NOVELS BY PAUL ADKIN

 WHEN SIRENS CALL

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Paul David Adkin’s third novel is a lyrical and philosophical journey of the heart set on a wild and remote Greek island.

Young Australian Belinda Babchek doesn’t know if she was pushed or is running away from her life in Melbourne. Abandoning her transitory existence in Madrid, she flees across Europe, first to Germany, then to Greece.
There, invisible threads from the past bring her into the orbit of Robert Aimard, Englishman, novelist and inn-keeper, a man living with a loss that haunts him daily. Their casual meeting grows to engulf them and tragically change their lives forever.
This poetic and beautiful book examines with a rare honesty the fascinating terrain of the human psyche, the landscape of thought and feeling buried below the trite and stupid preoccupations of global consumerism. It is only fitting that it is set in Greece, cradle of Western civilisation.

“This book is full of monsters. Not the physical kind but the ones that always hold me, the intellectual kind. It is a book of ideas, of philosophies and of characters. People who leap out at you, people you’ve met or would have liked to. Fictional and real people — the paradox of good writing.”
Danny Fahey, author

When Sirens Call can be obtained direct from the publisher:

http://threekookaburras.com/collections/books/products/when-sirens-call

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/When-Sirens-Call-David-Adkin/dp/0992539404

Or from the Book Depository, with free delivery world wide:

http://www.bookdepository.com/When-Sirens-Call-Paul-David-Adkin/9780992539405

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ART WARS

8.5x11frontcover_Art_Wars5 definiteArt Wars defends the independent artist against mainstream pulp and reveals art scandals and crimes.

Placenta is the signature of an enormously talented street artist whose real identity is a closely kept secret. Or at least until an enormously wealthy commercial artist takes it upon himself to call Placenta’s work his own.

Art Wars is a dark tale dealing with the relationship between art and the market place; between art and ideology; between authentic creation and the mass production of kitsch. Class wars. Gender wars. Gang wars. Psychological wars. Wars between mind and soul. Art wars.

Art Wars defends the independent artist against mainstream pulp and reveals art scandals and crimes.

The book can be obtained at Lulu.com: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/pauladkin8.5x11frontcover_Art_Wars5 definite

And at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Art-Wars-Paul-David-Adkin/dp/8461681223

The Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ArtGuerrillera

 

PURGATORY (PART ONE OF THE TERRA AUSTRALIS INCOGNITA)

 

God is not dead, It hasn’t been created yet.

Only through humanity can God emerge, yet in order to do that humanity itself must evolve: it must become eternal.

Someone has already found the secret, although the gift is also a great curse. The curse of Purgatory. Nevertheless, to what lengths will others go to to possess even the most accursed secret for themselves?… find out in Purgatory.

An epic story needs an epic process for its creation: ten years in the jungles of research and on the stormy seas of composition; two years in the doldrums of searching for a literary agent; three years of the torture of rejection slips; seven years in its own isolated centre within the void… But now, at last, the tale has been liberated from its Purgatory. The Purgatory that it is. The journey now completed in its first part, is allowed to reveal itself. The journey as a tale: across two vast oceans, unto worlds unknown, and yet intuited. There must be continuation. Even death itself must be challenged.

The Terra Australis Incognita is an historical work: Purgatory follows the first Spanish attempt to discover the great south continent of Australia, crossing the Pacific in search of King’s Solomon’s Mines and the secret of eternal life.

It is an esoteric work: Purgatory’s anti-hero is the alchemist explorer, Sarmiento de Gamboa. But what the alchemist strove for is still sought after. The secret of eternal life. The promise that it can be possessed by a few.

Purgatory is a mystery: that only reading it will reveal.

Epic, romantic: concerning humaity’s deepest fears and dreams. A book of hope and failure. A book of love and hate.  A book where dream becomes nightmare. A book in which myth becomes real. If you want to go there, really go there… Purgatory is your only option.

But this is just an introduction… You won’t find Purgatory here. Yet if you follow the link, you might be rewarded. Good luck:

http://www.amazon.com/Purgatory-Terra-Australis-Incognita-ebook/dp/B0082K77TW

 

 

 

 

 

 

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