Tactile Therapy

Volume One

Fiction - Action
324 Pages
Reviewed on 02/09/2021
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Author Biography

Born in the heart of New York City-Harlem-Durell Arrington has spent the second half of his life exploring the visual arts through a multitude of mediums. From Illustrating to Acting, each of these avenues always seem to have brought him back to a place of writing. It wasn't until fifteen years after he first conceptualized Tactile Therapy, that he realized the expansive story could best be told through a series of novels. Today, he continues to develop and expand the Tactile Therapy series while juggling life as an educator for inner-city youth in New York City.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

Tactile Therapy: Volume One by Durell Arrington is a science fiction novel with plenty of action and drama to keep you entertained for hours. The story follows two aliens who arrive on Earth with different goals that lead down the same path. Minutia came to Earth to find a rare artifact that fell to Earth after an asteroid attack was deterred by the humans. She entailed the help of 11-year-old Calvin who seemed to have abilities that were beyond humans. However, the path was not easy and treacherous enough to make them second-guess every decision they made. But she was not the only being on Earth with special powers and that was going to cause issues in her journey. Who was that other person on planet Earth? And was he going to cause problems for Minutia?

Tactile Therapy by Durell Arrington was the perfect beginning of an epic saga that will develop a huge fanbase. Minutia was a special character and the relationship she built with Calvin was priceless. She and Nerosion were powerfully crafted, their characters were mysterious and demanded my attention from the moment they were introduced. Calvin's character had a lot of room for growth and I loved that. I had some reservations about Minutia and Nerosion. I knew one of them was going to be the bad guy in the story, but I was not expecting what happened. I did enjoy the perspective that someone who was a villain to one person was also a hero to someone else. That theme ran straight until the end. The ending was surprising yet very satisfying as well. It was perfect to keep readers interested and wanting more!


Tactile Therapy (Volume 1) is a really strong piece of science fiction and it was such a discovery for me, I mean even the title doesn’t really hint at the story, but if you give it a chance you won’t regret it. I just blends so many elements into an enjoyable and engaging narrative. I’ve always liked stories of alien and superheroes, and the rich world they’d have to inhabit assuming they existed, and Durell Arrington really paints a picture of this world.

I mean if you evenly mildly enjoy content involving aliens and superpowers then you will enjoy this book. I’ve used science fiction to describe this book, but their are elements of factual and actual technical information which is mixed in, they use the reality to flesh out and legitimise the story, and then where reality doesn’t quite measure up they insert something to shape a rich world and an charming narrative.

Two things this story really has going for it are its characters who are interesting and dynamic, in particular Calvin and Minutia, and an action packed and adventure filled story that makes for an easy to digest and enjoyable read.

I am a fan of world building, where there is a complex universe around the characters and Durell certainly delivers with this book, and I honestly can’t wait to read the next volume because I honestly got so invested in the story and the world, rich in species and detail but without seeming like it was their to pad the story, it’s clearly the result of someone who loves their story and put a lot of effort into shaping the reality in their head onto the page.

So overall I really enjoyed this book, I’m super glad I got the chance to review it and I honestly plan to reread this series, and read any future installments that are released. So yeah make sure and check out Tactile Therapy (Volume 1) today