Since I began My Poetic Path a couple of months ago, in addition to how wonderful it’s been to have a new creative venue to grow with and to share; I have also been fortunate to have ‘met’ so many fascinating writers, poets and artists. It’s been one of the added perks of creating/hosting a new blog.
One of my favorite new stops around ‘blogland’ is to visit the multi-talented Billy Hammett’s poetry/creative writing blog: Chapter and Verse.
Most days at Billy’s, there’s a thought-provoking new post to read and many times also to ponder, for days to come.
Billy is a gifted poet, novelist, teacher, ghost writer and blogger.
Do stop by and take a browse, over at Billy’s blog if you are not already a regular visitor.
I was also fortunate to read Billy’s new novel: John Lennon & the Mercy Street Cafe. What a thrilling journey it turned out to be, from the first page to the last.
I won’t spoil the plot. Suffice to say, as with Billy’s other creative works that I have enjoyed to date; I was not disappointed by this exciting and fast-paced novel. Whether you were/are a true John Lennon/Beatle fan or not this is a terrific novel that rings true on a number of levels. Taking the reader on a magical tour, reminding us of John Lennon’s enduring message to “give peace a chance” , hope for the future and so much more.
Do add this to your list of “must reads”. You’ll be glad you did.
Here’s my review from Amazon:
Entertaining from start to finish!, ( April 27, 2008 )
I just finished reading this book and was truly impressed. Not only is this a fun read and a real page-turner; it also has a deep and compelling message for the reader to contemplate, throughout.
John Lennon spoke for and to a generation: “give peace a chance”, “imagine”, “strange days indeed” . William Hammett has captured Lennon’s charisma and character so well.
The story takes the reader on a journey that has many a twist and turn along the way and is indeed,magical and mysterious.
This is a novel that will appeal to anyone who enjoys a great read, Lennon fan or not. Buy it, read it, pass it along to a friend. A book you will truly enjoy and want to share.