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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
Julian had a major problem; he was dead. He remembered seeing the gun pointed at him, and he remembered the sound, the pain and the blood. When he woke up he wasn’t sure where he was but it sure wasn’t heaven. Besides, he had never believed in God, heaven or any of that stuff. Wherever he was, it was cold and he was alone and thirsty. He headed toward the mountain. He found some odd items in his pockets: a key, a paper clip, a stamp, a magnet, and a coin. Every time he fell asleep he would wake up in a different place until he crawled into a cave where he found a fire and three people. One was a girl named Jennifer. Julian kept asking himself what was going on. Now he knew his purpose. Julian is sent on a mission to prevent a girl from becoming an addict. In the process of his mission he must face his actions and the pain he has inflicted on others. Julian had no beliefs; at least he didn’t think he believed in anything. His experience brings about significant changes in him.
"Black Spoons and Brimstone" by Kevin White offers readers a tale with a unique plot and it is told in a unique way. Julian is the main character and the narrator. The story itself is deep and multidimensional and will leave the reader pondering the meaning of the tale even long after they close the book. In Julian, White has created a realistic character that grows in front of the reader. The ending of this tale took me by surprise. Mr. White, I look forward to reading more of your books.