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An iconic novel from a rebellious and politically active author, this story follows Jack, a sculptor and blacksmith, who idolizes the Biblical Samson as a figure of man’s independence. Deciding to carve a mahogany tribute to Samson, however, becomes a more complicated affair when Jack’s wife leaves him for another man. The end result is a sculpture of a blinded Samson leanAn iconic novel from a rebellious and politically active author, this story follows Jack, a sculptor and blacksmith, who idolizes the Biblical Samson as a figure of man’s independence. Deciding to carve a mahogany tribute to Samson, however, becomes a more complicated affair when Jack’s wife leaves him for another man. The end result is a sculpture of a blinded Samson leaning on a young boy for support. As life imitates art, Jack is struck by lightning and left blind, forcing him to rely on his friends to survive. After leading him on a journey to discover just how reliant on humanity he really is, Jack’s blindness ultimately drives him to his final act of independence: his own suicide....

Title : Black Lightning
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ISBN : 9781845231019
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 164 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Black Lightning Reviews

  • Daniel Gamboa
    2019-06-21 06:49

    What is "Black Lightning" about? It's the story of Jake and Amos: two men who seem to know what they want although they are tormented by this. Why? The townpeople have an opinion of their own, based on religion rather than common sense. What makes "Black Lightning" a five star novel? My two favorite things: uncertainty and apprehension. A lot is left unsaid because the characters themselves are afraid to speak their minds or don't know how to express what it is that they are feeling."Black Lightning" is a novel to be read slowly. It is like spending a day in the forest: the only way to appreciate it is by sitting down and enjoying the moment, the silences, the wind, the creek and the singing of the birds. Some of the best dialogues in the story happen in this forest, where the people in town feel free to open up and talk about what is going on in their lives surrounded by this same wind, trees, birds and river, which Roger Mais skillfully uses to add suspense to the plot.In adittion to This main plot, Glen and Miriam accompany Jake and Amos with their own mind games, where instincts and prejudice set the rules of their love and hate story. Finally, George adds comedy and youth while Betsy adds melancholy and age to this novel, whose only flaw is only how short it is and its main virtue is how everything that is left unsaid gets you involved in the plot.DO NOT READ Jacqueline Bishop's introduction beforehand. For some unknown reason, she reveals the main twists and turns of the novel at the very beginning, which spoiled the intrigue that I would have felt if I had not read it. If it were not because Roger Mais had nothing to do with this, I would have taken a star away from the rating.This is my first novel to read by Roger Mais but definitely not my last one. Uncertainty and apprehension have never been so thought-provoking.