Kaleidoscopic Shades: Surreal. Bizarre. Fantastic.


Spotlight on
Kaleidoscopic Shades
by David A. Neuman

2023 Hoffer Award Finalist
Winner of Literary Titan and IndieBRAG Awards
Voted #1 book of 2022 on Bookworm Reviews 

"Takes you into a world where times could be manipulated, and a whole nation can disappear without a trace...a world where anything and everything is possible." ~OnlineBookClub.org

Kaleidoscopic Shades by David A. Neuman

Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller, Literary Fiction
Paperback: From $16.31
Ebook: From $0.99

From the Author
There are no colors but black far over the rainbow...and one father will fight for his sanity while his young son confronts countless lost souls...and a menagerie of clocks maddeningly ticking away the hour to nowhere. To the endless plains of Black Eternity. To nothingness...

Synopsis from Bookworm Reviews
This is one of those books that is not a book so much as it is an immersive experience. It is a surreal dreamlike journey that takes several different components and creates a thoughtful, unforgettable whole work.

Several mysterious things happen at once. Solar flares erupt in Australia. An Englishwoman spontaneously combusts. A town in Brazil mysteriously vanishes. A man in California appears and disappears. Several children in a small California town have nightmares of a dark clothed figure observing them. All around the world, people hear the sound of bells and see balloon figures.

These various scenes of weirdness ultimately come together when father and son, Bob and Josh Triplow, have to confront the entities that are responsible for this strangeness.

It's a bizarre surreal science fiction novel that is more felt than read. Many of the events are so bizarre that even the Reader doesn't know what is fantasy and what is reality. It puts Readers off kilter just like the characters as they go farther and deeper into this nightmare of a journey.

Praise for Kaleidoscopic Shades

  • 2023 Hoffer Award Finalist
  • Literary Titan Book Award
  • B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree
  • "A doorstopper of a novel that fans of sci-fi and paranormal thrillers can really sink their teeth into." ~BookTrib Review
  • "Part Stephen King, part David Mitchell, part David Lynch." ~Jason Pettus, editor
  • "An exciting work of paranormal fiction." ~OnlineBookClub.org
  • "Will definitely be appealing to someone who enjoys a good genre-bender." ~Monique Snyman, Bram Stoker Award nominee

About the Author

Born in Adelaide, South Australia, David A. Neuman was gifted a vivid imagination. In the late seventies, he walked out of Norwood High School an underachiever to embark on a scholastic journey before graduating from Flinders University in Behavioral Science.

Some thirty years ago, disenchanted in the rigidity of life's endless stop signs, he penned Kaleidoscopic Shades and, if not for a chance meeting with a man of poetry, this book would have remained a secreted passion. 

Watch the trailer for the book, filmed in the old Adelaide Gaol in South Australia.

Neuman continues to live in Adelaide with his four-legged companions: Saffron, Cinnamon and Ginger—his very own Spice Girls. It is here he feels at home, especially when exploring its ghostly past, understanding that, regardless of one's background, we are all in this together. And always will be.
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