In Monomania: The Autobiography of Tom Dory, author Tim Dunn brilliantly explores the power of the human mind while in a catatonic state. His writing reveals his amazing insight into the world of dreams, intuitions, and visions. His imaginative and riveting writing style brings all the senses into play as he describes the subconscious phenomenon of Tom Dory’s dreams.
In his fictional "autobiography" of Tom Dory, Tim Dunn has created a complex, multidimensional character, a socially introverted loner, bullied and humiliated by his peers; bored with his classes throughout junior high and high school, as he obsessed with images inside his brain. The story takes Tom into and through his college years and on into his adulthood as he pursues answers to the workings of his inner mind.
Tim Dunn’s writing is gripping; each chapter reads like a scripted independent episode of a television serial drama, drawing the reader into an anticipation of the outcome of the next installment. His narrative is a combination of “intensity, surrealism, and awe-inspiring grandeur.”
Each chapter builds on the earlier one and heightens tension to keep the story moving, relating the concept and content of Tom’s premonition of future events, hunches resulting in coincidental phenomena, a fascination with things that are not real, weird aberrations of death and danger, and the feelings of fear, anxiety, rage, and revenge.
Tim’s portrayal of Tom’s heartrending, confusing thoughts and dreams of survival are revealed through a merger of memories and dreams that will become etched in the deep recesses of the mind of the reader caught up in the question of, “Do dreams transpire into reality?”
Monomania: The Autobiography of Tom Dory is destined to establish Tim Dunn as a serious contender in the genre of fiction merging mental aberrations with physical reality.