Funny, Frightening, Original. "
a sunny September day in late 1993, the adolescent narrator
of this epic story finds himself suddenly landing in Amsterdam.
The Cold War is now history and some interesting complications
begin as the narrator now turned Buddhist traveler visits
a beautiful and mysterious witch in Prague, then get's sucked
into a religious war involving rival Tibetan incarnations
and finally looks for a safe refuge to write a spiritual
screenplay in the fierce mountains of Nepal.
A tour d'force. "
"Harvest of Gems" begins jumping from one country
to the next. Then from one mental universe to the next at
a break-neck, page-turning speed. Soon strange descriptions
of the solar system are interwoven with lofty camera shots
of Buddhist heavens. And slowly a fluid, yet hazy portrait
of an anxious psychic planet emerges. A global brain is
now on the verge of recognizing its own frightening birth.
An American Divine Comedy. "
Kubrick-like moment never fully announces itself. Yet the
reader instinctively knows that the interior monologues
and weird verbal symbolic collages that flood the narrative
are ultimately all fighting to make this critical passage
happen. This powerful echo process begins to build its own
strange momentum out of this keen competition of diverse
A book that will be misunderstood. Yet read OVER and OVER
of Gems demands multiple readings even as it entertains
the diligent reader with its rapid and multiple camera angles
of a mind and a planet anxiously flying through different
parts of a speedily receding, fluid universe. Harvest of
Gems is so densely textured and so packed with disturbing
grace notes that it's ultimate climax is as much interruption
A subtle collection of the immaculate that unleashes on
all levels. "
there is more. Harvest of Gems is also an exploration in
alternative publishing. It's a new product of Print On Demand
technologies and also exclusive on-line distribution, as
well as a pioneering project in global publishing. Harvest
of Gems has been translated into more than fifteen languages
in bold anticipation of it being a planetary best-seller
even before the literary and commercial juries reach their
verdict in America.
A daring new concept for a daring new century. "
of Gems is a new evolution in writing and publishing.