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HUNGER FOR ATLANTIS (Work of Art Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

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Book Description

"Hunger For Atlantis" is simply: the individual's struggle against authority.

Danicka, the owner of a kindergarten, bans toys and inspires preschool children to work, but is she a dictator or a liberator? Stanzie inherits a billion-dollar empire. Armed with a 'progressive' education, will she save the Company from disaster, or will she pave the way with good intentions?

The younger generation is clashing against the older . . . colleges and schools are self-destructing . . . teachers and professors are fighting for survival . . . wireless electricity threatens to change the world in the new Age of Atoms . . .

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"Hunger For Atlantis" is a battle for the values that made America great. 

It is the conflict of opposites, of authority against individualism, of irrationality against
reason, and of force against freedom.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1242 KB
  • Print Length: 674 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Seal-Point; 2nd edition (May 1, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JY2FXC0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #690,084 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Avant-Garde Work of Art May 24, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A vast canvas of swirling style and perspicacious pondering, HUNGER FOR ATLANTIS is as the author describes, a “Work of Art”, that does evoke the grand musings present in the deeply steeped social-philosophical seminal works of Ayn Rand.

As a reader of book reviews, I have never been enamored of the synopsis, having always preferred the unveiling mental vistas as I read, brave new worlds of thought with as few landmarks as possible. So I shan't contravene my own principles and provide one here. Nevertheless, I will treat in brief the grand scope of HUNGER FOR ATLANTIS.

The most remarkable aspect is an interesting, even jolting, dichotomy of style. The bulk of the narrative is written in a staccato fashion, short, simple sentences, which one may liken to a painting's background fleshed out in widely spaced pointillism, that in turn contrasts with engagingly written character dialogue, sweeping strokes of foreground color and meaning. Yet at critical junctures, swaths of philosophically pregnant character interactions propel the plot, usually heavily interspersed with character monologues (a technique that Ayn Rand was particularly fond of). Consistently paced, I felt compelled by these interactions to continue, to see where the author was going, to explore resolutions and their implications, often at odds with my own conceptualizations and metaphysical ruminations. However, it is the consideration of all possible answers that gives growth to understanding, not the static confirmations of what one presupposes.

HUNGER FOR ATLANTIS is not a casual work, not easily accessible by the dragonfly perusal of common literature, but an erudite juxtaposition of bold textures and earnest examinations of social, moral, civic, and developmental foundations.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The author has something to say, but needs an editor August 9, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I notice that some reviewers liked this book a lot. What seemed like wooden and amateurish writing to me, struck them as original and stylish. Clearly, that's a matter of taste. For me, I have trouble appreciating the virtues of this book. I'd like to see it after an editor had cut out half the words, corrected the grammar and tightened the story. Dialog is a particular problem, it is unrealistic and directed at the reader rather than the character supposedly being addressed.

The story itself is clearly a vehicle for making some points. No one will have much interest in either the plot or the characters. The strength of the book is the ideas, which do come though clearly. However, they could be expressed either in a much shorter essay, or a much more compelling work of fiction.

Given the range of opinions about this book, you'll have to make up your own mind. As always.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Has promise but needs work. August 17, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was randomly sent to me by the author with no email follow-up or request, but I'm assuming she wants a review. Unfortunately, this is not the review that she probably will want, but it's honest and hopefully she'll take this information as constructive criticism.

NOTE (to the author): It is generally recommended to ASK a reviewer if they are willing to read your book instead of just sending it to them, especially without a request to review. Next time, please take the polite approach and ask if a reviewer is able to review the book before sending it.

First one all, what strikes me is the length of this book. It is WAY too long for the story that the author is trying to tell, so she ends up repeating a lot of things and after the second or third time you're told something, you just want to say, "OK, I GET IT!" There are a lot of things that could be edited out to shorten the length and tighten the story without losing the actual plot. Make sure you aren't repeating themes or character actions that only need to be done once.

Second, there are a lot of typos and grammatical errors... this author seriously needs a proofreader, other than herself. Note to ALL authors out there... you can't proofread your own work effectively, because your brain knows what you wanted to write, so that's what it will see. Either read it out loud to yourself so you can hear it (you can catch a LOT of mistakes that way) or hire a proofreader.

Third, there are too many characters, with many of them feeling one dimensional because there is little development. The characters motives and behavior aren't consistent throughout the book and some of the decisions make no sense.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me August 12, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
ETA: I'm awarding a second star because the author responded in the best possible manner to a bad review. She gets a lot of credit for that kind of grace under pressure.

I should say that when an author self-publishes, I'm usually right there with her/him. It takes a lot to put yourself out there without the support of a publisher, so I will say "Bravo, Pandora" for being willing to take the plunge.

Unfortunately she's nowhere near ready. I'm not kidding here. This book is so badly written that by the time I hit the end of the first chapter, I wasn't sure what I'd just read. I =think= she has an agenda, but her prose is so all over the place it's difficult to tell. In all fairness, she does tip her hand even before the book starts, when she writes in her blurb about Stanzie Brock's 'progressive' education. (Her emphasis quotes, not mine) I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that taking that particular tell in context, Pandora is something of a poor man's Ayn Rand.

Pandora knows a LOT of words but, to quote famous philosopher Inigo Montoya, "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." At one point she cites a pun by a character and I spent five minutes searching the page for the pun. At another point she refers to a group of people all talking at once as "blathering ubiquitously." Her prose is so stilted and artificial as to make the act of reading a chore, and it's littered with cliches. Characters are referred to over and over again by their full names: Stanzie Brock, Ysabelle Tarquino. Or by their titles: the Editors-in-Chief. It feels as if Pandora thinks she's writing for idiots who can't hold a thought.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Modern art couched in a modern novel
When unconventional young Stanzie meets elderly Calvin Clifford Brock, he’s “five-five years old and in his declining years,” a “publicity-hound at heart” whose “introverted... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sheila Deeth
5.0 out of 5 stars Absorbing and Provocative.
I had a very different experience from what was expressed in a couple of negative reviews, in fact quite the opposite as I found the book quite absorbing the more I read. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jim.C.
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the read...
I was little bit surprised by couple of the reviews.
They seemed a little harsh, was I reading the same book or maybe I am not as technically proficient as others. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jay
3.0 out of 5 stars An Okay Read With Interesting Ideas
I was gifted a copy.
I’d like to say I loved this book but I didn’t, but I also didn’t hate it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sandra K. Stiles
1.0 out of 5 stars Truly Awful Stuff
Fair disclosure: the author gifted me this book on Amazon without other comment. If I had known where to reach her privately, I would not be commenting publicly. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Richard A. Lawhern
3.0 out of 5 stars This ambitious book took a lot of work and needs just a bit more
Whatever the number of stars, it seems that everybody finds this book interesting. I believe it needs a second edition, not only for editing but because there are some parts that... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Claude Lambert
2.0 out of 5 stars An exhausting presentation of a long existant controversial subject.
Hunger For Atlantis, Seal-Point Copy Editing by Pandora, Self-Published 2nd Edition for upcoming ‘Work of Art Series is an exhausting look at one individual’s struggle to determine... Read more
Published 3 months ago by John H. Manhold
2.0 out of 5 stars Needs work
Disclaimer: I read this book only because the author gifted me a copy. I doubt this has influenced my review. I would not recommend spending money to get it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by David M. Chess
5.0 out of 5 stars but otherwise excellent.
Needs some typos and grammatical corrections, etc. but otherwise excellent.
Published 4 months ago by Thomas E. Da Silva
2.0 out of 5 stars The book that could be
To begin with the author deserves an -A- , or all five stars: for effort.
Those, who went through the agony, loneliness and the exhausting strain while writing, know what a... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Judith Petres Balogh
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If I were to define my spirit in one sentence, I would say, "I was born an Australian, with a longing for America, from my childhood, a desire that became a reality, when I became an American citizen."

If you want to learn more about me, you will find the answers in my work.

Photographs: Mario

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