James David Audlin is an American author living in Panama, after previously living in France.A retired pastor, college professor, and newspaper opinion page editor, he is best known as the author of "The Circle of Life".He has written about a dozen novels, several full-length plays, several books of stories, a book of essays, a book of poetry, and a book about his adventures in Panama.Fluent in several languages, he has translated his novel "Rats Live on no Evil Star" into French ("Palindrome") and Spanish ("Palíndromo").He also is a professional musician who composes, sings, and plays several instruments, though not usually at the same time.He is married to a Panamanian lady who doesn't read English and so is blissfully ignorant about his weirdly strange books. However his adult daughter and son, who live in Vermont, USA, are aware, and are wary, when a new book comes out.
All You Needby James David Audlin
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Having seen a vision of John Lennon on a flaming pie, a young monk in the Beatles religion must travel to London, deep in the dreaded Rolling Stones land, to win back the original sacred music of the Fab Four.
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This is a book that makes me want to listen to every bit of vinyl, every CD or cassette I have of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, and Eric Clapton. This is a book that makes me want to start up a new band, even though I have a dissertation to work on and groceries to buy. Great premise, great story.
All You Need ¿ a beautifully written book that made me smile and made me cry. Audlin evokes a post-apocalyptic future that is realistic and enchanting, where the words of the Beatles have been elevated to a religion and lives are guided by song-lyrics that are half forgotten. This novel is haunting and beautiful, and definitely not just for Beatles fans.
An apparition claiming to be John Lennon inconveniently orders a young monk of the Beatles religion to go to London and retrieve the original sacred songs of the Fab Four. But to go near London, deep in the territory of the Rolling Stones religion, is virtual suicide. And the songs, it becomes increasingly evident, are not sacred at all, and the faith he grew up with it would seem must therefore be a sham - except how then shall he account for these unexpected encounters with the spirit of Lennon? And if he survives the frightening foray to London, will he survive a return to a monastery in an angry uproar over his iconoclastic claims of revelation?