Fiction - Horror
283 Pages
Reviewed on 03/19/2016
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Author Biography

G.A. Minton has been an ardent fan of horror and sci-fi his entire life. Growing up as an Air Force brat, he’s lived in different cities across the U.S., thus allowing him to observe a variety of cultures. When he isn’t writing, you can usually find him out on the golf course, chasing after a little white ball. His other hobbies include reading, traveling, fishing, snorkeling, working out, listening to hard rock music, and watching great movies. He has a wife, a son and daughter, and two Bengal cats.
Weirdly enough, it was only after G.A. was rear-ended by a drunk driver and suffered a closed-head injury, that he developed a newfound passion for writing (a true story, even though it sounds like a fictitious plot for a horror novel). He pens his novels freestyle, almost in a stream of consciousness, relying on no outlines, formats, or templates for assistance—the narrative is able to flow freely from his imagination, ending up with a storyline that contains an ordered sequence of events. One might surmise that the damaged neurons in his frontal cortex had rearranged themselves into a different pattern, thereby enhancing the creative elements in his brain. Who knows? Stranger things have happened!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Gracie Bradford for Readers' Favorite

Trisomy XXI by GA Minton has 266 pages of adventure with twists and turns the reader would not expect. The story begins with an old drunk named Henry, who encounters an unidentified object in the woods. When he tells his story, no one believes him - given his drunken state most of the time. Henry lives in a small town called Tranquil, located in Arizona. The city itself is charming, and its environment and surroundings reflect the meaning of the town's name. The next character is more interesting than the old drunk. He is a 16-year-old boy with Down’s Syndrome, who has an overzealous religious father who believes he is God’s messenger. The story of the boy’s transformation and ordeals in life takes the reader to another dimension throughout the rest of the story.

Trisomy XXI by GA Minton is a story of religion and great encounters unlike many in other books. The chapters are well developed and flow well. The writer tells his story, adding excitement and anticipation from chapter to chapter. The books are suitable for an adult audience. Unless one is aware of the meaning of the word “Trisomy”, they would not know that the book is about a boy with Down’s Syndrome. The struggles of this 16-year-old boy are sometimes frightening; sometimes unbelievable, and sometimes very emotional. The story starts with the old man named Henry and ends with the impact of Henry’s sighting in the forest that no one believed. A long read, but well worth finishing the book.

Chris Fischer

Author G.A. Minton's Trisomy XXI is a book with an exciting and unique premise that will keep readers turning the pages from the very beginning all the way through the very end. Follow the story of sixteen-year-old Joshua Allen, a young man born with an extra chromosome causing Trisomy XXI, also known as Down Syndrome, as he goes through some incredibly remarkable changes. Joshua suffers a terrible accident and, while he is comatose in the hospital, receives an experimental injection that gives him amazing superpowers. But when a rash of horrible murders occurs in Joshua's small town, what first seemed like a miracle for Joshua might end up turning into more of a curse. And when an alien monster shows up, intent on finding and destroying him, things go from bad to worse.

I definitely enjoyed Trisomy XXI. Author G.A. Minton has made a bold choice in choosing a young man with Down Syndrome as the protagonist of this book, and has done a great job at making him so much more than just a stereotype of someone with a disability. This read had action almost from the very beginning and will definitely be able to keep readers on the edge of their seats, even gasping with surprise at times. Any reader who enjoys a great work of horror should definitely grab Trisomy XXI. I am pleased to recommend this book, and will look for more from author G.A. Minton in the very near future!