Three Leaves

September 21, 2017

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Three Leaves chronicles Steven LaVey’s struggles as a young man as he comes to terms with his life after fledging home from an overbearing and dominant mother. Split into three parts, each leaf of the book concerns the budding and falling of the author’s tragic romances. Throughout his search for his identity as an adult, he experiences the madness of love and an inability to control his violent emotions.

This poignant memoir is the true account of a broken man nearly destroyed by his pent up rage and inability to trust anyone including himself. Three Leaves is the disturbing tale of a fight to the other side of madness and self-destruction. It reveals the man behind the trauma, the pain behind the rage, the heart behind the hatred.

 

REVIEW

Whatever flaws we might identify or frustrations we might feel are trivial in comparison to a reader’s pure joy in losing himself/herself in a narrative. When all the elements come together: an intriguing plot, thoughtful, profound themes, complex, troubling, characters, and language that make us shudder for its honesty, clarity, and confidence; we gratefully set all analysis aside and give ourselves up to the sheer magic of a great book. And for me, Three Leaves, is such a book.

Author Steven LaVey weaves an intense tale of insecurity and jealousy, with intriguing twists and turns that easily captivates the reader’s attention from the beginning. The story had every element a good story should have. An exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. There’s an abundance of well illustrated scenes that make you feel like you are right there in the story, and that’s something I really look for in a good book.

The book description says it all; ‘Three Leaves chronicles Steven LaVey’s struggles as a young man as he comes to terms with his life after fledging home from an overbearing and dominant mother. Split into three parts, each leaf of the book concerns the budding and falling of the author’s tragic romances. Throughout his search for his identity as an adult, he experiences the madness of love and an inability to control his violent emotions.

This poignant memoir is the true account of a broken man nearly destroyed by his pent up rage and inability to trust anyone including himself. Three Leaves is the disturbing tale of a fight to the other side of madness and self-destruction. It reveals the man behind the trauma, the pain behind the rage, the heart behind the hatred.’

There’s no doubt that Three Leaves is an exceptionally well written book. However, it must be said, that this story is not for the faint-hearted. The author’s script is razor-sharp and will cut deep into the emotions of its reader. It’s a masterclass on how a book should actually be written. The dynamics of how character and conflict intersect is skillfully crafted. It’s provocative, intense, gritty and sexually explicit. In other words, it has all the juicy bits that the more mature reader longs for, and secretly drools over!

This captivating and commendable work had me immersed from the beginning. The story flowed from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional ability when it comes to storytelling. There are plenty of attention-grabbing moments in this page turner that will take the reader on a mesmerizing journey!

It’s one of those books that come along once in awhile that makes you want to read it non-stop until you get to the end. I’m giving nothing further away here. And this, I hope, will only add to the mystery and enjoyment for the reader. I will say, however, that the more mature fan of contemporary romantic novels will love having a nibble on this one!

If this book is anything to go by, I’ll certainly be looking forward to reading more from Steven LaVey in the future. I would definitely recommend this book and would love to see it adapted for the Silver Screen. Five stars from me.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Steven LaVey gains sustenance entirely from bits of string and came forth into existence in a vacuum down the back of a settee in 1982. His main interests are solving crimes in his kegs and searching for Japanese prisoners of war in car parks around England. He lives and works in a small puddle.

From his Novocastrian lair he has contributed subversive articles, misanthropic short-fiction and vulgar poetry towards several print and digital magazines. He lists his interests as sex, the occult, eastern and western philosophy, the attainment of the perfection of the male human-animal form through physical trials, paleolithic cookery, the art of ancient brewing and the uses of mead in ritual, the writing and wisdom of Henry Miller, and the word-magic of William S. Burroughs. Steven LaVey describes his writing as an ongoing exercise in the attempt to understand the human-animal condition through empirical evaluation.

He invites you to follow his twits: @S_LaVey
To book his face: https://www.facebook.com/stevenlaveyauthor/
And to look at his naughty website: www.stevenlavey.com

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