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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.
Madman in the Mirror is delightfully different.
A very unique and well written book- MADMAN IN THE MIRROR is on a class by itself- and that is a very impressive class at that- A.J. is a master at creating word images that remain with the reader long after the book is finished- the true sign of a great writer!!
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I see you read Oryx and Crake. I read that a few years ago while I was in New Orleans with Nancy who was attending a conference.
I found it to be really depressing! I figured I should just go out and lay down on the new street car line that just opened on Canal Street
Recently, I listened to The Year of the Flood, and really liked it - it had different voices for the different characters. It isn't a sequel to Oryx, more like the same story told from different points of view. You can check out the audible version from the P.A. library.
I stuck with it for awhile because I enjoyed some of the old catholic stuff from my yoot , and the Irish stuff. I also liked some of the catchy words, eg land of milk and money, greater love than this hath no man, that he lay down his wife for his friend :-) But I gave up in the end. I'll go back and read the whole wiki page about it.
Are you really reading Ulysses? I gave up. I went thru several parts and could detect nothing resembling a plot. I had heard it was 'stream of consciousness' which I thought meant the stream of thoughts of one of the characters, but one section seemed so random, like the reading of some ancient manuscript, that I decided I must be wrong and stream of consciousness really means the author just writes whatever comes into his head. THEN I looked it up in wikipedia and was shocked, yes shocked to read about the structure, what is going on..... I got ABSOLUTELY NONE of that !? Way too deep for me. Good luck!
And, it appears that you really DID finish Gravity's Rainbow! You're a better man than I am gunga din! Maybe you will make it thru U. If you do, your next assignment is The Book Of Mormon. If you can finish THAT, then I worship at your feet :-)