Monica Brinkman

The Turn of the Karmic Wheel

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0984615466
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A small college town in the Midwest
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August 19, 2010
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"What goes around, comes around." Truer words were never spoken, as evidenced by the complex interactions and fates of the characters in "The Turn of The Karmic Wheel." When the residents of Raleigh begin to hear music and voices that aren't "there", and to receive frightening messages from no discernable source, it soon becomes apparent that changes must - and will - be made: to their everyday lives, to their relationships, to their bodies, and, most importantly, to their souls. Author Monica Brinkman has created a spectacularly empowering and uplifting novel that delves into social commentary, while establishing new ground in a timeless story of good vs. evil that has bold lessons for humanity. Here karma is viewed as if it's music with each character hearing a song until one by one they all know its melodies. In time these melodies will speak of choices for the soul as each character has a chance at the karmic wheel and their fates are spun together. With each turn of the karmic wheel each of the characters are tested in unusual ways that hark of plagues and vices and which hold timeless messages for humanity. While at first the characters journeys feel like separate islands that is the brilliance within the pages of Brinkman's novel for no one here is an island, no matter how much they might feel that way, not in this sea of humanity. The perceived bad characters in the novel suffer from greed, lust and contempt for others and don't seem quite evil and that is part of the poignant message in Brinkman's tale, that the darkness can creep into anyone and that anyone can lose touch with the goodness in themselves. Within this framework, the good characters too aren't entirely saintly and that is another of Brinkman's gems. The goodness of individual's souls grows all the more here when they're connected with other caring, well meaning folks.

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MONICA BRINKMAN HAS A WINNER HERE by Sal Buttaci
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The familiar adage “What goes around comes around” has never been better depicted than in Monica Brinkman’s novel The Turn of the Karmic Wheel. The author succeeds in holding the reader’s interest with an extremely well constructed plot. Her distinct characters are made vivid by descriptions that appeal not only to visual but to auditory and olfactory impressions as well.

The familiar adage “What goes around comes around” has never been better depicted than in Monica Brinkman’s novel The Turn of the Karmic Wheel. The author succeeds in holding the reader’s interest with an extremely well constructed plot. Her distinct characters are made vivid by descriptions that appeal not only to visual but to auditory and olfactory impressions as well.

The question underlying Brinkman’s novel is “Can you release the darkness inside and exchange it for the music of the universe?” Can those entrenched in materialism, selfishness, and lack of compassion recognize these negativities as misguided priorities in time to turn their lives around and the karmic wheel from ultimately crushing them? Some can; some won‘t.

In Brinkman’s novel an angel who visited Angela Frank’s dreams in childhood now returns with celestial music and poetry to help characters like Angela’s husband Monty and others like him to see the light. The angel will also help them see in their mirrors the grotesque reflections of their inner selves: their bodies covered with boils from which ugly insects fly free, thick black and white fur sprouting from their skin, oozing black pus reeking from their pores.

Monica Brinkman has written an absolutely entertaining novel that also imparts a life lesson we would all do well to heed. There is more to life than satisfying our own wants and desires. We need to reach out and remember we all belong to one another. We need to wed the self and the other in order, as Brinkman writes, to “celebrate. . .a rebirth of souls.”

Hooked from the first to the last page, I highly recommend The Turn of the Karmic Wheel.

Published by All Things That Matter Press, the book and e-book are available at
http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/MonicaMBrinkman






The question underlying Brinkman’s novel is “Can you release the darkness inside and exchange it for the music of the universe?” Can those entrenched in materialism, selfishness, and lack of compassion recognize these negativities as misguided priorities in time to turn their lives around and the karmic wheel from ultimately crushing them?
Some can; some won‘t.

In Brinkman’s novel an angel who visited Angela Frank’s dreams in childhood now returns with celestial music and poetry to help characters like Angela’s husband Monty and others like him to see the light. The angel will also help them see in their mirrors the grotesque reflections of their inner selves: their bodies covered with boils from which ugly insects fly free, thick black and white fur sprouting from their skin, oozing black pus reeking from their pores.

Monica Brinkman has written an absolutely entertaining novel that also imparts a life lesson we would all do well to heed. There is more to life than satisfying our own wants and desires. We need to reach out and remember we all belong to one another. We need to wed the self and the other in order, as Brinkman writes, to “celebrate. . .a rebirth of souls.”

Hooked from the first to the last page, I highly recommend The Turn of the Karmic Wheel.

Published by All Things That Matter Press, the book and e-book are available at
http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/MonicaMBrinkman








The familiar adage “What goes around comes around” has never been better depicted than in Monica Brinkman’s novel The Turn of the Karmic Wheel. The author succeeds in holding the reader’s interest with an extremely well constructed plot. Her distinct characters are made vivid by descriptions that appeal not only to visual but to auditory and olfactory impressions as well.

The question underlying Brinkman’s novel is “Can you release the darkness inside and exchange it for the music of the universe?” Can those entrenched in materialism, selfishness, and lack of compassion recognize these negativities as misguided priorities in time to turn their lives around and the karmic wheel from ultimately crushing them?
Some can; some won‘t.

In Brinkman’s novel an angel who visited Angela Frank’s dreams in childhood now returns with celestial music and poetry to help characters like Angela’s husband Monty and others like him to see the light. The angel will also help them see in their mirrors the grotesque reflections of their inner selves: their bodies covered with boils from which ugly insects fly free, thick black and white fur sprouting from their skin, oozing black pus reeking from their pores.

Monica Brinkman has written an absolutely entertaining novel that also imparts a life lesson we would all do well to heed. There is more to life than satisfying our own wants and desires. We need to reach out and remember we all belong to one another. We need to wed the self and the other in order, as Brinkman writes, to “celebrate. . .a rebirth of souls.”

Hooked from the first to the last page, I highly recommend The Turn of the Karmic Wheel.

Published by All Things That Matter Press, the book and e-book are available at
http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/MonicaMBrinkman








The familiar adage “What goes around comes around” has never been better depicted than in Monica Brinkman’s novel The Turn of the Karmic Wheel. The author succeeds in holding the reader’s interest with an extremely well constructed plot. Her distinct characters are made vivid by descriptions that appeal not only to visual but to auditory and olfactory impressions as well.

The question underlying Brinkman’s novel is “Can you release the darkness inside and exchange it for the music of the universe?” Can those entrenched in materialism, selfishness, and lack of compassion recognize these negativities as misguided priorities in time to turn their lives around and the karmic wheel from ultimately crushing them?
Some can; some won‘t.

In Brinkman’s novel an angel who visited Angela Frank’s dreams in childhood now returns with celestial music and poetry to help characters like Angela’s husband Monty and others like him to see the light. The angel will also help them see in their mirrors the grotesque reflections of their inner selves: their bodies covered with boils from which ugly insects fly free, thick black and white fur sprouting from their skin, oozing black pus reeking from their pores.

Monica Brinkman has written an absolutely entertaining novel that also imparts a life lesson we would all do well to heed. There is more to life than satisfying our own wants and desires. We need to reach out and remember we all belong to one another. We need to wed the self and the other in order, as Brinkman writes, to “celebrate. . .a rebirth of souls.”

Hooked from the first to the last page, I highly recommend The Turn of the Karmic Wheel.

Published by All Things That Matter Press, the book and e-book are available at
http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/MonicaMBrinkman
Owner's reply August 23, 2012

Thank you Sal for such a wonderful review. So happy you embrace that Karmic Wheel.

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