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Marvin Clark-In Search of Freedom Paperback – February 7, 2011
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Stanislaw Kapuscinski, (aka Stan I.S. Law) an architect, sculptor and prolific writer, was educated in Poland and England. A refugee from Poland at 13, then at 33, having overcome numerous difficulties, he began his search for the secret of life. Now, he is a successful writer, happily married for 30 years, with an assured future. His special interests cover a broad spectrum of arts, sciences and philosophy. At times he seeks inspiration in the Peruvian Andes, or solitude under sail. His books (articles, short stories, poetry) attest to his particular passion for the scope and the development of Human Potential. He authored more than thirty books, twenty of them novels. His non-fiction explores Ancient Myths, Biblical Symbolism, Immortality and the mystery of Visualization. Three volumes of Essays (Beyond Religion) investigate the Nature of Being. Generally, if you suspect you are more than flesh and bones, read Stan Law. If you want to be sure, read Stanislaw Kapuscinski.
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This is an intriguing story to follow and prompts readers to wonder where have they created blocks and barriers in their own dogmas or definitions of themselves. The writing (full of great descriptions and charming details) and ideas in the story are superb and compelling, but it's the character of Marvin that really takes this novel to another level. I highly recommend this for a deeper look at what makes up a love story.
Marvin, orphaned as a child and excessively introverted spends most of his life trying to be invisible and giving his fantasy free rein. Then he meets Jocelyn, and his virtual invisibility cloak no longer works. Marvin, a thinker, is forced to re-think his life and his values to become a suitable partner for Jocelyn, a sculptor who bubbles over with spontaneous creativity.
The characters in this tale are delightfully rounded and well developed. Even the plot is enough. At times I was disturbed by the abundance of philosophical underpinnings although I do not question their place in the book.
This is a slow read, one that tastes better in small doses, like dessert.
The reader of this book is signing themselves up for a thought-provoking, endearing read, complete with vivid descriptions of the inner-workings of an introvert. The originality of this tale will stay with you long after you finish the last page and so will the characters. Marvin and Jocelyn are so well written, they climb off the page into life and won’t soon be forgotten. This book is brilliant. Very well done, Mr. Law. I’ll be checking out your other books very soon.
Marvin is a wonderful character, he represents the average man, there is nothing amazing about him, he doesn't stand out in a crowd, and I like that. I like to read about someone like myself. It made me feel good to read about someone who wasn't an aristocrat, or a world famous singer. I was grateful for a love story that didn't descend into explicit sex. It is a wonderful love story that will make you happy while you read it.
This is easily one of Law's best books. The author never ceases to amaze me with his imagination, wit, and seemingly endless talent. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great love story.
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