By Monica Nino, San Antonio Living
SAN ANTONIO - My quest to find books that aren't on the list of the usual suspects of everyone's "must read" hymn continues. Over the last few months, I've read local authors, self published works and national authors. Those that caught my eye in my free time online, at bookstores or by word of mouth made my reading list. I think the phrase "Go Local" applies to more than just locally produced fruits and veggies... it should apply to locally published books too.
Next up, was "Schizophrenic Messiah" by Marcos Lerma. Don't let the title confuse or turn you away from diving right in to a true page turner. Lerma is a first-time author from San Antonio.
"Schizophrenic Messiah" is a modern day tale of a man who begins seeing visions and walks a fine line of wondering if it's all in his head or if they are reality.
Jacob, the main character, goes from having a great job, beautiful girlfriend and picture perfect life to having everything change when he starts seeing visions. The life he knew quickly fades away when he's committed to a psychiatric hospital where fellow patients see him as a Messiah.
Jacob's able to perform miracles and healings on patients. His doctor pushes hard to make sure he sees that they are delusions... but are they?
He meets resistance from his doctor who tries to convince him that they are all in his head and that none of it is real.
Throughout the book, you're left second guessing your initial thoughts of what you believe to be the truth. I found myself changing my mind over and over again. I changed my mind up until the last two pages of the book!
I enjoyed this read and would recommend it to anyone looking for something out of the ordinary. It's a fast read full of detailed descriptions to keep you engaged and moving from chapter to chapter.
You can get a taste of the first few chapters by visiting schizophrenicmessiah.com...
Want to recommend a good book? Question? Comment? Email Monica at MonicaNino@woaitv.com