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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended for the whole family
Genre: Fantasy/Literary
Jerome and the Seraph
AUTHOR: robina williams
Brother Jerome slips in the graveyard, hitting his head with a thud. Later he finds himself in a rather strange place accompanied by a dear old friend that he knows is deceased. The situation is most abstruse as there are no cherubs, no angels, no fluffy clouds- none of his...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good Idea
This starts so well with a friar being killed in an accident and then reaches the afterlife, the idea is good and would work well if there was a plot that lead anywhere, unfortunately after this very little happens, it is a well written story with the characters and locations being well described but the story could almost be the day by day story of dead and alive friars...
Published on 29 Mar 2011 by Bob


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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended for the whole family, 8 Dec 2004
This review is from: Jerome and the Seraph: 1 (Paperback)
Genre: Fantasy/Literary
Jerome and the Seraph
AUTHOR: robina williams
Brother Jerome slips in the graveyard, hitting his head with a thud. Later he finds himself in a rather strange place accompanied by a dear old friend that he knows is deceased. The situation is most abstruse as there are no cherubs, no angels, no fluffy clouds- none of his expectations of beyond; he soon accedes to his irreversible situation. His greatest surprise is the arrival of his beloved cat, Leo in the afterworld. Leo, who we learn is actually Quant, the cat/lion alter ego, it seems, can travel at will between the two worlds being both alive and dead.
Jerome's ingrained beliefs are challenged, as he learns the answers to life long spiritual questions. He comes face to face with the hound of Heaven as the trill of Pan's flute fills the air.
Brother Jerome and his cohorts, both living and dead are most enchanting characters. Full of human frailties and believable character flaws, they charm the reader with their humorous encounters and escapades.
The author makes reference to several nineteenth century paintings including St. Jerome in the Wilderness, adding a touch of refinement and artistic interest to the book. Amusing, entertaining and charming, Robina Williams has a winner with her bumbling friar and his amazing ginger.
The author lives in north- west England and has an M.A in Modern Languages. This book is the first in the Quantum cat series; she has finished her second book Angelos and is working on the third.
Highly recommended, this reviewer looks forward to the next book in the series. Shirley Roe, Allbooks Reviews.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good Idea, 29 Mar 2011
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Bob (UK) - See all my reviews
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This starts so well with a friar being killed in an accident and then reaches the afterlife, the idea is good and would work well if there was a plot that lead anywhere, unfortunately after this very little happens, it is a well written story with the characters and locations being well described but the story could almost be the day by day story of dead and alive friars and a cat that that can talk to the dead. The other thing that I do not like is that this seems to be a serial, I don't mind series where books can be read as a standalone but this one just stops and probably continues in the next of the books. I will read the next one but only if it is a free download.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nice concept, shame about the plot, 11 April 2011
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The concept has everything going for it, but it is wasted in here. The book spends far too long exploring the possibilities of the scenario that such niceties as a plot have been completely forgotten.
It's a mildly entertaining exposition on a 'what-if' nature of life and death theme, woven around some obscure references to paintings and some tediously over-long discourses on theology; but there is absolutely no storyline to engage your interest or make you care about the characters. The cat was the most interesting character in it.
A complete waste of time.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Quick read, 29 April 2014
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I'm glad it was a quick book to read and I didn't pay anything for it or it would have been a waste of time and money. If you have a Kindle, I definitely recommend getting the free chapter preview before paying for this book.

There are a lot of things going on, but there doesn't seem to be a sensible plot to the story, just a bunch of friars and some weird things in the afterlife. Many things that could be interesting plot points are introduced and then breezed over with the explanation that a particular character thought it was weird, but didn't want to explore it further and the subject is dropped forever. This means that nothing really happens and the reader thinks the book is going to go in one direction, but just doesn't go anywhere.

The book ends abruptly, so it would seem as if there might be more books in the future to tie things together. Unfortunately, this book was such a disappointment, I wouldn't bother reading any future books in the series to find out what happens.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a real gem of a book, 7 Nov 2013
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This was one of those books you can't put down, with a cast of really likable characters and a simple easy going tale with no nasty stuff or violence.
It held my interest from start to finish ,I was sorry when it ended. This book is one of a set so you can have a break if you like and start another one. A thoroughly enjoyable read.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Waiting for something to happen, 25 Mar 2011
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Not every book has to be full of action, but I reached the end of this book thinking, "Is that it?"

Jerome is dead. He and the cat Quant travel between "here" and "there" several times, accomplishing very little. The monks seem to do nothing but drink coffee and steal biscuits. Add in rather too many rambling passages about "our Lord" and that's about it.

The only "quantum" thing about the cat is that it can apparently move between this world and the next (and presumably any other worlds which might be lying around) with marvellous ease. But all he does in any of these worlds seems to be appearing smug and self-satisfied.

A lack of action could have been forgiven if the characters had been well written and explored in depth, but I didn't feel that I got to know any of them, or that they were worth getting to know.

Free it may have been, but even at that price I can't recommend it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars big idea little plot, 25 Mar 2011
this had a great idear for a book a time and death travelling cat. shame that you found nothing to like about the main characters. little was explained about the cat or the reason why the cat and central character needed to come back to earth. half formed ideas regarding the Christian religion. almost had a good plan but the author seemed to be so pleased with the cat that it was not expanded on in any way.not a good or enjoyable read. please pass this book by even when free its not worth the price.
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