In the aftermath of her father and fiancé's tragic deaths, Angela Crown withdraws into the fictional world of novels. Isolated and traumatized, she declares herself a "professional reader," championing the rights of the fictional.
Entering the world of her current reading material, Angela leads a rebellion among the book's characters, a decision which brings her into direct conflict with the author, who fights back with his most potent weapon-his own writing. His revisions pit Angela and her fictional followers against a vicious, author-worshipping gang of thugs, double agents, and devastating rewrites.
Fictional freedom clashes with authorial intent, while Angela struggles to differentiate between reality and insanity. Is her battle an illusion, prompted by emotional trauma, or is she, in fact, fighting a real war against an implacable foe?
The Novel World of Angela Crown explores the extremes to which violent crime drives its victims. Whether Angela is fighting for fictional victims or her own sanity, her passion and dedication will long be remembered.
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About the Author
Sala Deib's work in Canada and overseas has earned him several awards for engineering excellence and innovations. A member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, Canada, Deib has given numerous talks on innovation and green buildings systems throughout his career.
While practicing engineering, Deib wrote short stories and articles for magazines. He recently chose to focus on his long-time passion for writing and completed The Novel World of Angela Crown.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Novel World of Angela Crown is the riveting debut novel by Canadian author Sala Dieb. Dieb provides the reader with a wonderfully developed tale and very well defined characters. I found the plot of this story to be somewhat unique for a psychological thriller such as this. For a first time author I found the story to be well thought out and that the main character Angela Crown was magnificently defined as are some of the supporting characters that help more the story along and a good pace. This is not something that I typically see in first time authors and am looking forward to more from this author.
This book seemed to be a psychological one, in which the accent falls upon the main character's reaction to a great tragedy from life, Angela Crown. She wants, by all means, to improve the fictional characters lives, fact that translates into a verbal attack towards a writer and the passion and belief that she has put into these characters. The problem is the fact that she seems unable to make a distinction between true life and fictional plot, and therefore, Sala Deib creates a perfect fantasy-like environment, in which the main character practically lives her life. The most memorable thing is the passion that lies within Angela, and I personally loved the fact that the end is not definitive, leaving the story open to question and, why not, to a possible second one. The writing style is catchy, full of metaphors, transforming the story into a must-read for bookaholics.
The Novel World of Angela Crown was the most entertaining book I've read in quiet awhile. While the story brings into question the coping mechanisms we use to survive tragedy it also has an entertaining side to it and provide me with quite a few laughs. The writer did an excellent job of bringing the plot together and weaving a beautiful fictional world for her main character to escape in. It also brings up important questions like who really decides the fate of fictional characters and how much control a writer really has over his work. Is the writer just a looming spiteful deity like those of ancient Rome and Greece or merely fighting to maintain his vision of the world? This book is definitely for anyone who wants an insightful and witty read.
At age 7 Angela Crown’s mother was murdered while she was hiding under the bed. The story begins with Angela in the hospital dealing with the tragic loss of her father and fiancé who’ve been killed in a bank robbery gone wrong. She takes up reading as a thereby and ends up getting psychologically attached to the characters in the books. When things go wrong with the characters she blames the authors and go as far as to physically attack them. This is an emotional, well written read. Very creative – I applaud the author for doing such a phenomenal job. I didn’t want to put it down!
The Novel World of Angela Crown by Canadian author Sala Deib is a unique story about a woman who suffers a tragedy with the death of her fiancee and father – both at the same time and oh yeah, it was on her wedding day. She enters the hospital and starts seeing a psychiatrist, which is understandable because she's in shock. However, this is when things take an interesting turn. Suffering from a nervous breakdown, Angela starts to defend her favorite characters in the books she reads and goes off to attack the authors for the violence against these characters. This is very unique to me and I enjoyed it from the start. Many of us get very absorbed into our books and their characters; who hasn't cried over the loss of a favorite? Now when you combine a mental breakdown with that obsession, even if it was a healthy one to begin with, you have the recipe for this awesome book.