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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    Open Distance is a multilayered, highly original and fascinating

    Open Distance is a multilayered, highly original and fascinating book. On one level it is an excellent action/adventure story about the protagonist who invents the new competitive sport of “aqua-gliding.” This creatively imagined fictional sport with its physics, technology, equipment, tactics, competitors, fans and dangers is central to the plot and is developed and described in believable, but not overly lengthy, detail. The main characters, all of whom are seen through the protagonist’s first person point of view, their lives and relationships are the real drivers of the story line against the backdrop of the sport. There is plenty of action and adventure in this first level story. However, I believe the sport of aqua-gliding and the title “Open Distance” itself are metaphors for life, and on the subsurface level the book is deeply psychological, even philosophical. For me, the book is about life, love, ambition, loss and meaning. The protagonist’s first person voice is skillfully woven into a veritable meditation on these themes. The book is a work of literary fiction although it can be read as action/adventure genre fiction. Either way, it is an outstanding work and a great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2013

    Unique concept, serious tension. Tense, adventurous, emotionally

    Unique concept, serious tension.
    Tense, adventurous, emotionally driven. A bold tale that weaves in and out of itself, told with the raw, realistic passion of a stream of vivid recollections. Well done; recommended.

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