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Book By Author:  Robert Eggleton

Rarity from the Hollow
 
 Rarity from the Hollow
 
 Science Fiction
 
 1907133062 : 978190713306
 
 

 

Book Review of Rarity from the Hollow As Synopsis

411 Pages
Science Fiction/Fantasy

Dog Horn Publishing, Leeds, England

http://www.amazon.com/Rarity-from-the-Hollow-ebook/dp/B007JDI508 (ebook)

http://www.lulu.com/shop/robert-eggleton/rarity-from-the-hollow/paperback/product-20203207.html (paperback)

http://www.doghornpublishing.com/books/rarity_from_the_hollow.html (hardback)

Excerpt of Review by Adicus Ryan Garton, Atomjack Science Fiction Magazine: http://susurruspress.com/Atomjack/7/current.htm 

 

“Imagine Wizard of Oz and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy smashed together and taking place in a hollow in the hills of West Virginia. Now you have an idea of what to expect when you sit down to read Rarity From the Hollow…unabashed, unashamed exploration of the life of young Lacy Dawn, as she learns that she is the savior of the universe. The naked, genderless android, Dot-com… Add her abusive father, her weak-willed mother, a sexually-abused ghost for a best friend…trees that talk to her, a dog that can communicate telepathically with cockroaches and so much more. There is so much to this story, and its writing is so unblinkingly honest…spares us nothing…her father beating her and her mother, the emotions…the dark creeping insanity that eats away at her Iraq-veteran father, and the life in general of people too poor, too uneducated to escape. In part, it is a grueling exposition of what children endure when …abused. …the only way…to escape is to learn that she is the savior… strong, tough, smart—all those attributes that any child should have—and she reminds us that children are survivors, adaptive and optimistic. 

But don't think you're going to be reading something harsh and brutal and tragic. This book is laugh-out-loud funny at times, satiric of almost everything it touches upon…The characters from the hollow and from the planet Shptiludrp (the Mall of the Universe) are funny almost to the point of tears.

...It's absolutely fantastic…."

 
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Author:  Robert Eggleton