Friday, February 03, 2012

Little Orphan Anvil by Joseph Beekman!

Little Orphan Anvil
By Joseph Beekman

A Mystic Press author and graduate of Media Arts in fine arts from the University of Arizona (1994), Joseph writes books and screenplays, and is an avid supporter of animal rescue and protection. He is an avid fan of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, and mythology, as well as a big fan of history, music, and the arts. Two books authored by Joseph Beekman are "A Tail Spun" and "Little Orphan Anvil" - both books are Mystic Press Publications (Feb. 2012) and are fantasy/science fiction based stories. Also available is a self-published, short collection of poems titled "Shades of Fate". Joseph currently lives in the "Wild West" of Arizona.

Little Orphan Anvil is a multi layered story. Structurally and grammatically this story is expertly written. 

I'm unsure as to what market age the book was aimed at.  I am however convinced that children of all ages would enjoy the basic story line.  It’s the adults however that will see more in this story. 

The cultural clash between old and new, between magic and industrialisation, between belief and hopelessness, and several other aspects run through this story with effortless clarity and to the more critical reader religious undertones in the story will become apparent.

I believe that this is one of those unique stories that would leave the reader with an impression that can relate to the readers own personal experience.

In essence this is a story about a little robot droid, orphaned by a storm, a little boy and his dog, orphaned by a war and an old man orphaned due to his belief system.  As these three meet up with an escaped orphan a family is made.  One that works as well separated as it does a unit.  For me this 66 page read was an exploration into that one common denominator between all of us, hope.

I loved the story and plan to read it again soon.  This time without the eye of a reviewer but of a person who adores well written stories with meanings deeper than which is obvious on the surface. 

I would definitely recommend this book to all who have an hour to spare.  It will enrich every reader's life; of this I have no doubt.

I give this book an easy 5 star rating.
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27 comments:

  1. Thank you so very much for the wonderful review, Wanda!!! <3 <3 <3

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  2. The premise of Little Orphan Anvil sounds so interesting! I will definitely be checking this story out. Great review! Thanks : )

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  3. When I first heard about this story and the orphaned robot I immediately thought of the movie WALL E but could see it had more of an edge to it. Reading this review I now see there is even more substance to it and definitely hope to read it soon! Thanks!

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  4. I want, I want! It sounds great! :)

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    1. That's funny, when i made a post here to reply, it asks you to enter a code, saying "please prove you are not a robot" LOL ;)

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    2. Yeah me too! Lol it made me smile! :)

      Forgot the email lol. Here's mine: ansong09@gmail.com

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    3. I am intrigued. An unlikely alliance between old and new, made and born, hope and despair. And it's a quick read, too.

      Thanks for the review, Wanda. I'm with Athena's Song - I want, I want! Where and when might I get my hands on this entertaining gem?

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  5. It does that everytime, and its my blog, giggled when I posted this, me thinks it thinks I am Little Orphan Anville.

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  6. I've noticed this book on Facebook a few times and wondered about it. Now I know I want to read it! Thanks for doing such thorough reviews, Wanda!

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  7. Can't wait to read it, I keep seeing the posts on facebook about it!!! :)

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  8. This is a fantastic read! I recommend it to EVERYONE who can read, and for those that can't/don't...look for it on audio book in fall 2012!!

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    1. Thanks So much!! <3 Can't wait to "hear" the tale!

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  9. Joseph, you know I think you are amazing!

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    1. And you know i think you are as well,,,right?!? :) <3

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  10. Look at all these convos, Joseph I love you to bits. Muah

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    1. Love you, too! <3 Thanks for the great review!! :) Can't wait to begin selling it all over again!! It will be very soon, promise!! :)

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  11. Sounds interesting azstyln602@aol.com

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  12. Sounds great!<3
    Contact info: yamnamir@yahoo.com

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  13. I have a problem, two people asked me to enter them into this draw
    Jenny Needham
    and
    Jenny Bynum. Neither could comment on this!
    So Joseph, remember to addthem into the final draw. Muah

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    1. I will remember! :) But, just in case - Remind me to Remember!! kidding, lol

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  14. lol, ill remember to remind you to remember

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  15. Okay, the winners are in! Jenny Needham and Athena Song!! I need ye email addy's!! :)

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  16. Ill send them over. Thank you so much Joseph..... We love you lots like jelly tots.

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