"Exciting science fiction thriller"
College literature professor Daniel Glynn still grieves
the loss of his spouse Julie. He also feels guilty that he
is unable to offer solace to his son Sean, suffering from
painful nightmares. At the same time in Los Angeles,
Daniel's brother Michael, a TV ad director, struggles with
the recent death of a loved one. Neither sibling can turn
to the other for relief, as they detest one another.
As the two siblings separately cope with death, strange
beings assault both of them in different but related
incidents involving demands to hand over the "codes" or
reveal the whereabouts of one another. These "crossovers"
force Michael and Daniel to seek each other out or else
die. As they close in on one other, each brother questions
what the future will hold, but both predict with absolute
certainty that death is inevitable and this may be their
THE IMPOSSIBLE BIRD is an exciting science fiction
thriller that provides a series of unbelievable subplots
tied together by the Glynn brothers. The story line
seemingly touches on every corner of the absurd and then
some including hummingbirds as a key element to the wild
plot. However, that hitting so much on full cylinders
causes the reader to lose empathy with the lead couple as
the wild plot overwhelms the audience with a what next
attitude. Fans of a weird well written, but all over the
place journey past a certain sign post will enjoy Patrick
O'Leary's strange adventure.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 10, 2002