Allan is an engineer who use to live in Fort Worth whom I met because of another fellow we both know who is a Professor.
All three of us a number of years back use to meet occasionally for the Fort Worth Movie Club.
Allan moved to Arizona and I've not seen him in a while.
This morning I got an e-mail from him. He told me he had left a review on Amazon because he had just read my book.
Now this you have to know about Allan, he is a very precise person.
In his e-mail he said he was counting off "one star's worth" of approval because I had underlined where I should have italicized.
That gave me a good chuckle. He is an engineer, after all.
4.0 out of 5 stars Watch out, Watch Tower, November 1, 2013 By A. Ostling (Phoenix, Arizona) - See all my reviews This review is from: I Wept by the Rivers of Babylon: A Prisoner of Conscience in a Time of War (Paperback) After reading this book you will hope that a Jehovah's Witness soon comes to your door. Not to argue with, but to save.
I knew Terry when I lived in Texas, but have not seen him since I moved to Arizona in 2001. We met for lunch a few times in Fort Worth, and once we drove around the neighborhood where he grew up. From our various conversations I learned about his boyhood there, and something about the tumult of his early adult years. But until reading this book I had no idea of the true horror of his incarceration at Seagoville Prison. Now I know why it took him forty years to publish the truth of it.
He writes in the tradition of Jack London, describing a demimonde of sordid characters. He strives for a stark account, and against this backdrop his emotional trauma stands out in relief. His assessment of The Watch Tower Society is scathing, although he shows a sympathy for those who are victims of the rigid ideology, as he once was. With this book I hope he is no longer a victim.
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