J. Robert King

The Angel of Death in America

In three more days, The Angel of Death is coming to America. This novel, which has been described as Silence of the Lambs meets The Exorcist, has won rave reviews in the rest of the world. Here’s an excerpt from one such review by Dave-Brendon de Burgh:

“I found Angel of Death to be an utterly masterful novel – one of those novels that truly only comes along very, very rarely. And it’s still echoing through my head – I replay scenes, hear the dialogue, see the imagery, feel the emotions… I haven’t read anything quite like this before; it stunned me completely, and I truly hope that this book finds its way into the hands of many, many people.

“It’s the kind of book that changes you on the inside, that really leaves you shaken, but at the same time, brings into in sharper focus that which gives our lives meaning, and as such, I just can’t give this book a rating.

“Do yourself a favour and read this.”

For the full review, click here.

September 25th, 2010
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3 Responses to “The Angel of Death in America”

  1. Jarrod Says:

    Congratulations on the great review, Rob – will have to keep an eye out for when this’ll hit the shores of Aus. I share the same cynical belief that it sounds like Dave Brendon alludes to in his review – that we currently live in an emotional wasteland, where deep pondering and probing has become unfashionable, and strong emotions are to be feared.

    On the positive side though, I believe that such a ‘superficial’ existance, influenced as we are by mass media, is an unnatural and unsustainable phenomenon, and as such it won’t last. In many ways, I can’t wait to see what’s coming next.

    At least I’ll be able to get an interesting book to help pass the time while I wait.

  2. Rob King Says:

    Thanks, Jarrod.

    Yes, some people are predicting the end of deep thought and contemplation, but I can’t imagine how ephemeral phenomena such as Twitter could rob our species of this ancient inheritance. Depth of thought remains, and to whatever extent it may have been diminished, it will return with a vengeance.

  3. charles Says:

    Leaving me and many others wanting more. Thanks, Charles.

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