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by Khan Amore
A suicide takes a detour through time, sendina a melancholy present-day cynic to ancient Alexandria to learn the secrets of life and happiness from history's greatest woman - the last, most brillian defender of life-loving shameless pagan Greek culture.
Paperback, 641 pages
Published July 10th 2001 by Authorhouse
(first published July 1st 2001)
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May 11, 2010 James Mccarron rated it 1 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: nobody
Khan Amore's "Hypatia" is, in many ways, a rather tragic book. It represents a stunning failure of the publishing industry. This book gets my vote for the worst book ever published. Superficially, the book may be classified as a sci-fi historical novel. It is an historical novel because it is set, mainly, in fifth century Alexandria and its environs. It is science fiction because it involves time travel. However, the book consists, almost entirely, of a sequence of lengthy and detailed paedophil ...more
I thought this book was entertaining and quasi-educational and incendiary and kind of terrible, much like The Celestine Prophecy. Not award-winning in terms of writing style by any stretch of the imagination, nor was it a "novel" approach to historical fiction, but still... worth a day or two slam-read. Keeping an open mind one can even appreciate the juvenile sexuality, it is after all intrinsic to the story that a different culture and time existed before western classical civilization develop ...more