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Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1461140641
  • ISBN-13: 978-1461140641
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,733,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jonas Samuelle awoke in an Arizona vineyard several years ago to find that he had no memory, a bleeding head-wound, a relentless authorial drive, and a shotgun leveled at him. Some of these issues have yet to be remedied.

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Jonas Samuelle awoke in an Arizona vineyard several years ago to find that he had no memory, a bleeding head-wound, a relentless authorial drive, and a shotgun leveled at him. Some of these issues have yet to be remedied.

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A brilliant writer with a knack for the sublime.
Southern Girl
The characters were very well developed and, can you believe it, origonal.
Tony E.
"There are worlds where passion means more than action.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J.A.Taylor on August 21, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
A compelling fantasy that bounds across mysticism, theology, and the state of humanity in an elegant and thought-provoking tale. This is a "must read" for Neil Gaimon fans and a "should read" for everyone else.

In a wasted corner of Arizona that time can't see, a journalist arrives for an interview more important that he knows. He has been sent to uncover the event now known as `The Forgetting' but is, in fact, the mysterious disconnect of everyone in the world from his or her previous life. Though the journalist is following a lead, the powerful stranger he meets is the only one who can - and will - finally tell all.

The interplay of polar opposition underlies this story at every turn: the perverse cherubs and `lurks'; the rise or fall from grace; passion and materialism; and dark and light, to name just a few. The novel is an exploration in mirror opposition that is mysterious, poetic, and even playful. It is verbal burlesque; as each passage reveals more of the story, new layers are exposed that are exquisitely tempting.

The story is fast-paced and well conceived. Amidst a multitude of players and symbolic elements, Samuelle weaves a stylish account with complete control, even as the reader writhes with anticipation to see each piece find its place. The main characters, Charles and Dormius, are authentic and their loyal friendship is rendered with skill and insight. A few secondary characters are done well but are less distinct as the author's voice overpowers them somewhat. This is easily forgiven, however, as Samuelle writes with vivid and often poetic imagery. If occasionally (rarely) his simile is a little heavy-handed, it is also richly descriptive and entirely commanding.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nicole on April 28, 2011
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Creative an unique, this book contains wisdom rare in new books these days. It was hard for me to put the book down. The first chapter will capture your attention and haunt your being. Enjoy!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tony E. on May 10, 2011
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I loved it and recommend you read a copy. The characters were very well developed and, can you believe it, origonal. It definitely is not the same old thing we have grown so used to and tired of. I just finished it and I hear there is a second on the way. I can't wait!!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Southern Girl on May 10, 2011
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This is one helluva powerful book. I started it one rainy afternoon and couldn't put it down until I'd read the very last page. I drank an entire bottle of wine while engrossed in this very smart novel. Like a hungry beast, craving more insight into a tortured soul, watching evil unfold upon itself, begging him to stop while cheering him at the same time, I was held riveted by this tale. An eye opening, soul stripping saga to not be missed, Ghosts of a Tired Universe should be read over and over. So we may think, so we may know passion again and so we may learn something we should have known all along. Jonas Samuelle is an author to watch. A brilliant writer with a knack for the sublime.
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By COmidwife on December 8, 2013
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Great Book! This story was actually new. I love fiction but get tired with stolen and old plots. This is a very powerful and personal book. Great read, I highly recommend it.
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My review of Ghosts of a Tired Universe by Jonas Samuelle

Rating 4****
This book was provided free from the author in exchange for honest literary review
This is a story of Charles and his sidekick Dormius. It follows the two from a stint in a juvenile detention center on through adulthood. Both are artisans, focusing on sculpture and poetry/writing respectively. Their common threads seems to weave a strong but unlikely friendship.
After a brutal rape on his love Mira, which leaves here scarred for life and institutionalized Charles seems to drift in more of a dark place in his life. He uses his paranormal gifts to spend much more time in reflection and cause and effect world related problems. As you delve deeper into the novel you see that it is actually Charles's journey into himself that is the true focus of the novel.
While the author is cryptic at times and somewhat hard to follow, I understand the purpose it. This book envokes a sense ofbeeflection both worldly and of self. It is way out of my normal genre and I was pleasantly suprised to have enjoyed it. This is some of the most intricate characterization and symbolism that I have ever read. While it is eerie at times it's not truly dark which I liked. Overall good novel and excellent philosophical read.
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