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The first volume of the Distant Cousin series, the highly original tale of Ana Darcy that had been haunting him for twenty years, had to wait to be written down until after his retirement from teaching. Readers have followed the adventures of Ana's family in the four companion volumes to date: Distant Cousin: Repatriation, Distant Cousin: Reincarnation, Distant Cousin: Regeneration, and Distant Cousin: Recirculation.
Dr. Past lives on a ranch in south Texas with his wife (a journalist and retired professor of Spanish) and way more animals than is good for him.
Top Customer Reviews
Romance fans will enjoy this book as much as SciFi bugs. The storyline never encourages you to get out the hankies or bores you with technical mumbo-jumbo. It just blasts along the highway of your first big love affair. Like that affair, you may find a few bumps in the road in the form of grammatical typos, but I assure you they will never give you a flat tire! The characters and plotlines are all first-rate. There isn't a single wasted page or a single slow spot that you just have to wade through to get back to the good part. You will love the lead characters so much that you will be casting in your head for the Spielberg movie long before the end. Don't worry about there never being a sequel: it's already out. This is quite a book. When do we get to see the movie?
Distant Cousin is sublimely entertaining, though the author occasionally uses it as a vehicle to comment on the societal and cultural state of Planet Earth. These observations are keen, insightful, and all the more so since they are seen through the eyes of an impartial alien observer. In a similar fashion, he is also able to portray occurrences that we normally take for granted, such as eating or taking a walk, with the freshness that only an extraterrestrial would perceive. Since the book takes place in several geographic locales, this ability to create moods, atmospheres, and even the sensation of taste, serves him in good stead throughout the work. BUY THE BOOK! READ IT! ENJOY!
From west Texas to Barbados and back, Al Past captivates us with his vivid descriptions of culture, landscape and cuisine and shows us our world from the perspective of an extraterrestrial visitor to whom every taste, smell and vista is new and exciting.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What if some ancient humans were transported from earth to a far-away galaxy, developed a civilization, and then discovered their distant relatives here on earth? Read morePublished 4 months ago by John F. Nance
Not a book I would have picked out, but met this author at a Book Group discussion and he peaked my interest. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Carol
This was an intriguing book and different from most first contact books. I enjoyed it. My one thought is that it didn't seem to have a climatic moment and read more like a... Read morePublished 16 months ago by G E. Learned
After reading the most recent (6th) book, I'v gone back to start the series over.
Love it the 2nd time as much as the first.
I really enjoyed the premise and it was well written. A few (very few) inconsistencies with Ana's character grated, but I'll read again now I've read y the series and see if I... Read morePublished on December 12, 2013 by pleck
This a good tale with many twists and turns. I wasn't sure where it was going. I look forward to the next volume.Published on November 12, 2013 by jonathan t patten
This belated review is offered from the viewpoint of a writer, who has read thousands of books over the years, and at least has some perspective on good fiction. Read morePublished on October 8, 2013 by Barry Yelton
I found the storyline to be interesting but the dialogue was very stilted. Characters were well thought out but the random plot changes made for it becoming unbelievable. Read morePublished on May 5, 2013 by Lisa Weinrauch
I am writing a review of Distant Cousin an the three sequels since I read all four books back to back over a single weekend - that alone should tell you something about the... Read morePublished on March 27, 2013 by PMSteve
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