Item description for Dancing In The Void by Edward Levin Robert...
Imagine living in a place where the only daylight is a hallway of recessed bulbs, where clouds gathering are but shadows looming, and the songs of birds, the muffled sounds of voices lurking. Then imagine the nights - the quiet hours that open the hearts of wounded souls, set fire to thought and deed, braid nightmare and dream into single strands of despair, and above all, above all, scream loneliness, a sound without equal. Then imagine escaping. Dancing in the Void is the story of Hubbell Webster, a man seeking to extricate himself from a life so absurdly rooted; a man wanting only to find benevolence and glory, and in the process, become a hero. So Hubbell sets out on a journey to lift him, and the lives of those he touches, above the bewilderment and mendacity of a cold and chaotic world. Unfortunately, this is not an easy path, and the results are not what Hubbell Webster had planned.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Nov 15, 2006
Publisher Tate Hill Books
ISBN 192914864X ISBN13 9781929148646
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Dancing In The Void Jul 18, 2007
Dr. Hubbell Webster is a brilliant psychiatrist. Perhaps it is his genius that leads him to be act so very bizarrely. His wife Catherine says that his "methods to be those of a man whose existence is dependent solely upon the evolving absurdity of the very situations he incites". I think this is probably the aptest description of the man.
Dancing in the Void is full of great characters that give the reader insight into a whole different world. Some of these individuals have a deep sadness about them that manifests into very dark, scary personalities. Some of the characters are deeply frightening. Others simply make you shake your head, not only because of their absolute absurdity but also the fact that they remind you of someone you've actually met before.
Dr. Hubbell Webster is probably my favorite character. He is clever with a wry sense of humor that he always takes to the extreme so that the rest of us see the irony of the situation. I found him and his inappropriate behavior completely entertaining and yet somewhat disturbing all at the same time. I love the ending- extremely fitting.
A New Favorite! Jan 19, 2007
I received this book as a gift and I cannot say how glad that I am that I did. I truly enjoy Robert Edward Levin's writing style and cannot wait to read more of his work. I cannot say how many times I found myself reading this and actually laughing out loud.. only moments later to be taken to feeling other emotions as the story continued. You really do feel like you're in the story as you turn each and every page. I would recommend this book to everyone and I plan to do just that.
Wonderful! Dec 21, 2006
Each time I pick up a book I have hopes of the author being able to suck me in and that I'll have feelings, both negative and positive for the characters. If the book is what I hope then I will lose track of time and think about the characters long after I put it down. Robert Edward Levin has been able to do just that with Dancing in the Void. He sucked me in and blew me away. When I finished the book I sat looking at it and said (aloud!) "OHMYGAWD!"
Vivid, heart wrenching! Dec 12, 2006
Title: Dancing in the Void
AUTHOR: Robert Edward Levin
Madness or genius? Sanity or Insanity? A very fine line separates the two. When does the doctor become the patient?
Dancing in the Void reads like a collection of short stories merging together in a fascinating, entertaining plot leading to a haunting conclusion.
Character profiles are the stars of this novel. The author brings the eccentric Dr. Hubbell Webster, the pragmatic Sardi Thompson, the addicted Elijah Crow and the alcoholic, obsessive policeman Detective Ryder, to life. Their pasts have made them who they are but how will their lives intertwine in a bizarre set of circumstances? Readers become enthralled. Apposite realism, action and reaction explode on the pages.
Author Robert Levin lives in Michigan with his wife. His first book, a collection of short stories, The Lizard and the Fly was published in 1998. His short stories, essays and poetic works have been published nationwide and abroad. The style of Dancing in the Void reflects his short story background. He is a music lover.
Mr. Levin has a unique understanding of the human psyche and his erudite writing style reflects his literary prowess. A great read with vivid, heart wrenching descriptions and a conclusion that will stay with you long after the last page is read.
Highly recommended by reviewer: Shirley Roe, Allbooks Reviews.
Title: Dancing in the Void Author: Robert Edward Levin Publisher: Tate Hill Books Pub ISBN: 1-929148-64-x Pages: 306 Price: $14.95
Dancing In The Void Is Impressive! Nov 24, 2006
I am so impressed with this authors method of relating his characters to his readers. I fell right in the web and was caught there until I finished the book. There is never a dull moment with this story. I think that Hubbell Webster is an intriguing character that I could see brought to life on the big screen.