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Product Details

  • Paperback: 626 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451583273
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451583274
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,741,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Laura Lewis on June 10, 2010
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Prepare to have your mind blown. My Name is David Cole takes you on a journey through childhood and adolescence into adulthood and the spiritual realm and a world of possibilities.

The beginning of the journey is a no-holds barred depiction of an abusive childhood. As a reader, I felt like my head was being held underwater experiencing the pain of David Cole, but then the author pulls you back out and as you gasp for breath, you head straight into a lighter moment of childhood friends, Sox games, girls, or Wiffle Ball. The author reminds you that not every single moment can be bad, or good, and you get to experience both along with his main character. You experience the psychological roller-coaster of thinking that the bad times are fading, perhaps all will be better, and then, sadly, it is not. But then, for a while, it gets better again. This seems like a very realistic abuse pattern and a true testament to a child's ability to continue to hope for the best and the power within to recover.

As a young adult, you'll want to high five him for a chapter or two of good old fashioned debauchery that should be a rite of passage for everyone (pity, David's experiences in this section are fantasies to most of us).

Then reach for your black clothes and plunge headlong into a period of depression, surprisingly, after the worst of it is over. But this also seems realistic that after the storm has passed, and you survey the damage, that you truly take it all in.

Sprinkled throughout the childhood to early adulthood period of this book are spiritual contemplations, conversations, visions and most likely hallucinations.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kent Brown on July 21, 2010
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Read the book a few weeks back... I apologize that I am just getting to post something now. I don't consider myself an avid reader, unless it's [...], [...] & sports related... short attention span I guess... I've just never been one to sit down long enough to read something longer than a magazine article. But, I read My Name is David Cole in a few days. I really enjoyed it. It grabbed my attention right from the beginning. I found myself relating on many different levels and going through phases of self-reflection after putting it down each night. For people that agree or disagree with the spiritual nature of the book, can only be enlightened by the twists & turns faced by David Cole, while having introspective thoughts of their own, just as he did. I liked the way that there were tie-ins to some of his childhood haunts, it was intriguing and kept me turning page after page. I found myself laughing at some of the stories and picturing myself in his shoes. Well done! Jon Souza has a gift for writing and I'm looking foward to the sequel.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alloessence on June 4, 2010
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I am so moved and changed by this story, even more so than "The Shack". Thank you for writing this and for strengthening my beliefs on life and death. I finished this book about a month ago and still bring the story into my daily life. (more to come)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Pinaud VINE VOICE on April 29, 2010
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I just finish: My Name is David Cole. This is the first novel of Jon Souza and you can find it on Amazon, on paperback as well as the Kindle.

I had the honor and privilege to meet Jon Souza on my day job, and had the opportunity to talk to him about this book, before I read it, but this was an unexpected treat. I had cry, jump, get exited and visit wonderful places while reading this book, I honestly had a blast, and was sad that it ends.

The Book tell you the story of David Cole (I think you can guess that by the tittle), the story has romance, adventure, sadness, parts that are hard to read, because they are so sad, intense and controversial, but all done in a great narrative. I am one of those people that run from Religion and Politics, books and discussions, but I was impressed on how well this book handle the religion topic, I actually find that the perspective was really well done, without a doubt will open your eyes, and make you reflect.

This is not a fast read, because will make you stop, think, and continue reading, but not once, during the time I read the book, I wish I had not began reading it, I wish I had more time to read more.

After I finish my book, I sent a couple of copies to friends, and I hope Jon write the a second book, I will be there to buy it a soon as is available. I also wish him the fame and success of Sheldom Kramer, only the success.

(this review was also published on my blog: [...]
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Zilch on May 3, 2010
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I just finished reading My Name is David Cole and I find myself speechless and in awe and just enjoying the moment. It's reminiscent of The DaVinci Code, but also different, if that makes any sense. . . just buy this book and then read it. . . and then draw your own conclusions. My Name is David Cole
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Northboundroys on May 28, 2010
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This book is amazing. Take "the shack" and give it muscles, and you have "My Name Is David Cole". I laughed, I cried, I looked inside myself. David's story is one of despair, hope, love, and above all faith and equality. This should be required reading in our schools.....it's about tolerance.
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