Greg Siofer, award-winning author of the autobiographical Getting Out: My Story Plus The Exercises And Experience I Learned That Can Help You Get Out From The Wheelchair, has now written a fictional book,
NAIRB’S STORIES BOOK ONE
DO SOME THINGS JUST HAPPEN?
It has already won the Silver Book Award at the Literary Titan 2023 and second place at the Firebird Book Award.
One morning, Nairb awakens to the sound of his coworker honking his horn as he arrives to pick him up for work. As he goes about his workday, he encounters mysterious situations. A bit confused, he later told his wife Grace about his experiences. He discovered he can heal, start fires, short circuit electronic devices that emit thick smoke, heat objects, and melt metal.
Throughout the story, Nairb heals people, burns down his house, melts a car, and hides from the police with Jim’s help.
Reviewed by Michel A for Readers’ Favorite
What would you do if you woke up and discovered you had extraordinary powers? In The Question: Do Some Things Just Happen? by Greg Siofer, that’s exactly what happened to Nairb, an unassuming and ordinary guy, or at least he used to be. Nairb and his wife quickly learned about the various abilities which seem to have manifested within Nairb following several incidents. From melting metal to being able to heal himself and others, Nairb found himself with an array of new capabilities. Unfortunately, things start to get messy when Nairb uses his powers to help those around him, which results in him getting caught on video and being hunted down.
I enjoyed The Question: Do Some Things Just Happen? by Greg Siofer and, despite it being on the short side, it is by no means lacking as a book. The story was engaging and interesting with likable characters that have you laughing at their antics. Nairb and his wife Grace are both ordinary people and so I found it quite amusing to see how they handled every strange occurrence that was plaguing their lives. In the same breath, there are also darker elements to the story with a bit of mystery thrown in as well. The constant eerie feeling lurking in the background is palpable as you try to guess who is after Nairb. The book was beautifully written with a good plotline and even better characters. I found myself breezing through this book and looking forward to the next.
Reviews for the Book
★★★★★ "The Question, by Greg Siofer, is a captivating and enigmatic story that follows the extraordinary journey of Nairb and his wife. One fateful day at work, Nairb uncovers his incredible abilities: the power to heal, manifest objects, and even manipulate supernatural occurrences. As they strive to maintain a semblance of normalcy, they soon realize that their newfound powers come with unforeseen risks. Together, Nairb and his wife must navigate these perilous events while guarding their secret from prying eyes. This mysterious narrative is a delightful choice for enthusiasts of suspenseful and action-packed novels. The concept behind the story is exceptionally imaginative, drawing readers into a world where the extraordinary intersects with the mundane. The characters are skillfully depicted and offer a fascinating exploration of human nature. While some aspects of the characters' reactions could have been more realistically portrayed, the progression of the narrative, starting from Nairb's job and its subsequent upheaval due to his newfound powers, was engaging and well-executed. Notably, when his wife accidentally shot him, the absence of immediate panic before discovering his ability to heal himself contributed to the unique and unexpected nature of the narrative. The inclusion of supernatural elements in the storyline proved to be a captivating aspect, leaving readers intrigued and wanting more. Expanding upon the origins or causes behind these powers would undoubtedly deepen the narrative's complexity and further engage the audience. The Question exhibits a creative premise, along with well-developed characters and a suspenseful plot, ensuring that readers will be fully immersed in the story. With interesting character reactions and a unique plot this gripping book has the potential to become an absolute must-read for fans of mystery and action genres." - Literary Titan. ★★★★★ Reviewed by Courtnee Turner Hoyle for Readers' Favorite The Question by Greg Siofer is the first science fiction selection in Nairb's Stories. A near accident-prone man, Nairb, discovers powers that seemed to have suddenly materialized. He confides in his pregnant wife, Grace, and she helps him realize the potential of his gift. Together, they learn Nairb can melt metal, cause disruptions with electronics, produce fire on command, shift time, and, most importantly, heal himself and others. Nairb finds himself in dangerous situations, prompting him to use his powers to benefit himself and those around him. Unfortunately, he's caught on surveillance equipment, and it puts him and his wife in danger. After a terrible tragedy, his friend, Jim, helps Nairb as he tries to hide. Greg Siofer takes his readers on a wild ride as they follow Nairb through the discovery of his supernatural abilities! Anyone who has ever wanted to control their environment with their thoughts will be amazed by each new power as Nairb stumbles upon it. The story moves along at a fast pace, and readers will keep turning pages. The author hints at a possible extrasensory ability as the protagonist has a glimpse of the future. Despite intense sadness, Nairb perseveres, adding to his heroic qualities. The reader will wonder who is after Nairb and if they want to use his powers for harm. The story ends on a cliffhanger that will have readers begging for a sequel. The Question is a good novel for readers who enjoy the supernatural, magical realism, and mystery stories.
About the Author: GREG SIOFER
Greg Siofer was born in Poland and grew up in Hamilton, Ontario. He attained a diploma in Web Applications – Computer Systems Technician and today works online with people who need balance recovery help.
Following a brain cyst operation which severely affected his balance, Greg found himself confined to a wheelchair and experienced the pain and helplessness that this brings.
However, he fought back with self-belief and determination and his book, Getting Out: My Story Plus The Exercises And Experience I Learned That Can Help You Get Out From The Wheelchair, is designed to help others in similar circumstances.
Greg has also written a fictional book,
NAIRB’S STORIES BOOK ONE
DO SOME THINGS JUST HAPPEN?
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