Thursday, August 9, 2018

"One of Us"

Craig DiLouie is an author of popular thriller, apocalyptic/horror, and sci-fi/fantasy fiction.

In hundreds of reviews, his novels have been praised for their strong characters, action, and gritty realism. Each book promises an exciting experience with people you’ll care about in a world that feels real.

These works have been nominated for major literary awards such as the Bram Stoker Award and Audie Award, translated into multiple languages, and optioned for film.

DiLouie applied the Page 69 Test to his new novel, One of Us, and reported the following:
In One of Us, a disease has produced a generation of monsters who are now growing up in orphanages. It’s both a misunderstood monster story and a novel about prejudice.

By Page 69, it’s understood some of the plague children are developing extraordinary capabilities. We are given the point of view of an agent assigned to ferret out those with powers and put them to work for the U.S. government.

Agent Shackleton:
Who would have ever guessed these kids might be the key to America reclaiming its status as a superpower? That an annoying, skinny kid with an upside-down face might play a role in that historic event?
This single paragraph tells us a lot about One of Us in that it is a story about mutants who also happen to be regular kids, and also a story about those who would exploit them.

When the kids realize both their powers and the extent of their exploitation, they will have a choice. Find a way to fit in, or rise up to claim their birthright.
Visit Craig DiLouie's website.

My Book, The Movie: One of Us.

--Marshal Zeringue