You Shall Not Make For Yourself An Idol
By Timothy Mulder (Los Angeles, CA USA)
Where does the utter devotion that borders on obsession lead the frail human heart?
It can foster a lust between individuals so overwhelming as to blind them to their inherent incompatibilities.
Can engender a life long dedication riddled with passion and jealousy.
Or consume the lovelorn, leading to acts of psychotic desperation.
Turning Idolater is ever a risky pursuit.
From the seedy underbelly of "internet webcam" porn, to the pretentious, cattle calls of a liberally, arts minded, higher society, the reader is taken on a journey of discovery through social circles where nothing seems authentic. Lurking in the shadows is an ever present danger that threatens to tear everyone's lives apart.
Edward Patterson has created a cast of uniquely engaging characters, each one, on a quest to further improve and enhance their lives. Whether through romantic love, devotion to friendship or acquiring that nearly mythical, social status change that will forever cement one's security in life - they are all in pursuit of their own personal "graven image". An entertaining mix of status consciousness, sexual independence and the pursuit of true love, set against the backdrop of murderous intent.
Turning Idolater is not for the faint of heart, but if you think you have what it takes, then step into these pages.
In this reviewer's opinion; Mr. Patterson's best work to date.