New Avalon

New Avalon

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by David Martin
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9781411632790
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

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New Avalon 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ReedeTheReader More than 1 year ago
Wow I really was grabbed by this book right from the start. It is so compelling and so interesting I hated to see it end. It is unlike any I have read and was chilling but so captivating. The well defined characters are so well suited for the story and each played a huge role in making it an awesome tale. Mystery, intrigue, evil and good all rolled into one amazing book. It is written well and has a smooth flow and very easy to read, but very hard to put down. The details are outstanding and sent me right into the heart of the book. The author David Martin has certainly has my attention. I love his mind and defiantly want to read more from him. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a dark and intense story. You will not be disappointed!
Writerartist1010 More than 1 year ago
What a unique and interesting book! I was very interested in it from the moment that I opened the book. The cover looked very mysterious and intriguing, so I couldn't wait to read through this one. David Martin has done a great job with this book because he used many different tactics to get the reader into the story. I felt many different emotions while reading this story which included fear, being scared, being excited, being happy, being delighted and overall I was entertained. This is a sci-fi hit that will surely get you entangled into the stories being told. I really enjoyed how this book covered everything. There was some parts in the book that focused on the struggle of the job hunt. Being a recent graduate, I completely connected to the struggle and how hard it can be to land a job in this type of economy. I found the author to be very humanistic and to talk about things that the average human-being goes through. The book takes the history of Virginia ghost stories and puts things into perspective. New Avalon is a place where anything can happen and where dreams could come true. I found myself taken into this world and I didn't want to come back. The author was so descriptive in the writing that I felt like I was there living in it all. The book is so beautifully-written and very entertaining. I don't think that I have ever read a book quite like this before, it was so entertaining and just interesting. I liked how this piece focuses on parts of our world that are similar, yet different. I think that this book is truly a worthy read that any type of reader would enjoy. This isn't the normal genre that I would read, but I found myself so into the storyline and everything that was brought into it. It's the type of book that really makes you think and ponder about life. I hope that this author continues to write, he is truly talented and a gift to the world of books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
New Avalon is an experimenral work of fiction, poetry and essays -in the form of stories. he novella The book begins with the novella "The Ghost Plantation" a rich and enthralling tale of dark magic, ancient bloodlines and the power that land exerts over man. Three college friends drive the backroads from Richmond to Williamsburg on Halloween night. All is fine until Michael hears a bewitching voice speak to him, moments later they see an enormous plantation dhouse where on previous trips there had been only fields.. The mansion blazes with the light of a thousand candles . and a mysterious woman draws the three through a cloaked veil of magic and time to their collective fates. The short story "The Visitor":tells the tale of an unknown caller who every year leaves roses and a half-bottle of cognac on a churchyard grave. The tale is well crafted and achieves what Edgar Allen Poe once identified as the goal of every short story, "a certain unique or simple effect." t The book tries to cover many genres, science fiction, one page shorts, even an experimental foray into memoir that I doubt has ever been tried before as it weaves the writer's story into the other stories collective fiction and lightly dusts throughout with an underlying mystery continuity. As with all experimental writing , some piece work better than others but taken as a whole, this book is quirky and refreshingly original. An intelligent and entertaning read.