Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Book Review: The Apocalypse of Hagren Roose by J. W. Nicklaus

In this powerful, eloquently written novella, small-town big shot Hagren Roose takes a journey through the choices he's made and hopefully may have a chance to atone for.

The Apocalypse of Hagren Roose is a thought-provoking literary work. Hagren has distanced himself from his family by his actions. He hasn't spoken to his daughter Alina in four years. He has no idea what his wife needs. And now it's time for him to think about what's truly important to him.

There are so many interesting aspects to this book. The tense relationship between Hagren and his family. The unexplained rivalry between Alina's father and her girlfriend, Catherine. The mysterious nurses seen by Apollo Clayton, the nighttime janitor. Catherine's love of crossword puzzles. Nicklaus blended all of these to create a fascinating story that will leave a lasting impression. In some ways, I felt like I was traveling through Christmases past with Scrooge and his ghost, hoping for a transformation to arise.

I look forward to reading more by this author.

  • File Size: 359 KB
  • Print Length: 105 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • SRP: $2.99 

I received a free e-copy of this book from the author through Pump Up Your Book. This review contains my honest opinions, for which I have not been compensated in any way.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

" . . .a literary work . . " Wow! I thought I wrote a nice little story but had not expected such a wonderful three-word accolade.

Thank you for your review Cheryl, and more importantly, your time, which I know is beyond precious.