The Oracle Year

Harper. Apr. 2018. 416p. ISBN 9780062686633. $21.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062686657. THRILLER
A few months ago, failing New York City musician Will Dando had a dream in which he received 108 specific predictions about the future. With the help of friend Hamza, he releases some of his visions on a secure website, soon known as the Site. After a few of the posts come true, the anonymous Oracle, as Will is branded by the world, sells other predictions for vast sums. Along the way, he attracts many enemies, including a powerful televangelist who incites his followers to find and destroy the Oracle. Likewise, the U.S. president wants to determine if the Oracle is dangerous and if he can help him win a second term in office. Meanwhile, the Oracle's revelations are causing global instability. Soon, Will, Hamza, and journalist Leigh realize the Site has its own motives for these predictions and must do their best to stop events from spiraling out of control into nuclear Armageddon.
VERDICT Comic book franchise author Soule (Death of Wolverine) delivers an original and exciting spin on an old concept. Recommended for fans of Stephen King's Revival, The Stand, and "The Dark Tower" series. [Soon to be adapted into a TV series from Tomorrow Studios.—Ed.] [See Prepub Alert, 10/2/17.]
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