Ghosts of a Tired Universe

Ghosts of a Tired Universe

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by Jonas Samuelle
     
 
There are worlds where passion means more than action. There are places where time has no meaning, and anything is possible. When a heart-broken sculptor seeks them out, existence itself may crumble under the weight of his pain.

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Charles is a sculptor of unparalleled skill, obsessed with emphasizing the few beautiful aspects of what he

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There are worlds where passion means more than action. There are places where time has no meaning, and anything is possible. When a heart-broken sculptor seeks them out, existence itself may crumble under the weight of his pain.

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Charles is a sculptor of unparalleled skill, obsessed with emphasizing the few beautiful aspects of what he considers to be an ugly and dying world. Before putting out his cigarettes, Charles would look at the cherry for a moment and wonder if this would be the flame he'd use to finally set the world on fire. The answer had always been no, until the night Mira was attacked.

When his lover's assailant is set free with no more punishment than a legal finger-wag, Charles trades in his chisel for a torch and points his talent of shaping metal and rock toward reshaping the world by fire, one building at a time. It doesn't take long, however, for him to realize that not even all the oil of the earth could make a fire that would re-weld the crack in the human soul. It is the crack formed by dogma, and the unforgiving nature of memory.

He is unknowingly guided by two immortals whose means are super-natural and motivations are a mystery. With their influence, Charles would soon change into something different, something dangerous. As he becomes aware of their unseen presence, so too does he realize that if he lets these two wretches keep control of his life, he'll end up just like them, locked in hatred, forever.

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http://www.amazon.com/Ghosts-Tired-Universe-Jonas-Samuelle/dp/1461140641/ref=tmm_pap_title_0 - Nicole Morong
Creative and unique, this book contains wisdom rare in new books these days. It was hard for me to put the book down. The first chapter will capture your attention and haunt your being. Enjoy!!
http://www.amazon.com/Ghosts-Tired-Universe-Jonas-Samuelle/dp/1461140641/ref=tmm_pap_title_0 - Alisha Paige
This is one helluva powerful book. I started it one rainy afternoon and couldn't put it down until I'd read the very last page. I drank an entire bottle of wine while engrossed in this very smart novel. Like a hungry beast, craving more insight into a tortured soul, watching evil unfold upon itself, begging him to stop while cheering him at the same time, I was held riveted by this tale. An eye opening, soul stripping saga to not be missed, Ghosts of a Tired Universe should be read over and over

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461140641
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
06/03/2011
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Jonas Samuelle awoke in an Arizona vineyard several years ago to find that he had no memory, a bleeding head-wound, a relentless authorial drive, and a shotgun leveled at him. Some of these issues have yet to be remedied.

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Ghosts of a Tired Universe 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Icecream18 More than 1 year ago
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. The book is more philosophical than what I would normally read, but the author writes in such a fluid way that it was easy to follow and enjoy. A journalist is sent on an unusual errand, to interview someone who may be able to explain "The Forgetting." The Forgetting is a disruption between peoples' lives that causes them to forget about their previous lives. The book takes off from here, following two immortal men who both aim to change the fate of the universe. The characters are very interesting to get to know. Each has something different or quirky to offer the reader. Every character has a sense of deliberation, purpose about him/her. The author obviously chooses his words carefully; the book seeks to educate the reader, if anything, not influence. The book was not too difficult to understand or follow, the reader will enjoy the lighter parts as well as the heavier. This book will take the reader to a different level of thinking if the reader allows it, not your everyday book. Adult readers would enjoy this novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My review of Ghosts of a Tired Universe by Jonas Samuelle Rating 4**** This book was provided free from the author in exchange for honest literary review This is a story of Charles and his sidekick Dormius. It follows the two from a stint in a juvenile detention center on through adulthood. Both are artisans, focusing on sculpture and poetry/writing respectively. Their common threads seems to weave a strong but unlikely friendship. After a brutal rape on his love Mira, which leaves here scarred for life and institutionalized Charles seems to drift in more of a dark place in his life. He uses his paranormal gifts to spend much more time in reflection and cause and effect world related problems. As you delve deeper into the novel you see that it is actually Charles's journey into himself that is the true focus of the novel. While the author is cryptic at times and somewhat hard to follow, I understand the purpose it. This book envokes a sense ofbeeflection both worldly and of self. It is way out of my normal genre and I was pleasantly suprised to have enjoyed it. This is some of the most intricate characterization and symbolism that I have ever read. While it is eerie at times it's not truly dark which I liked. Overall good novel and excellent philosophical read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago