Have you ever read a good page-turner, engaged with the story and the characters, and then just put it down, forgot about it, and moved on to the next novel? Do you feel more satisfied when a novel leaves you with something to think about long after you’ve finished reading it?
I’m Shawn Dove, author of Entering Darkness. I like to read novels that engage me both intellectually and emotionally, novels that have something to say about the world and that leave me feeling like I’ve learned something or that my mind has some new ideas on which to ruminate.
I’ve never been much into literary fiction. The prose is often beautiful and the intellectual stimulation is there, but the stories tend to be confusing, disjointed, rambling, distant, even boring. There is deeper meaning in there somewhere, but you have to read between the lines to find it.
Popular fiction, on the other hand, can be exciting, tense, emotional, with likable characters and straightforward, easy-to-follow plots. But how often do they leave you with burning questions about life, the universe, and everything?
Deep questions are the realm of literary fiction and non-fiction, right? But why? I’m sure many of you are just like me: love to think, but still prefer to read exciting books that you can’t put down.
I wrote Entering Darkness for people like us.
Entering Darkness asks what would happen if someone discovered scientific evidence of the existence of God.
It tells the story of an unassuming scientist and pacifist, James West, targeted by a brilliant and ruthless general who will stop at nothing to keep the evidence secret. But when the general kidnaps his beloved wife and kills his best friend, James begins to fight back.
His desperate quest to rescue his wife will take him to the edge of sanity and force him to question every belief he holds dear. The only way to succeed will be to enter the darkness he fears more than anything: that of his own soul.
Entering Darkness smashes the barrier between science and religion and questions the nature of truth, as James wrestles with internal and external foes. He must not only fight for his life and his family, but come to terms with a world that is suddenly more complex than he imagined, and ultimately decide what, if anything, is worth fighting for.
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