The latest explosive book by Nobel Prize Nominee Kevin Annett is ” … a modern day marvel and a pleasure to read …”
(Amazon reviewer Angelyn Ray, on “Samuel Wedge: Memoir of Necropolis”, Author House, 2015)
Like Salman Rushdie’s Joseph Anton, Kevin Annett’s novel, through the scope and freedom of fiction, allows him to describe the trials of a man who seeks to oppose and bring to justice people in high places who are protected by the government, the justice system, and the popular media. The action ranges from Vancouver Island to Central Florida and spans some thirty years of the protagonist’s life. It is a human tragedy written with humor and compassion. It is strictly for a mature and serious readership of all ages.
- From the back cover of “Samuel Wedge”
Annett is an accomplished writer and a natural master of words. It’s advisable to undertake the read when you can go into your own depths, whatever that takes. It will drag you through the sediment of your own basest impulses, inspire you to the rawest honesty a human heart can realize, and then dare you to bridge the great divide between, with no devices and no tools, equipped only with the laser burn of that searing honesty.
THE MAN: Galileo…Snowden…Socrates. Annett is a teacher among us from whom we could learn how to save the world (isn’t that what we all want to do, yes, no?). In the end, he calls himself a witness. Not only has he seen and heard, he has told what he has seen and heard. It is that witness, which he brazenly puts forth in this novel, which will do its part to turn the tides we all ride in these times. A story not included in “Samuel Wedge” is an exorcism he once performed on the Vatican – the sort of “brazenness” to which I refer. The fact that he persists in the telling, using one medium after another, is a modern-day marvel, and I, for one, am grateful.
- Amazon Books reviewer Angelyn Ray, February 10, 2015
Kevin Annett’s new novel, Samuel Wedge is a gradually evolving chronicle of evil told by an old man, trying but failing to escape from a terrible secret. More sober than Joyce Cary’s larcenous but charming Gulley Jimson, but devastated less by the honor of struggle than Ernest Hemingway’s Old Man, Santiago, Wedge vacillates between his Florida sanctuary and his former Davidian confrontation, his combat avec ses defenseurs, with overpowering adversaries as a former young pastor in a remote logging town on Vancouver Island.
- Florida reviewer Betty Richeson, February 18, 2015
“Samuel Wedge: Memoir of Necropolis” by Kevin D. Annett is available through Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. Published by Author House (Bloomington, IN), 2015 . ($19.95) Also available through the author’s distributor at firstname.lastname@example.org and in “e” book format.