A compelling read and an exceptional debut that leaves you hungry for more …and hoping that the world takes note.
"From the White House to the Somali desert, from Bali to Afghanistan, its characters are by turns dysfunctional, bumbling, gut-wrenchingly naive and refreshingly sane."
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The novel Hominine is a gripping read, the fast action interspersed with profound philosophy and the advancement of the very believable plot over at least 6 different scenes all weaving towards an eventual whole story requires full attention. I could not put it down! The grasp of the many technical details must be based on very thorough research, yet they are explained in straight forward language and contribute to the plot. Perhaps the outcome is left as it is in preparation for a sequel? I hope so!!
Hominine is a great modern-day thriller that brings you on a page-turning rollercoaster, with occasional philosophical interludes that make you ponder where we are going as the human race. This fast-slow-fast pace is a very appealing characteristic of the book. It weaves together several plots, leaving subtle clues as to how they might come together in end, yet keeps you guessing all the way. I got as much of a kick out of reading this book as I would from other masters of the art – Lee Child, Kathy Reichs, Stieg Larsson. Looking forward to the next one, Lewis!
I had the privilege of reading a pre-release first draft of Hominine. At about the halfway point, I noted that it felt like a master work the caliber of Grisham, Clancy and Brown. This is clearly no entry-level work, but the craft of a masterful storyteller. In retrospect, the Hominine Project represents the Sword of Damocles for the information age. Hominineweaves a tale of intrigue and espionage tightly coupled with political greed and a global power grab. Like any good power struggle, the roots of the story lead us back to an effort to better mankind through noble efforts. Purpose coupled with power tends to corrupt. Political corruption frequently spawns war and, with this novel, Evans surpasses our worst fears, turning an effort to better mankind into a possibly indefensible weapon. Yet, Homininegoes far beyond simple entertainment. It provides clarity and a path for mankind that can alter our course and lead us all to a path of understanding that will alter even outcomes already set in motion. It should be required reading for anyone in politics, technology and business who’s looking for new ideas in doing something extraordinary.
A penetrating page-turner by a new writer with an awesome command of the issues and dangers facing humanity in the 21st century.
—Bernie Corbett, General Secretary, The Writers Guild, London
I am a big Tom Clancy fan and love thrillers. Lewis has created a masterpiece. It is amazing to think that this is his first foray into thrillers. I found this book a compulsive page-turner that drew me in deeper and deeper. A must for your bookshelf, ipad or reader!
—Brendan Foley, author of The Yin Yang Complex
Hominine is an interesting and timely piece of work – Zeitgeist meets Dan Brown meets 24. Modern geopolitics and terrorism as seen through the eyes of an aging, disillusioned hippie who’s now very much a part of the establishment he once railed against. It is a tale about deadly next-gen weapon technology developed through ‘new age’ discoveries – but implemented without the corresponding ‘new age’ wisdom. It’s Einstein, Oppenheimer and the atomic bomb all over again. Can mankind’s ‘higher awakening’ empower us to exist beyond the confines of modern consumerism—before the powers (both governmental and corporate) behind the status quo eliminate critical thought and the dissent it leads to?
—Randy Paré, Editor, RYKV Online e-zine
Your book is so spot on and moves further away from fiction with each passing day’s headlines.
A lively and thoughtful excursion into the hypersensitive nerve centre of modern human destiny. Articulately narrated and well researched, Hominine skillfully combines minute factual detail, the precarious balance of human strengths and frailties, and philosophical contemplation of global proportions. A thumping good read that actually makes you think.
This book is amazing! The factual accuracy itself in so many disparate settings makes for a compelling and fascinating read. There is also a depth of maturity, almost as if Evans has poured his entire life’s experience into this tour de force.
Lewis has penned a story that sounds more like fact than fiction. It leads one the think that anything is possible, that there really are no controls or borders for the people that run our affairs for us. The parts are well connected and the characters distinctive.
A great novel illustrates our personal connections to questions of humanity and Hominine, a new novel by Lewis Evans, is therefore fittingly titled. Hominine poses essential questions we all face, weaving them from beginning to end through a nail-biting thriller that takes you around the world, across cultures and into intimate relationships. This novel challenges our accepted wisdoms head-on, and Lewis’s style of writing forges a connection with the reader that will alter lives and have an effect on generations to come. His richly developed characters and narrative make for a work of art.