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Let¿s face it, the so-called mainstream publishing industry has become constipated and reluctant to do much more than recycle the gorp of...
Let¿s face it, the so-called mainstream publishing industry has become constipated and reluctant to do much more than recycle the gorp of mediocre but established writers. It is mostly unwilling to take a chance and discover new and exciting writers.
So, I am taking matters in my own hands and getting Confederate Nation in front of readers. Life is too short to wait for a break. I¿m going to try and make it happen now.
Is this a great book? Probably not. There are very few great books published any more. But is it entertaining? Yes. Does it tell an odd story? Certainly. And I have always thought it should be a movie, too. With proper padding and makeup, Kurt Russell could again be Elvis.
A man is ultimately his own father because he keeps growing, if he's lucky, and as he grows he's the only person there every damn day to help get past the rough spots. We become our own fathers, and we should, and we must raise ourselves, even when a biological father has been there, but even more so when one has not. In the end we are solitary creatures. We're alone. The smart ones will make alliances and coalitions with others to make the trip sweeter and kinder, but it's a long and solitary trip and in the end the partners we make can't get us across the last barrier. That we have to do for ourselves.
Michael Loyd Gray
Posted May 10, 2006
Confederate Nation Special appearance by Elvis Presley by Michael Loyd Gray General Fiction Published by iUniverse 2005 Reviewer: Pamela Ackerson (author of Home of the Braves, We the People) Confederate Nation is a unique story with twists in the plot that keeps the reader intent on wanting to know what will happen next. Michael Gray puts a different perspective of how our country would be if the South won the war against the North and we became two separate nations. Reunification is impending when the main character, Grail Hudson, a historian and professor at the University of Illinois, learns that his father is alive ... and a southern radical. Hudson's quest for truth takes him to the Confederate States where he finds himself entangled with the famous Elvis Presley and Robert, an ex porn star, as his traveling companions. The novel is an entertaining journey of discovery with enough reality weaving through the story line to grab the reader and make them want to keep turning the pages.
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Posted November 16, 2008
Self-publishing your book is a good approach to getting your book out there, but next time you might consider telling people something about your book instead of ranting and raving about the world of publishing! When you show you care, we might start to!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.