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Overview

It's Dan Finbar's freshman year and he's struggling to find his proper place in Harrison College. When he finally breaks through into the world of notorious loner Ransom Seaborn, their friendship is brutally cut short, leaving Finbar with nothing but Ransom's old leather journal and his sometime girlfriend Maggie. As Finbar and Maggie investigate the journal--and Ransom's soul--their discoveries illuminate the dark depths of the human heart and they find that what glitters is indeed sometimes gold.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781905605088
  • Publisher: Velluminous Press
  • Publication date: 8/10/2006
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Deasy is the former lead singer of Atlantic Records recording artists The Gathering Field. His "Good Things are Happening" served as the theme on ABC's Good Morning America and his songs have been recorded by Martina McBride, Billy Ray Cyrus among many others. He now performs and records as a solo artist. Deasy is currently writing the screenplay for Ransom Seaborn, which has been optioned for a feature film.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2013

    Lots of twists and turns that I didn't see coming. Writing just

    Lots of twists and turns that I didn't see coming. Writing just as incredible as his music. Can't wait to read the other novels!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    loved this book

    Although depressing at times, this was a very interesting read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Since reading this, I have read one other and am in the middle of a third by this author. I like his writing style and the way he brings the characters to life.. Can't wait for the rest of the Finbar Trilogy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    I really enjoyed reading the book and even thought about it days later. Similar to J.D. Salinger's Cather In the Rye and equally as intriguing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2006

    stunning debut

    Bill Deasy has made his name on the singer-songwriter circuit and now he has ventured into the literary world. Thank goodness he did! This novel, Ransom Seaborn, reads like one of his songs. Deasy's common themes of water, redemption, and flawed heroes are present here. Ransom Seaborn is a dark coming of age story marked by despair and tragedy. It's a deceptively quick read, but like Deasy's lyrics, this story keeps working on your head long after you've closed the book. I've started reading it for a second time. I highly recommend tracking down Deasy's work with the Gathering Field, particularly Reliance and So Close to Home, as well as his first solo album, Spring Lies Waiting as all three fit very well with this story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2006

    First novel, hopefully not his last

    Bill Deasy has been writing songs for years and Ransom Seaborn is the natural extension of his music. You don't have to be familiar with his songs to enjoy the story. The book certainly stands on its own, but like his music, this novel will continue to work on you long after you've closed the cover. The characters are as real and flawed as any of your friends making their redemption incredibly personal. In some ways, a dark, haunted story in other ways, it's sweet mercy. The story is definitely worth multiple readings. Much like Deasy's songs, it is multi- layered and far more complex than it first seems. I highly recommend this book, paired with the cds Spring Lies Waiting, or Reliance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    Really good-as always

    I unintentionally started reading Bill Deasy's books with Ghost Tree, then Traveling now Ransom Seaborn. This might be my favorite tho Ghost Tree ?... I would recommend them all. Great character development, realistic and relatable situations. 5 stars!

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