Rats Live on no Evil Star [NOOK Book]

Overview

Francophones: Ce roman est disponible en français sous le titre "Palindrome".


Hispanohablantes: Esta novela está disponible en español con el título "Palíndromo".


A widowed skater. A shill. A tree who loves Shakespeare. A freight train. Snow falling on unblinking eyes. Tumbleweed. Tachyons. Kites. A


stranger who isn't.

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Rats Live on no Evil Star

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Overview

Francophones: Ce roman est disponible en français sous le titre "Palindrome".


Hispanohablantes: Esta novela está disponible en español con el título "Palíndromo".


A widowed skater. A shill. A tree who loves Shakespeare. A freight train. Snow falling on unblinking eyes. Tumbleweed. Tachyons. Kites. A


stranger who isn't.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032898580
  • Publisher: James David Audlin
  • Publication date: 11/20/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 708 KB

Meet the Author

James David Audlin is an American author living in Panama, after previously living in France.


A retired pastor, college professor, and newspaper opinion page editor, he is best known as the author of "The Circle of Life".


He has written about a dozen novels, several full-length plays, several books of stories, a book of essays, a book of poetry, and a book about his adventures in Panama.


Fluent in several languages, he has translated his novel "Rats Live on no Evil Star" into French ("Palindrome") and Spanish ("Palíndromo").


He also is a professional musician who composes, sings, and plays several instruments, though not usually at the same time.


He is married to a Panamanian lady who doesn't read English and so is blissfully ignorant about his weirdly strange books. However his adult daughter and son, who live in Vermont, USA, are aware, and are wary, when a new book comes out.

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  • Posted December 23, 2011

    Highly Recommended- Definitely an orginal!!

    I loved it! It's such a wonderfully whimsical adventure and torches profound meaning. And it's written so interestingly that I have to wonder, how on EARTH did Audlin conjure all this up and THEN, tie it all together in such a perfect bow! Once I got to the end I wanted to just turn back to the very first chapter and read it all over again.

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  • Posted December 22, 2011

    A Sublime Book

    Rats Live on No Evil Star is a book that takes the reader through the dimensions of space, time, and the human mind. Not just a sci-fi novel or a romance or a mystery, it encompasses all of these things in prose which is vivid and eloquent. I got lost inside this story, and was perfectly happy there. An immensely enjoyable read that lingers on long after you have left the last page.

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  • Posted December 19, 2011

    A Treat for Sci-Fi Lovers

    You want an epic tale set on an interesting planet. You want to be drawn into the lives of a cast of human and other species. You want careful description of it all for you to envision. You want a meaty, satisfying underlying theme supported by believable science. You want to read this book. Rich threads weave through the story with connections to world literature. Savor. Enjoy.

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  • Posted December 16, 2011

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    A widowed skater. A shill. A tree who loves Shakespeare. A freight train. Snow falling on unblinking eyes. Tumbleweed. Tachyons. Kites. A stranger who isn't.

    A retired skater is driven by guilt over her husband's death to return to the village where she was raised, hoping to die. But oblivion will not take her; she begins hearing stories whispered to her from walls and floors - funguswood boards taken from a species of trees long since rendered extinct by humanity.

    A shill on death row somehow escapes prison by way of an old Leadbelly song; or perhaps it is a drug-induced madness. He comes to the same village and spies on the skater, out on the Suicide Flats nearby, talking for hours with something that looks like tumbleweed.

    A tree, either the last or the first of its species, who is curiously familiar with Shakespeare, Blake, and Milton, and who bears humanity no ill will, is looking for a savior.

    And Fremder, given a new identity by the government, must overcome his anger and doubt to bring these three and their stories together, the only way they all can live.

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