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I hope you don’t mind me contacting you this way. I wonder if you’d be interested in reviewing my forthcoming novel-in-stories, “Stoning the Devil” (Skylight Press, 2012). It’s set in the United Arab Emirates and is one of the first books of literary fiction to deal with the Persian Gulf since Hilary Mantel’s “Eight Months on Ghazzah Street.”
If you’d like more information, I’ll be happy to send you my press kit, if you give me an email or street address. The press kit contains descriptions of themes, characters, the author, and advance praise from Naomi Shihab Nye and George Singleton, both notable American writers. You could also read more about the book at my website, http://garrycraigpowell.com
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0 = Abandon the book after first chapter
1 = Waste of paper, we will see what the environmentalist say about this!
2 = Skip it, read the book if you have got nothing better to do
2.5 = An average book, easily forgettable.
3 = A good read.
3.5 = A good entertaining read, a page-turner
4 = So glad that I read the book, a book with substance and invaluable for future reference
4.5 = So glad that I read the book, would pester everyone to read it, invaluable, I would want to own it and wouldn't mind a second read (something that I seldom do)
5 = The book is so good that I feel like I am on scale 4 and 4.5, and more, it blew me away and lingers on my head for weeks!
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
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