“Everything in this world has a hidden meaning” – Nikos Kazantzakis
Author Jerald Ramsey’s new novel ‘Searching for Apollo’ is about Brandon Summers, a cine star who owes his celebrity status to the numerous appearances in films and otherwise as Greek God Apollo. With his film career on the wane, he is getting used to a sedentary life with his wife Jennifer and his three kids Alexander, Licia and the youngest one, Apollo. When one day an unexpected event sets in motion a series of changes, it sees Brandon travel halfway across the world to seek closure and fulfilment.
You’ll notice that I haven’t mentioned the plot line in detail, that’s because there’s no clear way of doing it without revealing too much. But one thing must be said, and that is to applaud the author for his boundless imagination and his ability to weave a compelling tale of adventure and intrigue. At the very core of it, ‘Searching for Apollo’ has a storyline that is bound to hold your attention to the very end with the right amount of mystery, suspense, romance and humor all rolled together to form a very fast read. There are no long pretentious prose and no boring description of unnecessary events, all of which contribute to the quick pacing of the story.
In ‘Searching for Apollo’, the writing flows smoothly from start to finish and the various and numerous characters introduced all have their motivations worked out well and have been given enough scope to stay etched in your mind.
Jerald Ramsey has managed to successfully push the boundary of imaginative fiction and has come out with a book that is sure to find a permanent place in your bookshelf. Go discover it for yourselves.
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: XLIBRIS (January 16, 2014)