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Author Luke P. Narlee returns with another wild and unpredictable tale about the human condition. Only this time, there’s an entire country at stake.

Depression has swept across the nation since the initiation of the Lockdown. The public has been systematically deprived of anything that brings them entertainment, or allows them to express emotion.

When an utterly hopeless J
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Kindle Edition, 509 pages
Published May 2nd 2017 by Pronoun
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Mischenko
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
To see my Q&A with the author and my full review, please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com

I read Guest Bed last year and really enjoyed it, so I was super excited to see that Luke Narlee had written another book. This dystopian novel is totally unique and nothing like what I expected.

Everyone's on lockdown and forced to remain inside a wall. Not only that, pretty much EVERYTHING has been taken away, even photographs. People are depressed with no emotion or feeling left. Jacob, the main chara
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Larry H
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I'd rate this 4.5 stars.

Man oh man, I won't be able to get this one out of my head for a while...

It's funny; I used to read a ton of dystopian novels. I remember marveling just how far-fetched they all seemed, how hopeless the authors made life out to be, and how change could be inspired by the resistance of one person. And then (pardon my editorializing) the events of the last few months has brought the far-fetched a little closer. While I'm not ready to volunteer as a tribute, the idea of our
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Zoeytron
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
'What is a memory worth to you?'

So this is what it has come to . . . . . the human race is on Lockdown and situated behind The Wall for their own protection. Facial expressions are bland, devoid of emotion. Blankness where there was once animation. There is no music, no phones, no photos, and memories are gone, as well.

A mirror that reflects what isn't, a room with a bed, a nearly deserted diner, a devil woman, the numbers 3/86, the colors yellow, orange, and green. What does it all mean?

Next
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Arah-Lynda
Jul 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: i-said, paperwhite
I have started this review several times now without any success, which is to say I would not publish the gobbledygook of my thought processes.  The truth is I am really torn about my feelings for this story.

On the one hand, imagining a world where people experience little or no feelings and have no  memories about anything what so ever is intriguing.  Trouble is it can also be quite tedious.

The Appointment is a very unique dystopian story.  Mankind is on lockdown, situated behind a wall that is
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Noah Nichols
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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From now on, I will put all my energy into drinking and forgetting. Drinking and forgetting. Because I’m better off not feeling anything. We all are.

Make no bones about it...this fantastic book really hit me, man (or woman). I had to take a few days just to reflect on it all. Yes, it's that involved. The intricate, interconnected plot of The Appointment: Lost and Found is what captivated me so effortlessly from beginning to end. You could feel the emotional weight that the main character, Jaco
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Vanessa
Jun 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Ok so this is a major departure from my normal reading genre, I normally steer clear of dystopia and sci fi novels but I thought just keep my mind open and you never know!

This was a crazy little mind twisting adventure and I was happy to go along for the ride even though I struggled to suspend disbelief at first. I think I was way over my head on this one but It's good to try different genres once in awhile and I thank the author Luke P. Narlee for the opportunity to read your new book. I would
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Linda
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
Wow, Luke Narlee has taken me on the adventure of a lifetime! I just finished this book and am left wanting more, I didn't want it to end. I was hooked from page one. I felt a strong connection to the main character Jacob Johansson, I liked the guy. Narlee did a great job with character development. My emotions were all over the place as the story develops. An exciting, intense read; my thoughts were, hey this could really happen. I don't want to give anything away, you need to read it for yours ...more
Tooter
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars
Another good one by Luke Narlee. I'm not usually a big fan of the dystopian genre but this one really took me by surprise. And that ending...or non-ending - can't wait for book 2!
Tamara Beach
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Luke Narlee's second book is a riveting read. From the very first paragraph it draws you in and doesn't let go. As you travel on this emotional-in-every-way journey with Jacob, you may find yourself thinking about your own life differently and cherishing each moment and feeling a bit more. You will find yourself laughing, getting teary-eyed, and possibly even falling in love.

You might also find yourself making comparisons to daily life in the real world today—and by the end of the book, you'll k
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Sara Pack
May 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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An amazing new adventure like no other I've read! Jacob goes through a lot in this book, from beginning to end. I'm not giving anything away, though!

Luke P. Narlee has done an awesome job of capturing a full spectrum of emotions in this book. If you liked Guest Bed, you will LOVE The Appointment! You will come away from it with a newfound appreciation for your own emotions and day-to-day interactions with others.
B.W. Ginsburg
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Luke P. Narlee's novel, The Appointment, is proof that a treasure trove of fantastic indie authors exist. If ever a book can prove a reader wrong that an author must be well-known to be talented, it is The Appointment. The novel is fresh, fast-paced, thrilling, and doesn't contain a single dull moment.

From start to finish, The Appointment keeps its readers interested and on edge. Not only is the novel entertaining, but it also makes one stop and think; questioning humanity at every flip of the
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Carrie Sue
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book took me by surprise. The first act built up slowly. I had a slightly hard time diving in but there were enough questions put in my head by the plot that I knew I needed to continue reading. Then came the second act: the eponymous "appointment," and all it entailed. Narlee created an imaginative and intelligent puzzle that had me constantly wondering what was real and what was not. The compelling need for answers ramped up throughout the heart of the story and didn't let up through the ...more
K.M. Allan
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Like the main character in this book, for the majority of it, I had no idea what was going on. That wasn't a bad thing, though, considering it's set in a dystopian world where humans have forgotten how to feel and everyone is part of a mysterious lockdown. During this lockdown, Jacob Johansen is sent an invitation to attend an appointment. It's at this appointment that he becomes part of an experiment that sees him question everything, meet past and future loves, and sets him on a mission to sav ...more
Alex Reneski
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent writing, puts you in the protagonist 's mind? head? heart? Takes a while ...to the end of the book..to figure out what is happening (and what is not!), and even then , we are left hanging!
Keeps us interested and entertained, but gets 4 stars because it does not really end.
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Luke P. Narlee is an American independent author from Baltimore, Maryland whose stories tend to focus on love, relationships, and the human condition; regardless of the genre. His first novel, Guest Bed, is a story about the daily struggles and joys of adulthood, marriage, and raising children with someone, while also serving as an entertaining mystery, full of suspense, twists and romance. His se ...more