Geneva, NY, December 18, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Islands Press is pleased to announce the electronic release of Sandy Krolick's two latest offerings on Kindle. VERONIKA: The Siberian's Tale (A novel) and Apocalypse of the Barbarians: Inquisitions on Empire are both available now as downloads for $0.99 (ninety-nine cents) on Amazon. Here are recent reviews of the two works.
"Apocalyspe of the Barbarians is unusually perceptive and thought-provoking. "Unusually," because Dr. Krolick fully understands both (a) the psychological and social structures of "civilization" defined correctly, which is unusual in itself, and (b), the psychological and social structures of the long lived, widespread human cultures that preceded the appearance of civilization. He demonstrates that we cannot situate ourselves intelligently in the present without such insights as he provides about the past -- the deep past. Dr. Krolick's work will have to be reckoned with by all future analysts of the human condition and its prospects." (Marvin Bram, Ph.D., L.H.D.)
"Amid a cacophony of strident polemics, sensationalist tracts and shiny trivia that regularly passes for intellectual discussion, an author emerges who joins reason and passion, current events and deep history to create a very accessible, quietly powerful book that invites us to enter a timely and vital conversation.
"...Krolick's academic background in culture, religious studies and philosophy allows him to link current global events to a much deeper socio-cultural history. His vision pierces the tangled market of politics, language, and power, cutting through the facade to reveal another more disturbing reality.
"This book is short and you will read it quickly. Read it again, and you will discover even more its richness and complexity." (Michele Benoit)
"VERONIKA is a parable for our times. Through the lens of the protagonist, it takes us on an exhilarating ride up the ladder of financial success as we willfully ignore the impacts of that success on the living planet. Then it brings us back to Earth, literally and figuratively. Along the way, the story gently reminds us what really matters: love for nature, love for our children and grandchildren, love for each other. Wow...what a ride!" (Guy R. McPherson, Professor Emeritus, University of Arizona, author of Walking Away From Empire, and Killing The Natives: Has The American Dream Become A Nightmare?)