"A gripping tale, done with great style and elegance …it held me in its spell from beginning to end," William Styron, author of Sophie’s Choice.
Hampton Bays, New York (PRWEB) October 09, 2012
With attention focused on Mormonism as never before, Americans are hungry for critical information about this strange and secretive religion. The mainstream media’s coverage airbrushes most of the controversial facts about the LDS out of the picture. The Poet and The Murderer fills this void by taking the reader on a deeply researched but critical journey into the history of Mormonism and its prophet, Joseph Smith. On the way, readers learn the true story of the creation of the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith’s violent and lawless life, and the implications of having a Mormon President. As a result, The Poet and The Murderer has now claimed the top spot on Kindle’s “Mormonism” category, ahead of Jon Krakauer’s best seller Under The Banner of Heaven.
Praise for The Poet and The Murderer
“A gripping tale, done with great style and elegance …it held me in its spell from beginning to end.“ - William Styron, author of Sophie’s Choice.
“A terrific story, terrifically told.” - New York Daily News
“An adventurous and sensational narrative.” - Peter Ackroyd, The London Times
“Simon Worrall takes us on a wild ride ... fascinating.” - The Washington Post
“What a story! I found Simon Worrall’s wonderful book utterly enthralling … a book that manages to connect the poignant solitude of Emily Dickinson with the bizarre beliefs of the Mormon church, and by way of tales of bombings, bankruptcy and counterfeiting, is the mark of a truly superb talent.” - Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman
“Simon Worrall's book is a cracking tale … a work of non-fiction, it reads like a thriller. “ - The Guardian
An excerpt of the book is attached.
Simon Worrall’s new website gathers important (often humorous) news and links about Mormonism, the US election and Mitt Romney. His expert knowledge and often irreverent view on the subject, as well make it easier for the public to get to grips with the fundamental Mormon issues affecting the race for the White House 2012. http://mormoninthehouse.com
The new digital edition ‘The Poet and the Murderer’ may be purchased at Amazon.com. http://www.mormoninthehouse.com/book/
Simon Worrall is available for interviews and can be reached at simon(at)simonworrallauthor(dot)com.
About Simon Worrall:
Simon Worrall has written for most of the world’s prestigious newspapers, journals and magazines, including The Guardian, The London Times, The New Yorker, Harper’s and National Geographic Magazine. He appeared on PBS’s two-part documentary, The Mormons and has appeared on numerous other television and radio programs, including the BBC, NPR and C-Span. He can be contacted via his agent, in the United States, Philip Spitzer, on 631.329.3650; by Email: simon(at)simonworrallauthor(dot)com or via his Website: http://simonworrallauthor.com/