An Abduction Revelation is a story that explores a compelling blend of seemingly true events with mysterious unknown entities. Who are the abductors? Where do they come from? Where are they hiding? Do they even exit? The answers are revealed in a intriguing adventure spiked with mystery, a dash of romance, a teaspoon of heartbreak, and a cup of revelations that will shock and torment your reality. A perfect recipe for a entertaining tale. Join the ‘Comeback Kid’ on his incredible journey as he uncovers secrets behind UFOs and comes face to face with his abductors; who are nothing like anyone could have imagined. A compelling and amusing sci-fi/memoir curiosity - Kirkus Reviews An excellent story and a gripping book - Kerry Genova of Writers Resource, Inc. I am not a sci-fi fan, but this book fascinated me and held my interest from start to finish - Caitlin Whether you believe in UFOs and aliens or not, this is a truly interesting story - Pinky Pollock Hay is a fabulous storyteller. Rivals with the best sci-fi novels - Zillie Carlson Mind- blowing. Very intriguing and fascinating read. One of the best I have read this year - Stephanie Verhaegen of Bookfever
An Abduction Revelation is a mystery that explores an interesting mix between the paranormal and some true life events of the author. The startling revelation is uncovered in the revised memoirs of The Comeback Kid, Memoirs of Thomas L. Hay. What really happened that evening in 1960, when he lost control of the car and crashed? Was he abducted, or was it just a freak accident? What occurred a few years later when his ex-wife suspected they were abducted by aliens? Not once, but twice. She would claim the 'truth' was revealed to her after their divorce, when her spirit told her to fast and abstain from sexual activities. This melted the memory blocks instilled by the aliens during the abductions and exposed recorded traumatic experiences that were buried deep within her subconscious. After writing his memoirs, the Kid suspected he may have similar mysterious phenomenon buried within his subconscious. He became tormented to investigate the probabilty, so he adopted her ascetic lifestyle. O...M...G... He had to revise his memoirs. Experience an intriguing adventure filled with mystery, romance, UFO, and alien abductions that may torment your reality. The Comeback Kid returns with a stunning revelation.
THOMAS L. H AY, was raised in the Golden Valley of Clinton, Mo. He retired from TWA/American Airlines. He enjoys writing, fishing, golfing, and singing Karaoke. He currently resides in Lake Waukomis, Mo. with his lovely wife, Karen, along with some hyperactive squirrels, too many irritating geese, and a few cranky old catfish.
I can see a movie coming.........
Wow, I love the way this guy writes. I really think he believes this so it makes the book even better.
This book was like one I've never read before. It makes your heart beat rapid, you almost get an anxious feeling like your reliving the story with the author. I rated this book a Five because I not only enjoyed it, it makes you think as well. I'm all about books that makes my mind process information and me think and use my imagination.
felt as though he was right there telling the story. Great read, not really sure how to take it... SciFi? Fiction? Autob? true story? Doesn't matter which it was, it definitely keeps your attention. Read it all in one afternoon, couldn't put it down.
Thomas L. Hay’s “An Abduction Revelation” is a highly entertaining memoir. Hay describes being abducted as a teenager, then later during his first marriage and honeymoon. Since it’s a memoir, Hay relates growing up in Missouri with many warm and comic details. I grew curious as to when we’d return to the abduction information, but it turns out that much of the personal narrative have a rhyme and reason and later tie in with the abductions. There’s a particularly intriguing section with Hay falling in “forbidden” love with a Saudi Arabian woman -- his descriptions of living in Saudi and later, the love affair, are a compelling read on their own. But the abductions … yes, after he is recruited by NASA, the story takes a fantastic turn with explanations of abductions replete with time travel and more. I won’t spoil the gist of the abductions. You just have to read it for engaging material to rival the best sci-fi novels and question what life is really all about.
An Abduction Revelation Thinks Outside the Bottle
If it does nothing else, An Abduction Revelation The Comeback Kid Returns by Thomas L. Hay will entertain the reader and leave him, or her, with the uneasy feeling of that there might be more to the world than one realizes. Based on the author’s own experiences, the tale focuses on the production of questions that are answered as the story progresses. At the very least, it is an interesting memoir with good entertainment value. At the other end of the spectrum, this thought provoking novel will put commonly held ideas into question, while it entertains better than the proverbial “Grampa” with a child on his knee.
The characters are few, as the tale focuses on the author’s life and the happenings there in, but each is presented clearly and distinctly with simple and straightforward speech. As is with characters in real-life, each is a complicated culmination of life events. Vibrant and engaging characters flow through the tale. Readers will find he or she is vested in the well-being of each presented.
The plot carries many twists and turns and thus, keeps most guessing. Many will find he or she knows the path direction, but do not be fooled; this is one tale where one and one may equal eleven. One portion in particular will pull a reader into the tale to the height of fear for the narrator. It is one of a few of heart-in-throat moments that only add to the enjoyment value. I will say that this is an adult story, and as such contains adult situations. Keeping that in mind, it was a fun and quite interesting read.
C M Truxler
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Book Review: An Abduction Revelation by Thomas Hay
An Abduction Revelation
by Thomas Hay
Reviewed by Michala T.
I must admit I struggled a bit over this book. I didn't struggle with reading it. Reading it was easy as the author made the story relatable to people, often times reminiscing about his past as he built his way to the meat of the story. Consider it an appetizer portion to the main course. LOL No, what I struggled with was whether the writer intended to make this a ‘real’ memoir, such as creative nonfiction-ish or whether it was all meant to be an attractive fantasy/sci-fi imaginative tale.
The reason why I say this is because the story is so very ‘real’ in the sense of his backstory. I could completely close my eyes and conjure up the scenery and the things he was speaking about. These memoirs are truly very realistic to a point and then you sorta start wading through the murkiness of what is fact and what is fiction. THIS is the true appeal of the entire novel. You’ve been reading so much that sounds real that when the writer throws you a curve ball you have to blink, stand back, and say…is that for real? This was the genius part to the book.
See, the author penned his memoirs and then he seemingly unearthed memories buried deep within his subconscious. He can’t be sure…but he has to trust his mind…and all those memories, but it’s difficult because his memories are telling him he’s been abducted by aliens. Whoa? What? Yeah…really, an alien abduction is sifting through his inner workers and is resurfacing.
Reading through his ‘growing up’ stage in Missouri seems like it’s simply a memoir and nothing but….but it’s really much more. There is reasoning and while you are pondering through his life…and recollecting pieces of your own, the author is setting up for the bigger stage. I can’t tell you exactly how the story takes a wide turn and begins the eccentric and bizarre road that includes aliens, time travel, and more. (Remember, I don’t do spoilers!)
I suggest you set time away and read it as much as you can during one book reading. If you space the readings out you are likely to lose connection with the importance of the smaller plots and how they arrive to the real storyline. Take it on vacation with you, or on that long car ride you have, or the next time you have two or three days off in a roll. Dedicate yourself to it because if and when you do, you’re in for a very unique ride of your life. You’ll be left wanting to explore parts of your own life, search for parts and places around the world, and you’ll be challenged by the question…was this real?
My Verdict: 8.5/10
Author: Thomas L. Hay
Published: 3 October 2012
Pinky's Rating (out of 5): 4 dragonflies
Who are the abductors? Where do they come from? Where are they hiding? Do they even exist?
After writing his memoirs, the author suspected he may have some mysterious phenomenon buried within his subconscious. His first wife had claimed that they had been abducted (by aliens) during their marriage. These abductions were revealed to her after they had separated and she adopted an ascetic lifestyle. This melted her implanted memory blocks installed by the abductor's. He never believed her. He suspected she was just another UFO wacko. He was more concerned with putting his life back together after the devastating divorce.
But after writing his memoirs, he asked himself "what if she had been right?" There was only one way to find the truth. He adopted the same ascetic lifestyle. O-M-G. He had to rewrite his memoirs.
An Abduction Revelation is an intriguing and entertaining adventure based on some true life events of the author. It is a journey filled with suspense, romance, heartbreak, and revelations that will mystify, torment, and tickle your imagination.
As regular readers of my blog will know, I am open to reading all genre and will give an honest review. So when I was approached by Thomas Hay to read his Memoirs (Take 2), after some background reading on his website and blog, I accepted the offer. Who knows, why can't there be something else out there ?
Thomas Hay has a very easy to read writing style. It is as though he is there in your head telling the story, and a very interesting story it is to. We are taken on a wild ride of self discovery as we follow the life of Thomas from teenager to adult.
Based on true life events, Thomas has woven his story of alien abduction throughout, leaving this reader wondering if I actually believe what has been written, or is it truly just a well written Sci-Fi story. But that's the point right !
Whether you believe in Roswell, UFOs and aliens or not, this is a truly interesting life story.
Now that I have read the updated version, I am looking forward to reading the original version of this book - The Comeback Kid: Memoirs of Thomas L Hay.
Let me start off by saying that Abduction Revelation is a mix between memoir and science fiction. That being said, I have never been inclined to read memoir. I figured I would give this one a go, though, since it was blended with science fiction. Gotta try new things, right?
Well, onto the review. I found the first half of the chapter was quite boring. This was the mostly memoir part, and while life is interesting and varied, as I said previously, I am just not a memoir person. The very first chapter did grab me though, so I pushed on hoping for more science fiction material. I also found the prose to be quite repetitive. Not only does Hay repeat some events from his life but the word choice was lacking variety.
About 2/3rds of the way through, the action started to pick up. The main character meets the aliens, confronts his destiny, and wham! There was a very surprising ending. Once the science fiction started to be mixed in more, I began to enjoy the story. By this point, though, I was pretty frustrated, so I may not have enjoyed it as much as I should have. I did find the way Hay wound the alien elements and ending of the story to be quite creative.
Overall, this just was not a book I enjoyed. I do think that someone who likes memoir and wants a creative read would find joy in Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns. I was just not that person.
Total Rating: 2.5/5
-Ashley, Gilded Page Reviews
Ashley, Gilded Page Reviews
First of all I want to say I love that the author has signed my book. So I want to send a thank you his way!
So this book... Wow! It was kind of mind blowing. It was a very intriguing and fascinating read that I read quickly in less than a day. I was surprised myself when I found myself unable to stop reading and before I knew it the story was over.
An Abduction Revelation is based on true events of the life of Thomas L. Hay. The first thing I noticed about this book was how much I loved the writing. This isn't my usual genre, although I love anything sciencefiction related so it was definitely a new experience for me. But, gosh, the writing was amazing. I loved the way Thomas described everything. Seriously good writing here, people!
At some point this book takes a huge turn and turns all sci-fi and just amazing. This would make an awesome movie by the way. Though I have to say I don't think this book will be liked by everyone. To me, personally, it comes easy because I love these kind of stories and always have been intrigued by alien abductions and such. To find out for yourself I suggest you just read the book and make up your own mind. For me this book was fab! And it took me totally by surprise. It took me a while to get to it due to life getting in the way but I am so glad I finally read it. One of the best books so far this year for sure!