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e-Book Notes from the Lightning God epub download

Author: Schouten W John
ISBN: 1906609128
Pages: 328 pages
Publisher: Bewrite Books (October 8, 2009)
Language: English
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Size ePUB: 1892 kb
Size Fb2: 1719 kb
Size DJVU: 1249 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 320
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Subcategory: Mystery

e-Book Notes from the Lightning God epub download

by Schouten W John



The book is a poetic, genial thriller.

John W. Schouten created a perfectly plausible story of a young American student of anthropology, Sam Young, caught in the midst of a perilous leftist revolution in Peru. The book is a poetic, genial thriller. Mr. Schouten has written an amazing novel, and I can only hope he graces his readers with many, many other books to come. Bravo, Senor Schouten!.

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Their legendary Lightning God. As the unbridled violence closes in around him and the people with whom he has cast his lot, Sam can only record the horror in futile . As the unbridled violence closes in around him and the people with whom he has cast his lot, Sam can only record the horror in futile field notes. and count its victims. In Notes from the Lightning God, good and evil reside impurely in shades of gray. Terrorists, soldiers, police and drug lords, more than purely evil, are hard-edged expressions of their times and struggles. In the majestic Andes a civilization is torn apart by revolution, terror, murder and extortion. A rebel army vows to bring down a corrupt government, which is equally brutal in defending its own interests.

Books by John W. 8 Oct 2009. 6 (6 used & new offers)

Books by John W. 6 (6 used & new offers).

Book of Lightning is the ninth studio album by The Waterboys, released on 2 April 2007 through W14/Universal Records

Book of Lightning is the ninth studio album by The Waterboys, released on 2 April 2007 through W14/Universal Records. The album contains ten tracks, produced by Mike Scott and Philip Tennant, with musical contributions from Steve Wickham (fiddle), Richard Naiff (keyboards), Brady Blade (drums), Mark Smith (bass), Leo Abrahams (lead guitar), Jeremy Stacey (drums) plus long-time Waterboys alumni Roddy Lorimer (trumpet), Chris Bruce (lead guitar) and Thighpaulsandra (keyboards)

John W. Schouten was the Trustee Area 5 member of the San Jacinto Unified Board of Education in California. He ran for re-election in the general election on November 4, 2014. Schouten lost the general election on November 4, 2014. The election in San Jacinto Unified featured two seats up for general election on November 4, 2014. There was no primary election.

In the majestic Andes a civilization is torn apart by revolution, terror, murder and extortion. Meanwhile defenseless peasants are swept up in the bloodbath. Into the strangely peaceful town of Santa Rosita wanders Samson Young, a med-school dropout and budding anthropologist.

In the majestic Andes a civilization is torn apart by revolution, terror, murder and extortion. A rebel army vows to bring down a corrupt government, which is equally brutal in defending its own interests. Meanwhile defenseless peasants are swept up in the bloodbath. Into the strangely peaceful town of Santa Rosita wanders Samson Young, a med-school dropout and budding anthropologist. Sam's well-intended efforts to get his bearings and win the trust of the villagers seem fruitless, doomed by superstition that casts him as a pale bringer of death and disaster. That is, until an accident of nature transforms him in their eyes into a savior. Their legendary Lightning God. As the unbridled violence closes in around him and the people with whom he has cast his lot, Sam can only record the horror in futile field notes ... and count its victims. In Notes from the Lightning God, good and evil reside impurely in shades of gray. Terrorists, soldiers, police and drug lords, more than purely evil, are hard-edged expressions of their times and struggles. Sam's allies and antagonists include a village priest in a crisis of faith, a precocious eight-year-old boy, an extortionist cop, a lady doctor with a mobile medical clinic, a pragmatic captain of industry and coca, a conflicted television star, and a spirited and seductive graduate student, who is destined to be the love of Sam's life ... or the death of him.
Cktiell
As a trained anthropologist, the author takes us on a perilous journey to Peru, where the hero pursues a dissertation on a culture torn by civil strife, immersed in drug trafficking, clouded by corruption, and fraught with dangers at every turn. This adventurous social scientist faces threats from malicious police, violence from revolutionary terrorists, entanglements in political machinations, and distractions by three gorgeous women with mysterious personal agendas. Amidst all this turmoil, the author's other voice as a poet shines through in the form of vivid imagery, insightful metaphors, and a command of language in which his words sing as often as they shout.
Cells
I am not a novel reader -- that is, I am not much of a reader of novels. I've read most of the classics and I am a voracious reader of non-fiction (mostly business books), but novels have never really piqued my interest. I read at the speed of glacial migration (which used to be funnier before they actually started migrating). This is the one time I am actually happy that I am not a speed reader. This story is so intricately woven, meticulously assembled and expertly nurtured, that I wanted to savor every portion of it like a great meal. It is, at once, erudite, thoughtful, thought-provoking and just damn good old-fashioned storytelling.

The best thing I can say about a book -- almost any book, whether it's fiction or non-fiction -- is that it makes you forget you're reading it. You actually find yourself being told a story, rather than being conscious that you're reading a story. Notes from the Lightning God does exactly that. The story is immersive. You're only vaguely aware that you're turning the pages to find out what happens next to the somewhat hapless Sam Young and the well-developed cast of characters woven into this great tale. Most importantly, you participate in a true evolution of these characters and the story itself. And as for the end, well, just like that meal you've savored, you get to sit back and enjoy it, satiated.

The best books I've ever read have a residual effect. Even when you're not reading them, you're thinking about them. When you put down Notes from the Lightning God (IF you can put it down), you find yourself longing to find out what the characters are doing in those pages while you're away. You can't wait to get back to them so you can get resolution. Just like that fine meal that's sitting in front of you, part of you wants to devour it as fast as you can; another part of you wants it to linger as long as possible. I happen to know that this book was a labor of love for John for a whopping ten years, and it shows. A full decade went into weaving the story in front of you.
Levaq
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It artfully balances imagination and reality in a story ultimately about people, their needs and their desire to fulfill the needs of others. We play many roles within a single life.
Schouten draws you in with characters and situations that are credible. They may be fictitious. They could just as easily be real. His scenes are textured with a knowledge of the culture and locations that feels authentic. The motivations and actions of people are not superimposed, but rise up from two cultures and their contrasting beliefs.
Some things are predictable. As in life, far more are not. When you realize how this author's vision ultimately fits together, the outcome may surprise you. But the path to get there has been well constructed and is carefully revealed. Schouten creates personalities that hold together because they are complex and credible.
This novel should not be qualified or pardoned as a "first novel." It has remarkable texture and depth. It suspends itself on your curiosity of each characters' motivations as they gradually expose rather than follow a plot.
Vijora
Entirely enjoyed this novel! Engaging characters, captivating story, and well articulated context. The prose is nearly lyrical at times. It was a book that was tough to put down! Outstanding!
Hugighma
It turned out to be a page-turner -- inventive plot and characters, some nice attention to detail -- set in a little traveled but important part of the modern world.