Once in a while, I come across a book that is just one of the most amazingly written works I have had the pleasure to review – Miracle Man is one of those books.
Mr. Leibowitz’ book kept me glued to its pages. Every chapter was a joy to read, and the trials and tribulations the main character Bobby Austin encountered were dramatically presented. The book was well researched and written with a knowledgeable pen. I have to admit, the author would have had me convinced that this was a biography about a genius of a man, had I not known it was fiction.
This is a magnificent story of a boy genius and how he evolves into manhood, from a young inquisitive child to a multi-degreed research scientist ready to take on the world. His devotion to his work and his never ending battle to find solutions to problems make him a chronic compulsive individual. He has very few friends and leads the life of a recluse, until one day when he meets a girl who almost equals his intelligence level.
Bobby takes an immediate liking to her and asks her to work in his lab, since she is highly qualified to assist him in his endeavors to find cures for the world’s worst diseases. About this time the reader would expect Bobby to fall in love with this girl since she is everything that he would like to have in a girlfriend, but for “Bobby Austin”, that is not the case. For Bobby, falling in love is not a normal function, and he does not recognize the fact until very much later in the book. I waited for the longest time for him to realize that he loves the girl and tell her so but that didn’t happen. Bobby spends a lot of time in his lab, and that’s a good thing because that way they are both in close proximity.
I will not ruin the book for anyone by telling you anymore except the fact that it has a very realistic ending.
Miracle Man by William R. Leibowitz is destined to be a best seller. I gave it one of my very rare A+ ratings. It had everything that one could ask for in a good novel. The book is also very “General Audience” in the fact that the author manages to write a dramatically superior novel, without the use of profanity.Powered by Sidelines