Lost: A Novel

Lost: A Novel

by Michelle Hancock

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ISBN-13: 9780738720227
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 09/08/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Michelle Hancock served in the Peace Corps, taught English in Asia, and studied acting in New York City. She is currently a teacher consultant with the University of Mississippi Writing Project.

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Lost 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very religious novel, and although it challenged my beliefs, it also got me thinking about my life and its possibilities. I loved the way it moved from different time periods and also different locations. I thought the set up was excellent and the execution and follow through were fabulous. I was totally entranced with the characters and really enjoyed the budding romance between the characters of Zippy and Ariel. The author's description of each character is wonderful...I could really picture the characters and their mannerisms while I was reading. Because of this, I became interested in their lives and curious to see how they got that way and where they were going. I also liked the way the author explained the origins of words and how different religions use them, especially the origins of 'Satan' and 'Lucifer.' Further, I liked the way the author encompassed the Islamic faith in there as well -- making 'religion' universal in a sense. I would recommend this book to anybody -- it's engrossing to read as well as challenging and very human.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In December 2004, ninety-five years old Aldo Cecilio dies from cancer his daughter Pia inherits his vast estate including his Cecilio Museum of Art and Antiquities in New Paltz, New York. Among his papers is an ancient document written in a language that Pia has no idea what it might be. She visits Columbia University where she seeks to meet brilliant ancient language graduate student Guy Coffee Daniels. She asks him to translate her father¿s apparent Dead Sea scroll.----------- What Coffee translates crushes his spirit as the document is the gospel by Jesus. In it the Son of God claims to be actually the Devil¿s disciple. Unable to cope, Coffee becomes a homeless street person carrying a sign John 13.16 instead of the usual 3.16 as this fallen student knows now ¿the population wants to be deceived, so let them be deceived¿ for deception is the root of evil. Pia searches for the lost Coffee and her scroll not realizing that he fears revealing the truth because devout believers like her would handle the great con worse than a cynic like him who became a street person once he learned the meaning of the word.---------- Readers will be hooked by the underlying premise of THE LOST and wonder how Pia will react if she catches up to Coffee and gets him to reveal what he learned that sent him into a mental tailspin. The story line is fast-paced although it contains some well written ¿required¿ action scenes that add suspense but also takes the audience away from the powerful thought provoking philosophical issues. Michelle Hancock¿s tale is stupendous when the plot coaxes the audience to a paradigm switching pondering of the plausibility whether Jesus and company pulled off the greatest hoax in history and if true how the faithful and the non-believers would react.------- Harriet Klausner
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Lost is a powerful book that should appeal to anyone who has ever struggled to reconcile contradictory information with their faith. It has a strong storyline and several interesting characters that make it impossible to put down. What a great read. I look forward to more from this author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great story that is well written and researched. It is very thought provoking and to many will be controversial.