--Timothy Hallinan, author of the Edgar nominated novel, The Queen of Patpong
C.J. West is one of my favorite indie authors writing today and every time I read one of his novels I learn a little bit more about the craft.
--Vincent Zandri, author of The Innocent
From the Author
THE END OF MARKING TIME is the culmination of years of thought about families, crime, and how our society deals with its disruptive citizens. There are no easy answers in this book and none are attempted directly. Michael O'Connor has been placed in a reeducation system that addresses his issues in an outlandish way, but it highlights the need for our criminal justice system to protect us from those who would do us harm and at the same time help those offenders who can be helped. I have had many great discussions with readers about these issues and I hope you will be moved to discuss them as well.
For fun, hand this book to a man you know. Ask him to turn it over and watch where his fingers land. Many men (about 70%) end up pressing the green button when handling the book. Surprisingly, women press the green button only about 10% of the time. When asked after reading the book which button they would press, the numbers are reversed (more women than men would intentionally press the green button).
I hope you enjoy The End of Marking Time,