The Salvador Dalí Formula
by D. Labovich
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Pub Date 21 Mar 2023 | Archive Date 01 Mar 2023
″A fast-paced psychological suspense thriller dives into ancient myths, and unsolved astoundingly planned murders.″
A shocking mystery about a journalist who reveals Salvador Dalí's formula about the secret abilities of the human mind and an anthropologist obsessed with revealing that secret.
Only he knows the secret, and only she knows how to discover it.
When the unsuccessful journalist, Charles Clark, falls into the mystery of Salvador Dali's famous painting, Persistence of Memory, it turns his life upside down. In one day, he gets a new job, a car worth millions of dollars, and he meets the love of his life, an anthropologist from Barcelona, Anita Ruiz. That day they become the target of the secret scientific society from Oxford but also of the most mystical killer from England who disappeared thirty years ago after he murdered his last victims. They were Charles' parents.
Charles and Anita investigate the mysterious formula due to which all his wishes came true. As the serial killer murders members of the scientific society one by one, Charles and Anita become the prime suspects. In escaping from the police but also from the killer, they fall into a murder labyrinth from which they will only get out if they solve the formula encoded in the human beings.
Ancient megaliths, churches, and museums become their refuge, as well as a source of information about a buried secret that will forever change their lives....
"The greatest secret in history has gone unrecognized—until now!"
With male and female protagonists, crime, and romantic elements, and a twisty plot, this engaging, contemporary plot-driven novel would be a perfect read for all psychological, mystery and smart high-concept thrillers audience.
CRIME, REVENGE, FRIENDSHIP, ROMANCE, MURDERS, BETRAYAL...
- Readers' Favorite
"Author D. Labovich challenges readers with a fast-paced and intellectually-stimulating storyline wrapped in a mystery to rival that of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code."
The Salvador Dali Formula by D. Labovich is an intense psychological thriller with a dynamic plot and compelling characters. Charles Clark, an unsuccessful journalist, wishes to drive the best sports car, find the love of his life, get promoted, and get one of his architectural projects to be recognized. He always felt that there must be some secret magic that helps a person realize their desires. When he stumbles upon the mystery of Salvador Dali's famous artwork, The Persistence of Memory, his wishes come true in just a single day. However, Charles is not aware that he and the love of his life are about to become the target of a secret Oxford society intent on unlocking the mystery of the formula known as Atom Dali. This formula is the key to the God Particle that will change the way humanity views the world, as it will begin a new era where there will be no more atheists in the world.
The Salvador Dali Formula is a highly imaginative tapestry of secret histories, codes, symbols, and academic intrigue. Author D. Labovich challenges readers with a fast-paced and intellectually-stimulating storyline wrapped in a mystery to rival that of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code. Another aspect that makes it a real page-turner is that the author surprises you at every turn. Charles encounters weird characters and bizarre events as he tries to decode thought-provoking facts that may also lead him to answers about his parents' deaths. In the Salvador Dali Formula, you get plenty of information on underground academic circles and their obsession with the holy grail of knowledge. It has a satisfying arc that will make you feel glad you joined Charles in this must-read adventure.
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this was a really well done psychological intellectual thriller, it was what I was hoping for and was really well done. The plot does a great job in being a great thriller and was what I was hoping for when reading the description. The characters did a great job in being real people and I'm so glad I read this. I enjoyed the way D. Labovich wrote this and look forward to more from the author.
"What did I do?” Charles asked, spitting blood. Behind the student, a trash can had been tipped over, it’s metal lid upside down, collecting rain water. “You've done a lot! And more than you can imagine.” The student spoke quietly. From his movements, Charles assumed he was skilled in combat discipline."
Thank you to Netgalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. This review is wholly my own.
OMG - was I excited to get an advance copy of this book!!! Historical Mystery/Thriller - yes, please!!!
I absolutely LOVE a good atmospheric story and this one was just simply amazing!
The story grips you from the very beginning and keeps your attention. At time, the build-up felt a little slow, but not slow enough to bore you.
And the ending - WOWZA! For someone who usually figures out the ending, I did not see that coming!
If you enjoy thrillers/mysteries, I DEFINITELY recommend this one.
When Salvador Dali died he took his secrets to the grave. But what he left behind were hidden messages in his works of art. Hidden in plain sight, but only the most special elite knew about this. Fast forward 30 years, Charles Clark is a struggling reporter who receives an email one day inviting him to a press conference to celebrate Dali. The secret is about to be let out.
This is a fast-paced thriller that will keep you hooked until the end. Clark goes on an adventure of a lifetime to discover secrets long hidden by those who don't want the secrets getting out. During his journey, we root for him, he's a protagonist that came from nothing and has nothing, but because of his determination and will to want more was able to achieve - what he and probably everybody else - never thought he could. We root for the underdog.
Focusing on secret societies, hidden secrets, and secrets of the God Particle this book is compared to the Da Vinci Code. Superbly written, this work connects science with religion. The long standing debate that you can't be a scientist and believe in Jesus is thrown out. He is the science! You can't have science without HIM!
A riveting tale that highlights the author's gift of word and storytelling. Your heart will race and you will feel that suspense rising within. I received an ARC version of this book and leave this review on my own accord.
This book is a perfect blend of mystery and psychology. I loved the concepts behind it, especially the analysis of the Salvador Dali “formula.” Very well plotted out, I found myself enable to solve the mystery! A challenging, entertaining novel.
This is such a fast past book that kept me on my toes the whole time. It was so intelligently written and was so compelling - just how I like my thriller books. I had never read anything by Labovich before and was honestly amazed by the plot. This will not be the last book that I read by them!
Honestly, I was completely hooked and I loved how well Labovich can tell a story. The suspense was killing me 99% of the time and it is a book of a pure mastermind and genius.
Thank you for allowing me to read this book. It was an amazing experience.
Thank you to NetGalley, D. Labovich, and Sea Union Publishing for the ARC of the Salvador Dali Formulation. I was so excited to read this book as I heard it would be 2023's version of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, a historical fiction/thriller that would be popular with all kinds of readers. This book immediately gave me Da Vinci Code vibes and I was loving it! The book was very fast-paced and almost addicting to read. The only thing that was a hangup for me was how quickly and abruptly chapters would change characters. It makes the storyline difficult to follow unless you are paying very, very close attention. Even from the beginning I did not have a good sense of the characters or what was going on and I had to continue to read until I started to understand the premise and who was who. Overall 3.5/5 starts, rounded up to 4 for this review.
I really thought that I was going to be able to put a collection of my favourite paintings by Dali into the review. But, I feel that it would detract from the greatness of this work.
This is one hell of a journey into surrealism, religion, science and long gone cults.
This has been expertly researched, put together in a way that isn't condescending and explains the nuances between science and religion and art.
At times it may seem tenuous. But it is so well put together that you don't need to understand all of it to enjoy it.
It is the first time in a long time that I have cross referenced a work of fiction. Not looking to debunk, but to further my understanding of the topics that are being covered. This maybe a work of fiction, but the toipics that are being covered are far from fiction.
This keeps you on the edge of your seat from the opening to the final paragraph. If I hadn't stopped and looked, this could very easily have been a single sitting book. However, I did and it took me close to two weeks to finish. Mind you, there was a hell of a lot of art and theorising that was looked into and digested.
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