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Monday, October 22, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Burner by. M.C. Mars

Title: Burner
Author: M.C. Mars
Publishing Date: 7/31/2012
Reviewer: Tawania 


How far are you willing to go, and how much are you willing to sacrifice in order to realize your dream?

Jason Teal, is a hip-hop deejay and producer who dropped out in his last semester as a college astrophysics major and moved to San Francisco with his rapper friends to pursue a career in music. Three years later, the hip-hop group he co-founded has signed a major label deal – without him. Meanwhile, Jason has lost sight of his dream. He’s working a job he hates and his relationship with his stripper-girlfriend has hit rock bottom. And now, with greater frequency, he’s having hallucinations. He hallucinates walls and trains covered with graffiti pieces (burners). The burners are the work of his dead brother, PSYCHOPOMP, a great graffiti writer whose death, more than twenty years ago, has given rise to strange rumors. Some say he was murdered by the Illuminati, others believe he was in the Illuminati.

Into the chaos of Jason’s downward spiral steps a man named Cyril Magbion, a mysterious figure with ties to a secret society. Cyril has the power to transform Jason’s life overnight. He has money. He has answers. He seems to know everything. But first Jason must prove himself worthy of such a mentor and undergo “The TEST.”

The TEST will take Jason Teal down the rabbit-hole into the new paradigm of wave/particle duality where quantum physics meets mysticism at the level of the unseen. In the rabbit hole, he’ll encounter a dominatrix with a chip on her shoulder, a gangster who blew off his leg making a bomb, a man in a wheelchair dressed as a pharaoh beckoning him with ESP, a ginseng store owner who looks like Peter Lorre on speed, CIA MK ULTRA experiments, and many more weird and terrifying things that will lead to a head-on collision with himself, and the Big Bang of consciousness.

Can you handle a mind-altering adjustment to the mass hallucination we call reality? If the answer is yes, then read this book.


I don't really know how to begin this review.. I can say  the writing was very good, and the author had a good premise, but the book was confusing to me.  The book centers around Jason Teal, a hip hop producer a little down on his luck, and looking for a change of occupation. He is trying to support his girlfriend Alicia, and their three year old daughter. Jason and Alicia's relationship is rocky, but very sensual at times in the story. Jason is a very good father to his daughter, and that was nice to see.

This story was very complex, and will take the readers mind on a journey from the dark inner city, to the world of the Illuminati. The main character Jason has a interesting mind, it just works to fast and sometimes against him. I would have to read this book over to give you more then this. The complexity of this book just wasn't for me, but as I stated above it was well written, it just had to many things going on for me. If you like complicated complexity in a story then I would recommend this book for you.

***3 STARS


M.C. Mars is the author of DON'T TAKE ME THE LONG WAY, his memoir of driving a cab at night in San Francisco for twenty- four years. He’s also a rapper with three albums to his credit, and hip-hop roots that go all the way back to the late 70s. He lives in San Francisco, where he continues to perfect his free- style, and his spaghetti sauce.

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  1. The book does sound rather complex, nevertheless intriguing at the same time. A refreshing change in the books I am used to I must say, would love to find out more. Thanks for the giveaway.


  2. Thank you for hosting M.C. Mars today :)


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