2017 Dragon Award Finalist – Best Sci-Fi Novel
2017 Readers’ Favorite Awards – Honorable Mention
2017 New Apple Summer E-Book Awards – Official Selection
2017 ETWG Blue Ribbon Book Cover Contest – 2nd Place
Thousands have checked into the Infinity Hotel over the years. None of them have ever checked out.
Peter Childress and Charlie Womack are successful engineers on their way to Phoenix for an important presentation. But one of Charlie’s infamous “shortcuts” has gotten them good and lost once again. As night falls, the pair stumble across the Infinity Hotel and the promise of a meal, fuel and a good night’s sleep before starting off fresh in the morning is too good to pass up.
But while Charlie immediately takes to the hotel’s amazing amenities, Peter begins to uncover some of the hotel’s dark secrets – a seemingly unlimited number of floors, guests that appear out of time and place and a next morning that never seems to come. Worse still, the entrance to the Infinity has disappeared and no other apparent exit back to the outside world is in sight.
Now, under the watchful eyes of the hotel’s manager and front desk clerk, Peter searches for a way back out and uncovers the horrible truth behind the mystery of the Infinity Hotel – and the fate of a ruined world, as well as all of humanity, may rest on his success or failure.
Rating: (4 / 5)
As a writer, I am constantly striving for improvement in my own writing, so my brain is attuned to looking for, and finding, repeating words among other things. If they story isn’t strong enough, I am bogged down with the smallest detail. Reading becomes difficult.
That wasn’t the case with this book. Yes, I could probably send the author a huge list of repeating words, but I am not going to. His well-crafted story kept me so engaged that I had a hard time extracting myself from the two worlds he created. One, our own Earth destroyed in a freak accident and the other a hotel that spans centuries within its own walls. How the two are related unfolds at a good pace with the narration switching characters and points of view in very smooth transitions. Except for a few places where there was some quick shifting, which again can be forgiven. There was also spots where a different point of view should have been used. Again, no big deal.
I would have given this wonderful read a five star rating, if not for these few hiccups. The fact that I finished the book in one night speaks volumes. I haven’t done that in a very long time.
And yes, the way the two worlds connect is very surprising. Predictable perhaps, if I analyzed things in great detail. The beauty of the story is that I didn’t want to. No thinking, just pure enjoyment. For which I offer the author my heartfelt thanks.