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ISBN:0739450093
Author: Chris Well
ISBN13: 978-0739450093
Title: Forgiving Solomon Long
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Language: English
Category: Literature and Fiction
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (2005)
Pages: 280

Forgiving Solomon Long by Chris Well



Forgiving Solomon Long book. A hit man is haunted by a preacher's dying words: I forgive. Online Stores ▾. Audible Barnes & Noble Walmart eBooks Google Play Abebooks Book Depository Alibris Better World Books IndieBound.

Forgiving Solomon Long. Book in the Kansas City Blues Series). Select Format: Hardcover. Fat Cat Catalano doesn't need troublemakers rocking the boat. So he hires a cleaner to fly in to make sure the local churchies and storeowners get the message. Meanwhile, detective Tom Griggs is determined to bring Fat Cat down, even if it means neglecting-and losing-his own wife.

I found Chris Well's Forgiving Solomon Long because it was a free download, but I will be paying for Deliver Us From Evelyn and whatever else he has written. This book was quote, unquote BRILLIANT. Chris Well is BRILLIANT!!! I cant stress that enough! He's also pretty fearless, tackling things that most Christian authors would shy away from, especially because many would think that a Christian audience wouldn't be so accepting of the scenarios and characters that Mr. Well presents us with. They're wrong, of course. Highly original, entertaining, thought provoking, suprisingly classy, and excellent characters, event the cliched ones. and there are plenty o' those!)

Forgiving Solomon Long. by Well, Chris, 1966-. Publication date 2005. Topics Police, Crime prevention, Organized crime, Murder for hire. Publisher Eugene, Or. : Harvest House Publishers. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive.

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Hit man Solomon Solo Long is a cleaner flown in from the coast to make sure the locals get the message from Fat Cat. But when one of his kills goes awry, his whole world comes crashing down. It all adds up to a sizzling page–turner that crackles with wit and unexpected heart-and hits the reader in the gut with a powerful message of forgiveness. Library descriptions. No library descriptions found. Forgiving Solomon Long Close. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove Forgiving Solomon Long from your list? Forgiving Solomon Long. Published 2005 by Harvest House Publishers in Eugene, Or. Written in English.

When I wrote my first novel, "Forgiving Solomon Long" (2005), I thought it might be fun to write a companion anthology, a collection of short stories exploring what the characters were doing before-and, in some cases, during-the main action. Although Al Holland was in "FSL," this is not one of those stories.

From inside jacket: Visit Kansas City - home of the Star, the Chiefs, and the blues. Have the time of your life. Just don't lose it if you meet one of these players at the end of his piece.... With dreams of building a legacy, Fat Cat has his fingers in nearly every business sector, legal or otherwise. But a coalition of local store owners and clergy has gotten it into their heads to band together and try to break Catalano's stronghold....
Reviews: 7
lifestyle
If you like comic books, Shakespeare, and Pop TV, and if you like a spiritual theme in your genre fiction, you're going to have fun with the story of a tormented Hit Man who meets his Damascus Road when he takes out a true-believer preacher. Allusions and echoes of King Lear, Macbeth, Julius Caesar (loved his use of an iconic scene and utterance) abound. There is clearly an homage to Raymond Chandler, too. At least, that's what The Mir thinks.

What happens when someone who's had a messed-up childhood and vicious adulthood comes face to face with a logic-defying human act of benevolence? Well...when God intervenes, you cannot remain the same. Forgiveness of this sort, of the kind Corrie Ten Boom--holocaust survivor-- offered a Nazi, of the kind some Rwandans offer the killers of their kin, of the kind the parents of murdered children offer some death row inmates...the kind Christ offered from the cross. This is not a power one can dismiss lightly. This novel follows one man's life-and-soul changing encounter with forgiveness.

A book doesn't have to be perfect to be enjoyable. I give this 4 1/2 stars in terms of technique, because there is a pacing issue and less emphasis on the snappy style toward the latter part, and here and there I hit some rather jarring jumps in POV (from third to omniscient and back) that will irritate those of you who are POV purists. (I know many of y'all, so if you're one, calm down. Buy the book. Enjoy it.) Those are really very minor quibbles. The start and middle of the novel are entirely crisp and snappy and energetic and wholly enjoyable. The ending is awesome. I give it 5 stars in terms of premise and style and freshness. This is some good writing!

Other reviewers have told you about the story--neighborhood anti-crime effort, cops trying to break the local mob, a hit man taking out activists, a detective with marital woes and a big "don" to bring down, treason of various sorts, mayhem and self-discovery. I just want to tell you to buy this book and read it now, because Chris Well has another one coming out this year, and you really want to enjoy this debut novel before his next one hits the shelves.

This is a CBA author to watch. He's got a blog you might want to check out (especially if you're interested in Christian fiction in general) at [...]

And, if I recall correctly, this book was chosen as one of the Top Ten Booklist Christian Novels of the year. Not too shabby.

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Livina
This was a neat book--and yes, that is a compliment. I was hooked from the first line. "On the last day of Father Michael's life..." The main character Solomon Long is a professional killer with some interesting little quirks. While Solo is connected to the overall story, his part is a story within the story. The supporting cast of mobsters, cops, FBI, and ordinary people all make for a very interesting mix of the good the guys versus the bad guys. Like most mobster related entertainment, the book has a pretty high body count, but is not excessive and is not gory in its details. The story moves along well and is filled with action, drama, and decisions. My only complaints were, the leak in the police department was given away disappointingly early and I wish a little bit more time had been spent on little Frankie. He was a very likable character and it would have been nice to see him more involved in the story over all. Wells' story telling style is unique and very enjoyable. If you're looking for Christian fiction with a sense of humor, look no further.
olgasmile
This is a fiction book that has all the fun a fiction lover might like - cops and bad guys, guns and crime, and exciting plot twists. Plenty of true-to-life themes in the background for the more thoughtful fiction reader. The trauma to soul that abandonment and abuse can cause in a child's life, the power of forgiveness, the struggle to make marriage work in a broken world, and the sense that it is right for the enstranged to come home. And all told without relying on profanity and illicit bedroom scenes. Overall a good read. Nicely done!
MilsoN
Combining crime and humor? WHAM! right on! My heart is still thumping.

While at times I got a little lost on the dialogue, the swift current of the story kept pulling me along for a very enjoyable ride. Maybe it's a hand-sanitized view of the mob's underworld, but it goes to show that the author doesn't have to fill the pages with cussing and guts and sex to sell a good story. I loved the character quirks.

I found Chris Well's Forgiving Solomon Long because it was a free download, but I will be paying for Deliver Us From Evelyn and whatever else he has written. This book was quote, unquote BRILLIANT.
Nikok
Chris Well is BRILLIANT!!! I cant stress that enough! He's also pretty fearless, tackling things that most Christian authors would shy away from, especially because many would think that a Christian audience wouldn't be so accepting of the scenarios and characters that Mr. Well presents us with. They're wrong, of course.
Highly original, entertaining, thought provoking, suprisingly classy, and excellent characters, event the cliched ones. (and there are plenty o' those!)
I did have a slight problem with the 'little Frankie' storyline. I was really interested, but then it didn't seem to go anywhere. Anyway, I'm ordering Deliver us from Evelyn next! ^-^
Avarm
Well written, fast paced. Don't let the fact that it received an award as a Christian novel fool you. It's a gritty cops and criminals story. First of Well's books I've read, but I'll try another.
Enila
I will definitely read more books by this author, but I find it hard to believe that the criminals are as ignorant as some of them seem to be. At times I wondered if it was meant to be a satire. However this particular plot was compelling and illustrates both redemption and the messy aspects of real life, even when or especially when you are trying to do the right thing.
Thankfully, it gets across the toughness of the characters without using foul language.
The plot is very violent and harsh, and that's why I gave it a four and not a five-star rating.
It does give the salvation message though, and is very well-written.