Saturday, January 14, 2012

Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: Lifting the Wheel of Karma by Paul H. Magid

Joseph Connell is a gifted high school athlete from Montana, loved deeply by his family, yet tormented by nightmarish visions he can neither explain nor escape.

He believes the answer to what threatens to crush him can be found in the knowledge possessed by a mystical old wise man, who lives deep within the remote Himalayas of India.

If Joseph is ever to find the peace he so desperately seeks, he must get this wise old man to reveal what he truly knows, but that will not be easy…for this sage knows far more than he admits.

I was taken along for the ride in this touching and inspiring story of a young man's journey to find answers. Sometimes the journey is the answer, and sometimes you have to get lost to find yourself.

The first time you see Joseph he is in the midst of a fantastical and terrifying dream. He's had them since he was a young child. I could feel his frustration and sadness at having to cope with these disturbing visions for most of his life. Joseph suffers a personal tragedy that further shakes his outlook on life. This prompts his journey to India to find a man that feels like his last hope.

I really loved the imagery throughout the novel. Especially when the scene shifts to India. I have always thought of India as being very exotic, and it was nice to have it brought to life in this book. Joseph's mentor, Lahiri, was a very colorful and intriguing character. Their student/mentor relationship is tried when Lahiri finally gives up all his secrets.

The blend of reality and the mystical will leave you guessing as to where the story will end up. A profound commentary about the differences between being alive and truly living.

Publication Date: January 1, 2012
Genre: Inspirational, Coming of Age
Source: Thanks so much to Tribute Books for my Review copy!

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The author has generously provided 3 paperback copies of Lifting the Wheel of Karma to give to my readers.
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Tribute Books said...

Jackie, what a beautifully written, heartfelt review. I so enjoyed reading your thoughts on Paul's book. I'm glad that you liked meeting the colorful characters, visiting Montana and India through its pages and for genuinely getting so much out of the novel.

Good luck to all who enter the giveaway!

Belgie said...

Lifting the Wheel of Karma is a page turner. The is a fantastic story about life and the consequences of the decisions you make. Mr. Magid did a great job developing the scene. You feel like you are there.

The characters seem so lifelike and their problems so real. This book appeals to a very broad audience. Everyone will get something different from the reading experience, but I know Lifting the Wheel of Karma will make you think and reflect. You will want to discuss this book with others and it will make you reflect on how you have conducted your life and the effect you have on others.