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Zeddy, a 6 year old boy in the year 2099, finds himself setting out on an incredible adventure following the mysterious disappearance of his father. Zeddy discovers that there is more to the world than meets the eye and things in the universe that he never imagined.As the journey begins, Zeddy encounters sorcerers, strange creatures from another world, and a professor whoZeddy, a 6 year old boy in the year 2099, finds himself setting out on an incredible adventure following the mysterious disappearance of his father. Zeddy discovers that there is more to the world than meets the eye and things in the universe that he never imagined.As the journey begins, Zeddy encounters sorcerers, strange creatures from another world, and a professor who may just hold the answers to the location of Zeddy's father. Unfortunately in 2099, the world is a much different place than now. An International Government rules the planet and attempts to thwart the search for Zeddy's father.Will Zeddy's adventure continue or will his father be lost forever?This action-packed adventure will entertain both young and old as the harrowing saga of the Count of Monte Cristo continues. Book 11 takes us into the future of the Count of Monte Cristo series leaving readers waiting for book 12 to understand the connection to The Sultan of Monte Cristo (book 2) and That Girl Started Her Own Country (book 6)....

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the boy who played with dark matter Reviews

  • James Moray
    2018-11-05 23:28

    In all the time of considering myself a reader, I’ve never come across a published book that clearly illustrated to me the sufficient conditions of bad writing. Over the years I have been exposed to thousands of pages of fiction artifacts, varying extremely in their artistic measure, yet always amounting in a textually digestible whole. This may have resulted from beginning readings either by creative recommendation of trusted friends or by academic mandate, but either way the material was of a caliber entirely worthy of my time. I imagine somewhere along the line this became an assumption. After wandering carelessly into the intimidating world of commissioned reviewing, I have witnessed my first published work that breaks that assumption.The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter follows a boy, Zeddy, through a two day exposition of what I can only assume is a greater, more engaging adventure. It begins life-as-usually in the tragic future country of Amerasia, where due to undefined radiation and a totalitarian government, it’s citizens lead quiet, oppressed, sun screen soaked lives. Zeddy’s father disappears after taking the dog for a walk and the rest of the action can literally be summarized as Zeddy and his mother visiting two other peoples houses looking for his dad. The houses belong to a sorceress and a scientist, respectively, and the payoff of each visit is as stereotypical and bland as one could imagine, given the context. It ends with Zeddy still looking for his father, a cliffhanger thankfully low enough you can simply walk away from it.And you will definitely want to, because the book is bad. Terrible, really. Not by lack of trying, though; it is clear in every paragraph the “Holy Ghost Writer” desperately wants to be thought of as a “good” writer. One may have guessed this by his pretentious pseudonym or despicable self-proclaimed spiritual successor to The Count of Monte Cristo, but it is his unkempt writing style that subtly confirms that suspicion. Every sentence reeks of artistic insecurity like the works of a middle school autobiographer. Impacting detail or imagery are scarcely seen and when they do appear, the importance of what is being described becomes entirely transparent. When Ghosty stretches his vocabulary enough to produce an interesting scientific term or descriptive device, it is made sure not to go waste and is thrown onto the page over and over - a lot of the time in completely misused ways. I understand suspension of belief is omnipresent in fiction, but the author give no reward for following his broken scientific logic. What useful description there is to find is procured during the books obscure dream sequences. I admit, Ghost comes scarily close to bearable during these short lived moments, but they end quickly, returning you to unbelievable dialogue surrounded by repetitive phrasing.The poor use of science jargon and shallow dialogue aren’t the only immersion breaking factors, though. The greatest offender is Ghost’s ridiculously named cast of imbeciles. Every character is given a short, definitive introduction before completely betraying their descriptions with their every word and action. Zeddy is supposedly smart; “Your knowledge is your power,” the sorceress down the street tells him, but you never witness the boy do anything altogether intelligent other than keeping his seemingly mentally troubled mother from keeping them aimless. Earlier in this review I reference Ghosty as “him,” and did so because I am quite sure no woman could so quickly label a son and father “geniuses” and give the mother such a thin and worthless existence. This isn’t to say the other characters are much better, sadly. The larger aspects of the novella, it’s themes or motifs - things I would love to have been reviewing two paragraphs ago - appear just as hollow as it’s characters. The world is thoughtfully created, an amalgamation of post-apocalyptic dystopia and magical realism, but the creative extent to which it uses this genres goes wanting. “The International Government” is very bad, Zeddy’s Dad is very good, the air is toxic, and every important character’s name starts with a ‘Z’, all for no particular reason. The world might have been interesting if there was any reason to give a second thought about what was happening to it or its inhabitants.TL;DR - What very little Ghost does right is buried by everything he does wrong. The novella allows a confident, mature child protagonist while belittling it’s target audience with senseless prose and less sensical characterization. The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter believes children’s literature doesn’t need to be subtle, complex, or meaningful. While I agree those things aren’t necessities, sentence structure is, and I’m sad to say Ghost gives us none of the above.

  • Sam Jones
    2018-11-14 18:13

    Augh. So depressing to find an interesting concept weighed down and sunk by poor execution.This drew me in right away with its dystopian setting and a couple of novel ideas (such as the oppressive government passing and distributing multiple new laws per day), but quickly devolved into nonsense. I realize this is ostensibly a children's book, but that is no excuse for doing things half-assed. We have mythical magical beings appearing with no explanation, an admittedly bright six-year-old having to lead his supposedly whole mother by the hand to keep her from falling apart, and why does everyone's name start with a Z???At 98 pages (Kindle estimated length) I was willing to live with the writing to learn the conclusion -- then I saw it was part of a series. Back on the (electronic) shelf with this one.

  • Maria
    2018-10-23 23:12

    I received a copy of this book from the LibraryThing�'s Early Reviewer program. This is a book that has wonderful potential. I had such high hopes for the story, but it let me down. I can see where parts of this story were inspired from greats such as A Wrinkle in Time and Fahrenheit 451, but people would do this book a service by not comparing it those stories. Anyone reading this while expecting another L� Engle or Bradbury will be disappointed. The over use of Z names and Z words started to get annoying and confusing the further I ventured into the book. I think zeleting, I mean deleting, some the Z from this story would help to Zimprove, I mean improve it.

  • Stefan Poth
    2018-10-25 20:38

    Holy cow, this is a bad book.

  • Rebecca
    2018-10-19 17:39

    This was really confusing. First, the book itself doesn't say anywhere that it's #11 until the very end, and it starts like it's the beginning of a story. And there is WAY too much world building/exposition for such a short, way into a serial, piece of the story. Second, the tone was a really strange mix of sounding too sophisticated for the middle grade audience it seemed to be aimed at and too condescending. Third, there were really sudden and distracting shifts in perspective - it's written from a third person close perspective and almost all of it is from Zeddy's point of view and then in the middle of a paragraph it would suddenly shift to his mom's perspective. Fourth, all of the names. ALL of the name start with a Z (okay, except one). Which just comes across as annoying, honestly.It's also very short - definitely a serial, but no indication anywhere that this is the case, which is one of my pet peeves. If you want to release short serial sections that's fine. But at least note this in the description of the book somewhere, so the reader knows BEFORE they buy/start reading.I'm only giving this 2 stars instead of 1 because I did find some of the worldbuilding interesting and think there was an interesting concept here to be explored. I just was not a fan of the way it was done.

  • Jen Moore
    2018-11-14 22:22

    After having one’s curiosity peaked by the direction of his stories and the identity of the Holy Ghost Writer, The Boy Who Played with Dark Matter is another fast and entertaining read. The story is set decades ahead in a different world which is not completely unimaginable – Amerasia – where we meet the new main characters, Zeddy and his family. The Holy Ghost Writer’s imaginative projects of what life is like after the world has combined under one authority – the International Government – is entertaining enough. The characters and setting are well described in this book, giving the reader a clear enough picture. Due to its content and language this part in the series can be considered suitable for readers of many ages and levels, though I consider it particularly well suited to young teenagers who enjoy sci-fi. The main character, Zeddy, would be a fun character for any young reader to imagine themselves as. These statements suggest a different mood from that of the Sultan of Monte Cristo, and almost a completely separate feeling from this book. Though both of these books, as well as The Girl That Started Her Own Country, are to be part of a series following The Count of Monte Cristo, the books are completely different material and can easily be ready on their own. In this way the books have good entertainment value – great for short weekend reads. However, some may be frustrated by the lack of continuity. What happened to Raymee, Haydee, and the other ongoing adventures in The Sultan of Monte Cristo? When we will get to find out what happens to Zeddy and the search for his father in The Boy Who Played with Dark Matter? The book drops off rather suddenly at the end, and although the reader gets a sneak peak at what is to come, there is no promise of when it will come. At the beginning of the book the continual use of “Z” names can get a bit dizzying, but one assumes there is a purpose. Zeddy is an endearing character, though his “genius” could probably be extended further. As with his other books, The Holy Ghost Writer uses ideas, fragments, or characters from dozens of other literary sources which one may either find annoying or fun: the appearance of Sherlock is promised in the book following The Sultan of Monte Cristo, the title for this book follow the patterns of Steig Larsson, THGW’s stated goal is to follow the footsteps of Alexander Dumas, and some ideas/themes of the books seem to reflect others found in George Orwell, Kurt Vonnegut, and Paulo Coehlo. If you want something fast-paced, easy and adventurous then you will enjoy The Boy Who Played with Dark Matter. It was easy to continue flipping through the pages to quickly find what was around the corner. There are no down points, and it’s an easy flow; not as choppy as The Sultan of Monte Cristo. As earlier stated, this book could especially be recommended for young readers with a vivid sci-fi imagination.

  • Kim Anne
    2018-11-07 21:22

    After he has put an ingenious closure to the 19th century classic The Count of Monte Cristo with his The Sultan of Monte Cristo and penning its sequel That Girl Started Her Own Country, the ever mysterious Holy Ghost Writer added another one to his array of great works — The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter.The story is set in the year 2099 - a time when the world is ruled over by one central International Government which changes the laws every single day. The world is, in year 2099, completely different than the world we live in today - overpolluted, exploited, very unlawful government. Then there goes Zeddy, a six-year old boy with an exceptional IQ, run off on an adventure in search of his father, Zane, who mysteriously went missing after a loud crash of thunder. Along with the little protagonist is his mother, Zadie. Prior to his quest, Zeddy learns that there is something more about his parents and the world than he ever knew. His father has traveled greatly to the extent that he also has come to travel a distant world. As in the title, there is this “dark matter” going on through the story.This book has a little Harry Potter + science fiction vibe in it. Aside from witches and wizards, Zeddy also encounters an alien and other strange creatures including the one they call “zutterfly”, a little dark butterfly from a distant planet. Like the other two books by Holy Ghost Writer that I also reviewed, The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter is a juicy piece of adventure, action, suspense, and the author’s signature taste of mystery. I think the pictured International Government in the story is completely creepy, nevertheless not impossible especially that there’s this what they call “New World Order”. Search it up. This book is a great read I must say. I’m just a little puzzled on how this one is related to The Sultan of Monte Cristo and That Girl Started Her Own Country. But Holy Ghost Writer is always unpredictable and full of surprises; perhaps we’ll all see the connection in his next book.

  • Matt Kelland
    2018-11-15 17:36

    After reading two others in this series (The Sultan of Monte Cristo and That Girl Started Her Own Country), I guess I should have been prepared for just about anything. The first of those is a sort of Arabian Nights fantasy, while the second is a contemporary thriller clearly inspired by Stieg Larsson. The second (unpublished) sequel is themed around Sherlock Holmes. Stylistically and thematically, they're all completely different.This addition to the series is in the style of a children's science fiction book from the 1960s. I say "in the style of," because I can't actually imagine kids reading it. The previous books in the series aren't at all appropriate, so I don't see them jumping in at Book 11. It's also got a lot of complex scientific material they simply won't understand - explanations of dark matter, WIMPs (Weakly Interacting Massive Particles), and the missing mass of the Universe, for example. It feels like it's more aimed at adults who like to read children's books.Like the previous books, it's definitely an odd read. Once you get used to the fact that all the characters' names begin with Z (apart from the magnificently named Detective Hassle, Special Agent Ire, and a couple of others), it seems to veer between a juvenile adventure, mixing up science fiction and fantasy, and dystopian political commentary. It's filled with throwaway ideas, and you have no idea where it's likely to go next, like some collaborative writing party game. Unlike the others, though, it isn't a complete book: the story concludes in book 12. It's hard to see how this relates to the original Dumas story at all, apart from a couple of mentions of Edmond Dantes. However, this is partly due to the author's strange habit of publishing the volumes out of sequence. I'm hoping it'll all tie together eventually.*** This book was a gift from the author ***(Note, the rating is different from the rating on Amazon, since they employ different rating systems.)

  • Leslie
    2018-11-17 16:26

    Okay, I'm hooked! Completely hooked! I have just finished the third story I've read by this writer, or team of writers, or brilliant beings from the fantastic worlds they write about.In seriousness, this is the third story I've read. The first, "That Girl Started Her Own Country", was set in our current time and had a masterfully intelligent and cool female protagonist wrongfully sent to prison. It was written in the style of Stieg Larsson, without the crazy cruelty and extreme violence, and it is excellent.The second story, "The Sultan of Monte Cristo", was written as a sequel to "The Count of Monte Cristo". It is lyrical, romantic, and rich.Now we have this futuristic, sci-fi story of a boy traveling to distant planets. That alone is a tremendous feat for any writer. Dare I mention that all these stories link together in an epic series spanning centuries?This is yet another excellent, enjoyable, action-packed story by someone very talented. The story is well-crafted, fun, full of twists, and seems to bridge all logic to define itself, just like the author.Rarely, or maybe never, have I read a true storyteller like Holy Ghost Writer. This author is exceptionally talented, crafts a fabulous story, and seems to know exactly what hooks, what needs more definition, and what needs to be glossed over or left to the reader's imagination. This author embodies the art of storytelling, and I cannot wait to read more!Before anyone thinks I've really lost my marbles, yes, some parts could use editing; and yes, there is the occasional grammatical error. The beauty and magic of these stories is not to be missed. Really. These stories are their own magic carpet ride, and I, for one, prefer that to a 3-speed bicycle.

  • Jason E
    2018-10-27 22:17

    You don't see many books that combine the cutting edge of modern physics with wizards and witches in a dystopian future, and do it in such a way that it is enjoyable for young readers. It has been a long time since I was a six year old child like the protagonist of this book, but I tried to read it with the eyes of a child, and I am glad that I did so. So is my daughter, who is reading it now.The book follows the adventures of Zeddy and his mother Zadie (the names of the main characters, as well as a planet and some alien species all start with the letter Z) in the year 2099 as they search for Zeddy's father, who has disappeared suddenly with a thunderclap while out walking the dog. They are aided along the way by a neighboring witch, who happens to be King Arthur's Lady of the Lake, an intelligent alien insect, a wizard, and other interesting characters while they evade minions of the oppressive International Government. This book has a bit of everything: action, adventure, suspense, mystery and intrigue, with short but very imaginative chapters that will appeal to young readers. Despite being book 11 of a multi-book series, it can be read on its own without any problem. The conclusion of the story, however, will happen in book 12. Since the books are being published in a seemingly random order, one can only hope that the author(s) get around to book 12 before too long. By the way, the other two published books are written for adults, so if you are older you might want to start with those. All the books are tied together somehow by one of my favorite fictional characters - the Count of Monte Cristo - so I will be reading more too. I highly recommend this book if you have children who like science fiction or fantasy.

  • Tony Laplume
    2018-10-22 23:09

    The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter is a fascinating book written in the vein of The Little Prince. It's the story of Zeddy, who learns that everything basically everything he thought he knew about his life was a lie. When his father goes missing, Zeddy discovers the truth not only about a strange neighbor who turns out to be the Lady of the Lake from Arthurian legend, but that the government he has known all his life has been hiding its true history from the public. Soon he discovers the existence of a planet called Zamira, somewhere in the constellation Libra, populated by dark matter creatures like the zutterfly that becomes his new ally.There's a lot going on in this deceptively simple book. The author takes pains to create a future where a world government has come to pass, oppressive as well as fairly beneficial to the population. The problem, like all theoretically utopian concepts, is that the government doesn't know where to stop in its efforts to protect the people. Mixed with this is science blended with magic, which is correctly identified as the first stage of science. What's even more wonderful is that this is part of a whole series, the eleventh book in fact. As far as I can tell, it doesn't matter if you have any clue what happens in the other books, but the ending is a cliffhanger, so you'll have to continue reading, and by the time you reach that point, you won't mind at all.It's like a new fable. The editing is spotty at times, but you really won't mind that either. Clearly intended first for young readers, it will also fascinate older ones.

  • Paul
    2018-11-15 16:33

    Set at the dawn of the 22nd Century, this is about a young boy whose view of the world is turned upside down.Zeddy lives with his parents, Zane and Zadie. The world is under the control of the fascist International Government. All citizens have to check the computer each morning to see what new laws have been imposed overnight. Instant adherence to all new laws is expected. The penalty for non-adherence is to be taken away by the International Police, and never seen again.One day, while walking the dog, Zane vanishes. He is a scientist who recently completed several months of work for the IG, so the first thought is that they have kidnapped him for reasons of their own. Zeddy shows great math and science abilities, which the family keeps quiet for the same reason. Any smart children are taken by the IG for their own purposes, and never seen again. Zeddy asks Zadie if they really are free in this society, and is taken to a secret room in their house, which he never knew existed. It is filled with books, the possession of which is very illegal. Zadie reads Zeddy the story The Count of Monte Cristo. A neighbor, who happens to be a witch, tells them that they must undertake a harrowing journey to be re-united with Zane. Fake travel documents are provided; one wrong move and the International Police will make them disappear, permanently. A local professor is asked to go with them. He is in trouble with the Police because of a previous "accident", from whom they barely escape.This is a really good Young Adult/dystopian story, akin to "1984." It is worth reading for everyone, young and old.

  • Cindy
    2018-11-04 19:38

    "...you are about to undertake life-changing adventures, young Zeddy. Most importantly, you will not be able to share your story with others, as young boys are often prone to do. This will have to be your secret adventure. You will need help and knowledge to successfully complete your journey and bring your father home." -pg. 19It's August 31, 2099. The sky has just blazed neon pink and, just like that, Zeddy's father has disappeared. He and his mom search for him but find nothing. Zeddy will need the help of his elderly neighbor, a professor, and a creature from another planet if he ever hopes to be reunited with his father.The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter was better than I expected. A lot better than I expected, actually. The story line isn't exactly original (it's about a child trying to find a missing family member) but that never bothered me. The characters are clever and it takes place in the future. what's not to like?Holy Ghost Writer has managed to create a unique story in this 84 page book. In 2099, the IG (International Government) has taken over. Every morning, citizens of this world wake up to at least 20-30 new laws. caffeine is prohibited and is considered a "harmful illegal drug", plastic surgery is no longer being done, most women choose to be make-up free, and children that excel in science and math are taken from their parents in order to help the government develop new technology. Overall, it's pretty good. I would recommend this short book to lovers of sci-fi.

  • Neha Verma
    2018-10-29 18:24

    The boy who played with dark matter is a continuation in the series of The Count of Monte Cristo written by the anonymous writer Holy Ghost. The author takes his readers into the distant future of 2099 where the world is strictly ruled by the government, which formulates a minimum of 10-15 new laws every day.The story revolves around Zeddy, an average boy with an extraordinary IQ, but he has to keep this a secret as the new government would otherwise enforce him in labour.The plot kicks off when Zeddy’s father Zane mysteriously goes missing and he starts searching for him. In his search he comes across the lady of the lake from Arthurian legend, the one who is proclaimed to have created Excalibur, he also learns that there is a lot of information which the government has kept secret from the public, among which is the existence of a new planet called Zamira, in the constellation Libra, which is habituated by dark matter creatures.Zeddy's allies in his search for his father are his mother and a dark matter creature known as the Zutterfly.The book contains mystery,adventure and suspense. Blending the world with advanced science as well as magic, it is an excellent read for kids who are amused by sci-fiction and magical mayhem. The adventure is fast paced and the author has beautifully portrayed the minute details of the surroundings and characters. Recommended!!

  • Heidi
    2018-11-06 17:17

    The world has become over-polluted, and an International Government changes laws each day. This is the world young Zeddy lives in. Zeddy’s father, Zane, disappears mysteriously one day after a huge boom is heard. Soon Zeddy and his mother, Zadie, are off on an adventure to find his father. Before Zeddy leaves on his adventure, he learns that there is a little bit more to his parents than he ever realized. And he also finds that his father had traveled much more than he realized. He finds a small zutterfly, which is similar to a butterfly, which his father brought back from his travels to a distant planet. But they still need to find his father. So they go and meet Professor Zenith. And low and behold Zane and Professor Zenith have been doing research on dark matter. But the professor does not have all of the answers they need, and there are a few other obstacles that are thrown into their path, while they visit the professor.This book is book 11 in the Sultan of Monte Cristo Series. And it is just as fun as the other two books in the series that I have read. It’s full of adventure. And it would probably appeal to younger readers since the main character is a six year old boy. He is bright, and he enjoys exploring the world. I found it really interesting because it deals with the subject of Dark Matter, and it has a science fiction feel to it. So if you’re looking for an adventure story you and your children can read together this book is for you.

  • Jada Dubya
    2018-11-03 22:27

    Science fiction is riddled with the concept of the gifted boy. These little guys tend to possess a special trait that is the key to unlock humanity’s salvation. In The Boy Who Played with Dark Matter, an incredibly smart kid named Zeddy finds out that his dystopian world is full of untruths pushed by the International Government, an authoritative body that controls the future. His life is turned upside down when his father Zane suddenly disappears one day while walking their dog. Soon after, Zeddy and his mom Zadie are given clues that could lead to answers about the missing physicist. The two embark on a journey that eventually leads Zeddy to self-discovery, and the reality that he can never return home. At first, I had to get over all the “Z” names. Once I got past that, I realized that this story was pretty good. The action begins immediately. The dialogue flows well. And, the ending leaves you wanting more. The story concept seems original. It would be nice to have more details about this futuristic, Amerasian society, but the author provides enough to give you an idea of how bad things suck. I would say I was impressed this time. This was definitely one of Holy Ghost Writer’s more serious works. And yes, your favorite master of disguise Edmond Dantes is mentioned. The Count of Monte Cristo tie in with all these books should be fascinating.

  • Bertrand Dubois
    2018-11-06 16:19

    I just finished reading «The Boy Who Played with Dark Matter» and totally enjoyed it. After read 2 other books from Holy Ghost Writer, I was intrigued by this sci-fi title. And had no idea about it was talking about!In the same epic challenge, write imagine future tribulations of the “Count of Monte Christo” book! I can qualify myself of Sci-Fi fan, fueled by Barjavel and Asimov when I was young. I was expecting in this book, the same talent of manipulation of the plot I found in “The Sultan of Monte Cristo” and “That Girl Started Her Own Country” with Sci-Fi! And the result is absolutely enjoyable.In this next future of 2099, we follow the adventures of Zeddy who has a big secret to hide from a tyrannical government. Mixing adventure, Sci-fi in a futuristic tale of fantasy. Usually I don’t like to compare book to others but in this one, I would definitely say to Harry Potter, and Fritz Lang’s fan or Bradbury’s to open this book. They will find a complex and breathless story.One more thing, just pay attention to character’s name, all begin by Z! Put them down on a paper if you have any Alzheimer issue! Haha. It could be confusing somehow: Zane, Zadie, Zeddy, Zipper, Zachary,…!!I wait for a French translation to share it with my little sister!

  • Dale Mcgready
    2018-11-13 18:15

    If you’ve read "That Girl Who Started Her Own Country" then you will have the backdrop for this story. In The “Boy Who Played With Dark Matter” you get the horrifying future that was predicted in the previous book. This book is a dystopian future with a magical twist. Like every dystopian novel, the government controls everything through a massive amounts of laws. Caffeine is even restricted. Can you imagine? The book begins with Zeddy, an independent minded character to begin with, learning that his father has mysteriously disappeared. Nothing new in a world where if you don’t do as you’re told you’re never heard from again. Immediately, he and his mother search for his dad In his search he meets Professor Zachary Zenith who hands him a mysterious book and a magic crystal; hence the magical twist.This book focuses more on Zeddy than the Count, but is still written in the easy to read prose. I like that it is written in a way that both adults and children can both enjoy. And like his other books, the author leaves clues to his real identity. I enjoyed the story and look forward to its sequel.

  • Chris G
    2018-10-25 15:20

    This is the third of Holy Ghost Writer’s books that I have read and I all I can say is I can’t get enough of his or her work. This is quite a large jump from the stories that I have previously read, but still an amazing story that’s hard to put down.The story is set future in the fictitious country of Amerasia just before the outset of the 22 century. The country is ruled by a tyrannical government that finds reasons to introduce new laws daily to limit the freedoms of individuals. The story revolves around the star of the tale the young boy named Zeddy. Zeddy lives with his mother and father. The story really starts after Zeddy’s father goes missing and Zeddy takes it upon himself to go find him. This turns into a mystery and adventure like no other that I have seen. This is a great book with a fast paced story that will have you turning pages as you can’t wait to see what happens next.

  • Jay Douglass
    2018-10-23 20:09

    This book was right up my alley. As a futurist, I loved that it takes place 2099. This is a futuristic tale full of fantasy, science fiction and suspense.Once again the author comes through with a well paced and beautifully written novel. The story is ideal for readers of any age. My son Aaron is 11 and he liked it as well. There are topical themes that only adults will probably get, though, such as government intrusion into our daily lives.The main character Zeddy is only 6 but has a genius I.Q. and needs to use all of smarts to search for his beloved father Zane. Sometimes those who are gifted such as Zeddy over analyze things and that is true here. But he still is only 6 years old and has that youthful innocence,which helps temper that 'paralysis by analysis syndrome.'"The Boy Who Played with Dark Matter” is the third installment of Holy Ghost Writer’s Monte Cristo series. I can't wait for the sequel.

  • Michikit
    2018-11-15 16:22

    This is the third book written by Holly Ghost Writer that I've read lately. Trust me; the writing style can get addictive. So yes, I've read "That Girl started her own country" and "The sultan of Monte Cristo" and even though I liked both of them, I fell in love with "The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter". This might be my favorite so far.So the story is about Zeddy, a young boy in his search for his father. Zeddy is a smart boy, he clearly can take care of himself in the most complicated situations. I think I could easily recommend this book to kids as well.The descriptions of the dystopian landscapes are almost real, even creepy at points. It makes you think about the possibility of an awful world, just like in the book. The description are so very well used that in the middle of the story, the author, pushes you right in the middle of the action.I eagerly expect more titles from this author.

  • M.A Grace
    2018-11-01 15:35

    One thing about the Holy Ghost Writer is you never know what to really expect from them. However, you do know that the story will be unique and out of this world. Well this story takes you a bit further out of this world. Following an idea of a children's book with fun adventure, characters, and a boys adventure to find something lost you are also met with a very intelligent science fiction feeling as well. Having the two clash together in the typical writing of questions and unanswers the Holy Ghost Writer gives us yet another sneak into the growing list of books in the Count of Monte Cristo series. Having the books out of order makes you wonder more and with only 3 available reads you'll just have to keep coming back to put together the puzzle of who the ghost writer is but also of how all of the Count of Monte Cristo series is connected. Very quick and enjoyable read. Can be finished over a decent amount of time for a lazy or rainy afternoon.

  • Dini
    2018-10-20 15:17

    While going through the free book offers in Amazon, I was instantly attracted to this book for all the good reviews. Firstly, I liked the title of it; being a big Harry Potter fan it reminded me the phrase “The Boy Who Lived”. The name Zeddy was cute and his journey is exciting. This is the first time that I’ trying a sequel to a well known story written by an author other than the original and in this case HGW has gone more steps ahead by including a touch of many other popular fictions to the same story. I expected fantasy but now I believe that the book is more of science-fiction. For a small book it really had lot of adventure harbored in it!Still I have no clue how this story would be connected to The Count of Monte Cristo, so I’m eager to read the other books ASAP.

  • Mohit Mohan
    2018-11-15 22:26

    This book revolves around earth in the future. t has lot of mysteries and author keeps himself a mystery. i feel that this book is more adventurous and a excellent book to read.There are some particular things that I liked about the boy who played with dark matter. First thing is that the author was successful in building a story about something that we have always known. Although we never have expected the world end to be this way, the nearing end does not surprise us. An international government has taken control and anyone who but sneezes in the wrong direction is jailed. The fate of this world and the loss of a peculiar thing called freedom need to be reversed but will a boy change it?

  • Xaarbella
    2018-11-15 19:25

    After purchasing this authors 'That Girl Started her own Country' I was so impressed, i downloaded this book the same day and just finished it a couple of minutes ago. First of all this book is so unique from all those other books on the market - a totally different yet amazing storyline of a future in 2099!This book is absolutely brilliant - I love the way the author has created a little world in this book in the future and the main character Zeddy, whose determination and courage just made this book more excting than ever!Beautifully written, excellent story that will keep you panting for more!

  • Sue Bouchard
    2018-11-11 16:34

    Another in a great series…This is another great book in an epic series that is spanning centuries. In this book a boy, Zeddy, is traveling to distant planets in the far future in search of his father. With strange and intriguing creatures plus equally strange and intriguing locations this book leads you in to an adventure that you don’t want to end. Just like the author’s other books this one is well-written and full of twists and turns. What will happen next? Where can the author take us now? The possibilities are endless and I am sure the author is not going to disappoint and I can’t wait!

  • Sarah Addison
    2018-10-24 21:15

    The Boy Who Played with Dark Matter- WOW! What a cool book and premise! My friend Annabel and I read this book, and LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT! The really cool part about it is its so short, but so much happens. I didn't realize that it would be such an intense book, and I loved it! It is the third of a trilogy, the whole series is extremely engaging. I read it because someone suggested it to me (I don't usually read a lot of books) and will definitely be reading the first two because I loved the book. 5/5 Stars! I loved the writing style, honestly have no negative comments. If you want a book that MAKES YOU THINK this is it!! Wow!! Great work. Will read again and again!!!

  • A.L. Harris
    2018-11-14 23:31

    It keeps getting better! HGW has done it again. I immediately fell in love with Zane, Zadie, and Zeddy and their world. You don’t find too many stories with resourceful boy protagonists and I always waited to see what Zeddy would do. From the minute I started reading, I was locked into the drama. I really liked that there were touches of King Arthur in the story. Legends are always fun to read about. The way the concepts of science, magic, and freedom are handled is really intriguing. This world is amazing, the way it was built and handled with just the right amount of information and mystery. I can’t wait to see how the rest of this story and series fits together!

  • Natalie
    2018-10-21 22:23

    Zizzer zazzer zuzz, as you can plainly see.Just kidding - but I did think of Dr Seuss, with all the Z names that the author unleashed upon this book.Not to mention I think Dr Seuss had quite the incredible imagination - as does the writer here.While this book DID read a bit YA - it is very entertaining, and while I do have issues with the dialogues (seem forced almost? too much detail? or is it my flu talking...) the world that is described is properly fantastic, and combining magic and science, which is always fun in my opinion.Somewhat of a continuation to Holy Ghost Writer's earlier works, yet great as a standalone.

  • Paula Thompson
    2018-11-12 20:16

    This is the third book that I have read by Holy Ghost writer and I am amazed by the author’s talent and imagination. It’s amazing how the author writes these stories in a way where they are interlinked but can also stand on their own as great writing. Zeddy is a precocious and intelligent character. His story is very well developed and I found myself engaged with his story and hoping for success in his mission to find out what happened to his father. The author’s descriptions convey images of the horrors and sadness of the characters in 2099 which drew me into the story and the emotions of the characters. This author is incredible and I can’t wait to find out his or her identity.