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SECOTAN, An Alternative Energy Novel, by Henry Gorham

Released April 15, 2011


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Henry Gorham for the June 2011 book SECOTAN
5.0 out of 5 stars I can’t wait for the sequel, May 12, 2011
By  – D RugeThis is the best adventure story by a new author in my memory. The story line and characters were fresh and riveting. The pace was perfect. It’s an easy read yet still thought provoking. Gorham has done his research on North Carolina history and the tension between preserving oil profits and the pursuit for alternative energy sources. I generally feel cheated when there isn’t complete closure to a story. But Gorham created a nice stopping point that not only satisfies the reader but builds anticipation for the sequel. Gorham is off to a great start.
5.0 out of 5 stars WAITING FOR THE SEQUEL, May 9, 2011
By  – L HughsWhat a great book! The author obviously did much research into the time period, alternative energy, and locale. It brought back memories of my childhood in eastern NC, especially use of the word “pocosin”.A “must read” for everyone.
5.0 out of 5 stars Secotan, May 20, 2011
By Music manBeing from eastern North Carolina I found this book to be very realistic and intriguing. As fossil fuels such as oil continue to be depleted and prices go up major oil companies are not interested in alternate sources. I will recommend this book to my friends and would very much like to see a sequel. Gorham is a very refreshing new author that I would like to see more from.
5.0 out of 5 stars Waiting for the sequel, May 30, 2011
By obxwriter (Outer Banks, North Carolina)This review is from: Secotan (Kindle Edition)
Secotan is one of those books that made me think and is entertaining. It has an epic feel with lots of detail like a James Michener novel. I particularly connected to the details about eastern North Carolina. There is so much mystery surrounding the early people who were here long before white settlers and Henry does a nice job weaving in the myths and facts. Could the ancient ones be the answer to our energy dilemma? If we don’t pay attention to the past we might miss the solution. Secotan explores the possibilities from the ancient eastern NC bogs to the glass towers of Houston and Manhattan. A clever injection of romance and intrigue kept me guessing how the ending would go. I was mostly wrong and enjoyed the unpredictability. A really good summer read and I am looking forward to the sequel!
5.0 out of 5 stars Pamlico pottery, June 5, 2011
By steve gorham -This review is from: Secotan: An Alternative Energy Novel (Paperback)
Great quick read. Solid grasp of Pamlico region’s history and very imaginative in areas where documented history more obscure. Good transition from the 1700s to today. And I particularly like how the writer set up the sequel; successfully transitioning to Belize while foreign interests apparently acquire Dutch Phosphate.
5.0 out of 5 stars An Eye Opening Novel, June 23, 2011
By bernard zucker (Emerald Isle, NC United States)This review is from: Secotan: An Alternative Energy Novel (Paperback)
This novel is eye opening and topical. Mr Gorham has created a story that is filled with ‘truths’ and tension.
You will be turning the pages at a rapid rate to find out what happens next.
For more fun ‘google’ some of the referenced characters ie Nikola Tesla.
Waiting for the sequel.
Bernie Zucker, a Northerner.
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read, June 16, 2011
By Diane M -This review is from: Secotan: An Alternative Energy Novel (Paperback)
A must read for anyone who likes adventure, history, and romance. You will find this story very entertaining, and hard to put down. The author was very clever in the way he transitioned from the past to the present. He ends the story leaving us content with the out come, yet an opening for a sequel. I think this new author is going to have a bright future. Can’t wait for the sequel!
5.0 out of 5 stars There HAS to be a sequel!, June 3, 2011
By Betsy Barbeau “betsy3b” (outside Raleigh NC USA)This review is from: Secotan: An Alternative Energy Novel (Paperback)
This was so current, so fitting. But now, inquiring minds want to know more: more about George’s research, about Kurt and Sarah, about anything we can do — besides what the government and the media are trying to spoon-feed to us — to lessen our dependence on foreign oil, be it our own oil and natural gas or algae or whatever!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Secotan, May 28, 2011
By Joe O -This review is from: Secotan: An Alternative Energy Novel (Paperback)
This book is one of the quickest reads ever! The plots and subplots derived around the books core topic of alternative energy sources warrant further development. All the characters and events are all so plausible that this historically-based fiction capture the reader’s attention so dramatically, the book is hard to put down. What a great effort. I look forward to the prequel and/or sequels to follow.
5.0 out of 5 stars Secotan, June 25, 2011
By Judy Piotrowicz -This review is from: Secotan: An Alternative Energy Novel (Paperback)
I really enjoyed Henry’s first book. I felt he did a lot of research, it was well written and had some mystery to it. I feel that if you can’t put a book down, it is a good book and I couldn’t put the book down. Good job, Henry!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes you wonder what big oil is up to!, June 26, 2011
By stonesend -This review is from: Secotan: An Alternative Energy Novel (Paperback)
Not only is this book based on some local historical information with the Native American population and local well known areas, but the plot evolves quickly to involve the current status of our energy crisis. The read is quick, informative and thought provoking. Although this is fiction, much of what is described in the book is based on factual information and research into alternative energy. The book is easy to read, understand and fun! Pick up a copy and enjoy! A great Book Club choice, the discussion we had was animated and very enjoyable, one of the best books we have read as a Club.
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