April 7, 2011
We look forward to hearing feedback from readers both pro and con about our novel Prolifers. I have personally heard great comments from individual readers, such as: “I started to only look at it, and I ended up hooked on reading the whole thing”, “I stayed up until 4 am reading it”, “It was very interesting and informative”, “I cried at the end”, and “This is the truth”. As a writer of a creative fiction novel which aims to involve the reader in the fictive dream of the story, I am very happy my novel does succeed in having imaginative life in it which touches the imaginations, hearts and minds of readers. Another personal gratifying comment from a reader came to me when I told him that was my goal to involve the reader and he said: ”You achieved it.”
Thanks, and thanks for reading my book Prolifers a novel, and caring enough to comment. I know one fate of my book will be that it will be ignored by many people, as abortion itself is ignored, such an important issue in contemporary life, but a non-existent issue for many people oblivious in their apathetic indifference to this great human rights struggle in the modern world, the struggle for the legal protection of the right to life of the most vulnerable human beings.
My hopes are not only that pro-lifers may find encouragement in the novel in their often overwhelming and discouraging work against enormous forces, but that people who are not interested, or somewhere in the middle, may come to see through reading the novel why abortion is wrong and how important pro-life is, and also that women who are suffering from a previous abortion experience may come to understand the abortion is a big part of their bad feelings now, that they are not alone, and forgiveness and healing are possible.
I also hope people who simply love reading a good novel will enjoy the story. For many of us reading an involving novel is one of life’s greatest pleasures.