Mazes of the Mind

Mazes of the Mind was published by Paper Angel Press.

It was released on May 24, 2023. Here is a sampling of reviews it has garnered.

5.0 out of 5 stars Lightning quick pager turner Reviewed in the United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ on June 1, 2023 “The one thing that jumped out to me immediately on this novella was it’s fast pace. Pace is something that’s huge to me as a writer as I tend to zone out pretty quickly if something isn’t really catching me. Mazes of the Mind delivers in spades on that score. I found myself flipping pages on my kindle like mad learning what new memories Saxon was going to experience each time he woke up. I just couldn’t put this one down.Character is also something that I treasure and Mike Sherer bit off quite a tough challenge trying to develop the character of a man with amnesia experiencing ever changing reality. Is he a spy, foot baller, stunt man or construction worker. Which memory is right and which is wrong. Sherer captures Saxon as person desperately trying to cling to his sanity in an ever changing world.”

5.0 out of 5 starsΒ A slow burn towards dynamite Reviewed in the United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ on May 24, 2023. “As I made my way along the ride Mazes of the Mind took me on, I found myself strongly connecting with the protagonist. He was being presented with a very confusing reality; as the reader, I was right there with him, wondering what the heck is going on. The story moved along briskly, pieces began to fall into place, and the larger picture slowly came into focus. However, each new puzzle piece is delivered subtly, like a chess game in which your view of the board is blocked when your opponent moves. Which piece moved? Where was it before? What is the opponent’s goal? Am I even supposed to be looking at the knight, or was it the rook? The suspense ramps up quickly as the pieces of the story move, culminating in a truly explosive reveal that is at once satisfying and jaw-dropping. Mazes of the Mind is an absolute must-read for any fan of suspenseful thrillers.”

5.0 out of 5 starsΒ a brain trip that will keep you guessing and turning pages Reviewed in the United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ on May 28, 2023. “What a fun read! This trippy, twisty little novella does a masterful job of making just enough sense to be compelling as the story is doled out in tiny snippets. Delivered in quick scenes (so easy to read “just one more”), it’s the tale of a man whose memory and perception cannot be trusted. What’s real and what isn’t? Why do the people and events in his life keep changing every time he wakes up? Is everyone else crazy, or is it him? Mazes of the mind is a tight thriller that will keep you guessing with every page you turn.”

5.0 out of 5 starsΒ There are no seat belts, so hang on! Reviewed in the United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ on May 25, 2023. “I don’t know the author, but I was given an Advance Reader Copy (ARC). As a fellow writer, I admire not only the construction of this surrealistic tale, but also the pace, characterizations, and imagery. So much to say about this masterpiece. Reading this fantastic experimental(??) piece was like watching puzzle pieces fall from the sky then arrange themselves as clues to pursue. What’s real? What’s not? You feel a presence pulling the strings in the background, but you question even that. Trust no one! If you’re tired of the mundane, pedestrian, cookie-cutter stories, this is for you. Wish I’d written it.”

5.0 out of 5 starsΒ Non-stop chaos! Reviewed in the United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ on May 24, 2023. “Sherer’s book is a fun and sinister ride leaving you in constant confusion and suspense, wondering what’s going on and what will happen next. I enjoyed his flashbacks, descriptors, and the use of well-known music pieces to establish tone. There were a couple scenes that gave me the willies – in the best possible way. His ending culminates in a way you will never see coming!”

5.0 out of 5 starsΒ Creepy and Haunting Reviewed in the United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ on May 24, 2023. “A fantastic novella that keeps you asking questions. Haunting imagery and beautiful descriptions!”

Did not expect to be pulled through it in one sitting!! Very gripping and dark. “Gripping tale with a deadly ending. If you liked The Bourne Identity, you will be pulled quickly into this powerful story of a man gripped not just with memory loss, but twisted by false memories. How does he know so many languages? Who is that mysterious woman he recalls in a flash of memory or dream in which they have vigorous sex? Is this dark-haired woman from Colombia his wife? Or is it the blonde from Finland? A walk through a catacomb of bones brings new memory flashes. I’m too busy for this, I thought, as I read the entire novella in one sitting. Highly recommended. Warning: set a couple hours aside before you begin.” – David Wolf

“Just got a chance to crack this open last night and I was deeply impressed. Immersive from the first paragraph with a compelling question that you do a marvelous job of answering a little bit at a time. Exceptional writing. Maybe the best I’ve seen from you.” – Nicholas Everhart

“Great Book – A quick read with lots of action.” – Anne Brown

“Nice.” – Augustine Scribymac

“Must Read – Highly recommend this book, keeps you guessing from beginning to end.” – Bookrezz

“Wow. I love your book.” – Felix Solomon

“Great Story – A suspenseful read that never gives up!” – Yumio KatsuM

Mazes of the Mind is available in digital, paperback and hardcover editions on Amazon and many other online locations.