Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week.
Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
Your host for June 2013 is: bellezza over at ‘Dolce Bellezza’
This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!
This week’s enquiry was received from Matthias Schnellmann, over at Iridescent Publishing, the publishing house for all of William’s books and a place where you can go to check out their full synopses, together with some fascinating and critically acclaimed author articles documenting the way in which human attitudes have shaped our species’ conquest-driven relationship with nature as a whole.
‘TRAVELS IN ELYSIUM‘
Plato’s metaphysical Atlantis mystery plays out on an archaeological dig on the island of Santorini.
It was the chance of a lifetime. A dream job in the southern Aegean. Apprentice to the great archaeologist Marcus Huxley, lifting a golden civilisation from the dead… Yet trading rural England for the scarred volcanic island of Santorini, 22‐year old Nicholas Pedrosa is about to blunder into an ancient mystery that will threaten his liberty, his life, even his most fundamental concepts of reality.
‘Then chalk it up to experience, Mr Pedrosa. Trust no one. Believe no one. Question everything. Remember, there is nothing here you can take at face value… No — not even yourself.’
An island that blew apart with the force of 100,000 atomic bombs… A civilisation prised out of the ash, its exquisite frescoes bearing a haunting resemblance to Plato’s lost island paradise, Atlantis… An archaeologist on a collision course with a brutal police state… A death that may have been murder… And a string of inexplicable events entwining past and present with bewildering intensity… Can this ancient conundrum be understood before it engulfs them all?
William’s writing talents have also been extended, by a foray into an ‘End Of The World’ Black Comedy, titled ‘Making A Killing’, a witty but frightening expose of man’s destruction of the Earth and his seeming indifference to the fate of all creatures but his own…
I can’t wait to discover all your own great new finds this week … so please stop by and share your link