Lost on Earth
Appearing as a respectable businessman
bored, forty two year old Robert Noirson must follow the rules
of society when he attends a charity event helping to fund a
Catholic run orphanage.
Chapter 1: part 1 begins with
the meeting between orphaned Mary and Noirson. Mary is quick
to understand that despite her misgivings she must accept the
ministrations of Noirson. After all he is wealthy and can do
much for the orphanage. If angered he can do them much harm.
She must consider the other residents over her own feelings.
Chapter 2 leads to Scandal while
Chapter 3 brings us a terrifying canine bent on destruction of
religious figures who hope to persuade Mary to take a good look
at Robert Noirson the man who is now her husband. Chapter 4 shows
us a kidnapping and in Chapter 5 we read of Love and Punishments.
Mary learns that what may bring pleasure at one point may only
be punishment at another. Chapters 6 and 7 bring The Discovery
and The Ordeals in which Mary and her husband live apart and
Mary bears a child.
Part 2: The Loss opens with Chapter
1 At Home. Mary and the seventeen year old twins she is mothering
live with a lamed Robert Noirson. Chapters 2: Work, Life, Rest
and 3: Bats and Viruses add a little more to our understanding
of these characters. Chapters 4: Truth, 5: Love and Fight and
6: A fork in the Road carry us forward to the inevitable Conclusion.
Five years later when Mary and her four year old son attend the
funeral of her divorced husband Robert Noirson his new wife is
less than delighted. It was Angie who found Robert laying dead
and clutching a picture of Mary to his chest.
Writer Lily Alex asks the question
'Can angels fall in love and act like ordinary people?' Then
she sets out to show that yes, they very well may do exactly
that. In Lost on Earth writer Alex takes an fascinating theorem
and carries the reader on a rollicking roller coaster of excitement,
turbulence, action packed and at times brutal events, outrage,
and powerful language.
Lost on Earth paints a phantasm
centered on affection and ruination in which phenomenon and conduct
are interwoven. This is a book in which all supplication is answered,
every transgression is soon punished. Devotion is woven throughout
the tale with not even death capable of destroying the bond.
The format of chapters presents
a series of interwoven short stories each of which is capable
of standing alone. Alex' writing is hard hitting, well thought
out, and filled with plausible dialogue. Given the pretext of
the work the situations are fiduciary and frightening in their
English is not this writer's
first language; Writer Alex does an admirable job with the genre,
the format and the prose.
This tale of fallen angels Lost
on Earth is not for everyone. Those who are not willing to question
and/or blindly accept religious dogma will most likely not like
the book. For those who do like a well written text based on
a fascinating notion within Christendom; Lost on Earth is a must