Dream Parlor

by Christopher Andrews



Book Details

Language :
Publication Date : 10/19/2000

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 280
ISBN : 9780738827896
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 280
ISBN : 9780738827902

About the Book

In the 21st Century, the burgeoning one-world government announced its intention to implant Identification Chips – IDCs – into the right hand of every man, woman, and child on the planet.  Fearing this threat to personal freedoms, the People fought back ...

The People Lost ...

Two decades later, Citizen 11811, Elijah Barrett, dares to challenge the System, using his rank and position to sabotage public executions and to feed and shelter the less-fortunate Non-Citizens.  When a close friend disappears, Eli’s search leads him to the Dream Parlor – a Citizen-exclusive facility which induces lucid dreams.  

Venturing into the darkened corners of his soul, Eli is enticed by the love of a beautiful woman ... and haunted by the image of a mysterious man.  But as government violence grows in intensity, Eli is compelled to risk everything in an attempt to learn the dark secrets behind the Dream Parlor.

*Described as “1984” meets “Total Recall,” Dream Parlor is based on the original screenplay by Christopher Andrews and Jonathan Lawrence.  “Dream Parlor” is also now an independent feature-film from Timeless Entertainment. For more information, checkout www.dreamparlor.com!*

Praise for Dream Parlor:

"Dream Parlor has been likened to 1984, [with a] tone similar to The Running Man ... I was impressed with the characters -- Corbit makes a good egotistical Villain with believable motivations -- and Eli´s desire to fill his fathers shoes, and at the same time lack of belief in himself, made him an easy-to-identify-with hero. Dana, Jacob, Derby and the other less major characters were also well fleshed out - too often characters are used to bring the plot along then forgotten about, but that didn´t happen here ... An amazing read, and one that I think would appeal to a much wider audience than the usual science fiction crowd."

— Lesley Meade, Booknet, June 1, 2001

Praise for Christopher Andrews’ last novel, Pandora’s Game:

Pandora’s Game is written in a unique way, where it is more of a memoire written by Neil to tell everyone what has really happened. I am not a very big fan of the first person point of view, but Andrews uses it in a way that improves the story, instead of detracting from it. Near the end of the book, the point of view changes without warning, and while not something that would be a recommended technique, it adds greatly to the plot.  In many ways, Andrews writes like an author with much more experience behind him than he actually has. And while there are certain scenes that showed the inexperience, those scenes were few and far between. I expect Christopher Andrews to become a fantastic author. I highly recommend Pandora´s Game, especially to those who are looking to discover a new author.”

– Pat McGreal, “Horror Novels Online” Newsletter: Vol. 2, Issue 2, March 2, 2000

"This isn´t just a [story] of two young men going mad. This isn´t a [story] of a hypnotism game going wrong. It is much more than that, and that is what makes this book so interesting ... Pandora´s Game takes this to a new level ... Andrews shows a lot of versatility in this book – handling 15th century Germany as well as a modern day college setting. The supernatural scenes, both set now and in the past are written with as much competence and style as Poppy Z. Brite or Anne Rice, yet at the same time other parts of the book show normal college kids getting drunk and having fun at parties. To write both in a natural way, and switch seamlessly between the two, is something that I have seen many authors try and fail. I started Pandora´s Game because I had to review it, but I kept on reading it because I was enjoying it so much ... that is why it will be Book Of The Month in June [2001]."

— Lesley Meade, Booknet, June 1, 2001

About the Author

Actor/Writer CHRISTOPHER ANDREWS co-wrote and starred in the science-fiction film, "Dream Parlor." Christopher currently lives in California. "Pandora's Game" is his third novel.