the character acts before he/she is fully developed. It's a minor problem though,and not enough to take away from a full enjoyment of the story.

It's a great story and hard to put down once you start. Take the time.

Plot: 9 | Technical Quality: 10 | Appeal to Reviewer: 10