The Boy Genius Detective Agency by Robert Grey

The Boy Genius Detective Agency by Robert Grey

The Boy Genius Detective Agency by Robert Grey
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full (211 pages)
Age Recommendation: 14+
Rating: 3.5 stars
Review by Orchid

We are capable of far more than we believe possible.

We only use a fraction of our potential physical strength. Some say as little as a third of our true power. Our muscles are capable of more–we can lift heavier, run faster, and stretch further. However, the bones, ligaments and tendons that support our muscles can not.

If we were to use our muscles to their maximum biological limit, our bones would break, our ligaments would tear and our tendons would shred under the strain. Pushed even further, beyond our biological limits, our muscles would collapse and pulverize themselves.

This is why we feel pain–to protect the weaker parts of our bodies. And so we mentally limit ourselves and our ability.

Likewise, we use even less of our potential mental strength. Some say as little as a tenth of our true power.

We are capable of tremendous mental feats–bordering on the miraculous–if only we would tap into these unharnessed abilities of our unconscious mind. However, as with our bodies, we must protect the weaker parts of our brain. From damage, from death, from worse. And so we mentally limit ourselves.

Thus, our vast mental powers go unused.

There once lived a boy who dared ask… What if he removed those limits? What if he achieved his full potential, no matter the risks?

His name was Phidias Isaac Newman. He was called–

The Boy Genius.

Phidias is the Boy Genius and his partner is the girl, Bubble Gum. The other member of the detective agency is Lollipop. The agency is in Highland Falls, a ward of Megapolis. All the agents are prepubescent children and they live in the future.

There seems to be two main aggressors plus some vague alien whose presence is unexplained. Bubble Gum and Phidias seem to be edging into awareness of each other as the opposite sex, and this is an avenue I would liked to have seen explored.

To be quite honest I didn’t really understand this book. Each scene was cleverly crafted and the writing was good, but the scenes just didn’t fit together to form a story. At first I thought it might be because it was the second part of a series and I hadn’t read the first, but then I looked at the cover page. It was indeed a series but this is book one.

The story hops from one head to another bringing in new characters without any real explanation as to their identity or why they are important to the tale. It’s almost as if the author has the story in his head but only puts the high points down on paper.

This could be a really good story if the excellent scenes were linked together providing a smooth evolvement of the story. The book has a great deal of promise and I would like to see it presented to its full potential.

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