Dream-Worlds Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Lifestyles and Pastimes > Publishing the DreamWorlds > Book Review Central
  New Posts New Posts
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Calendar   Register Register  Login Login

Hypocrites In His Midst by Donnell Wilson – Revi

 Post Reply Post Reply
  Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
raymond.mathiesen View Drop Down

Joined: 14 Nov 2013
Location: Armidale, NSW,
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 8
  Quote raymond.mathiesen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Hypocrites In His Midst by Donnell Wilson – Revi
    Posted: 29 Nov 2013 at 1:04am

4.5 out of 5 stars



The long road from street gangs to success…

Wilton Latso is seventy two years old and a grandfather.  In the middle of a heated argument with his adult daughter Abbie, Wilton realizes that she has no idea of who he is, where he came from, and why he did the things he did when he was bringing her up.  Spontaneously Wilton starts remembering and soon he decides to write down the story of his life.  Wilton came from a poor family living in a poor suburb of St. Louis, Missouri in the late 1940’s / early 1950s.  In this era of street gangs Wilton is soon introduced to a world of violence, ego and selfishness.  Wilton’s parents are staunch Pentecostal Christians, but Wilton doubts that faith from the start.  The trouble is that he can see all too clearly his parent’s hypocrisy, particularly his mother’s.  Throughout his life Wilton will continue to observe people, noting many to be hollow, offering friendship, espousing beliefs but proving to be fakes.


Donnell Wilson’s Hypocrites In His Midst: A Story About Flawed Human Beings is a fictional autobiography spanning seven decades.  It is a story of “redemption” (Ch. 8 ) in a secular sense.  This is a book about trying to “do the right thing” (Ch. 3), though the “right thing” (Ch. 2) is not always obvious or easy to achieve.  Wilson’s novel, especially in the first three Parts, is broadly comparable to Nicky Cruz’s real life autobiography Run Baby Run (Logos, 1972), though that book is firmly Christian, while this book is firmly agnostic (Ch. 31).  Most of all, this book is about how a person can growing to maturity (or avoid it).



http://goo.gl/5kL3R0   Hypocrites In His Midst (Kindle ed.)


http://goo.gl/G3Vom5 Hypocrites In His Midst (Facebook page)



For the full review please click:






Raymond Mathiesen Book Reviews & Promotions
Back to Top
Jano View Drop Down
Site Manager
Site Manager
alias author Jan Hawke

Joined: 27 Dec 2008
Location: Dunheved Kernow
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 7985
  Quote Jano Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Nov 2013 at 3:31pm
Thanks for this review Raymond - sounds right up our alley! Smile

In a few weeks we'll most likely be migrating this forum into the new Publishing side of the site but there'll be a linkover so there'll be a more permanent home for any reviews you care to post in future Thumbs Up
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one
will do ~ Thomas Jefferson
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

This page was generated in 0.031 seconds.

We are a non-profit making site. We are not affiliated with any company, studio, institution, industry or official fan organisation for any copyrighted material featured on this site.
Content posted on the site remains the property of the original owner/artist and is used in compliance with the fair use/dealing clause of the copyright act.
Header framework art ~ where not attributed on the graphic, design & original content remain © dream-worlds.net 2009-2011
Terms of Use