The Man He Never Was: A Modern Reimagining of Jekyll and Hyde by James L. Rubart

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What if You Woke up One Morning and the Darkest Parts of Yourself Were Gone?

Toren Daniels vanished eight months back, and his wife and kids have moved on--with more than a little relief. Toren was a good man but carried a raging temper that often exploded without warning. So when he shows up on their doorstep out of the blue, they're shocked to see him alive. But more shocked to see he's changed. Radically.

His anger is gone. He's oddly patient. Kind. Fun. The man he always wanted to be. Toren has no clue where he's been but knows he's been utterly transformed. He focuses on three things: Finding out where he's been. Finding out how it happened. And winning back his family.

But then shards of his old self start to rise from deep inside--like the man kicked out of the NFL for his fury--and Toren must face the supreme battle of his life.

In this fresh take on the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, James L. Rubart explores the war between the good and evil within each of us--and one man's only chance to overcome the greatest divide of the soul.

Title : The Man He Never Was: A Modern Reimagining of Jekyll and Hyde
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ISBN : 0718099400
Edition Language : English
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 384 pages


Mary Jackson rated it ★★★★☆

February 16, 2018

This book pulled me in and I was hooked from the very beginning. We all remember the old story of good vs. evil in the old Jekyll and Hyde classic. Well this modern day remake of the good vs. evil is sure to please you. Rubart has woven so much in to this one story that you are not sure what's goin...

Kelly rated it ★★★★★

February 26, 2018

I have read a good chunk of James Rubart's novels. While fantasy is okay with certain books, I don't mind them in Rubart's novels. He takes a concept from the Bible and have a hero learn to incorporate the concept into their life. Either from forgiveness to God's love to something deeper. Being...

Nora rated it ★★★★★

March 26, 2018

I was instantly caught up in Toren Daniels quandary; as he wakes up in a strange place and doesn’t know how he got there. If that wasn’t scary enough he discovers he’s been presumed dead by the world because he went missing eight months ago. Crazy thing is he doesn’t remember any part of the past...

Fiction rated it ★★★★★

April 10, 2018

Wow. The only coherent thought I had when I finished this book was, “I want what he’s having.” I may not have the same anger problem as Toren, but so many of the truths he works through in this story are truths that I still struggle with—and this book drove home just how much I still struggle wit...

Holly rated it ★★★★★

March 14, 2018

This was the first “WOW ME!” book of 2018. Toren’s story can be a lot of our stories. Whether or Mr. Hyde is anger, depression, “insert your biggest struggle here.” Too often our tendency is to try and conquer our problem ourselves. I don’t want to say a lot more, because I don’t want to give away...

Emily rated it ★☆☆☆☆

February 26, 2018

I received a copy of this book as a free advance copy from YPG, directly from the publisher. The book was accompanied by a letter of introduction from the author. I read the first two sentences of that letter and immediately returned the book. If that letter is an example of this author's writing...

Cricket rated it ★★★☆☆

March 31, 2018

The story provides much promise as it starts out: a man waking alone in a strange room with no memory. Amnesia stories can be intriguing mysteries as pieces are put back together. Unfortunately, there are too many plot holes to sustain the premise that a person can easily disappear for almost a y...

Martha rated it ★★★★★

March 20, 2018

I never quite know what to expect when I pick up a book by James L. Rubart. This one really had me stopping, setting the book down and thinking before I could pick it up again. There is never a book that touches everyone. For me, this genre is not my normal genre. I love women's fiction and histo...

Melissa rated it ★★★★☆

December 18, 2017

4.5 stars Rubart's latest is a complex, contemplative look at the two sides of everyone — the light and the dark — and their war with each other. Toren is not a very likable character, although many may identify with his inability to contain his temper. It seems like it takes him forever to work t...

Kathleen (Kat) rated it ★★★★★

March 27, 2018

There is only one novel of James L. Rubart's I haven't read and I will correct that very soon. However to understand his style of writing, it is not going to be something you can easily figure out like most novels. Most of his take the reader on a journey that may have not been expecting and with...

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