When two brothers have conceived a month apart –called Superfetation–then were born as twins eight months later, one of them was a full term baby and one of them was a preemie. That anomaly affected their whole lives as one twin struggled to succeed and the other struggled to keep up. Their journey would turn out to be a real head trip, both literally and figuratively, and challenge them to understand themselves and their “twin.” This is the first book—about ENVY—in Jack Eadon’s American Drama Series.
“Twins – One Evil – One Good – What’s Not to Love! by Tyler R. Tichelaar”
I had never heard of superfetation until I read “Head Trip,” but I love how author Jack Eadon used it to explain the issues the twin brothers Roger and Marcus face as a result of being born at the same time, though Roger was conceived a month before Marcus.
I have to admit I found the sibling rivalry completely enthralling, and I most often sided with Marcus, although I felt Eadon tried skillfully and fairly to present both brother’s sides. The issues surrounding Marcus’s penis abnormalities had me roaring with laughter. And at the same time, I admired his determination to better himself in so many ways, and I sided with him against his brother’s envy.
Perhaps what made this book so readable for me, though, was the great pacing. Eadon made the book a true page-turner, and while there wasn’t one overall plot, I became engrossed in the characters and kept wanting to know what would happen next and which if either brother would come out on top. I found this book a quick and entertaining read, and I look forward to the next volume in Eadon’s American Drama series where he continues Marcus’ story. And I hope Roger will be back too.