A Light Shining (finally!)

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My review of sir Glynn Young’s second novel, A Light Shining, (sequel to Dancing Priest) is long overdue, past due; in fact, this detestable delay has caused all sorts of fines and notices to fill my in-box. Actually, that last bit doesn’t hold the least bit o’ truth, but it should! Sir Glynn is much too nice (and probably too busy) to remind me that several months ago (alright, one year ago; one YEAR ago!) I agreed to both read and review his newest novel during its November 2012 release. I reckon since he participated in my Pickin’ An Author’s Knows series without delay or hesitation, he can spank my bumm-diddly and send me to the corner. Or to the porch empty-plated whilst everyone else eats dinner and dessert. Oh, and if it’s chocolate caramel coconut ice-cream, that really would be some kinda hurt.

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To tell ya the truth, I had good intentions on posting a review as soon as I read it, but parts of the tale gave me the wild-eyed willies. The storyline and the author’s writerly skills take into account and sometimes mirror our world’s current state of affairs, so much so that after I finished A Light Shining, it was super duper late and I fell into a sleep that was tattered with crazy dreams. And when I woke up the next morning, I ran to the computer (actually, after only a few ragged hours sleep, I stumbled, tripped, and tried to will a cup o’ coffee into suddenly pouring itself down my parched throat); anyway, I flicked the bad boy computer on and checked the news. Why all the urgency? Well, because I could scarcely believe what had happened the day before. I wanted to see what was going on across the pond! And in America!

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I also wanted to know what had become of some of my friends, Michael and Sarah, and the rest of the rest of the posse too.

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Much to my dismay, it was not there. The story was not there! Weird. I checked Fox and CNN. I even looked at FB. Nothing. Not. A. Blasted. Thing. What’s the matter with these people? Are all of the journalists and reporters still in bed? As I scooped coffee grounds and rubbed the fatigue from my eyes, I had a ding-dong, duh-doofus realization:

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Simply Darlene, it was the novel that you read into the wee hours of the night; you dreamt about characters from a blasted book. None of it was actual-factual news. It was a fictitious story that rambled about in your mind all the livelong night.

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So, my bad (insert wide-eyed wonder and a teeny shake of the ole noggin) – that there is the main reason I didn’t post this review sooner. Forgive me, sir Glynn? Yikes. Who wants a write-up by a gal who’s suffered a recent bout of Fact/Fiction Confusion? I mean really. Pffft.

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All of my oddball mental acuity issues aside, sir Glynn does a rootin’ tootin’ good job with the follow-up saga to Dancing Priest. However, (please note that this word denotes a shift, a change, a contrast – remember that!) I must warn you that author Glynn adds a new dimension to this second novel.

A Light Shining

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SuspenseMystery. <– That’s one word, right? 

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Buckaroos, even though some authors use this writerly technique, I’m generally not keen on it. (Please see previous paragraphs to understand why my wild imagination should only be let out for short walks and small snacks; otherwise it goes on crazy sprees that necessitate the poking out of my mind’s eye upon waking. Yeah, it’s as serious as it sounds. You can bet your woolen underwear on it.)

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Anyway, back to the review…

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From the first page he has the reader yelling:

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No way! Don’t you do it, mister writer man!

What?

Whew.

Are you nuts? I don’t like this!

Whew.

That was close. Stop it!

Whew.

Good night, Irene!

Whew.

Whoa Nelly. Yay!

Why, oh why?

Whew.

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Not only will you be mentally and emotionally roused, but also your family will suffer; no, not from the book itself, well, unless you throw it at ‘em. Generally speaking, they’re gonna writhe under varying degrees of neglect. You’ll serve cold cereal for lunch and then you’ll slop milk and sugar wafers into their bowls again for dinner – all so’s that you can get back to the book. You’ll sleep less and be way more cranky because you’ve spent too many consecutive hours with said book. You’ll skip bathing; or you’ll take the book to the bathroom and lock yourself in and your family will skip bathing.

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Either way, the neighbors are gonna talk as hunger pains and extra deodorant become your new bestest friends.

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So, whatcha waiting for? Buy and read A Light Shining. Trust me! Take it from me! No, on second thought, don’t take the book from me, but take the advice from me because as you can tell, I ooze with book review expertise.

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Oops-y-daisy, I forgot one thing! Fill a thermos full o’ strong-brewed coffee, place it next to your bed, and drink copious amounts before you skedattle into the living room to check the morning’s news. You’ll feel better about yourself.

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And so will I.

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* A Light Shining, by sir Glynn Young; published by Dunrobin Publishing.

http://faithfictionfriends.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-story-of-light-shining.html

http://faithfictionfriends.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-light-shining-tears-and-heroic.html

http://faithfictionfriends.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-light-shining-tears-and-heroic.html

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* Michael and Sarah and the Dancing Priest posse.

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2 thoughts on “A Light Shining (finally!)”

  1. From “No way” to the final “Whew,” you captured the book exactly!

    Thank you so much, Darlene – this is one wild review. (And sorry for dreams.)

    🙂

  2. S. Etole says:

    It truly was that good, wasn’t it?!!!! And your review is quite a wonder, too.

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