His masterful prose has kept the colors, sounds and smells of this virtual experience to stay with me weeks after first reading his book. This book is strongly recommended for the geeks, romantics, history lovers or just the casual beach or airplane readers out there. I can't decide if Mr. Corbett is another Mark Twain, or Carl Hiaasen! I predict great things from the author over time.
This particular book is the perfect summer read. I encourage all to read -- and to enjoy!! Without a clue how this reading experience would end for me, I turned the last page and the final paragraph still has me trying to clear the tears from my eyes. So beautiful, so brief and so hopeful.
Nachron's List is adventurous, seductive, and humorous with likeable characters. I enjoyed each new journey and look forward to the author's next book!
Nachron's List, I wrapped myself in the sensual encounters Ron Maddock experienced with the woman in his current life and those he meets through time. I felt this desire of wishing I could go back twenty years ago or several centuries. Nachron's List will take you on a seductive journey through time.
Nachron's List that I would not be able to put it down until I had finished reading it. As Ron traveled from one adventure to another, I felt that I was his traveling companion.
Mike Corbett's imagination and attention to detail are second to none. I'm anxiously awaiting the movie! The transformation of bits of reality into entertaining sequences of words is all the challenge a person who has lived his life like a pinball needs.
He justified decades of travel by competing successfully in backgammon, scrabble and poker tournaments. Insight is born in the company of stimulating people in extraordinary situations, and varying the range of stimuli as much as is safely possible has served him well. Corbett is fascinated by the wavering border between reality and fantasy, and he accompanies his observations with a suitably inappropriate sense of humor.
Mike may be contacted via email at: It simultaneously stimulates the intellect, the imagination, the libido and the inherent appetite for original thought. It is seductively well-written and you can almost see the ghosts of Mark Twain and Evelyn Waugh nodding with approval.
Although provocative, the subject matter is merely the canvas for the writer's irreverent and imaginative visions, and his wit sneaks in at surprising moments. The gullible should be on their guard, however, since this endearing quality frequently masquerades as wit. Forty Tales from the Afterlives.
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This would be a great book for a readers group. Your insights are irreverent, hilarious and sometimes too true to be laughed about. I am so happy to have had the opportunity to read the book…I will be ordering copies to send to MY irreverent friends.
It is like nothing I have ever read. Another thing I loved is that Mike just sort of plants the seed and gives you so much to think about. Looking forward to your next endeavor.
His vignettes exemplify a keen and wide-ranging understanding. It is the smartest, wittiest book I have read in a long time. It was and continues to bring me joy as I skip from page to page. I am ready to share it with others now and let them experience it for themselves. Thanks for such a wonderful gift you have given to me and all the others that are lucky enough to share the inside of that incredible mind and heart of Mike Corbett. He is a naughty genius. This book does something that few serious studies of any game have attempted.
Yet the driving force of the novel is something deeper - a love of truth, and an appreciation of all aspects of the human spirit. There is a grave intelligence and humility underlying it all that makes it almost impossible to dislike even when the situations are outlandish.
The author's rhythm is an easy, natural flow that sets him apart from other writers. Many of his paragraph end with something so graceful and well timed, it's what a jazz musician would call "in the pocket. Nachron himself is a bit of a Mr. Magoo, but he is likable, and also he is balanced by the narrator, who is someone I felt comfortable with and whose sensibility and point of view and I trusted. The narrative occasionally enter periods of 18th and 19th century European and American history and the book is enhanced with photos, documents, and diagrams.
According to the author these are actual items that he, a collector of Americana, possesses.
This made it fascinating for me as a history buff. The book is also fun for Fort Lauderdale residents, as some of its contemporary scenes take place in spots that will be familiar to them.
All these elements add to the appeal of the book. Most of all it's good to spend time reading prose that contains an abundance of intelligence, sanity, and delicacy. I read another of Mike Corbett's works, a collection of essays called "Laughter of the Damned" which is a lot of fun, occasionally laugh-out-loud funny -- a terrific night table book to leave for your house guests. However, I felt like I was reading a really well-done outline instead of an actual story. I felt there is a lot more of this story to be told to fully capture the readers attention.
At pages, I was left craving more! This book started so well for me by talking about social theoretical concepts of time, a subject I'm very interested in. Unfortunately I didn't really enjoy the story which was very much in a 'Quantum Leap' style: The characters were interesting, but I found the plot got confusing at times. I got this book as part of a goodness giveaway so many thanks to the author and GR for the opportunity to read it. An intelligent, spellbinding adventure. Love that the home base for the time traveler is set in Ft.
I enjoyed and lingered over this book like a long lasting chocolate treat. The factual events interwoven with the science fiction? Anum rated it it was amazing Dec 02, Liz rated it it was ok Jan 25, Valentina marked it as to-read Nov 09, Joanne marked it as to-read Nov 10, Sara marked it as to-read Nov 10, Leila marked it as to-read Nov 10, Kim marked it as to-read Nov 10, Mike Rogers marked it as to-read Nov 10, Jeannette marked it as to-read Nov 10, Paul marked it as to-read Nov 10, Katie marked it as to-read Nov 11, Jennifer marked it as to-read Nov 12, Shahrun marked it as to-read Nov 12, Brenda Knight marked it as to-read Nov 13, Suzanne marked it as to-read Nov 14, Jan marked it as to-read Nov 15, Dan marked it as to-read Nov 16, Mary marked it as to-read Nov 18, Charles Balangue marked it as to-read Nov 22, Mysterium marked it as to-read Nov 23,