Reviews, “The Testament of James”

A reader, going by the pseudonym Traction_Bob, wrote a nice 5-star review of TTOJ at the (Barnes and Noble) Nook store (we’re decommissioning links to the Nook store, as we’ve now been advised to join the Kindle Direct Publishing program) — since we hated to lose such a nice review, we reproduce it here:

“Lots of fun, and several unexpected surprises. It can be compared with “The Da Vinci Code”, of course, but doesn’t have quite the same number of constant cliffhangers. It’s a much gentler story. But it has some interesting hypotheses about the meaning of scripture.

“The book is full of interesting characters. Fortunately Mr. Suprynowicz stops just shy of having an avalanche of them. The protagonists, Matthew Hunter and Chantal Stevens, are a slightly mismatched couple with a nice romance. The cast of characters manning Hunter’s library are interesting and quirky, and exactly what I would expect of a smaller college town bookstore.

“Overall enjoyable, and I’m looking forward to more books by Mr. Suprynowicz on the adventures of Hunter and Stevens.”

Thanks, Traction_Bob!

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Dr. Thomas B. Roberts surprised us with a delightful review of TTOJ, click here — a quote,

“A new member of the psychedelic literary genre, The Testament of James appeals to readers who share an interest in the roles that entheogens may have played in the founding of Judaism and Christianity. A manuscript apparently written by James, brother of Jesus, is smuggled out of Egypt and offered to the book’s hero, Matthew …” Read the rest here.

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Mama Liberty at The Price of Liberty chimes in with her review of TTOJ — click here! — bless you, Mama! 🙂

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A lovely TTOJ review courtesy of John Walker! Click here. John also posted a review of The Black Arrow, way back in 2005 … click here for that review. (You may have to scroll down at left of this page, alphabetical by either author or title.) Thanks x2, John. 🙂

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4.7 out of 5 stars at Amazon with 7 reviews already (TTOJ is available through Amazon as an ebook) as of Feb. 10, 2015. Check them out … click here. Our thanks to everyone who’s submitted reviews there! Please keep ’em coming. 😀 We’d love to hear from YOU … email to Cat (at)

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Doug French reviews TTOJ at! Click here. Thanks, Doug! (We liked the following line so much, I just *have* to quote Doug here:)

” … by the way, Testament’s pace is anything but slow, proceeding like clever dinner conversation amongst your brightest friends.”

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Thanks to Ken Holder for his review of TTOJ at The Libertarian Enterprise! Click here.

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Tom Mitchell offers his distinctive perspective on TTOJ, click here.

(If you’ve only got time to read one review, this might be the one!)

“The characters who populate the book are quirky, literate, cunning and engage in snappy, irreverent and amusing dialogue — from book dealer Matthew, who must keep patiently explaining why certain books cost more than they did when new, to pink pistol packing Chantal . . .”

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Friend A.D. Hopkins weighs in with our first review of TTOJ (available as an ebook) at Amazon, click here.

“This is a world Suprynowicz knows well, and he makes it entertaining, funny, and thought-provoking. He filled this world with interesting characters, believable situations. His story is well-organized, fast-moving, and despite its serious themes. a great deal of fun.”

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A much appreciated review from Oliver Del Signore of Backwoods Home, click here.

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Claire Wolfe‘s TTOJ review, and lengthy interview with Vin (the latter may contain spoilers; be advised you might want to read the book first): Part one here, and part two here.

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Thanks to Thomas Knapp for his two part review:
Part one – “First, let me pass on a warning straight from the horse’s mouth: The Testament of James is ‘something a little different.’ Different, that is, from Vin’s two essay collections (Send in the Waco Killers and The Ballad of Carl Drega) and his first novel (The Black Arrow). . . . So, what’s ‘a little different’ about The Testament of James?” . . . (Read more here).

Part two . . . “Suprynowicz is far from the first writer to mine the ol’ ‘lost document from antiquity that casts doubt on the story of Jesus as told by the powers that be’ vein of story gold, but in my opinion he’s done a better job of it than most . . .” (Read more here)

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Joel weighs in . . . we’re glad he found a few things to like about The Testament of James, here.

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