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July 25, 2013

THE LIGHT by Robert Hammond

THE LIGHT                                                                 4 STARS
A Novel
By Robert Hammond                                                BASED ON A TRUE STORY

“Have you seen the Light?” Abel Adams, a brilliant but troubled young misfit desperately seeks freedom, love, and spiritual enlightenment while battling drug addiction, dark forces, and strange temptations. He zigzags through a mysterious labyrinth of crime and the occult along his hazardous quest toward redemption and recovery. The Light is the mystical odyssey of a prodigal son whose spiritual journey tumbles like a rollercoaster through a wild mix of philosophical, psychological, and religious experiences amid the turbulent post-1960s counterculture.

 Everything about the 1970's was crazy and wild, especially Los Angeles.  The author did a wonderful job of capturing the era. The character, Abe, grew up as the child of a black mother and father who were  very successful.  He grew up in an all white neighborhood in the 1960's. The author takes the reader on a journey with Abel. Abel is very bright but a very troubled  person looking in.  Never belonging.  He is so wanting and needing love, freedom and spiritual guidance. Growing up in an all white neighborhood must have been very difficult.  The whites throughout that period of time were not very forgiving or accepting. It is no wonder that Abel begins having problems with drugs.temptations and the ever present dark force.  He also had run ins with the police. Abel goes through so much turmoil until he finds, in his mind, a variety of practices of spirituality that were combined into "THE LIGHT".  I could relate in a way.  We all have gone off the right path at some time or another.
We all have been lost and searching for that redemption.  Some, unfortunately don't find it.  Others, fortunately do.  Thank God.

I would give this book 4 STARS.

I received a complimentary copy of THE LIGHT from the author, Robert Hammond for this unbiased review.


Robert Hammond is an award-winning screenwriter, producer, and bestselling author with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. He has authored over a dozen books, including "The Light," "C.B. Demise: The Man Who Invented Hollywood" and "Ready When You Are: Cecil B. DeMille's Ten Commandments for Success." Hammond is the screenwriter and producer of several films, including "C.B. DeMille," the epic biopic about the legendary director. He also a sought-after teacher, consultant, and keynote speaker on creative thinking, transformational writing, and personal achievement.   Cached

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