Rapture by David Sosnowski


Flight of Fantasy. Your traditional critics loved this book for its parallels with racism issues and its up to the minute attitude toward many world problems such as drugs, but the sheer genius of the idea is rarely expressed to the extent it deserves. First and, it seems, only, time author, Sosnowski’s imagination should be the envy of all who read this book. It’s fantasy, pure and simple, but to a large extent it is based in a parallel-realistic modern civilization. A new ‘disease’ spreads fear in the hearts of ordinary people, but it’s the angels themselves who seem the most troubled. ‘Angelism’ provokes a new type of in-group/out-group conflict, with those who are so desperate to join they will bite those ‘infected’ just to get wings, and those who hate them so much they persecute them. The story covers the interaction between the first ‘angel’, and an angel specialising in counselling winged ones who really would be happier with just the feet again. There are those whose wings are faulty so they are somewhere in no-mans land, almost belonging, and there are those who just never bothered to learn to fly. The surrealism stretches the limits at times, but this book covers untrodden ground, experimenting with real life issues in a novel setting. Find it and read it in a flight of fancy.


(The only slight problem with this is, it was written sometime in the early 90s and I haven't seen it in a shop since I bought it. Everyone who reads it loves it and so considering most people who read this website know me, I am willing to loan it out to people who fancy giving it a read).


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