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A Story of Love, Intrigue and The KGB
by Owen Jones
It was truly one of the best novels I ever read.
I normally enjoy reading Jack Higgings’ and Ken Follett’s novels as most of their stories are related to the Second World War and the subsequent Cold War era of spies and counter intelligence activities.
But this novel has a different footing. I think its because it’s a true story of a woman who was ambitious, a woman who has gone through hell, and seeks the true love of her life, And also the way you have written it , the flow of events etc captivated me, I wished several times that I could have been in William’s shoes and to tell you the truth, I became emotional too during translation.
Hope and pray that the publishing and the sales will be a success.
Andropov’s Cuckoo is available from this website, from all larger on- and off-line bookshops, and from Amazon here: Andropov’s Cuckoo in English on Amazon Currently available in: Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Dutch, English, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Sinhala and Spanish.
A story related to this book is available on this website here: The Icons
This emotional novel is great for the historical fiction lovers. It was so authentic I would swear the author was either an Asian women or an ex-member of the KGB who’s chilling reputation is unquestionably deserved. Or both.
As much as the story is filled with innocent youthful fun that sprouts like weeds amid the necessary and closed off personalities of the citizenry, the author has not failed to paint his canvas with the persuasive dread and suspicion that lurks beneath the glib smiles and neighborly nods that camouflages secrets and oppressive dread.
We follow the exploits of our heroine as she matures with the dawning realization she wants to escape the life her parents lead and get to America to live freely. The compassionate narrator does a masterful job relating the years of horrors and pain she endured to reach her almost impossible and herculean goal including intimate survival in a KGB camp that most don’t survive, ala the Holocaust.
Owen Jones’ ‘A Night in Annwn’ starts with an ordinary life of a widower who has an extraordinary near death experience. In his near death experience William finds himself in Annwn with his late wife as his guide. Near death experiences, reincarnation, and the journey of the soul are topics I love to explore, but I did not know much about the Welsh mythology of Annwn. I feel that ‘A Night in Annwn’ William’s exploration of Annwn was very descriptive, interesting and inspiring. I found William’s, and his daughter’s, quest for spiritual knowledge and healing thought provoking. I applaud that while William embraced his phenomenal near death experience he also strive to have a fuller life than he had been living before his experience. The end of William’s story was very touching and uplifting.
This is a book that makes you think beyond the here and now. Well done.
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I am a big fan of books on Thailand [Daddy’s Hobby] – particularly what some would describe as the darker side. The Thai bar scene is much talked about and generally misunderstood. Many books seem to be written based on a single visit and dwell on the old cliche of sex pervert meets scheming hooker. It is all so much more complicated than that – and this book will give you a rally good insight. Owen Jones knows Thailand and he understands the interaction between the players in Thai bars very well.
It’s authentic, poignant and very entertaining.
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When I read Owen Jones’ take on the vampire myth, ‘The Disallowed’, one of the things I enjoyed most about it was how he took such a tried and tested meme and gave it new interest and a freshness that is so lacking in vamp novels today.
Well, he’s done it again in his latest offering ‘Dead Centre’.