Alexandria

World Class Life Story
by BDL

Fiction - Drama
850 Pages
Reviewed on 02/22/2019
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Author Biography

BDL is a proud ordinary American who wrote this story to fulfill an inner need to finally have a say about the world, in the political fiction arena. To create and control the outcome of some grand narrative.

The Author would like to thank everyone for taking the Alexandria journey and welcomes honest reviews, either way and respectful discussion. You may also leave comments here, at the Author's other social media sites which includes a YouTube Video Trailer and by emailing AlexandriaWCLS@gmail.com. Sending love and blessings to all.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite

Alexandria: World Class Life Story by BDL is a narrative with powerful religious and political themes and a conflict that is phenomenal. It is a story of an iconic celebrity pioneering a strong resistance against a Judeo-Christian culture. With a dystopian setting in the distant future, readers encounter the protagonist, a woman who has lived over 100 years and who isn’t a fan of POTUS Stuart, the faithless leader of the nation. Ruth knows that a president who doesn’t believe in anyone or anything above him spells disaster. To save her nation, she’ll need a biographer who can translate an invaluable legacy of faith into writing, and a message that can inspire a new generation of patriots.

In this novel, the author makes a powerful prophecy: the US might be headed for doom if it continues to drift away from the religious convictions of its founding fathers. The author creates a powerful setting in the future, an America that teeters towards perdition. The writing is fluid and I enjoyed the spiritual themes and how they are written into the narrative. Readers will love Ruth, the iconic runner of the twenty-first century, and to explore the dynamics of her faith-filled life. Her connection with God is powerful and this connection could hold answers to a world that is on the brink of collapse.

Alexandria: World Class Life Story is deftly written, filled with insightful passages, eye-catching descriptions, and texts that are spiritually uplifting. While the setting is in the future, the story has a strong relevance for contemporary readers, a reflection of where America could be headed if she doesn’t remember the faith of the founding fathers. The dialogues are natural and designed to enrich the plot, help in character development, and in the exploration of both spiritual and political themes. A visionary novel with a powerful and timely message.

Romuald Dzemo

Alexandria: World Class Life Story by BDL reads like a real life story, but it is a narrative that contains powerful reflections on contemporary dilemmas of American people, an inspirational story that challenges readers to go back to the core values of faith on which hinges the fate of America. Iconic runner of the twenty-first century, Ruth is disenchanted by the ungodliness that characterizes American society. The narrative follows her faith-filled life and journeys with her into the future, morphing into a tale of an impending apocalypse. The only way to save a nation from impending doom is to have her autobiography written and to inspire a new generation with a unique message of hope. What hope does she have in bringing light to a people that are already so comfortable in their darkness?

The prose is elegant, the voice upbeat, and the author’s unique way with words is one of the interesting things that make the narrative very enjoyable. The author weaves both religious and social themes into the story, enriching them with strong and realistic cultural and political commentaries. There is a visionary aspect of the story that provokes reflection on the destiny of the nation. One of the things I loved about the writing is that it is insightful, filled with reflections about life, faith, and connecting with traditional Christian values. While some of the reflections do not advance the plot, they definitely provide material for personal thought and reflection. For instance, in chapter two, the author reflects on the real moment that life begins and writes: “An old adage said that life begins at forty or after retirement when every day feels like a Saturday… Those from a faith background might say that it begins after a spiritual rebirth of some sort and definitely upon realizing a godly calling.” Alexandria: World Class Life Story is an inspiring story beautifully told, purpose-driven, and with a message that addresses the ills of contemporary American society.

K.C. Finn

Alexandria: World Class Life Story is a work of fiction penned by author BDL. This epic-length novel focuses on political and religious themes in a fictionalized dystopian America, which in truth is not too distant from our own reality. The novel centers on a champion sportswoman, runner Ruth, who attempts to save her beloved nation by finding a biographer to tell her story from a new, powerful perspective. What results is a backlash against the prospect of a Judeo-Christaphobic American future which threatens to end the concept of life and liberty for all. The question then becomes whether Ruth’s story can inspire the generations of the future to fight against total dystopian rule.

This is a heavy book to get through, but it has many important messages regarding the state of the world today and our attitudes towards one another, and other cultures and beliefs within our own countries. Author BDL writes well on the over-arching themes of the tale, from political discussions to riots, resistance and the power of celebrity as an influence in today’s world. The plot with Ruth herself is weaker by comparison, and this is not a fully character-driven tale but a conceptual one on a worldwide scale. That said, those intrigued and/or horrified by the prospect of new ‘race wars’ in the future can take a lot away from this story and the power that a single voice might have to overturn a generation’s opinions. Overall, Alexandria: World Class Life Story is a challenging but rewarding political read.