Luray Flitch is a neurotic, pill-popping recluse who discovers a prophetic Victorian diary, only to learn that the end of the world is just around the corner. With his trusty dog, Jason, Luray ventures out to warn the world that the end is near, but people keep trying to steal the diary. Written a century before by British clairvoyant Permelia Lyttle, the diary hides many other secrets: a murder mystery and Permelia's strange life in the Women's Lunatic Asylum, where she was forced to give psychic readings to the power elite of her day. Prophecies unite in this satirical novel of eccentric villains, top-level conspiracies, the Apocalypse, and one really terrific dog. Follow Luray's search for redemption, inept gun play, and discovery of the meaning of life while dancing the naked tango with the sweet but quirky Abigail Lind in the midnight gardens of Belvedere.
Jon Robertson is an author, editor, and publisher with experience in newspaper reporting, magazine feature writing, and photography. He was a book acquisitions editor for ten years and a magazine editor for six years. He has written ad and promotion copy for the publishing and theater trades. He is also a published and produced playwright.
Jon is also the founder and publisher of Vegan Heritage Press, an independent book publishing company, in Woodstock, Virginia. A native of Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, Jon attended the Pennsylvania State University and has a B.A. in English with minors in philosophy and education. Jon lives in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, where he writes, publishes, and enjoys life in the country.
This was an absolutely AWESOME book. It grabs your interest from the first page and keeps your interest to the last page! While reading it I hated to put it down. I even found myself giggling and laughing out loud while reading this book. A MUST READ!!!! Looking forward to reading the sequel mentioned at the end of the book.
I really had a fun time reading this novel! The characters are all well written, but I'd say the dog was my favorite character. The book had me from the first page, which is rare for me. I loved the social commentary interspersed throughout the story and I actually chuckled out loud in several spots. The book was goofy but interesting throughout, and I highly recommend it. ~meg
Thanks, Goodreaders for your comments, else I would never have found this great book. It was the most fun I've ever had reading a book. Jon Robertson is brilliant. I don't want to reveal too much about the plot, but there's mystery, adventure, and satire. And I loved those little giggles of delight when I "got" the references.
This book is a fun read. It's a very entertaining story, while making lots of interesting points about our culture along the way. Love the humor throughout and the dog Jason is an especially fun character.