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REVIEW: Middlesex by Jeffry Eugenides

REVIEW: Middlesex by Jeffry Eugenides

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides My rating: 4 of 5 stars Written by the author of The Virgin Suices, this book won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003. As with most contemporary and literary fiction, the time frame jumps around, the point of views shifts, and the subject matter...

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REVIEW: Hominids

REVIEW: Hominids

Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Robert Sawyer is one of Canada's most popular science fiction authors, whose books are often nominated for Hugo and Nebula Awards. This novel won the 2003 Hugo Award for Best Novel. I enjoy reading many genres, but...

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The ancient city of Rome and the novel Onesimus

The ancient city of Rome and the novel Onesimus

  The ancient city of Rome and the novel Onesimus   The city of Rome looms large in the setting of my upcoming novel, Onesimus: A Novel of Christianity in the Roman Empire. The city was known as Caput Mundi: the head of the world. To a Roman citizen, Rome was the head...

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REVIEW: The Known World by Edward P. Jones

REVIEW: The Known World by Edward P. Jones

An interesting novel both for its post-modernist style of narrative and its subject matter. The latter is a little-discussed point in American History—that many blacks owned black slaves (In the 1860s, 28% of free blacks owned slaves compared to 4.8% of whites). Thus the subjects of life as a slave, freed slaves, and slave-owners (white and black) are woven throughout. The style may make some feel the novel is disjointed, as it jumps around from character to character, and even back and forth in time (sometimes even adding a brief sentence or two about what some character’s descendent said to someone a century later).

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Chapter 1 excerpt from forthcoming novel, Onesimus: A Novel of Ancient Christianity

Chapter 1 excerpt from forthcoming novel, Onesimus: A Novel of Ancient Christianity

An excerpt from chapter one of my forthcoming novel, Onesimus: A Novel of Ancient Christianity. “…based on a true story, Onesimus is a Roman slave who is willing to do questionable acts for freedom of body and soul. But he finds himself on a journey that will test his courage, challenge his view of society, and force him to decide what ‘freedom’ really means.” (Jon Sparks, Historical Fiction Review).

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