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IMMORTAL en francais, and Two great new blog posts

IMMORTAL en francais

IMMORTAL en francais, and Two great new blog posts

Voila, IMMORTEL

What an awesome cover! I love it. It reminds me of 1940’s pulp sci-fi, a genre I sorely miss. Reminds me of the juicy fun covers of Edgar Rice Burroughs books, when I used to save up money from my allowance and my paper route to buy books. To the French illustrator: my compliments!

Certainly, my French translator did an amazing and meticulous job of translation. He kept emailing me with questions until he really grokked everything I was trying to say. So, for all you French speakers: Buy this book!

The journey of this novel has been an extraordinary gift. The most interesting people respond to the book. Sometimes they contact me, sometimes they don’t.

Laura Faeth, herself the noted author of the visionary memoir I Found All the Parts: Healing the Soul through Rock ‘n’ Roll, recently emailed to tell me that she’d enjoyed the book. Her comments were thoughtful and she asked if she could send questions for me to answer for her blog, Rock ‘n’ Reincarnation. “Yes, please!” I replied.

Laura’s questions were intriguing, as expected from a close reader with a unique and self-aware perspective. Her deep sense of the soul of mysticism informs her writing. She posted my replies… So take a look at Rock ‘n’ Reincarnation.

Then sometimes something about Immortal pops up on the internet, unexpected and delightful. I set up google alerts to notify me, and something fun came through: a great review on The Bookworm’s Library. A reader named Lisa posted a review: “This is a great, unexpected treasure of a story that I came across, while I was looking for something else in the library recently…. This book offers a tremendous historical fiction of a fascinating time in history….This story is an amazing read… We are challenged to find that the most important thing in this life is the true nature of the self… I loved this book, this one is a great read!”

Lisa wrote several paragraphs. Like Laura, Lisa read passionately and thought carefully. It’s a blessing and a joy to have such readers.

So, thank you to Laura and to Lisa, and take a peek at the blogs…

Rock ‘n’ Reincarnation and also Sound of your Soul by Laura Faeth

The Bookworm’s Library which seems to be by AbbyW, Lisa, and Nikki.

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2 Comments

  1. Hi =)
    I’m a French girl of 19 years old and I’ve just finished to read Immortel. Really. Ten minutes ago. And I thought I had to send you a message.
    It is true, the cover of the French edition is really beautiful. That’s why I first took it at the book-store. Then I read the back and I just knew I had to read it and that I would love it simply and wholly. Sometimes it is just like that, I think. Some things just look evident.
    And, oh, I wasn’t disappointed.
    Immortel is like a living poem, and ode to art and to Florence. I really travelled with it. And I learnt a great deal about some artists I just knew by name. It aroused my appetite for painting. I want to see the beauty just as Luca does.
    I enjoyed a lot the Italian words. I studied Italian during High School and I love it when I’m remembered of the reasons why I’ve chosen this language. It added to the text another hint of sensibility.
    I fell in love with Florence within the eyes of your characters, and I fell in love with them too. Especially Leonardo. He was like an angel in your words. Human, and yet angelic. His connection with Luca brought me to tears.
    And the last pages… I knew it would end like this, Luca had warned me. But, still. It was as sad as beautiful, as happy as moving.
    Oh, I wish my English was better, because I don’t think I can say what I want to say and I lack vocabulary….
    I was sad with Leonardo and I cried with him. I was sad for Luca’s parents too. But not really for Luca himself. I’m atheist, you know. But this God he found was so… I don’t know. But I wanted to believe in him too. And finally, Luca’s death was so serene…
    So I wiped my tears and I held the book in my arms a few minutes. Then I searched you on the internet to tell you that reading Immortel brought me a lot.
    It was a great human adventure. I think it is quite rare to be moved like that while reading. I mean, to be deeply moved.
    So thank you. Thank you a lot.

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