- Naples, FL, USA
- member since April 2, 2009
Deborah P’s last login was Saturday, June 30, 2012.
Its a good book May 30, 2012
By Rishabh Chaturvedi
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
Liked this book. Quite the money's worth; one of those rare occasions when you feel you did not go wrong with an indie.
Dracula: Hearts of Stone
I found myself "hearing" the characters in this story. They are well written and I found myself able to leave the normal world behind. I deeply enjoyed the humor and the addition of P. Anthony, that was a touch I did not expect at all. Dracula in this book is seen in a different light, not a true creature of evil at all. I do suggest that you read this book as it is very good and enjoyable.
DRACULA: Hearts of Stone.
Enter this world of magical vampires. It’s a place where enchantment and biters interweave for an exciting adventure.
It’s a tale of magic, romance and fangs; a tale of valor.
We start with a shiny new pot of boiling water and add too many evil vampires, and not enough of the good biters. Toss in one suicidal Dracula; add a cup of mayhem and a dash of romance. Oh yes, and a pinch of mirth. Stir lovingly and you have a new novel by A. J. Gallant. If it sounds like the recipe for you then you must read Dracula: Hearts of Stone.
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Nope! Where I live also starts with a ‘B’: Brooklyn!!!!
As far as Sartre goes, I can’t say I oppose or support his philosophy. As a matter of fact, he may have shifted from an area in which I am more in agreement with him (existentialism), to an area in which I am not in agreement with him (ideology, in his case of the left-wing variety). What I like about existentialism is, it is non-ideological, each thinker’s conclusions being based on that thinker’s experiences, studies, and thinking a given issue through, the conclusions of said thinker being drawn from these efforts. All of the existentialists have that in common, whether they are of the atheistic variety, or whether they are those who claim that a real Power exists above and beyond the universe. The first modern existentialist (Kierkegaard) was one of those claiming such a Power to be real. Two of the greatest influences on my own philosophical thinking diverged on this issue, Nietzsche being an atheist, and Martin Buber claiming the reality of a Super Being (he also being one of the 20th Century’s great biblical exegetes). What this tells me about all of them, the atheists and the non-atheists alike, is that they all take thinking over their issues very seriously while eschewing belief. You will see neither the atheists among them preaching atheism (like Madalyn Murray O’Hare), nor the non-atheists preaching God.
I never got into dystopian novels. They do sound interesting though. I hope I have a chance to try some of them out!
If you ever read HYPERSPACE I would be interested in your opinion. I like honest opinion and intelligent interchange of ideas more than pats on the back. So even if someone has disagreements with my writing, I wanna hear ‘em!!!!
Anyway, good to hear from ya,, stay in touch.
Thanks for answering Deborah! I’m re-sending the HYPERSPACE urls, because from past experience I know that the full message might not have made it completely through in the Friendship Request box:
or, if you have trouble gaining access,
www.hyperspacethenovel.com (Click “Hyperspace Blog” on the right of the screen.)
Anyway, you’re right about reading and interest in things intellectual leading to great professions. (It can also lead to pauperhood!!!!) Yes, I'm into all kinds of reading and things of the intellect. I divide my reading time between what I call "general reading," Tanah (Hebrew Bible), and ancient Rome. Much of my “general reading” involves philosophy and psychology. I am on the threshold of breaking into Sartre. I was so impressed with his novel NAUSEA, and I have been involved with the pre-Sartrian existentialists anyway (Nietzsche and Kierkegaard), plus his contemporary, Martin Buber, that it is only a natural move to try to get into his philosophy. I did have a rough beginning with what I think a bad translation of his TRANSCENDENCE OF THE EGO (about which misadventure you can read if you go to my Shelfari page and access the Existentialism Group).
But I am also a writer. Unfortunately, I'm spending my writing time being a salesman trying to sell my published novel HYPERSPACE. (I gotta make a living!) My plan is to begin making enough money with it so I only have to spend half my working time marketing, so I can get back to the writing of my third novel which I had to temporarily discontinue. However, even if I succeed selling my book to individuals in Shelfari, and other spots, it won’t be a living income. So I’m also sending the book to various movie directors I see in Charlie Rose interviews. I do think HYPERSPACE would make an excellent movie (along the lines of THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, or the recent PRECIOUS), and a good director can competently utilize the limited amount of sexuality in the book so as to communicate its import without making the movie XXX. But when I write a director I NEVER fail to mention my other completed novel (not published), S P Q R, which is about ancient Rome, which is a better story by far than GLADIATOR, and which has the greatest sword and shield sequence in literature since THE ILIAD! (Honest, I’m not exaggerating!)
Butchya know, I can be one helluva writer and fall through all the holes in the net and my work become well known one or two hundred years after my sojourn on this planet! Some people are in the right place at the right time and make all the right connections, and some people aren’t and don't. So I am also writing rich people and soon I will be writing Foundations asking them for a stipend to keep my art going. If I go down, I will go down swinging!!!!! But I have no intention of going down!!!!!
As far as HYPERSPACE goes, it’s going to turn a lot of people off because, like Sartre, I don’t shy away from ugly aspects of existence, but confront them head on. HYPERSPACE confronts them head on,, and so does S P Q R. The latter doesn't shy away from the bloodiness of ancient Rome (the gladiatorial arena was not romantic, but was a butcher factory!) any more than the former (HYPERSPACE) shies away from the nasty ramifications of a malfunctioning brain.
If you know any newly published writers, or just people working on new writing with the intention of publishing, please direct them to the Shelfari Group: NOVAE SENTENTIAE. All Shelfari members can join, but it is a place where new writers can display their newly created art!
Anyway, it really is nice to meet someone who takes the time to write a nice message and I do look forward to further contact with you.