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Subject: RE: BS: Delightful Novel: Beyond the Cascade
From: Amos
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 11:13 PM

Janie, I am pretty confident you will be comfortable with the language; if there are a few technical words you don't know just grap a cellphone/tablet/computer and voila!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Delightful Novel: Beyond the Cascade
From: Amos
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 11:15 PM

IF you use the "Daily Literary Quote" widget that runs on iGoogle pages, keep your eyes peeled for some quotes from A. H. Jessup in the next week.

You can also see the daily entries at:

http://www.dailyliteraryquote.com/.


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Subject: RE: BS: Delightful Novel: Beyond the Cascade
From: Amos
Date: 29 May 14 - 04:04 PM

An unexpected and embarassingly positive review from a Belgian reader has appeared on Amazon. Really, you should read this book this summer!

"A stylish, wise and passionate novel, May 21, 2014
By Bob Van Laerhoven - Belgian novelist - See all my reviews
This review is from: Beyond the Cascade (Kindle Edition)

As a professional Belgian(Flemish) author for more than 20 years, I can - in all humbleness - say that I've read quite some novels in quite some genres, styles and topics. In that huge pile of books, A.H. Jessup stands out, just as Kafka, Curzio Malaparte, André Baillon, Flaubert, Malcolm Lowry and other great writers stand out. In my eyes, a synopsis doesn't give this multi-layered novel enough credit, so I'm going to pass that. Others on this review page have done their best in that department.
I was deeply impressed by the wisdom of this novel but also by Jessup's style and the scope of his story, not to forget the originality of the theme(s). It is truly beyond me that "Beyond the Cascade" apparently hasn't been published by a quality Publishing House. Maybe Jessup didn't want that, knowing that the current book market tends to be more a fairground - vampires or zombies anyone? - than an outlet of the great art of literature. Well, this is literature, no way around it.
When a reader loves a novel, the author has done a very nice job. When a fellow author - a colleague and, yes, in a way, a competitor - loves a novel, the author truly has done an outstanding job...


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Subject: RE: BS: Delightful Novel: Beyond the Cascade
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 May 14 - 09:55 AM

Good Lord! A non-Mudcatter said something nice about it!

Well...it is a pretty fair read, even at the beach or in the sauna. If you haven't read it you probably should. You might even get something out of reading it. But be warned: the author uses big words like "I" and "the" and "you" and uses them correctly, so some of you might have trouble with it. Face it: this isn't you're everyday "Dick and Jane" reader.


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Subject: RE: BS: Delightful Novel: Beyond the Cascade
From: Amos
Date: 30 May 14 - 05:32 PM

On the other hand there are more than enough "everyday Dick and Jane" books out there for anyone's needs, such as "Reefer Madness", "Death in the Axolotl Way", and "Under Summer Skirts". Too many, in fact.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Delightful Novel: Beyond the Cascade
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 May 14 - 09:46 PM

I should admit that not only did I purchase a printed copy of the book, but I found it to be quite good. Yes, I can recommend it! Read it; you will enjoy it.









(Amos, you know where to send the check.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Delightful Novel: Beyond the Cascade
From: gnu
Date: 31 May 14 - 11:09 AM

I'd also add a flippant remark but it would be an extreme falsehood no matter the gravity of the slight regardless of any possible humour contained therein. It's all it's cracked up to be.


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Subject: RE: BS: Delightful Novel: Beyond the Cascade
From: Amos
Date: 25 Jul 14 - 11:47 AM

There's a remote possibility that you have not read Beyond the Cascade yet.

This is a most regrettable situation, but you can remedy it this very week by acting promptly!

Just click here! and follow the link to Amazon! You will not regret it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Delightful Novel: Beyond the Cascade
From: Amos
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 08:51 PM

A Belgian author has recently posted an enthusiastic review of Beyond the Cascade out of the blue:

Bob Laerhoven's review Aug 13, 14
5 of 5 stars
Read in May, 2014

"As a professional Belgian(Flemish) author for more than 20 years, I can - in all humbleness - say that I've read quite some novels in quite some genres, styles and topics. In that huge pile of books, A.H. Jessup stands out, just as Kafka, Curzio Malaparte, André Baillon, Flaubert, Malcolm Lowry and other great writers stand out. In my eyes, a synopsis doesn't give this multi-layered novel enough credit, so I'm going to pass that. Others on this review page have done their best in that department.

I was deeply impressed by the wisdom of this novel but also by Jessup's style and the scope of his story, not to forget the originality of the theme(s). It is truly beyond me that "Beyond the Cascade" apparently hasn't been published by a quality Publishing House. Maybe Jessup didn't want that, knowing that the current book market tends to be more a fairground - vampires or zombies anyone? - than an outlet for the great art of literature. Well, this is literature, no way around it.

When a reader loves a novel, the author has done a very nice job. When a fellow author - a colleague and, yes, in a way, a competitor - loves a novel, the author truly has done an outstanding job..."

Pass the word. If you haven't read it, it's not too late!! See the link upthread.

Regards,

A.
First Vowel


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Subject: RE: BS: Delightful Novel: Beyond the Cascade
From: Amos
Date: 10 Jun 15 - 11:03 AM

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


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Subject: RE: BS: Delightful Novel: Beyond the Cascade
From: Amos
Date: 13 Oct 15 - 11:44 PM

A reader describes "Beyond the Cascade":

"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."


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Subject: RE: BS: Delightful Novel: Beyond the Cascade
From: Amos
Date: 12 Sep 17 - 10:28 AM

I still expect you to get the book if you haven't read it yet!


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