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Thread #150822 Message #3715812
Posted By: Amos
10-Jun-15 - 11:03 AM
Thread Name: BS: Delightful Novel: Beyond the Cascade
Subject: RE: BS: Delightful Novel: Beyond the Cascade
A few recent reviews on Beyond the Cascade:
Karen Evans on April 29, 2015
This book should be on the best seller list and probably would be if it had a publisher working the hype. Great read!!!
Jim Evans on April 12, 2015
This book is wonderful! It's an adventure in the mode of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" while at the same time being a philosophical statement by the author. The style is exciting and the development of the story and characters is perfect. The highest recommendation to Jessup for this tour de force. Thanks for an exciting reading experience.
Ellen Swaim on September 9, 2014
Beautifully written, binding the reader along the writer's and characters' journeys toward universal secrets about elemental forces like nature, self, thought, time, war, reality/untruth, grief, love, life, will, and transcendence. Tantalizingly ambitious, full of layered meaning you will only catch through repeated readings, this is a page-turner -- it hooks the reader along on its journey and sweeps one away in the plays of light on the path through use of language. The use of language is multi-dimensional, and not to be missed. A. H. Jessup has crafted a brilliantly complex allegory which connotes simplicity, turning layered rock into layered meanings that flow like water, until the reader flows along too.
If you haven't read it yet, what are you waiting for? :D