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House of Brian

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  3 ratings  ·  1 review
This is a modern day story about an old man and a boy; their lives forever integrated by an accident and an evil doctor’s insatiable drive to unravel the mysteries of the human mind. The ensuing operation pushes the medical boundaries beyond moral and ethical limits. The end result is a situation in which a relatively mature individual is forced to cope as a young teenager ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 5th 2015 by FriesenPress (first published December 31st 2014)
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Barry Tyrrell
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This story is sort of unusual as it begins like an adult crime fiction and takes an unseen twist and becomes a YA. The author peppers Sth. African history and people throughout as well as instances of brain surgery. The story does move along well enough. I didn't like the two cops discussing their motives and openly siding with some of the characters. Don't judge this book by its cover, which could be mistaken for a gardening book or dendrology (plants and trees) manual. I will, however read the ...more
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Barry started this book more than 15 years ago, as a way to relax after completing his Masters' degree. In his youth, he published many short stories under a pseudonym.
Barry lives quietly, with his wife Gail, on a farm in central Alberta.
He is working on completing a trilogy with 'House of Brian' being Book I
"The grandchildren keep us young, with a zest for life."

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