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The Reality Matrix Effect

3.43  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
When newspaper copy editor Al Frederick is called back to work after a popular congressman is shot and killed in 1971, he is unprepared for the events that follow. A suddenly changed headline splits reality and sets Frederick's life—and the course of world history—on a new path.

Fifty years later, the world is at peace, running on clean electric power produced by generator
Kindle Edition, 316 pages
Published January 27th 2013 by Boo What Books (first published January 1st 2013)
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Ben Mattlin
Sep 25, 2014 Ben Mattlin rated it it was amazing
A delightful, easy, and breathtakingly fast read!

I'm not generally a fan of sci-fi, futuristic or what-if alternate-reality stories. But having read some of the author's newspaper columns and met her on occasion, I was intrigued.

To my delight, this story drew me in from page 1 and never let go. Just when you think you've got it all figured out, she throws in a twist. You're never really sure where it's going.

I confess to having a preference for Al and Rayna's overlapping story lines than the sub
Laura Mitchell
Sep 21, 2013 Laura Mitchell added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Since I am the author of this book, and since no reviews had been posted here yet, I originally gave it five stars to reflect the overall rating at Amazon/Kindle. Now that there are more reviews both here and on Kindle, I have cleared my own rating so that the Goodreads ranking doesn't include the Kindle evaluations. You can read the Kindle reviews, get a free preview and buy/download the book at The book originally was published only as a Kindle edition, but ...more
Aug 29, 2014 Remus rated it it was amazing
I like the way the story is told, the book definitely gets you! I would describe it as "elegant", compared to other books out there. It just seems good writing. The story is captivating and complex, and the plot as well as the writing style keeps me connected to the story.
While technical details (it is SF after all) make the story interesting, the investigative skills of Al brings back the fun of old investigation movies. It is a very good mix.
If in doubt, at least try, you won't regret it!
Sean Randall
Jul 31, 2014 Sean Randall rated it it was ok
I'd hoped that, written by a journalist, this would've grabbed me. Unfortunately although it was an interesting idea I came away without really feeling much for the people.
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Laura Remson Mitchell is a former newspaper reporter/copy editor, free-lance writer, public policy analyst and disability rights advocate. Her nonfiction work has appeared in the Valley News, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Times, California Journal, Capitol Weekly and other publications. A graduate of U.S. Grant High School in Van Nuys, California, and of California State University at Northr ...more
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