A Book Review on Dz7361, by Alex Sanchez – A Novel Review
In A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Jean M. Auel presents an interesting take on the classic fairy tale. In this, the prince of Ptolemy is transformed into a frog by a magical force. This causes him to change from a normal, good-natured prince into a vicious monster. Machinus was among a select group of individuals who saw the error in his ways and sought to transform the prince. The Prince fell in love with Machinus’ daughter, Didyma. But Machinus’ interference and unforeseen intervention turns the happy marriage into a disastrous affair.
The novel starts by giving us some background information about Jean M. Auel’s life, before we delve into the plot of the story. The young man, Jean M. Auel, is born in 1560 at the town of Amboise. While still an infant he witnesses the murder of his stepmother by her husband and sister. At the age of seven Didyma becomes pregnant, but sadly she is murdered shortly after. Jean M. Auel vows never to kill another soul, and in the process he completely transforms himself into a monster, the machinus.
When we come to the start of the novel we see Jean M. Auel as a handsome young man. He has also trained to be a swordsman and already seems to have the perfect physique. Auel’s transformation into a monster is triggered by a series of events which immediately precede the current scene. As he kills his first victim the initialiser’s spirit becomes trapped inside him. As the initialiser tries to break free from the machinus, he inadvertently causes more death and destruction. In order to escape this place where death has no boundaries, the initialiser commits suicide by throwing himself over a bridge.
In order to find closure we have to look at the transitions that led up to each significant closure. Each transition builds on the preceding one and the subsequent one builds on the previous one. Auel, in every detail, makes sure to ensure that the reader feels satisfied with every development of the plot.
One important detail that Auel paid attention to was the dynamic transitions. There were many details which he wanted to pay close attention too, but making sure that each of these felt organic and realistic made the story much more enjoyable to read. The first transition is made when Didyma wakes up in a room with a crucifix on the cross. As he stands there looking at it, the machine starts up and operates. Auel then spends a short time following the machine as it disappears through a door, followed quickly by another machine which transports him through different doors, eventually arriving at the front door of his house.
The next scene shows Didyma entering a room which is lit up with symbols, one of which is a cross. It is soon after doing this that Didyma notices a figure standing next to him, who suddenly leaves through a side door, accompanied by a machine. This leads into the next scene, where Didyma watches the symbols change into the symbols of several machines. Then, the door to his house is suddenly opened and a figure steps out, followed by a machine which transports him inside the house.
In the second part of the novel, we get to see machinus as he is presented with a number of possible scenarios, each of which has different implications for the machinus state machine. The most intriguing among these is the one in which the machine comes to life and fights the agents of the opposition. We see the machinus machine transform into several different types of animals, including snakes. Finally, there is a final scene in which the president of the United States realizes that he is about to be attacked by the opposing forces and orders the machine to transform into a helicopter. The book ends with an amazing confrontation between the president and the opposing factions, with the machinus state machine acting as the loyal ally.
In conclusion, this is the best book on diesel mechanics for a number of reasons. First, Diesel mechanics is a challenging subject to master, with plenty of math, and geometry involved. Secondly, the dual time system gives the reader real-time insights into the machinus machinery at work, helping the reader to visualize the motion of moving parts. Lastly, the layout of the book is very clear, easy to follow and includes pictures and graphics to visually aid the understanding of the text. I would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in learning more about diesel mechanics, and especially for those with an interest in aviation engineering!