Book Review: The Diary Of An Immortal (1945-1959) by David J. Castello

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About the Author

David J Castello is the Editor-in-Chief and COO for the CCIN network where he has written hundreds of articles on a variety of topics for Nashville.com, Whisky.com, PalmSprings.com, Bullion.com, Traveler.com and more. 
On December 7, 2016, The Daily Beast featured his story, The Man Who Tried To Stop Pearl Harbor, for the 75th anniversary of the attack. 
The Diary Of An Immortal (1945-1959) is his debut novel. 
Born in the Bronx, David J Castello currently resides in Nashville.

The Recommendation

Go out and get this book if you are someone that likes through provoking and interesting reads that will captivate you from beginning to end.

The Rating

This was a truly unique read. It has fantasy elements that are handled really well, but it is also deep and through provoking in a way that a lot of books wish they could be but fall short in actually becoming.

I loved the main character and just how conflicted he was throughout the entire story. He didn't really seem to know what he wanted to do, and was constantly at odds with himself, and that made him all the more compelling.

I also love period pieces, and having this be placed around World War II was a really good piece that made it all more interesting and provocative. All in all, this was a great read and I can see a lot of people really enjoying it.

Seriously, go out and get a copy of this. You won't regret it.

The Review

5-Stars

About the Book

THE DIARY OF AN IMMORTAL (1945–1959) is the story of twenty-one-year-old U.S. Army combat medic Steven Ronson, a man who escapes the constant inundation and threat of death in World War Two after he discovers an immortality formula designed for Adolf Hitler during the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp in April of 1945.

Steven begins consuming the immortality formula and, after realizing that aging and death no longer control his life, travels to Manhattan to realize his childhood dream of becoming a jazz saxophonist on 52nd Street. The immortality formula gives him supernatural powers and fantastic musical abilities. His performance catches the attention of a disgraced British missionary and his adopted niece who knew the Buddhist monks in China that have guarded the original formula for thousands of years.

After a series of disturbing and prophetic visions, Steven accepts an invitation from the ex-missionary to journey to Xian. In a mountain monastery outside of the city, Steven discovers the incredible truth about the formula and the monks, and the interstellar origins of Jesus Christ and the human race. But time is running out−the German occultists who helped bring Hitler to power in the 1930s have selected another Aryan messiah, and this time he has the formula. Steven cannot allow the nightmare he experienced in Germany to happen again.


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