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The Whippoorwill’s Song

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Delivered in stanzas, The Whippoorwill’s Song takes the reader on a romantic journey from sixteenth century Madrid, Spain - across the seas – to Charleston, S.C. Written in classical style and full of imagery – The Whippoorwill’s song is a lovable and powerful story of undying love. Quotes from inside: "True, I am jealous of the suns warmth, of its glow and it must be equally true, she is jealous of my humanity, my prospect for love, the passion of my nights. For the sun by its mere charisma has never seen the dark of night, whereas, I’ve seen them both and have loved under the opus of each." Includes two shorts: Happiness Is and the powerful, anti-drug dark fable - The Path to KnowWhere. Available in Paperback.
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  • By Todd Rutherford
    Dec 17, 2010
    The Whippoorwill’s Song—A Collection of Short Stories, by C.B. Carter, has something for everyone, from romantic stories of undying love to more sinister, dark fables sure to produce goose bumps on even the most stalwart reader. Though each story is thematically unique and can certainly be read independently of the rest, Carter’s classical style and thrilling adventures are the unifying thread. Carter’s emphasis is on the journey, and the unifying message is “do not get caught in life’s intricate “speed-web;” instead, soak in the process and live each moment to the fullest.” Carter’s strength as an author is apparent as he delicately and precisely inserts vital details and vivid imagery that awaken the senses, causing the reader to be a part the journey, not merely a spectator. Like 3-D films, The Whippoorwill’s Song draws the reader right into the action. The book is comprised of three short stories: “The Whippoorwill’s Song,” “Happiness Is,” “The Path to Know Where,” and “A teaser... More > of the upcoming Caritas.” On many levels, The Whippoorwill’s Song exhibits a poetic element that captivates the reader at every turn. From the beginning, the vivid imagery penetrates the human core of emotion with such passages as, “Life, I would say, is an orchestra absent its conductor; where gypsy notes and chords bellow out without concern of melody and form, but every once in a while, you will hear the song of the whippoorwill and in the moment of anticipated silence - as the last note trails off -, all becomes beautiful and fresh. The once impoverished bohemians become prosperous and reverberate, ‘O, we are the wealthy here’. After all, we’re all vibrato notes, the fugue of human symphonic poem; our chants intoxicate the night’s air and echoes to those who are silent enough to listen.” The main character of the story, Armand Vigée-Lebaidsi, is a poet taking a romantic journey from sixteenth-century Madrid, Spain to Charleston, South Carolina. The book is all about romance for Armand, who, at the age of twenty-eight, becomes a vampire as a result of events involving his father. The story is broken into five stanzas: “The Trade,” “Blood Line,” “Alteration,” “Time,” and “And then…Linger.” The imagery of the sun gives this tale a very surreal, dream-like quality. Reminiscent of the Romantic era of literature, it’s bold and genuine, painting the story against the backdrop of eternal love—a theme prevalent throughout the story. “The Path to Know Where,” depicts the grim and devastating effects of drug addiction. Inspired by a conversation with a former “meth” addict, Carter creates the character of James, who inadvertently runs into Cush, a drug dealer, and whose name is synonymous with marijuana. The take home message from this story is that there are a multitude of ways to get caught up in this risky business, and once you’re in, and whether you like it or not, it’s extremely difficult to escape—as evidenced by the statement, “Darkness devoured any and all light and James was completely blind.” Ultimately, The Whippoorwill’s Song—A Collection of Short Stories is expertly crafted by C.B. Carter. Author of novels such as “Chaos Theorem” and “Project Northwest,” Carter holds true to a writing style that does justice to the classical thematic elements of love and darkness. Joining the ranks of books that can truly be called beautiful and harmonious, The Whippoorwill’s Song is a must read for romantics and adventurers who enjoy being lifted out of the mundane into the heart of a story that truly captivates. www.cbcarter.com< Less
  • By Sharon Smith
    Dec 12, 2010
    The author asked me to post the following review... Today, 12/12/2010, The author received the following review from Todd Rutherford (a well-known and respected reviewer on Amazon and BN.com) The Whippoorwill’s Song—A Collection of Short Stories, by C.B. Carter, has something for everyone, from romantic stories of undying love to more sinister, dark fables sure to produce goose bumps on even the most stalwart reader. Though each story is thematically unique and can certainly be read independently of the rest, Carter’s classical style and thrilling adventures are the unifying thread. Carter’s emphasis is on the journey, and the unifying message is “do not get caught in life’s... More >intricate “speed-web;” instead, soak in the process and live each moment to the fullest.” Carter’s strength as an author is apparent as he delicately and precisely inserts vital details and vivid imagery that awaken the senses, causing the reader to be a part the journey, not merely a spectator. Like... More > 3-D films, The Whippoorwill’s Song draws the reader right into the action. The book is comprised of four short stories: “The Whippoorwill’s Song,” “Happiness Is,” “The Path to Know Where,” and “A teaser of the upcoming Caritas.” On many levels, The Whippoorwill’s Song exhibits a poetic element that captivates the reader at every turn. From the beginning, the vivid imagery penetrates the human core of emotion with such passages as, “I can barely recall the morning sun, its radiant waves chasing away the darkness while painting the earth with hues of pink, gold, and brown.” The main character of the story, Armand Vigée-Lebaidsi, is a poet taking a romantic journey from sixteenth-century Madrid, Spain to Charleston, South Carolina. The book is all about romance for Armand, who, at the age of twenty-eight, becomes a vampire as a result of events involving his father. The story is broken into five stanzas: “The Trade,” “Blood Line,” “Alteration,” “Time,” and “And then…Linger.” The imagery of the sun gives this tale a very surreal, dream-like quality. Reminiscent of the Romantic era of literature, it’s bold and genuine, painting the story against the backdrop of eternal love—a theme prevalent throughout the story. “The Path to Know Where,” depicts the grim and devastating effects of drug addiction. Inspired by a conversation with a former “meth” addict, Carter creates the character of James, who inadvertently runs into Cush, a drug dealer, and whose name is synonymous with marijuana. The take home message from this story is that there are a multitude of ways to get caught up in this risky business, and once you’re in, and whether you like it or not, it’s extremely difficult to escape—as evidenced by the statement, “James had no intention of smoking it or doing any kind of deal but then, just as he was about to pull away and head back up the path to the known safety of Joe and Intro, a person appeared behind him.” Ultimately, The Whippoorwill’s Song—A Collection of Short Stories is expertly crafted by C.B. Carter. Author of novels such as “Chaos Theorem” and “Project Northwest,” Carter holds true to a writing style that does justice to the classical thematic elements of love and darkness. Joining the ranks of books that can truly be called beautiful and harmonious, The Whippoorwill’s Song is a must read for romantics and adventurers who enjoy being lifted out of the mundane into the heart of a story that truly captivates.< Less
  • By charlesatenvosoftdotcom
    Dec 6, 2010
    From the author: Comments I've received about The Whippoorwill's Song at cbcarter.com “It’s a beautiful read that pulls on the heart strings…” – J. Stevens “Mr. Carter, I always knew you were talented in many ways, but truly, your words move me!” – R. Kessell “Good thing you’re doing here, hope it helps a lot of people.” – R. Carter “I wanted to tell you that I really loved the story…” – J. Haley “Wow, I was hooked the moment I started reading…” – R. Johnson
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Edition
(2) Hard Cover
Published
September 27, 2011
Language
English
Pages
76
File Format
PDF
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998.32 KB

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