Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Opposite of Art by Athol Dickson - Brief Thoughts - I'm not finished yet!

About the Book:

A great artist is cast into the icy Harlem River by a hit-and-run driver. His heart stops, and he sees something that defies description. Presumed dead by all who knew him and obsessed with the desire to paint the inexpressible, he embarks on a pilgrimage to seek help from holy men around the globe. But is it possible to see eternity without becoming lost within it? After a quarter of a century, when the world begins to whisper that he may be alive, two people come looking for the artist: the daughter he never knew existed, and the murderer who hit him on the bridge all those years ago.

Brief Thoughts:
This book only arrived in my mailbox about five days ago, and I haven't been able to complete it yet. However, I've read Dickson's work before, and I KNOW I'm in for a treat! Athol Dickson writes a story that draws you in, and at first, you think, "What?" But by the end of the story, you think, "This is brilliant!" And I'm about half-way there right now, and I don't want to spoil the treat that awaits me! Suffice it to say that I'm totally engrossed right now!

About the Author:
Athol Dickson is the publisher of the popular news website, DailyCristo.com, and the author of seven novels and the bestselling memoir, The Gospel according to Moses. His novels of suspense and magical realism have been honored with three Christy Awards and an Audie Award, and compared to the work of Octavia Butler (by Publisher's Weekly) and Flannery O'Connor (by The New York Times). He and his wife live in Southern California.

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