“For all who seek those few rare books with rich and compelling worlds to lose yourself within—here is one.”
“Absolutely beautiful. My son Adam has now read the book five times. Still won’t give it back to me.”
“Intriguing illustrations evoking native art and cosmic fantasy in metaphysical strains.”
“Open it anywhere on any page and begin—it sweeps you forward and back into unexpected and timeless worlds as it makes you part of its magical quest and whirling and mystical time warping experience. Magical realism re-envisioned. Extraordinary!”
“Wow! Just wow!"
“A vast and unexpected journey into the lyrical spirit of an unfolding, time-transcending historical epic. It moves you downward and upward at once, out of the present—beyond time and history into the terror and wonder of the cosmic unknown—out of which we have all come and into which we will all too soon return.”
“Nothing like this in print. It sounds almost like Psalms in places when it speaks in metaphysical verse about the smallness of our human natures and the majesty of creation . . ."
“An American classic—a genre of its own . . . brilliantly evoked.”
“Like it or not, you will never forget this journey.”
“A generation of Harry Potter fans like me are now grown up and longing for the big book reading experience we mastered as children and lost as millennial phone users. Now in quarantine, people who once read more than a screen are getting back to their roots. I am one and I thank you very much for writing this outstanding big book.”
“Bold, unruly provocations of theme and language; soaring verse set in this bold narrative venture startlingly told in sparse but thematically rich metrical tones that spring forth, ring profoundly and often sing.”
“A remarkable and unforgettable journey, a huge transportive and transformative dream epic enchantingly told—not a dull page."
"Very highly recommended.”
“Verses entangling majesty with mystery, Dylan Thomas turf or maybe in the spirits of John Donne. See 'Of a Spark in the Dark Illusion,' my own favorite."
"So . . . I’m a gamer and part time programmer and I don’t read much but I read around in this book and think this would make an amazing game platform. My girlfriend likes it because she is into cosplay and thinks how cool this would be as an American Indian version of the Rocky Horror Picture Show where we could all dress up and play the parts in live theaters. I would go to that. Also, please let me know if will this be a film once the theaters are open again? Thank you."
“Here is a book from the heart. A book to pass along to generations.”
“Unforgettable. Unexpected. A book with hundreds of classic passages and sweeping vistas you are likely to forever remember. Truly amazing."
“An immersive book resonating voices and visions of wonder and dread at the place where our dreams echo in a wondrous cavern of puzzlement as we explore the unfound boundaries of place and time.”
“I display this book proudly in my home and cherish the friendship that came with it.”
"If you like the lean, mean, no nonsense writing style Hemingway made famous, you’ll like the writing style of LaMonga. If you like Dylan Thomas’ Celtic and metaphysical sounding poetry, you’ll like the verses in LaMonga. Someday I hope to tell my kids that I was one of the first Americans to find and admire what is bound to become an all time great American classic, one that will be sold and read across decades. Mine says ‘manuscript edition.’ I'm expecting it to be valuable one day!”
“. . . the lost passages of youth, time and history dancing wildly in the mind.”
“It sometimes has a kind of Elizabethan metrical feel to it yet the story seems written in deeply felt language; the story is terse and straight-forward but often moving because it feels so honest. I relate to this kind of clear and rare writing very much.”