Bob Wacszowski, Necromancer

Bob Wacszowski, Necromancer

by George Dalphin

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ISBN-13: 9781460998175
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/28/2011
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

George Dalphin is an artist, author, filmmaker and musician living in Portland, Maine. He received a BA in Painting from Indiana University at the age of 19, having skipped two grades in middle school. He has written one previous novel, Thirsty & Drowning, which is self-published through Lulu.com. He has also produced eight albums of original music under the name Headphoneboy and five short films as writer-director, all which is available at the website he maintains, www.man-likemachines.com

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Bob Wacszowski, Necromancer 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
bonnie_lamer_blogspot_com More than 1 year ago
Bob Wacszoski is thirty-one and hasn't managed to do much with his life so far, as his girlfriend points out when she breaks up with him. On his walk home from her apartment, he stumbles upon an ancient tome and is given the power to understand it from the demon who has been watching over it. Suddenly, he is Bob, the necromancer, and this just may be his chance to prove that he is more than an unemployed janitor. Bob Wacszowski, Necromancer is a fun read that brings you on the journey of an average guy who suddenly finds himself not so average when he proves he can raise the dead; which, unfortunately, also makes him the target of mass hysteria and fear. To the reader, Bob comes off as a guy who just wants to have a chance to prove to his girlfriend that he can be who she needs him to be - a guy who is independent, strong, and capable of managing his own life. Bob passes the test as he grows into a self-confidant man but not without shaking his own values to the very core. And those of the rest of the human population. This novel also tackles some gray areas that we don't always like to think about. For instance, the idea that religion may not have all the answers and, maybe, the leaders of the largest religions in the world know that. Or even worse, they know the real answers but aren't willing to share them with the people of the world for fear they will lose their power and privilege. This is not a new concept. Throughout history, there has been much debate about religious leaders using fear and ignorance to control their followers, but George Dalphin does a good job of bringing the idea back to the forefront in his novel. He also goes after the government and military that often has a shoot first, ask questions later mentality, regardless of the collateral damage. I enjoyed Bob Wacszowski, Necromancer. It is written in a style that to me is reminiscent of A. Lee Martinez with maybe a little Christopher Moore thrown in. There were a few things that I had a hard time reconciling myself with, though. Bob seems almost too naïve about how the world is going to react to his ability to raise and control the dead. Most people could probably guess that it would be a largely negative reaction. They also may have tried to be a bit more discreet about it, or at least taken the reactions around them a bit more seriously. Bob spent a lot of time trying to ignore the world at large. Around the middle of the novel, I was also ready to take a little break from Bob and his friends as they meandered almost aimlessly for a while. The dialogue became a little repetitive during this time. I was glad when the novel got back on track towards the climax. All in all, I thought this was a well thought out novel with parts that made me laugh out loud. I enjoyed the characters and I am curious to see where the next novel takes them. I give this novel 4 stars.