Thursday, September 3, 2009

Owen Fiddler - A Book Review

Describing Owen Fiddler (author Marvin Wilson) as an interesting portrayal of how one's actions can impact others lives, is truthful, but lacking. This novel is a character-driven tale of one man's negative existence. The reader is challenged to find any redeeming qualities in the main character, Owen Fiddler. He is not a man many would befriend.

Owen Fiddler is not a happy man. The world is against him every step of his life. Everyone can relate to a bad day. There are just days when you wake up and nothing goes as it should. Owen Fiddler experiences that every day. He has no good days. Therefore, none of his actions are his fault. He'd be happy if the world would just let him.

The story is entertaining on the page, but it is deeper for those who want to look. Whether you are spiritual, religious, atheist, or totally unwilling to accept there is more to living than what is experienced here on earth, this novel will resonate.

Marvin Wilson has created a colorful cast of characters in Owen Fiddler. The reader experiences the world as Owen goes through it. The author focuses on a few central characters which allows the reader to see the same situation from different perspectives. It's an engaging novel and the reader is grabbed with the opening sentence.

I recommend reading Owen Fiddler for a spiritual perspective on life that will cause you to think about your own actions and behavior. Whether or not you believe in God, a higher being, heaven, or any type of life after death, you will walk away from this novel having at least been inspired to glimpse the possibility.

- Review by Lisa Hazelton, professional book reviewer and critic


"Owen Fiddler" can be purchased on Amazon at http://tinyurl.com/n7azh8 and Marvin Wilson's Facebook page at http://tinyurl.com/mfvzm7.


12 comments:

The Old Silly said...

Just wanted to stop in and say "Thanks!" Katie, for having me on your blog. Both posts are well done and much appreciated. I'll stop in again later and see if there are some comments that beg answers and/or interaction. Have a great day!

Marvin D Wilson

Nancy Famolari said...

Owen Fiddler sounds like a terrific read on several levels. I enjoyed hearing more about the book.

Good post, Katie!

Liana said...

What an interesting review! It surely urges me to get this book, I like books on the theme of spirituality-I review lots of them...
Thanks for sharing,
Liana

The Old Silly said...

Nancy - thanks for the kind words!

Liana - Yes, if you like books with spiritual messages, Owen is right up your alley. It's also a fun, entertaining read with a sexy spice to it. (wink)

Marvin D Wilson

Karen and Robyn - Writing for Children said...

Sounds like a wonderful and powerful book, Marvin. I also appreciate books that provide encouraging and spiritual messages. In today's world we need them.

Thanks for a wonderful post Katie.

Karen

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

You know, as closely as I follow Marv (and Paige), I think this is the first time I've seen a book review. All right!!!
Best,
Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Blogging at Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites pick www.sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com

Stephen Tremp said...

Marv is definately one of my favorite bloggers and writers and I tune in as often as I can to his Blog site. Thanks Marv for being a cornerstone for use Newbies.

Stephen Tremp

Vivian Zabel said...

Katie, you wrote a review that causes people to want to read Marv's book. Good job.

Marv, as soon as I can, I am going to read your book.

The Old Silly said...

Karen and Robyn - amen to that - the need for more spirituality in these times. Thanks for the comment.

HoJo - go online at amazon & look up Owen, there's at least a dozen reviews, all 4 & 5 stars, and some of them are written by reviewers who do not give out stars easily.

Stephen, thanks for the kind words. I like your blog and style of writing as well. You're definitely a rising star!

Vivian, thanks! I'd love to get your feedback after reading Owen, as I value your literary opinion a great deal.

Marvin D Wilson

unwriter said...

Having read Owen Fiddler and reviewing it, I agree with this review. It's a great book from a very good writer (see the green of envy on me?).

Even Amanda did a post with Owen. She knows just how to get to the bottom of things.

unwriter said...

Having read Owen Fiddler and reviewing it, I agree with this review. It's a great book from a very good writer (see the green of envy on me?).

Even Amanda did a post with Owen. She knows just how to get to the bottom of things.

kathy stemke said...

Great review. Good luck with this book.