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Snooze: A Story of Awakening

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From acclaimed author Sol Luckman comes SNOOZE, the riveting, coming-of-age tale of one extraordinary boy’s awakening to the world-changing reality of his dreams, Winner of the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award for New Age Fiction.

Join Max Diver, aka “Snooze,” along the razor’s edge of a quest to rescue his astronaut father from a fate stranger than death in the exotic,
ebook, 485 pages
Published October 20th 2016 by Crow Rising Transformational Media (first published April 20th 2014)
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Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gotta love a book that you cannot put down - and mourn the end of.

I came across a review of Snooze posted on Facebook last Thursday, and, having nothing else in the queue, bought the e-version and started reading. 3 late nights later (sorry kids for being somewhat absent for Labor Day weekend) I am transformed.

One of the greatest parts of fiction in my world is when an author seamlessly blends the science and the story together into a new and Amazing world that I would love to enter myself. And
Iona  Stewart
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was fortunate to receive the book free for purposes of review.

I found it highly enjoyable and an easy read. In fact it is as easy to read as a children´s book, and I understand it is intended for young adults. I don´t really fall into that category, ha, ha, but this only goes to show that it is suitable for all age groups.

We follow the life and heroic adventures of Max Andrew Diver, who from an early age has had amazing lucid dreams in which he flies to various destinations throughout the worl
Merry Hall
May 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Snooze is a book for readers ready to awaken from our mass cultural illusion before we self-destruct. Snooze calls out for readers who are up to the challenging adventure of opening their minds. It illustrates, in intriguing story form, the possibilities that imagination, dreams, visions, paranormal experiences, and lucid dreaming may hold the keys to resolving the ecological, economic, social, and political deadlocks we are currently experiencing.

The characters have names that point to their ar
I finished this book earlier this year and never got around to reviewing it. I think I was having a difficult time putting my thoughts together. And, of course, passing time has not helped the matter any. Now I'm further removed from the story and will not be able to offer as much detail as I might have been able to do then.

What I remember most is being disappointed with the ending. I wanted there to be more. I didn't want to feel like I was left hanging. When I'm reading a book, I like the auth
Ingrid Hall
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The aptly named Snooze is without doubt one of the best coming of age, awakening books that I have ever read, and it had me entranced from the beginning to the end. Unlike a lot of books in the YA genre, which while perfectly enjoyable, are nonetheless superficial, Snooze takes the reader on a magical mystery tour of astral projection, lucid dreaming, out of body experiences, levitation, telepathy...the list goes on, and all of this is interwoven with themes of bullying, isolation, grief, friend ...more
Jul 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A coming of age story about Max, the main character, as we see him in his twelfth year and then in college after having lost both parents. This is also a coming of age story, on larger scale, as our world is entering a time of Awakening, and Luckman provides some details on this process based on science, even if not mainstream science.

This story reminds us of the importance of love and our connection with family. With love and a willingess to trust in the order of universe, we lose fear. We watc
Utterly engrossing!! This is truly a riveting “becoming awake” adventure. With an undercurrent of Max’s acceptance of who he is, this wonderfully spun tale touches so many topics that benefit us all to have in our consciousnesses. While the story is presented as fiction, there is so much to learn here. Google was my constant companion as I read, discovering so many ideas new to me, presented in this story, that actually have their basis in this reality, as well as learning of intriguing people I ...more
Nancy Crom
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! It was so interesting that I could hardly put it down! It combined all of my interests, as well as showing the beauty of a Native American path, in which we know that we are all in this together, that everything has consciousness, and that we humans need to find better ways to live or we will destroy our home planet. I would recommend Snooze to anyone who enjoys fantasy, science fiction, spirituality, and Native American studies, as it combines all four of these aspects.
Sep 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Snooze" is a brilliant, loving adventure, of the heart and soul, into the quantum reciprocal realms of time-space. Sol Luckman has succeeded in transporting the reader directly into such an experience. To the wise and open-hearted, this is a journey into magic, beauty, and wonder not to be missed!!! ...more
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow would be an understatement here! Balancing incredible intellect with impressively unfettered imagination, Luckman has somehow managed to draw from eclectic and thought provoking subject matter and bring it all together in a fascinating and deeply meaningful story. If you don’t think you will identifying with a story which includes such things as Sasquatch, espionage, and flying dinosaurs, think again. This story has something for all of us and serves to remind us about the importance of beli ...more
Les Kudla
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome reading adventure!
If you want to be put on exhilarating, fascinating journey from the comfort of your own living room (or whatever place you choose), you must get this book. Make sure you have plentiful food and water near you, because you will not be able to set this book aside, until you have finished reading it.
Sol Luckman will masterfully lead you through the real and not so real worlds of reality and fantasy, which are hardly distinguishable. Deep knowledge of the subjects described
Plochborough Halpin
Snooze is a book you will have a hard time forgetting. Full of the dusty magic that makes novels legendary, it tackles everything it touches head-on, but with a dreaminess that is truly captivating and inspiring.

The story is amazing, traveling through space and time to tell a tale that is extremely simple but very unique. The characters are extremely well developed; Max and his father have a relationship that truly expresses raw familial love, and Max's loss at his father's disappearance is defi
Annerie Warrington
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystical
Snooze is a highly enjoyable coming of age book set in the very real contemporary setting of young adults realizing their innate multi-sensory abilities. Using easy-to-digest symbolism, Sol Luckman weaves a wonderful story through parallel timelines and takes the reader on a voyage of discovery. Similar to Richard Bach in style, Sol writes from the heart and touches the core essence of what makes us human: the journey of the hero.

Snooze comes highly recommended to anyone enjoying topics on paran
Hanna Kudla
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading “Snooze: a story of Awakening”. It is classified as fiction. Characters are fictional but this book content for me is so real, that I feel as I was traveling with main character between various realities. Definitely it’s a story of Awakening, and might help awaken all conscious or longing to become conscious readers! Great book, great read!!!
Korianne Haas
Jul 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heartwarming, satisfying and highly enjoyable read. I am a big fan of Sol Luckman's work in DNA Potentiation (see my reviews for Potentiate your DNA and Conscious Healing) and enjoyed the first book of his Beginner's Luke series, though I haven't yet read the others in that series. Snooze reveals a new facet of Luckman's genius and completely exceeded my expectations. I really enjoyed the characters, the plot, the conclusion and all of the "radical" ideas thrown in. It was pure fun sprinkled wit ...more
Peter M Johnston
If you have any interest in lucid dreaming, astral travel, or paranormal phenomena, you'll love reading this book.

It's very well written, and grabs you so much that its hard to put down, not just for the action & adventure, but for the questions it raises about some things labelled "so far unexplained".

The story centres on Max as he comes of age at college & university, taking advantage of his gift of lucid dreaming & astral projection to propel him into a quest which also becomes an initiation
Kristina Barker
Jun 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Traveling along with Snooze/Maxwell was a wonderful adventure in the supernatural realm, as well as in the ‘real’ world. The continuous connections throughout the story and in his young adult life, allowed me to go back in ‘time’ to experience their moment of conception, drawing me further into the story.
I was happy to see that this novel was more than a young adult book, as older adults will love it too (I am 48yrs old). There are layers to this story, allowing each reader to enjoy the same sto
Lisa La rosa
Dec 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book. Liking a book is so personal and for me, at this juncture of my life, it fit in perfectly. It was a great adventure with lots of lessons about awareness and consciousness not to mention the notion of possibilities. I was literally swept away by it and felt a loss when I was done. I'm hoping I will get to read a few more chapters at least, of how the next months of their lives go. I can only assume the ending was like falling off a cliff because there will be a seque ...more
Kimrey Levy-mickelson
i received this book in the mail a couple of days ago. i had already begun reading another book so i thought i would wait to start Snooze after finishing that one. but i decided to read the first chapter. and the second, and the third... i am enjoying it SO much. it's pulled me in and is touching my heart in a wonderful way. i look forward to spending time in it and will post a 'real' review when i have finished. thank you, Sol Luckman!!! ...more
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mr. Luckman has blessed us with an absolutely enlightening, heart warming story filled with inspiration, adventure, and love. I believe most readers will readily relate to or identify with Max or some of his experiences. Snooze is a beautiful and fascinating depiction of the awakening process that will touch your heart. Enjoy Mr. Luckman's precious gift! ...more
Carolyn Barnes
Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Only a master like Sol Luckman can take complex, abstract concepts and make them effortlessly understood and enjoyed by many! I thoroughly delighted in the smooth, fluid flow of this story jam-packed with symbolism and spiritual insights. Full of suspense, intrigue and humor, I was completely captivated from beginning to end!
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Here is why the book works for me:

descriptive playful writing that draws you in

hooks that trigger deeper questions

cultural references that captivate

a comparative dialectic of the road well travelled of health vs. habit
Jun 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story was entertaining and inspirational. It is one of those books that is hard to put down once you begin. Be prepared for the expected and unexpected.
I won this in a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway...thank you! I didn’t read it, but I passed it over to my hubby and he really enjoyed this book. He thought it was fun, imaginative, and a great read!
Sol Luckman
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed by June Kent in the Upcoming Issue of INDIE SHAMAN Magazine

Superlative fiction! SNOOZE tells the captivating “coming-of-age” tale of Max Diver (aka “Snooze”) as he accepts and explores his ability to travel in his dreams and ventures on a quest to rescue his astronaut father.

Engrossing, entertaining and occasionally humorous, SNOOZE also takes a look at a wide range of subjects including levitation, telepathy, lucid dreaming, spirit animals, parallel universes and shamanic-like journeyi
Riccardo Broccoletti
A captivating story of the discovery of a young man of his own power, of the structure of reality, and a lot of things inbetween. Sol likes to lay down a lot of "fringe" knowledge through the chapters and expose the readers to surprising truths they might not be aware of, and as much as it may feel a bit eye-rolling sometimes, they're well-woven into the plot, and always welcome, either as a reminder or a novel explanation/discovery.

The plot is a rollercoaster of well-shaped characters and gripp
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Non-stop page turner

Sol Luckman has written an incredible book in Snooze. This is a non-stop page turner. The book continued to move faster and faster while giving me the feeling of not wanting it end. Sol masterfully blends science and spirituality with fable and myth. No matter your age, nor your depth of spiritualness, this is a must read.
Laura of Lurking
Originally reviewed on LauraofLurking

Strong language: None
Drugs: None
Violence: Some, mild
Sexual content: None

I received a free copy of this book from the author in return for an unbiased review

Many of the reviews I have seen have treated this as a spiritual, or awakening guidebook. Personally, while I am interested in theories in what we call supernatural (for example I find it hard to believe that civilisation thousands of years ago who'd never met all developed myths of creatures such as vampi
Sep 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
[ Disclaimer: I have received a free copy of Snooze: A Story of Awakening from the author in return for an unbiased review. ]

Snooze: A Story of Awakening is the coming-of-age journey of Snooze, a thirteen year old boy with a very unusual ability and destiny.

Max aka Snooze, so aptly named for his affinity for sleep, is able to astrally project outside of his body during slumber. At first, seeing his dreams as nothing more than idle musings of a resting mind, a number of treasures retrieved durin

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His new novel, CALI THE DESTROYER, is a page-turner of a sci-fi tale set in an Orwellian future seeded in the dystopian present that radically rewrites Gnosticism as well as the origins of the earth and

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