After a vicious fight with her booyfriend followed by a night of heavy partying, college freshman Amanda Greene wakes up in her dorm room to find things are not the same as they were yesterday.
She can't quite put her finger on it. She'es sharing her room with a peculiar stranger. Amanda discovers she's registered for classes she would never choose with people that are oddly familiar. An ominous shadow is stalking her.
Uncomfortable memories are budding dangerously close to her fracturing world, propelling her to an inevitable collision between fantasy and reality.
Is this the mother of all hangovers or is something bigger happening?
The History Major is an very entering and thought provoking novella and it wouldhave made a great episode of The Twilight Zone. This unique, strange but fascinating audiobook pulls you into Amanda Greene's world as she tries to figure out whay and how her world has changed.
She wakes with a hangover, finds herself with a roommate she doesn't know, lat for a class she never signed up for and pursued by something dark and scary. Then thing get even stranger as the history class begins. The authors descriptive words and the great narrative infuses life into the characters and paint a vivid picture that is easy for the listener to visualieze.
It keeps you in suspense, has some great twist (especially at the end) and touches on many sensitive subjects in a way that is not overt but defiantly makes you think. It is dark and well crafted, interweaving present "reality" with history, creating a thought provoking story that not only leaves you contemplating the situation Amanda was in, but also pondering he "What if" possibilities.
Michael did a wonderful job creating this small part of the world for Amanda. She is in college and we get to be there with her as she is started classes. Unfortunately she is being forced totake a history class she didn't sign up for and definitely didn't want to take. I gets even better when she sits down in class and it's being taught by Aristotle.
That is a far as I will go with this summary.
This story has a great undertone and once you get done and see how you got from the beginning to the end, you are saying " I see what you did here".
I highly recommend this novella to you, and to anyone you think it would help.
I actually think that the underlying tones would help someone, and coming from a place of fiction that is not always possible.