(PRWEB) August 17, 2005
If someone were to tell you a novel where an intellectually minded, creative young man discovers during a shocking and mysterious incident that he possesses a devastating knockout punch, which propels him into a world of movie stars, gangsters, terrorists, exciting, sexy women, taking him from New York to Paris to Athens and back to the Big Apple, is an antidote to terrorism, youÂd say, ÂYouÂre joking.Â
If he were further to tell you that on the way this young man would meet up with a Mike Tyson clone who wants to drive the young manÂs nose up his brain, a mob boss who plays the kinds of games Roman emperors indulged in, a precocious and lusty Ashley Judd look-alike, an Israeli woman journalist for whom lovemaking is like Greco-Roman wrestling, a Morgan Freeman type ex-contender who wants to create a champion he had never been, you might say, ÂNo, youÂre not joking. On second thought, you must be neurologically impaired. What does all this stuff you talk about have to do with an antidote to terrorism, the biggest problem facing the world today?Â
The author, however, and the many people whoÂve read the book assure us, though itÂs a novel full of adventure, fun, excitement, and mystery, it also contains within it a precise blueprint for the solution of the terrorism problem as well as many other problems that plague us. The author also tells us the answer doesnÂt come till the later stages of the book so donÂt look for it in the early partsÂjust enjoy the ride.
Ellen Steele, former senator from New Mexico, calls the book Âan engaging first effort.Â Roger Corman, film producer, says, ÂKamhiÂs The KO Artist is a knockout.Â Kirkus Discoveries dubs it as possessing, Âsparks of genuine originality.Â
The KO Artist is a first novel by Maurice Kamhi, who has lived with violence ever since, dodging bullets and bombs, he made his way from war-torn Sarajevo, Bosnia, through Italy to the US. Since then, he has gotten a film degree from CCNY, been a teacher, social worker, actor, playwright, director, and one of the top fencers in the country. He once eliminated the reigning Olympic champion in an international competition, fenced for F. Murray Abraham in the movie, By the Sword, and coached Matthew Modine for his sword and dagger scenes in Cutthroat Island.
For those who are in the mood for excitement experienced during the conflicts of a young man who has to choose between a peaceful creative life and a fame-and-riches destructive one, as well as for those who are interested in glimpsing the secrets of lifting some of the greatest burdens the world bears, this is the book to get and feel the sparks fly.
To learn more, visit: http://thekoartist.com
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