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Product Details

  • Paperback: 356 pages
  • Publisher: INHOUSEPRESS (September 11, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0973187255
  • ISBN-13: 978-0973187250
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,011,555 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stanislaw Kapuscinski, (aka Stan I.S. Law) an architect, sculptor and prolific writer, was educated in Poland and England. A refugee from Poland at 13, then at 33, having overcome numerous difficulties, he began his search for the secret of life. Now, he is a successful writer, happily married for 25 years, with an assured future.

His special interests cover a broad spectrum of arts, sciences and philosophy. At times he seeks inspiration in the Peruvian Andes, or solitude under sail. His books (articles, short stories, poetry) attest to his particular passion for the scope and the development of Human Potential. He authored more than thirty books, eighteen of them novels.

His non-fiction explores Ancient Myths, Biblical Symbolism, Immortality and the mystery of Visualization. Three volumes of Essays (Beyond Religion) investigate the Nature of Being. Generally, if you suspect you are more than flesh and bones, read Stan Law. If you want to be sure, read Stanislaw Kapuscinski.

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The characters are very well developed, and you will not read a story like this anywhere.
M. Brown
It was a story about the potential of human beings, and should be taken as a suggestion of how happiness and adventure can be found in the modern world.
John J. Staughton
This is a fantastic book that really makes you think—I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to read a novel that has substance.
Kara J.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kara J. on March 18, 2014
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The Avatar Syndrome is the second of Stan Law’s books that I have read and I have to say that I am blown away again. Law is able to masterfully weave together so many disparate elements—in this case neuroscience, spirituality, and genius—into a cohesive whole that manages to tell a story in a narrative sense and also convey a deeper spiritual truth. The tension he creates between the world of rational science and belief in something bigger than us is (what I am beginning to recognize) as one of the hallmarks of his work and the biggest joy in reading it. Like his previous books, The Avatar Syndrome is complex and thoughtful and the scientific aspects are nicely described without being overly technical. This is a fantastic book that really makes you think—I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to read a novel that has substance.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John J. Staughton on November 1, 2013
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It's hard to imagine a book that is so deep, yet the reading experience is so enjoyable. It started slightly slow, but it quickly picked up steam, and it became quite obvious why Stanislaw is considered such a philosophical master. It has its moments of slipping into preaching, but that was really limited, and I generally loved the different stories and plot twists that represented so much more than the story itself. Anne is a wonderful focal point of a story and I loved seeing her change and grow so much over the course of the novel. In terms of spirituality, the book managed to balance it relatively well, so the book didn't seem like an intentional lesson book or lecture for the readers. It was more like watching a documentary of spiritual enlightenment, but not in a hokey, unbelievable sort of way. It was interesting to see this sort of personal journey in the context of the real world. It felt much more...believable, and Stanislaw didn't try to avoid that or make it any larger or more overblown than it really was. It was a story about the potential of human beings, and should be taken as a suggestion of how happiness and adventure can be found in the modern world. I would read it again, if I wasn't so excited about reading the second one. Stan I.S. Law is a true master.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael P. Tinsley on October 6, 2007
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A fresh, intelligent and invigorating book which forces one to reevaluate their perspective of spirituality and science and the connection they undoubtedly hold. The author is an enlightened being and it is very evident in this masterpiece.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Brown TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 20, 2014
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"The Avatar Syndrome" is a wonderful book that mixes spirituality and science into a beautiful novel that just works. It follows the childhood and adult life of Anne, but it's not just a novel, it is also an education.

One of the things I enjoyed most about the book was its depiction of those who have been labeled as a Savant. As with all disabilities, the disability can be a gift or it can be a hardship, or it can be a combination of both. Law has written about it perfectly with such in depth knowledge, it is mind boggling. I was very positively surprised by how much I enjoyed this book.

The characters are very well developed, and you will not read a story like this anywhere. I highly recommend.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Patti Chadwick VINE VOICE on July 26, 2007
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I will start out by saying that this book was not for the casual reader. It is intense and heavy reading. With that said, I want to mention that I thoroughly enjoyed it. While it had spiritual themes, it is not your mainline Christian book, but it really does make you think. It is thought-provoking and will stimulate and challenge you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 13, 2013
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The opening to The Avatar Syndrome through me. Oh Boy, what have I got myself into now? A child removing the wings of flies??? Stanislaw writes more books than I'll ever be able to really read and digest. When I saw him request reviews for Headless World at Reviewers Roundup on Facebook, I let him know I'd read it when I could... Instead, he sends me The Avatar Syndrome AND Headless World, indicating he just knew I'd want to read the prequel before the sequel...

Unfortunately for me with a high TBR stack is that he was right! I would not have wanted to read the second book without the first! Sure, they can stand alone but how could I possibly discuss one without knowing the whole story? Of course, it's fiction, but Stanislaw throws his full intellect into each and every book he writes and while readers think they are enjoying a great fantasy thriller, they are learning much more about subjects you would never consider trying to learn. Take, for instance, neurosurgery...

Quite simply I don't have the background to understand the sciences, but this author knows that and so he writes so that you get so invested in the story that you try to comprehend what's happening and you do pick up at least a basic understanding. Take Anne, for instance, the main character. If you read the above opening, you'll probably immediately think psychopath. Indeed Anne had many other problems and when she entered school and started to interact, she was ultimately expelled and her parents had to homeschool her.

Skipping quite a bit, Anne is finally scheduled to meet with a psychologist, who immediately, in my opinion, seem to slough off her problems. Her parents really thought so, too, but decided since Anne was fine with homeschooling they would wait.
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