Mechaniclism by Lynn Lamb

Mechaniclism by Lynn Lamb


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In the 17th century, one man wants to end the world. In the 21st century, one woman will risk everything to stop him!
As two worlds—two time periods—collide, will Ireland Barton unravel the mystery of the dolls before the clock winds down on humanity?

About the Author

Lynn Lamb


Did you ever wonder how you would survive a global nuclear apocalypse? Lynn Lamb imagined it into existence on the written page!

Lynn Lamb is the author of the post-apocalyptic Survivor Diaries Series of novels and The Oxymoron of Still Life, a Short Story Anthology with a twist on life, dying, and death. Lamb was inspired by the characters in her hometown of Monterey, California. Lamb is also an independent filmmaker and scriptwriter. Her dream is to produce the Great American Documentary.

The Survivor Diaries Series explosive novels have made a big bang in the post-apocalyptic genre scene. Be on the lookout for more Lynn Lamb titles, coming soon!

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I have become a big fan of Lamb’s writing since the first book in the Survivor Diaries series. Her short story collection, Oxymoron of Still Life, ranks as some of the finest writing I have seen from an Indie author to date. I will say that in Mechaniclism, Lamb doesn’t disappoint.
The characters are well fleshed out and the comparison of the main characters, Jori and Ireland, each dealing with confinement, is fascinating. Ireland, forced to deal with life from within her bubble, makes the best of her situation and becomes a brilliant scientist. As with all of Lamb’s female lead characters, Ireland is strong and doesn’t let her disability hold her back from becoming all she could be. Jori, too, is held against his will but under vastly different circumstances. He looks for revenge and uses his talents as clockmaker to plan out a hideous plot to make his tormentors pay for their actions.
It is interesting to see read how these two characters played out their imprisonment. Ireland watches as her father and best friend live their lives while keeping a level head. On the other hand, Jori loses his sanity at the hands of evil. In a way, the disease that Ireland carries is evil in its own way, yet she doesn’t allow for it to consume her life.
The story flows with ease, sailing across the page smoothly, as only Lambs writing can do. It does bounce from one time period to another, but not once do you find yourself sitting there, scratching your head trying to figure out what time period you’re in.
I can’t say enough how much I loved this book. Lamb has a way with words that made reading this novella a pleasure. It’s a personal recommendation, and a must-grab for anyone who enjoys a gripping read..

By jd goff on October 18, 2015

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Here is something completely different from the author of the excellent apocalyptic SURVIVOR DIARIES series. While this is also an end-of-humanity story, MECHANICLISM is a two-fold tale set several centuries apart from each other. One is in 17th century Austria, the other in present day San Francisco. The similarities and differences between the two plots are subtle and handled very well. Jori and Ireland are the primary characters. Both live in relative isolation. Jori a prisoner of an evil nobleman: Ireland a prisoner of her body’s weak immune system. Through torture and cruelty Jori slips into madness. Through love and nurturing Ireland becomes a respected member in the field of medical research. The events and actions of these two parallel characters is well done. Jori is bitter, angry, and insane and wants to destroy the world. Ireland, though confined to her germ-free environment wants to save a world she has never actually seen. It does take some 300 plus years for Jori’s plans to come to fruition. And here is where things get more than a little creepy. Jori, a clockmaker before his confinement, has constructed a small number of intricate automatons. It is these tiny dolls which unleash a devastating plague. We all know dolls (and clowns) are evil, no point in debating this point. Regardless if we are talking about Chucky, Barbie, or Madame Alexander dolls have in inherent quality of creepiness. In MECHANICLISM Lamb uses this to her advantage. Not only are little dolls sitting there in a disturbing parody of humans, in this story those very same not-so-innocent things seek to destroy those same humans they mimic. Well done, creepy, and written with Lamb’s excellent, deft hand..

By Kathy Whitaker on October 30, 2015

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Lynn Lamb’s Mechaniclism can certainly be classified as horror – and I am not a big fan of horror stories. In Lamb’s capable hands, however, it is also a story about love, and fear, and revenge, and resignation – with a bit of the apocalypse thrown in, all stirred into an intriguing story that grabs your attention and doesn’t let you go until the end. Even then, you are invested in the characters and are left wishing there was more.

Lamb’s exceptional ability to develop her characters is what makes her works so intriguing, and she does not disappoint here. Love them or loathe them, her characters capture your emotions and you become invested in their stories. They are more than one dimensional, and their complexity helps to make them human.

If you love horror stories, you will love Mechaniclism. If you’re not that big a fan of horror stories, you will still find much to love about Mechaniclism. Either way, you won’t be disappointed.



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