_ This is not a book for everyone. Not even me, although I find the subject interesting. Reading the review was enough, because it falls into the category of “preaching to the converted”.
I have touched on some of these topics in my novels. This, of course, does not make me smart or “right”, especially since there is no “right”. It merely points to my interest in this subject.
I attended a church-sponsored private school, which required us to attend services each day. Sunday included heavy-duty sermon, usually given by the headmaster, an ordained minister. I recall almost nothing of his words, but I do remember him mentioning the name Nietzsche and the word nihilism. (Strange what one recalls!) After reading this review, I assume that he used both in a single sermon and that he was taking an opposing view. Given his beliefs, he had no choice but to mouth the party line. If I had been more curious, I might have sought a book on the philosopher. As it turned out, I came to similar conclusions on my own...which also does not mean that I am smart...
I do not recommend this article to anyone not willing or able to have his or her religious conviction assaulted, questioned, or shaken.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.