|Plot Summary of Castle of Wisdom|
|"This book is an interesting example of the power of the internet and simple word of mouth to sell a book that would otherwise probably get slight results. It has sold out its first two print runs in the US, and is also selling in the UK. There are plans for the book to be translated into Korean and Japanese.
The author is from Alabama, and the idea for this, his first book, came to him in a dream. As a spiritual allegory, a search for enlightenment road story, the nearest things it compares to are works such as Bunyan's 'Pilgrim's Progress', and possibly George MacDonald's 'Phantastes'. Although the book is an easy read, a story about a young man on life's journey, I would not recommend it for very young readers as the numerous fight scenes are quite graphic. The strength of the book is the well-paced storyline and the moral symbolism, which is sometimes very simple, sometimes less so. I read it in one sitting, and enjoyed it. The weaknesses of the book lie in the uneven style, lack of sub-editing, and the rather amateur format. I am sure the author will be encouraged by the many enthusiastic reviews he has received, and I hope that he will be motivated to write some more."
Michael JR Jose, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Castle of Wisdom|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Time/era of story
- distant past/middle ages
Kind of romance:
- GENERAL--no other subplots apply
Kids growing up/acting up?
- vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- committing crimes
- mentally ill
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- very athletic
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
Small town people:
- dumb Rednecks, like Gomer Pyle
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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