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The idea of hell always fascinated me. I love reading about demons, the Devil and the Inferno. I enjoy reading about sins, eternal punishment and basically anything diabolical. That is the reason why I have no hesitation to get this book as soon as I read its premise and summary.

I read this book with much excitement and much anticipation. I was not disappointed at all. From the first page, the story unfolded very easily. It is fast-paced for me and not at all boring. Victoria Wells, the main character, moved Heaven and Earth and went straight to the center of Hell itself just to save his husband who was tricked into giving up his immortal soul. I enjoyed how the author tackled this story. It is truly an exercise of a very creative mind. I could not put this book down. I am so eager to know everything that happened next. His descriptions of the novel’s conflicts, of Hell or the Lower Astral Plane, all details in the book are done so eloquently.

Despite the fantastic premise, I see this novel as a beautiful love story, a story of love so great that a person would go beyond what is expected in order to save her beloved. This novel put a smile on my face as I read because I cannot help but sympathize with Victoria Well’s position. I also have loved someone so much that I am sure that I would do anything for him. Giving any more details of what Victoria Wells had undergone in this very enjoyable novel will be sinful. I highly suggest that you should grab a copy yourself and find out! Truly this is a read that I cannot forget! I hope to read more works by this author!


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I have been a European Studies major when I was in college so I was exposed to a lot of blah blah about politics, economics, law and other intellectual and tedious stuff. Our lives as students revolves around reading excessively technical and serious scholarly articles or books which we are forced to consume because we simply have no choice. If we do not read them, we will surely fail. But reading this kind of writings can be brain-numbing, especially with the amount of information that one needs to know beforehand and the new information that must be digested and internalized. This is masochism, literally.

I do not really enjoy reading stuff like this. I love reading non-fiction but topics regarding economics in general make me rather read ancient religious texts in the original extinct languages. I would derive more fun from that. But then, I gave The Silver Bomb a try because its topic is something I have never read. Although the book is blatantly related to economics, the premise is very intriguing for me. I know that I would definitely have fun with it.

And I did. The book is really interesting. It is not purely an economic treatise about money. In fact it is much more than that. We are taken into the history of money and how it affected humans and civilizations. Money has a profound effect on our existence and our collective human history. It also describes the vital significance of the roles of gold and silver in the looming possibility of the return of metal as money. I think this book is written in a way that is stimulating enough to hold a general reader’s interest but it is also informative and well-grounded on facts and history to make an economist, a scholar or a student take notice and appreciation on this book. There are a lot of fascinating quotes and thought-provoking passages throughout the book that will surely entertain the reader.

But I can still say that this book is not for everyone. A reader of this book should have at least enough knowledge on economics, politics and history in order to understand what the authors are trying to say. But it is definitely a useful tome for people who study or teach in universities and colleges. It is definitely a good source of information. I think it condensed a lot of historical facts and concepts well. It can definitely help people comprehend more the nature and importance of money in our lives, and also the significance of metal.

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I always love anything Celtic or Irish. I am so attracted to their culture because it seems so bloody and violent, and yet so relentlessly beautiful all at the same time. My first exposure to Celtic culture in novels is from Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. Aside from that, I have read a lot about Celts, especially the ancient pagan human sacrificing Celts. I had a book all about them in French. The Irish Gaelic language is also very wonderful for me that I even bought a dictionary and a grammar book to study this very mysterious and difficult language sung by my beloved Enya.

So in short, I am an absolute Celtophile. So I expected a lot from a book called Celtic Storms which I saw as an ebook. Without caring much about reading the summary, I downloaded it since I had a feeling that this would be good because of the word Celtic in the title.

I was not disappointed. It is really really really good! It is actually like a family saga, about two clans joining together as one through the marriage of some important members. Although this is not about the pagan Celts I would have preferred, I still found this very interesting because I learned a lot from reading this book. This is set sometime in the earlier centuries, when Christianity was still somehow new to the Celtic setting and there was still magic and mysterious rituals mixing with the popular religion. This was the time when there were still family feuds and feudalism was still practiced. This was the time when the rich lived in castles, but not as far as when Arthur lived.

In short, it was like a fairy tale, but with a modern way of telling it. No non-sense at all. The novel is well-crafted. I cannot put it down. Well, because I am a human being, I still have to sleep but I look forward the next day to read it again. The descriptions are vivid and the story flows well. There are a lot of characters but their names are really beautiful so it is easy to follow their plot lines and their roles in the whole novel.

I do not want to spoil anything so I just advise you to get a copy of this book and read it for yourself. if you like romance, read it. If you like historical fiction, read it. If you like a wonderful novel to spend some time with, this is it. You would definitely discover a lot of precious gems in this treasure chest of a novel. And you know me, if I review a book, I am passionate about it especially if it is worth writing a long review such as this. I really believed that this novel is great and I cannot wait for more of this! Congratulations to the author!

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I am a poet, and I firmly believe that only another poet can understand the messages of a poet he is reading. Although you are an avid reader of poetry, or you read it leisurely, there is really a big difference if you yourself is a poet making a critique of another poet’s book of poetry.

Thankfully I am. And I can say that receiving the book Transmissions to the Mystic Nebula today earlier this morning was the highlight of my day. Maybe even the best thing that happened for me for like two weeks.

I love this book! I love it so much that I wanna meet Christopher and offer myself as his mentee, or his concubine, or whatever will work. His book is full of wonderful metaphors and expressive lines that can be compared to a bottle of perfume. Small, and yet if you open even the tiniest bit, an otherwordly fragrance will exude out of the bottle that will make everyone feel light and warm. That is how I felt while reading this poetry book. They are exquisitely-written. There is so much wisdom and intelligence in his poetry. The theme is the universe, particularly, space. The universe filled with stars, suns, nebulae and all galactic features. Aside from that, it also speaks of mundane things. Well, it must be so since we are also part of the universe itself.

What I like about this book is that I feel smart while I read it. He uses academic terms and scientific concepts with ease and they are all laid out in a very accessible and readable way that even a simple reader will appreciate. Although I think, some may still have to use a dictionary. However, do not be stopped by that. You will not regret picking up this book. Make sure to spend some quiet time with it because it is so beautiful that it will calm you. I just had this book for a few hours only and I already read the whole book twice. And I am ready to read it one more time. The only other writer who made me feel this way with a poetry book is my beloved friend, the celebrated gay Singaporean poet [author:Cyril Wong|187415]. I also can feel some similarities with [author:Rumi|875661], the famous Persian mystic poet. Well, the title has the word mystic so it really has to be that. And Christopher definitely pulled it off.

Now, I have a new idol. I rarely read male poets, especially heterosexual ones because I do not think I can relate with their grand themes for I am a lover of personal, confessional, homoerotic poems. But this book made me smile. And green with envy. Now I wanna write a similar book like this because it really haunted me in a good way, as if a benevolent spirit is on my shoulder, watching me while I read.

What I admire too is that this is self-published. Now I am more engulfed with passion to self-publish my book too and share the world my poetry. This book really inspires me to do it, since this is the first self-published poetry book that I have read in my experience as a poet. i will definitely treasure this book which is lovingly dedicated to me by the poet himself with a curt but inspirational message.

I am not exaggerating. As you know, I am addicted to reading poetry because I myself is a poet and I learn more and more about poetry and how to write it by reading other poetry books and studying poets who are already famous and those poets who are self-published or virtually unknown. In my experience, the best poets I have read are those who has no books yet and are only writing poetry out of pleasure or whenever the spirit of poetry possess them. I enjoy independent poets. They make the best book of poems and their themes usually are out of this world. There are few established poets that I love and they are worth mentioning too but not in this review.

You know me guys, whenever I make a review as long as this, this is definitely good =P Trust me! Make sure you take some time to go get a copy soon!

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I am in love with this book! I cannot comprehend how much I love this inanimate object. Maybe it is a form of necrophilia itself, loving a book made out of dead leaves and pulp. I cannot stop reading this book. Sometimes I force myself to literally stop this book from taking over my mind. I read this book like the Bible, only some parts at a time because I wanna savor everything it has to offer me. I have never loved a book like this. I always want to have some quiet time with this book and just read it, fantasizing about the necrophile thingies that it describe and just feel tremendous orgasms rippling all over my body. I think I am a certified necrophile and this book definitely fed my insanity and favorite fetish. I would love to meet Supervert, kiss him and let him do stuff on me because I simply love him so much. He actually sent me this book because I am such a desperate whore!

Anyway, just to give you an idea why I am so in love with this book, I am a frustrated necrophile. i love death and I find beauty in its gore and violence, and also in its peace and regal aura. I love being strange and weird but definitely, necrophilia is one of my most favorite secret joys in life. I do not do it per se, I just love reading about it and fantasizing of actually doing it for I do not think i can really do it in real life. I even made a whole book of necrophiliac poetry because I love it so much.

That is why reading this book is such a life-changing rare moments I have in my life. I am so thankful that someone with the intellect and enough twisted mind decided to write a gem like this!!! I feel so proud to have a copy because I do not think many people have this in my country. I think I am the only one, maybe. But what I am proud is I love it. I will continue to love it and will forever love it because literary-wise, the book is well-written! Very engaging, filled with with and humor and of course, creativity abounds. I cannot comprehend that a mind like this exist still! This is like a friendly 120 Days of Sodom.

Supervert, if you are reading this, please be my angel. I want you to become my master because I would gladly be a slave to a writer with this capabilities. =P You can send me your other books too if you want and I will love them and be grateful to you forever.

Enough of this for now. I am actually writing this review and I am just half-way the book. I am actually so afraid of finishing it because in my own twisted way, I want to feed on the book every now and then, because a story or two is enough to make me go into spasms.

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When I got the book, the premise of the whole novel was very interesting enough for me to pick it up and read. I was not mistaken at all. I am so glad that I have picked this enthralling book that is so intriguingly called Erased. What is it about? Why is it entitled like that? And what is erased or will be erased in this novel?

Apparently, the novel is about a woman named Sara Murphy who thought she was living a good life as a lawyer and was happily in love with his boyfriend when suddenly she found herself awakened on a roof with a gun and a dead activist. Then, the thrill starts. Why was she there? Why does it seem that she does not remember anything? Why has been her memory erased somehow?

Erased is a very easy read. Action-packed and full of surprises, it is a book that one can enjoy in one sitting because it totally is gripping and exciting. I read it in three hours maximum and I rarely do that. I think this book is well-written and there are a lot of well-researched details. Although the plot may have been explored and written before, this book certainly showed another angle and its own unique way of portraying brainwashed assassins and political conspiracies.

I would definitely look forward for more books by this author. Or I hope Erased will have a sequel. Whatever it may be, I recommend this book for those who like adventure. This book is like a reasonably good action film and has lots of potential for a series or even a real movie.

Thank you for the pleasure of reading this!

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What I have to say about this book is that it has a huge mistake! Why so? Just read my review =P


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