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  • ISBN-13: 9781588205131
  • Publisher: Authorhouse
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.65 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2005

    Curled Up With A Good Book -- Mayra Calvani

    John Yates, accused of insanity and preaching ¿wild¿ ideas to young teenagers, awaits trail. Quietly sitting in court for his lawyer to arrive, he irradiates serenity and kindness. If the jury finds him mentally ill, he will be committed to a minimum of ninety days at a mental hospital. The story then moves back to more than a decade earlier to show who Yates was and what circumstances led to his present situation. An ambitious, arrogant, successful lawyer, he was a man highly respected and admired by his friends and colleagues. Then one night at a party a mysterious man approaches and makes him an offer that, though odd, is simply too irresistible to turn down. Thus begins Yates¿ journey. This philosophical novel, written mainly as a dialogue, explores the spiritual transformation of John Yates, a man who suddenly finds himself in a series of strange circumstances which force him to come face to face with his beliefs and concept of reality. If you expect an orthodox novel with a regular plot, this isn¿t the book for you. On the other hand, if you love philosophy, mysticism, and the debate of paradoxical, conflicting ideas, you might find in this book a little gem. War, God, and Good and Evil are explored, while lovers of Plato¿s cave will appreciate the allusions. Though the author¿s style is simple and straightforward, the message and theme of the book are not and you may find yourself wanting to read the book a second time to grasp its full meaning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2002

    Sophisticated and a page-turner

    This philosophic novel is a delight for those who have a strong background in the history of philosophy but also a great handmaiden for discussions among friends over a glass (bottle) of wine about issues ranging from religion to Sept11...in spite of its sophistication it is a page turner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2001

    This book made me think!!!!!!

    The book, Edge of the Cave, challenges the reader to look beyond his own perspective and see the world from a different viewpoint. It is written on several levels all at one time. Based on the Platonic Cave, John Yates finds himself engaged to debate the crime of war. The philosophy behind John's adventure points out that man lives in his own little world he creates inside of his head. If he can let go of his fear enough to see past the shadows he himself created, he will be able to face the truths that are around him yet fails to see because of his insecurities. This is very descriptive of society as a whole. When faced with the prospect of having to change our ideas of truth, we as a society tend to panic. This has been a fact of life down through history, Christ and Socrates being the most prominant examples. When they challenged our ways of thinking they were seen as a threat. And so it is with John Yates who, in the beginning of the book, is in the process of a commitment hearing. Whether John is a Master, or just insane is left up to the reader to decide.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2002

    Thought provoking

    Although this book happens to have a lawyer as the main character, the subject explores the character of all men & exposes some of their weaknesses.

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