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Baptism for the Dead by [Hawker, Libbie]
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About the Author

Libbie Hawker writes historical and literary fiction featuring deeply human characters, with rich details of time and place. She is the author of ten novels, most of which take place in the distant past among ancient civilizations. She lives in the beautiful San Juan Islands with her husband.

Product Details

  • File Size: 719 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Running Rabbit Press (December 15, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 15, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009J7D1AG
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #348,213 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Full disclosure: I don't know the author from Adam (or should I say "Eve"?). I bought the book because it was featured on one of the blogs I read daily and the excerpt I read made me want to read more.
I downloaded the book on my kindle and I read half of it in one sitting.

What captured me was the story, but as I progressed in it I realized that this writer's prose was worthy of a more measured and slower reading. I absolutely loved her description of the America West. I told my wife that I felt like I was reading a painting.

So I slowed down my reading in order to better appreciate this writer's prose. She definitely has a gift beyond storytelling. Her descriptions are stunningly vivid and as worthy of praise as her storytelling skills.

The only (minor) complaint I have is that I found several misspellings, mostly of the kind spell checkers don't find. In very few cases they were distracting enough to slow the flow of my reading. I would say that at the most there were 6 to 9 such misspellings. I logged most of them with my Kindle app.

Definitely this is a book worthy of much wider distribution. This year I read 5 or 6 novels by far more famous authors but this book is my favorite for 2012. Hands down.
I am looking forward to more books, but I have a feeling I will read this book again in another year or so. it's that good.
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I downloaded the sample and was drawn in, so I bought the book. The book is very literary, with vivid, poetic prose. There are some not-so-great self published works out there, but this is the cream. In my only-an-avid-reader opinion, this is publishable quality.

I liked the use of language, I felt for the main character, and the end of the book moved me. The author is obviously a skilled writer. There were times when the sentences were a bit too purple for my taste, but there was never a moment when I didn't want to finish the book. When I put it down, I looked forward to picking it up again (five stars is when I'm sad to have to put the book down). There were a handful of errors in the book (like swapping "live" for "life"), which is a shame since the writing is so strong. Every sentence is poetic, so I would reread a sentence multiple times if there was an error, assuming initially that the mistake was mine. It pulled me out of the book. It also lost one star for a little too much repetition - I get it, the roads in Rexburg are wide.

It's very fade-to-black in the sex-scenes department, which is a pro or a con depending on taste. I don't need fifty shades, but I wouldn't have minded a bit more description. A couple times I wasn't initially sure if a relationship was actually consummated because it was so poetically, yet vaguely, described.

That's it, though. My only criticisms.

The writing is really strong. If you liked Paul Harding's Tinkers then you would probably like this, and Baptism for the Dead has a better story to support the poetic prose. If reading about someone who questions the existence of God bothers you, then this is not the book for you. I would recommend this book (especially if the few errors were corrected), and read future books from this author.
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I graduated with a degree in English Literature from college because I had a great high school english teacher named Dan Murphy who peeled back the layers of the great works of literature and made me realize the depths of meaning that I hadn't been seeing before. Now this may be a strange way to open a review, but I bring up my background very specifically so you know that when I say that this book belongs in a college english class, that you understand that I've sat in a lot of those classes and read a lot of those books. Now I don't say this because this book needs to be deciphered, I say this because it needs to be experienced. This is high end literature. This book is written with some of the most lush and beautiful descriptions I've ever read. It is filled with kind of emotion, thought, and depth that can't help but give you pause and make you wonder how you've never looked at the world like this. I'll admit this isn't the type of book that I would normally read, but a friend told me that it was too incredible to pass up, so I stretched outside my happy little bubble and read it, and I found myself right back in the college classroom, and I mean that in a very happy way, because I actually enjoyed my English classes. It took me awhile to read this book, and when I say that it usually means a book had trouble keeping my interest, but in this case I just couldn't read it quickly because that would have been like buying the best wine you could possibly buy and then gulping it down. You wouldn't do that with a fine wine. You'd sip it, savor the spectrum of individual flavors that have been folded into the grapes, and drawn out in the wine making process. And that's the way you have to approach this book.Read more ›
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This is a gem of a novel: soft and sure, tough and clear. Pitch perfect. I now count myself as one of Libbie Hawker's biggest fans. Thanks so much for writing and sharing this book with us, for having shone a light on the truth of love, faith, family.
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