More And More Unto The Perfect Day: A Good Review At Chanticleer

L Wilson Hunt, of Chanticleer Book Reviews, recently wrote a flattering and insightful piece on my novel More and More unto the Perfect Day.

That review reads, in part:

Bizarre things are beginning to happen to Joel Gasteneau. A strange illness has left him feeling weak and haunted by vivid dreams, and he feels that he is being followed. Exhausted and fearful, he decides to abandon his life as a pensive drifter and focus on a long-neglected project: To find a durable proof for the existence of God.

This pursuit will run Joel through a gauntlet of self-discovery, one that will challenge the very limits of his mental and physical endurance.

In a solid telling of a complex story of mystery and intrigue, author Ray Harvey assumes the role of master illusionist. Clues abound, but can Joel trust them? What is he really experiencing? Viral fever flashbacks? The eruption of long-buried memories? Reality? More questions than answers emerge as the reader is drawn into another world, where mysticism and philosophy tangle and clash across a stunningly-rendered, often other-worldly landscape.

The novel is stocked with well-developed, fascinating entities. Joel’s father, Neil, a brilliant and deeply ascetic man, has a weakness for violence and his own definition for the word “blood.” Has he killed in the past? And, if so, will he again, and soon? Another entity is a stranger that Joel encounters called Tom, a sort of human/alien hybrid, who seems to know too much about Joel’s past. Along with these characters are oddly-shaped, silver clouds that seem to be keeping a watchful eye on Joel’s whereabouts.

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  • Jim Haneberg

    February 20, 2012

    The book must be well written: it’s making me ponder my life, the choices I’ve made and the people I’ve known.

  • Ray

    February 22, 2012

    Hiya Jim. That’s one of the nicest things I’ve heard in a very long time. Thank you. It was a pleasure serving you the other night.

  • Maura

    February 29, 2012

    It’s a truism of life – ‘more questions than answers’… Nicely done Mr. Harvey!

  • Michele Peterson

    March 4, 2012

    I will have make this my next read.

  • Michele Peterson

    March 4, 2012

    I shouldn’t comment before coffee…. I will have to make this my next read.

  • Ray

    March 4, 2012

    Thank you, thank you, Maura.

    And yes, please, Ms. Peterson, make it your next read.

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