74. Mind MGMT: The Manager by Matt Kindt
Mind MGMT: Volume 1
(US) - (Canada) - (Kindle)
Apr. 23, 2013, Dark Horse, 152 pgs
"Reporting on a commercial flight where everyone aboard lost their memories, a young journalist stumbles onto a much bigger story, the top-secret Mind Management program. Her ensuing journey involves weaponized psychics, hypnotic advertising, talking dolphins, and seemingly immortal pursuers, as she attempts to find the flight’s missing passenger, the man who was MIND MGMT’s greatest success—and its most devastating failure. But in a world where people can rewrite reality itself, can she trust anything she sees? Collects MIND MGMT #1-#6."Received an egalley from the publisher through NetGalley.
Perfection! I just loved this. Having read Kindt's "Revolver" and enjoying it very much, the plot summary of this book had me anxious to read. A bit hard to pinpoint a genre to it but I suppose it falls under paranormal though its main theme covers espionage/spies/secret agents, that sort of thing. A riveting read that kept me spellbound for the entire journey and I'm so excited that this is just Volume 1. What the heck can happen next?! Meru, a successful author of a debut true-crime book, is the main character but she has amnesia that goes back two years, when her memories start, and hasn't written a word since. This is the character we follow throughout the book as we meet many more strange and mysterious people she becomes wrapped up in the secret, dangerous world of the organization called Mind Management. It is a roller coaster of a ride which reads an awful lot like a spy thriller in the vein of the Bourne Identity with the added strangeness of the unknown and special powers of the agents. A perfect read for fans of Lost or those who don't mind an X-Files element in their thrillers. A fun bonus at the end of the book is three short stories which take place prior to the events of book, giving the reader some background information on characters and plot. Loved it! And Kindt's watercolour artwork is too gorgeous not to call special attention to as well.