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Ellis Amdur
01-05-2015, 01:44 PM
I'm really happy to announce the publication of my first novel, entitled THE GIRL WITH THE FACE OF THE MOON. There is a full author's description of the book on the link.

AND for my friends who are practitioners of martial arts, there are a number of combat scenes and you will read, threaded throughout, koryu techniques and even esoteric training that you may recognize from your own training or in discussions with me, particularly some with kiaijutsu and with internal strength. http://tinyurl.com/pycavup It is only published - EPub - through Amazon, but you can read it on your own tablet or computer using the following app - http://tinyurl.com/mg7s3qk

Seriously, how often can you be transported to a different world--lyric, terrifying and beautiful--all for the price of a cup of coffee?

Jim Sorrentino
01-05-2015, 04:09 PM
I'm really happy to announce the publication of my first novel, entitled THE GIRL WITH THE FACE OF THE MOON. There is a full author's description of the book on the link.

AND for my friends who are practitioners of martial arts, there are a number of combat scenes and you will read, threaded throughout, koryu techniques and even esoteric training that you may recognize from your own training or in discussions with me, particularly some with kiaijutsu and with internal strength. http://tinyurl.com/pycavup It is only published - EPub - through Amazon, but you can read it on your own tablet or computer using the following app - http://tinyurl.com/mg7s3qk

Seriously, how often can you be transported to a different world--lyric, terrifying and beautiful--all for the price of a cup of coffee?

I got mine, along with CIMARRONIN (http://www.amazon.com/Cimarronin-Samurai-Spain-Graphic-Novel-ebook/dp/B00MPTAG26)!

Mark Raugas
01-08-2015, 08:35 AM
I've read it and enjoyed it a great deal. I only wished it were longer -- I wanted to learn more about the characters, and have the story be drawn out more to flesh out the world. The protagonists seemed almost Jungian archetypes at times -- I can see the novel being adapted into a play or opera. I enjoyed the descriptions of martial training, combat, and the personalities of the characters. I would summarize the work as being as if Andrew Vachss and Gabriel Garcia Marquez met for dinner after training at the Kodokan and reading the newspaper, learned of the Charles Mason murders, and decided to write a novel together. I mean that as high praise.

lbb
01-08-2015, 10:45 AM
This came along at a time when I was saying to myself, "What I need to is a martial arts themed novel that actually has good writing, unlike the infantile ego-stroking crap that you find every time you search for martial arts novels on Amazon". What timing!

Ellis Amdur
01-08-2015, 08:25 PM
Mark - thanks for the review. Andrew Vachss actually got me started as a professional writer. I did a blatantly "wrong" thing - approached him after he gave a speech on responses to child abuse at a conference and asked him if he'd read an essay I wrote and handed him a dog-eared manuscript. I was sure it would end up in the trash, but he had it published on his site (http://www.vachss.com/guest_dispatches/ellis_amdur.html) -it later became a center chapter of Dueling with O-sensei....that's when I knew, for sure, that I could write.

Todd Lambert
01-21-2015, 06:12 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope positive word-of-mouth and Amazon algorithms help make it a runaway success.

Ellis Amdur
01-21-2015, 07:42 PM
Todd - Thank you very much. I tried to make a book that's both ferocious and loving (no spoiler here), in almost a fable/fairy story manner. Most of my other books are my ideas and my opinions - this one is my first attempt at pure creativity. (Well, that and Cimarronin (http://www.amazon.com/Cimarronin-Samurai-Spain-Graphic-Novel-ebook/dp/B00MPTAG26/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1421890915&sr=1-2&keywords=Ellis+Amdur+in+Books), but this one is all my own).

Keith Larman
01-22-2015, 08:37 AM
This came along at a time when I was saying to myself, "What I need to is a martial arts themed novel that actually has good writing, unlike the infantile ego-stroking crap that you find every time you search for martial arts novels on Amazon". What timing!

Mary,

I'm still chuckling about your post a few weeks later, fwiw... I tried a few such themed books recently and, well, I'm chuckling. I picked up Ellis' book. Just finished a couple others, so now it's time for his.