The Diary of An Immortal (1945-1959) by David Castello #review#

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THE DIARY OF AN IMMORTAL (1945–1959) is the story of twenty-one-year-old U.S. Army combat medic Steven Ronson, a man who escapes the constant inundation and threat of death in World War Two after he discovers an immortality formula designed for Adolf Hitler during the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp in April of 1945.

Steven begins consuming the immortality formula and, after realizing that aging and death no longer control his life, travels to Manhattan to realize his childhood dream of becoming a jazz saxophonist on 52nd Street. The immortality formula gives him supernatural powers and fantastic musical abilities. His performance catches the attention of a disgraced British missionary and his adopted niece who knew the Buddhist monks in China that have guarded the original formula for thousands of years.

After a series of disturbing and prophetic visions, Steven accepts an invitation from the ex-missionary to journey to Xian. In a mountain monastery outside of the city, Steven discovers the incredible truth about the formula and the monks, and the interstellar origins of Jesus Christ and the human race. But time is running out−the German occultists who helped bring Hitler to power in the 1930s have selected another Aryan messiah, and this time he has the formula. Steven cannot allow the nightmare he experienced in Germany to happen again.

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This book is the Online Book Club.or February Book of the Month.

Let me start this review by saying I’m torn writing this, there were aspects of this book I liked and aspects of it I didn’t like. There’s immortals in this book and they’re not vampires!! Of course there’s evil in the form of Nazis and believe it or not Buddhist monks. 

This is the story of Steven Ronson. He’s a 21 year old medic during WWII. He’s in the group of soldiers that arrive to liberate the POW camp at Dachau. Now if you know your history, to you know what happened at Dachau, human experiment’s.   These experiments were both physical and medical and the POWs were used as guinea pigs. When Steven and the others arrive at the camp they find some of the most horrific sights that no one should ever see. While searching the Kammandant’s quarters a beautiful mahogany box is found and handed to Steven as his share of the spoils. What he finds inside will change his life forever. There are two letters about discovering the key to immortality and vials upon vials of these pills that according to the letters are the immortality pills.
Why he starts taking the pills even though he doesn’t believe that they’re real is his best friend Private Douglas “Lucky” Morrison, was killed in action right in front of him two days short of his twenty-first birthday.Steven is hoping the pills will help him stay alive long enough to make it back home to Miami. He makes it home but realises two things, he’s not the same Steven he was when he left and the pills are working, so he decided to leave Miami. He heads for New York to try to become a professional jazz sax player and try to reclaim the two years he lost during the war.
While in New York he meets a man who knows all about the immortality pills and where they came from. He figures out Steven is taking them and they end up going to China to face an evil and immortal Buddhist monk who wants to rule the world. Now the rest of the monks don’t believe in violence so they hope Steven will do their dirty work for them.
Now I enjoyed a lot of the history part of this book and thought the idea of immortality was interesting but this book seemed to drag on in parts, going even further in depth than I felt was necessary. I hate reading a book where I skim over parts because I’m bored and that’s what happened a few times with this story. Don’t get me wrong the premise was interesting but I feel it could of been told in a shorter version. The further in this book I got the more I asked myself “what if?” What if I was in Steven’s place? Would I contemplate the repercussions of taking the pills or just go for it like Ronson did? Of course Steven didn’t realise what he was getting his self into, but if he did would he still of taken them? There’s a lot of moral questions in this book and it really makes you think.
Independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock. 3 hearts.
 
 
 

 

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