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The Book of Samson

by David Maine

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"This is the story of my life and it's not a happy one. If you wish to read about me you're welcome to but if you're looking for something to give you hope & joy comfort & inspiration then you had best leave off here straightaway and go find something else. My life has an abundance of frustration and pain plus a fair bit of sex and lots of killing and broken bones but it's got precious little hope & joy comfort & inspiration. It's got some women in it too plus a wife. Dalila is the one you may have heard of and a rare piece of work she was. You may think you know the story but believe me there's more."-from The Book of Samson From the author of the acclaimed and provocative novels Fallen and The Preservationist comes a tale about a man who believes he is touched by the hand of God-then instructed by that God to slaughter his enemies. It is the story of "this worldly existence of men & brutes desire & unkindness" and of the woman, Dalila, who figures at the center of it all. In The Book of Samson, David Maine has created an unforgettable portrait, a unique and astonishing masterpiece that puts a face on a previously faceless icon. "The combination of archaic language and setting with modern sensibilities again demonstrates Maine's talent for making the familiar intriguing."--Publishers Weekly Starred Review"Provocative and beautifully told-a breakout novel for Maine."--Kirkus Starred Review… (more)
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Unique take on the Bible story. Gripping narrative voice. I'd definitely read more Maine... ( )
  bibleblaster | Jan 23, 2016 |
Unique take on the Bible story. Gripping narrative voice. I'd definitely read more Maine... ( )
  rodrichards | Sep 2, 2009 |
Unique take on the Bible story. Gripping narrative voice. I'd definitely read more Maine... ( )
  rodrichards | Sep 2, 2009 |
Unique take on the Bible story. Gripping narrative voice. I'd definitely read more Maine... ( )
  rodrichards | Sep 2, 2009 |
Interesting retelling of story, a bit darker than his other books. ( )
  bdickie | Aug 8, 2008 |
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"This is the story of my life and it's not a happy one. If you wish to read about me you're welcome to but if you're looking for something to give you hope & joy comfort & inspiration then you had best leave off here straightaway and go find something else. My life has an abundance of frustration and pain plus a fair bit of sex and lots of killing and broken bones but it's got precious little hope & joy comfort & inspiration. It's got some women in it too plus a wife. Dalila is the one you may have heard of and a rare piece of work she was. You may think you know the story but believe me there's more."-from The Book of Samson From the author of the acclaimed and provocative novels Fallen and The Preservationist comes a tale about a man who believes he is touched by the hand of God-then instructed by that God to slaughter his enemies. It is the story of "this worldly existence of men & brutes desire & unkindness" and of the woman, Dalila, who figures at the center of it all. In The Book of Samson, David Maine has created an unforgettable portrait, a unique and astonishing masterpiece that puts a face on a previously faceless icon. "The combination of archaic language and setting with modern sensibilities again demonstrates Maine's talent for making the familiar intriguing."--Publishers Weekly Starred Review"Provocative and beautifully told-a breakout novel for Maine."--Kirkus Starred Review

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