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Sebastian Cross: an epic literary adventure Paperback – January 1, 2011
The Eagle Tree
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Top Customer Reviews
Kevin Lynn Helmick's novel `Sebastian Cross,' subtitled, "an epic literary adventure," is the account of an unlikely but enduring friendship between a gifted writer and newly established literary agent. Coming of age and on the brink of greatness, Sebastian Cross and Murray Henshaw's alliance set in motion the fates of each.
`Wages of Sin,' the seminal manuscript over which Henshaw's vigilant and loyal supervision would make of him an immediate sensation in his own right, was the phenomenal rarity only few generations can lay claim. As Cross' iconic status inevitably grew to grandiose proportions, Cross' antithetical regard for it made of him an increasingly eccentric and aloof individual.
Cross' work became less important to him, if it ever had been; he pbegan vanishing and charging headlong into high-stakes contests of superhuman will against nature and humanity.
The narrative voice throughout the book belongs to Henshaw, describing with both an intimacy and dread the complex and unbridled character of Sebastian Cross from their first encounter. Envy and admiration were difficult for anyone, including Henshaw, to resist; Cross' influence inevitably influenced Henshaw, empowering his brow-beaten defeat in the face of his miserly father's despotic, sadistic rule.
Others Cross encountered were less positively compelled, as Henshaw's love interest demonstrates in one of the book's more disturbing scenes.
Though Cross' extravagant appeal was the source of countless fans, and critics summarily aknowledged his genius, it was those closest to him who were most repelled at times - though Cross seemed oblivious and unmoved by this offense.Read more ›
But, then there's Sebastian Cross.
Kevin Lynn Helmick's Sebastian Cross is described as a literary adventure, and it is certainly a hard novel to pigeon hole.
The story of Sebastian Cross is narrated by his long time friend and literary agent Murray Henshaw. And what a story it is!
Cross is like an amalgam of Hemingway and Charles Foster Kane. Yes he's a writer- an incredibly successful writer, too- but he's also a mountain climbing, globe trotting, action hero.
Sebastian Cross by Kevin Lynn Helmick is a very clever, well written and action packed look at fame and the power of the personality. It spans decades and continents and will keep you on your toes from beginning to end.
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Anyone who has ever had a friend or read a book owes it to themselves to read this multi-layered masterpiece.