Monday, October 30, 2006
I just now got done reading Double Vision by Randall Ingermanson. For those of you unfamiliar with Mr. Ingermanson, he's written a few novels in the past. He also puts out a monthly e-zine and has a ton of info on the craft of writing. I took his intermediate writing course at the ACFW conference (and missed most of it due to editor and agent appointments).
After reading Double Vision, I've come to the conclusion that every aspiring writer should spend a little time at the feet of Randall Ingermanson.
This is an extremely well written book. It's the story of a man named Dillon Richards, a brilliant computer programmer with Asperger's syndrome. Dillon has been put to work with a young woman named Rachel Meyers, a genius biophysicist who has invented a quantum computer, a device that, once it's working, would be able to either break every conventional encryption program or create an unbreakable code. The problem is, someone wants the quantum computer and are willing to do just about anything to get it.
As if that wasn't bad enough, Dillon finds himself torn between Rachel and another woman, named Keryn Wills. Keryn and Rachel couldn't be more different from one another and both have designs on Dillon's heart.
I don't want to say much more than that for fear that I'll start dropping spoilers.
But like I said, this was an extremely well written novel. I especially appreciated the different voices that came out with each character. Especially Dillon. Mr. Ingermanson did a marvelous job of creating a unique voice for Dillon, one that gave me a peek into his world.
Go get this book! Now! Follow the link above and you won't regret it.