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The Paradox of Vertical Flight is my debut novel. It will be released in English in 2013, and in Spanish and German at a later date.

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Emil Ostrovski Chris, it's a gift to me that you and your son read my work, and that you took time out of your day to write a review. So thank you.

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Chris, it's a gift to me that you and your son read my work, and that you took time out of your day to write a review. So thank you.

As for the release of the second book, that is not entirely up to me. Anything I write must first go through my agent, and then my editor. My editor can of course turn down a book for publication (in which case, my agent would seek other editors) or ask for revisions, all of which can draw out the process. But rest assured, I've been working hard. :)(less)
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Today is the release date of my novel, The Paradox of Vertical Flight, so I thought I’d write up a post about what the book means to me.  Here we go.




            Novel-writing is a supremely arrogant business.

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"A three-day-old baby and his eighteen year old father debating unanswerable questions, and the meaning of life, the universe, and everything.
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“But—but in falling, we fly, don’t we? We fly vertically. That’s the paradox of vertical flight. Falling is the only way we can fly.”
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“Insanity is a disease, and it is highly contagious.”
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“...true friendship, the kind the whims of life cannot break, cannot stop or limit, true friendship of this sort, you will probably find only once, and then only if you’re lucky.”
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“One day when I was praying, it suddenly occurred to me thatI was talking to myself.”
Peter O' Toole

“But even friendship like our heroes'
Exist no more; for we've outgrown
All sentiments and deem men zeroes--
Except of course ourselves alone.
We all take on Napoleon's features,
And millions of our fellow creatures
Are nothing more to us than tools...
Since feelings are for freaks and fools.
Eugene, of course, had keen perceptions
And on the whole despised mankind,
Yet wasn't, like so many, blind;
And since each rule permits exceptions,
He did respect a noble few,
And, cold himself, gave warmth its due.”
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message 3: by Leigh

Leigh More books sounds good! I can't wait to read them :D


message 2: by Leigh

Leigh No problem! I'm really glad to be part of your book tour. :) Will there be a sequel?


message 1: by Leigh

Leigh Hi Emil! I just wanted to say I'm not even halfway through The Paradox of Vertical Flight and I already LOVE IT! Your novel is beautiful!


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