Recent Reviews for Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc
Michael (Book) - 2/26/2007 12:23:34 PM|
RAVENLOCHES ENTERTAINMENT BOOK REVIEW
BY ANDREA DEAN VAN SCOYOC
To say Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc’s writing is eclectic and amazing is an understatement. The anticipation for Michael made me giddy, akin to an anxiety attack as I moved toward her fan riddled and nearly sold out booth. The 2005 Preditors and Editors Horror of the Year winner, Andrea, does not fail to deliver a personal journey with characters of depth and dark beauty while baring their innocence which lives in all of us but most are afraid of what we’ll find.
Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc has matured into a dependable and exciting writer that her fans can count on to challenge them at every step with her explorations into the dark and mysterious realms that surround us and fill us all.
Michael introduces us to Taylor, a self-reliant if not self-assured young college student who has more deceased friends than alive. Taylor frequents a graveyard, at least a couple turns of the centuries old, in a quaint college town. A good student, Taylor is barely noticeable to the student body, unless you count the homophobic bullies on his Lacrosse Team or the common dregs of students who speak before they leap.
Taylor can’t understand why people would prefer to be mean to one another than get along for no other reason than they are all individuals with feelings that should be cared for. That’s why “true friends” are those he visits in the ancient graveyard. He develops a bond with the silent residents of Land’s Down Cemetery. He speaks to them, takes his free time among them and is most at peace when cradled in their silent embrace. In spite of his secret friendships, Taylor knows that he cannot expect more from the deceased residents. Still, he yearns for someone to care for him the way he does them.
Michael appears one day. Taylor takes an immediate liking to the man who appears lost in his own world. Taylor shows Michael kindness and then Michael is on his own way. Unbeknownst to one another, they share and obsession for each other, but for purely, or maybe not so purely, different reasons.
Michael wants to prove to Taylor that real love can exist – for all eternity. Taylor has barely loved, much less another man. Michael believes that love is special, no matter what form your partner takes. Taylor is caught by the surprising changes in his life and is taken on a trip into darkness that borders madness and unconditional love.
From the onset, Michael opens a familiar world that stretches your imagination and delves into those crevices of character, while slowly and carefully exposing our inner selves to view those delicate and tender aspects of self. Self-examination of what you “knew” to be true is a frequent test throughout the ghostly, gothic tale, Michael.
Michael makes you examine the uncomfortable realms of your own beliefs and values wonder if evil exists, does it reside in a familiar, monstrous form or in what you hold to be true?
Well Done Andrea! True Love Knows No Bounds.
Michael (Book) - 1/7/2007 11:05:33 AM
This sound's like a pretty interesting story not only cause Michael is my son's name but because it has to do with the paranormal.I'de like to buy this book ...if the writer of this read my comment email me so we can made arrangments for me to buy this book.