The Light is the mystical odyssey of a prodigal son whose spiritual journey tumbles like a rollercoaster through philosophical, psychological, and religious experiences amid the turbulent post-1960s counterculture. Imagine a literary blend of A Million Little Pieces and The Shack with a twist.
Donna Kennedy of the Riverside Press-Enterprise compares the story to Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness when she says, “He entered the heart of darkness when his path branched into a labyrinth. Instead of ‘the howl and the dance’ of the African jungle that claimed Mr. Kurtz, [Abel Adams] was seduced by the world of hallucinogenic drugs. There is a new wisdom to author [Robert] Hammond’s quest for knowledge. Life is mystical.”
Hammond calls The Light “a surrealistic adventure tale about transformation, spiritual enlightenment, and second chances.” Facing rumors that the book’s protagonist is a thinly-veiled alter ego of himself, Hammond says, “Abel Adams is essentially an allegorical composite of all of us who have gone astray at some point in our lives,” says the author. “I believe that many people will discover they deeply identify with Abel’s desperate desire for deliverance.”
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Hammond earned an MFA in Creative Writing and is an award-winning screenwriter, producer and author of over a dozen books, including Ready When You Are: Cecil B. DeMille’s Ten Commandments for Success and Blockbuster Resumes: Insider Secrets to Dazzle Your Audience and Blow Away the Competition. In addition to developing projects for film and television, Hammond teaches screenwriting and is a popular speaker and talk-show guest on personal achievement, creativity, and spirituality. He has provided consulting to thousands of individuals, private organizations, and governmental agencies and was instrumental in establishing Riverside County's (CA) alternative dispute resolution and welfare-to-work programs.
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