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Day of mine is not awesomely great. Anyway, this day I’m going to review the stillness quiet pace of this book, Angel by Sebastian Michael.
Angel is the story of Damion, a boy who is so beautiful that everybody falls in love with him. This, his greatest advantage in life, gradually turns into his heaviest burden and so as he reaches adulthood, Damion, in an act half wanton, half heroic, destroys what for most people – but not for him – has come to define his essence. – A classic tale of a young man in search of his destiny.
I don’t know really what to expect with the book. The cover, though, I don’t see the resemblance with the title but I don’t talk about it just by telling through its cover. Just like a saying ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’. As the story goes by, I felt been connected to the flow and I was really touched by how the story gives its inner attraction and the message to me. It was just I don’t really think it will be that way to look upon in the story. The little bit conversion or dialogues were also good though I like having a story which gives the character voice, certain book will just fit and this is one of them.
I really like the character of Damion, who were brought to the world where his fate and destiny will be tested and some tragedy will come through his way which one thing for sure, beauty isn’t just an accessory sometimes it is a deadly weapon. He possesses the God-looking form which everybody wants and sometimes adores. He’d been chased after with every stare of every person he encountered. Just that, I don’t like he ended in a way I’m been not ready to face with.
Loneliness crossed in my face after finishing this book. It was so sad but I learned a lot with this book. It is also a quiet and unique story that you’ll gonna love from the start ’til the end. I really recommend this for you to read.
He was born in Manchester, UK, into a Swiss family who flew him to Basel in a red wicker basket, when he was just six weeks old.
He grew up in Basel, where his first two plays, Sentimental Breakdown… and Dialog were performed while he was still at school and university. At the age of 21, Sebastian moved back to England, making his favourite city in the world, London, his home.
Sebastian has written several stage plays, among them The Power of Love, Love Hurts and Time After Time, which together now form the Love Trilogy and each of which individually reached the shortlist, long list and final ten respectively of the Verity Bargate Award in separate years. His play Elder Latimer is in Love was staged to critical acclaim at Arcola Theatre in Autumn 2009 and his most recent plays Top Story and Baur Au Lac, are now earmarked for production in 2012 and 2013 respectively, following rehearsed readings in London. Earlier plays of Sebastian’s include Sisters, QED, All the World and Exit, which were all staged on the London and Edinburgh Fringe.
He has written and directed two short films: Twenty-Six Takes on Life Without Allen, which was screened at festivals in Chicago, Los Angeles, Lisbon and Padua, and The Study of Bunkers & Mounds in a Temperate Climate (Relatively Speaking), which was in the official Pardi di Domani selection of the International Film Festival Locarno in 2007. His debut feature, The Hour of Living was completed in February 2012 and has since been shown at festivals in Italy, New York and Australia and was nominated ‘Best Feature’ in the Basel Film Awards 2012.
Sebastian is the writer of Genius Planet, a collaboration with authors Professor Ludger Hovestadt and Vera Bühlmann of ETH Zürich, which postulates a radical roadmap from energy scarcity to abundance (awaiting publication), and he is also a contributing author to A Quantum City – Mastering the Generic for which he wrote Orlando in the Cities, a playful literary odyssey through 2500 years of civilisation.
Currently, Sebastian is publishing EDEN – a concept narrative in the here & now about the where, the wherefore and forever in blog format under the metanym FREI.
Angel is Sebastian’s first novel.
Visit his website sebastianmichael.com.
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