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  • Unknown Binding: 76 pages
  • Publisher: Share the Wealth Productions (1998)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0006R7DVQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,305,608 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The dialogue between the characters is realistic.
Akqkeee-bah
Lofton not only attacks white supremacy in this tale of sex and racism, but black supremacy as well, and asks and answers a very important question.
The Great Rocky Hill
When I had finished the book, I felt I knew much more about the experience of being African American in the US.
B. E. Ewing

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Akqkeee-bah on June 15, 2005
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Battle Neverending is one of the most important books you'll read. Enjoy!

I just finished reading, Battle Neverending by <a href="[...]">Saab Lofton</a>, the radical columnist formerly with the Las Vegas CityLife. What a read! As I followed the fictional interview between Tomorrowman and Bill Moyers, I found myself wishing that what was written here would be historically true. Meaning, we'd look back on that story and see what really happened: Nader as president, all nuclear weapons are destroyed ... it sounds like a world straight out of the utpian future we hope for.

Lofton has a special way of connecting to his readers. He's honest with us. The dialogue between the characters is realistic. I could easily visualize these interactions taking place even though they sometimes take place in fictional places. And yet, Lofton is up front about this being a work of "edutainment," or "infotainment." It is an effective and intelligent blend of fact and fiction.

Scattered throughout the fiction are bits of the real world; quotes from Stephen Hawking, Ronald (6) Wilson (6) Reagan (6) --- 666, Ray Bradbury and others. This blur between the world as most of us see it and the world that Lofton envisions induces a whirlwind of fruitful green energy that plants the seeds of change deep within the consciousness of all who read Battle Neverending.

This is definitely a book that folks will point to at some point in the future as an influence on their lives. A book that radical organizations will be sure to stock on their shelves so that new members might get a sense of the vision they feel. This book is a must read, not just because it's written by Saab Lofton, but because it will reignite the smoldering flames within you and encourage you to keep fighting against the corporatist, capitalist elite.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B. E. Ewing on June 15, 2005
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The plot moves along very smoothly, and the content is exciting and inciteful. When I had finished the book, I felt I knew much more about the experience of being African American in the US. I was, in addition, enamoured by the metaphorical use of Super Heros to increase interest and complexity of the content. The introduction of sci-fi elements was also important to my enjoyment of the book even though I've never been a fan of science fiction. This is truly an important book and thoroughly enjoyable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Great Rocky Hill on June 30, 2009
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This collection of short stories peppered with poems is committed literature in the truest sense of the word with a much needed sense of the fantastic thrown in to blow your mind all the more. Here, Lofton is a one-man anthology, smacking you upside the head with outrageous tales that are only driven by the man's outrage at the outrageousness of Empire, all that comes with it, and all that it leaves behind.

"Rapture" is Heaven, Hell, and The Hereafter as reimagined by Howard Zinn or an American History lesson as told by Dante or a yarn about an angel named Dudley who tries to resist the advances of a demonic temptress named Jasmine. It's a subversive, metaphysical fable in which you'll learn or be reminded that the military/industrial complex has its tendrils in everything.

"Make Love Not War" explores miscegenation through through the eyes of H.G. Wells and Cornel West. We discover that it is a lofty goal not without pitfalls. Lofton not only attacks white supremacy in this tale of sex and racism, but black supremacy as well, and asks and answers a very important question. If The Melting Pot is the ideal, can and should we accelerate its inevitable realization?

My favorite story however would have to be the last one, the "title track" of this literary rekkid if you will. Lofton proudly wears his love of comic books on his chest and on the back of his jacket as he introduces us to Tomorrowman, a black Superman with Michael Moore's politics and Che Guevera's sense of action. Oh, and get this, the story is actually an "interview" conducted by none other than...Bill Moyers! Genius. You'll laugh, get schooled a bit on the science of superheroes like Larry Niven would, and be left wishing that Huey Newton could fly, had the strength of 1,000,000 men, and...
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