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  • Flight

  • A Quantum Fiction Novel
  • By: Vanna Bonta
  • Narrated by: Vanna Bonta
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 13

Mendle Orion is a writer who lives at the intersection of fiction and reality. He idealizes love and cynically rails against a world that wastes his dreams. The man's life is forever changed the day he meets a mysterious young woman with intense blue eyes and total amnesia who looks at urban life as though she's seeing it for the first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Up There With Great Forever Books

  • By FRANCISCO on 10-09-13

Up There With Great Forever Books

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-13

If you could sum up Flight in three words, what would they be?

radical original phenomenon

Have you listened to any of Vanna Bonta’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No this was my first time listening to any of Vanna Bonta's performances, but it was definitely a great work of art and I will Listen to another in the near future.

Any additional comments?


It's radical. It's original. Bonta weilds the pen worthy of any poet and author titan. And the book is a phenomenon of the quantum age.

George Bernard Shaw said if you tell the truth you better make them laugh or theyll kill you. Well, Vanna Bonta tells the truth AND makes you laugh but between knuckleheads stuck in Newton's idea of science fiction and crazy cults that fear her, Bonta has raised some hackles. I love her for it. I love the writer for her command of the English language, for her fearless innovation and originality.

The story is about a writer who rebels against reality and our violence-infested world. He writes a novel about an interdimensaionl being. At a science ficiton convention he finds a woman who looks exactly like the superheroine in his book. The woman has total amnesia. He gives her the name of his superheroine. The mystery and a riot of a love story unfolds from there.

The book is a masterwork that constructs an allegory of the dangers of mind control, the importance of free-thinking and creativity, the very nature of reality, and it dares to address things like infinity and death.

I follow Bonta on Twitter and even her tweets are quotable (and loved the ep of Wilfred that starts with her quote).

This book is up there with the books that will never die. Even if you don't like it, it's a highly respected and respectable work. I can understand why some wish they had written it.

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