It is obvious that most authors reserve their views on certain issues for fear of vilification.
Should I stop reading works from Tom Clancy because he was American Republican? Even though my personal opinion is that there do seem to be a lot of jerks in his party?
Do I have the right to point out that Australia feels like General Sani Abacha’s Nigeria where journalists got raided all the time? Or better yet, should I admit I do think most people look good in heels but believe any government official who enforces it has taken his foot fetish a little too far?
I could go on and don’t let me get started on the differences between weather and climate; or the fact that we have many leaders today who prefer a stick to a rose.
My point is, we are authors and our success is partly based on ‘sellability’, true; however, we are also human and I personally believe it is entirely possible for us to have differences. If I don’t like it I ask you to leave or I do so myself.
To be honest, if our views are so conflicting that you end up making shirts to insult me or send armed ‘jerks’ to shoot at me or think a war wasn't cool enough, then we are way past the humane.
Yes mate, you are not human.
Number 1 rule, do unto others what you expect to be done to you
Death's End by Cixin Liu, A review
The 3 Body problem remains my favorite of the series (Remembrance of Earth’s Past). Death’s End is my second.
Once again, Cixin Liu has mixed sci-fi with such philosophical undertones that you soon realize that no matter what we think, we shall never conquer the stars until we conquer ourselves.
As always, read Death’s End with an open heart. Delve deeply into two-dimensional metaphors, follow the quest for our freedom through ‘A Descent into the Maelstrom’ and try to understand the relationship between a soap and curvature propulsion.
Making any sense? Didn’t think so. It will though and trust me it is a very good read.
Usual suspects and more are back the sophons too… but as the dark forest has proven, is anyone really a foe or friend?
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Never before have I read a book like My Angel The Devil by Dan Agbeje. It’s fiction, but one gets the distinct feeling that the atrocities that occur in this novel are more than likely realistic in those areas where fanatical religious groups like Boko Haram and Isis have acted on what they see as their divine mission to rid the world of infidels. Set in Nigeria, My Angel The Devil starts out gently with two young people, Fatima and Ike, in love and wanting to marry. Their families approve and wedding plans are underway when Fatima is snatched, along with other young girls, by a powerful and fanatical group of extremists, whose leader, Alihu, sees Fatima as his alone. What follows for Fatima is a nightmare. Her life, Ike’s and that of her family and, ultimately, the lives of many of the people in her town are turned upside down. The resulting violence with horrific deaths to young and old is shocking and unforgettable.
My Angel The Devil is not a book for the faint of heart or those who could never conceive of evil akin to what Dan Agbeje presents. That evil is not just in the heartless and graphic slaughter that occurs throughout the story. Agbeje's depiction of the sociopathic sexual abuse of both males and females turns stomachs. Is it a bit too impossible to believe? No. Is it difficult to read? At times, yes…but only if you choose to believe that no human being could treat others this way. It’d be easy to conclude from this review that there are no positives to the story of Fatima and Ike. That would be inaccurate. The tenderness between the young lovers, the deep caring shown by characters like Ajiya and the “Old Man,” and the triumph of good over evil in the end make up for the horrors experienced by so many in this unforgettable novel. My Angel The Devil is definitely worth your reading time."
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Dan Agbeje was born in Brisbane and followed his parents to Nigeria, where he spent most of his younger days. His first book, My Angel the Devil was published in 2017.