Reading this book is a lot like walking through a Louvre-like museum, looking at weird paintings, one after another, and then slowly realizing that these paintings are alive. They are about us, you and me, and the people we know or don't know, or have seen on tv or in a movie, frightening, scary people, loving people. Peekaboo Us.
And as you read on through the chaos, you slowly start to see there is a thread running through that very chaos. Like the Higgs Boson particle wandering in the Higgs Field, the very basic part of life. Is it possible there can be lasting beauty and light and love and Elvis who evolve from the chaos of our lives? If this is true, then there IS hope!
There's only one way to find out. Read this book. Try it on. But fasten your seat belts. You're in for a trip! This is a book about sex and drugs and Elvis and beauty and love. Please remember, it is R rated.
In their obsessive focus on zeros, cynical bankers and politicians threaten the worlds financial systems with meltdown. This knife at the throat is ignored by the storys main character Jamie Gulliver, brilliantly numerate heir to his fathers high-end private bank, until Lehmann Brothers and the banking crash destroy his fortune and his future. Reluctantly, he is forced to do business with the feared founder of a shadowy international mega-business, and is sucked into a web of money-laundering, narcotics and deaths. He fights back. Mentally aided by an unlikely alter ego whose cryptic advice helps him to hang onto his sanity, he claws his way out of the pit on a journey life-changing for everyone who travels with him.
When asked about the appeal of his book, Mills explains: .the contemporary theme reflects concerns and experiences of many people facing the frightening erosion of their money, property and social values. In todays financial world, who can you trust?
...In Mills fast-paced novel, the number of zeros in your bank account dictates your popularity, but those zeros also attract the criminal element. (Kirkus Reviews)
Mills draws drama from mistakes, missteps, and misadventures of the masters of the universe who created the economic meltdown... (Clarion Review)
The shortest and darkest day of the year is the winter solstice that occurs on the 21st of December. This dark period often seems to sneak up on us with little notice or warning and we find ourselves longing for more pleasant times. Often we reflect during the deepest days of darkness on how we let another year slip through our fingertips without enjoying the recently departed summer and autumn. Life is similar. During the dark periods of our lives we often look back at happier times and long for their return. During these dark days of the solstice and of life we must remember that each new day is a little brighter and warmer. Better times are ahead and life is far too sweet not to enjoy.
Unlike other poetry books Long Shadows proceeds each poem with a short essay as to its nature and motivation for being written. Life, death, love and passion are addressed in various styles and forms. Both the simplicities and entanglements of living from a mans perspective are brought forth with an emphasis on taking a truthful and deep exploration of the soul.