Marvin Clark — In Search of Freedom

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Marvin Clark, a man as shy as he is retiring, assumes a cloak of invisibility to protect him from vicissitudes of everyday life. The only escapes he enjoys are into the inner worlds of his own making. Then, a beautiful woman enters his drab reality. Suddenly, the protective ramparts Marvin had so carefully erected begin to crumble. Will she set him free?

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Published by Inhousepress
Words: 96,180
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452323206
About Stan I.S. Law

Stan I.S. Law (Stanislaw Kapuscinski), architect, sculptor and prolific writer was educated in Poland and England. While there, he also played concert violin, and studied opera at the Guildhall School of Music.

Since 1965 he has resided in Canada. His special interests cover a broad spectrum of arts, sciences and philosophy. His fiction and non-fiction attest to his particular passion for the scope and the development of human potential. He authored more than thirty books, eighteen of them novels.
Under his real name he published seven non-fiction books sharing his vision of reality. His non-fiction books can be found at:

http://stanlaw.ca

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/stankapt

http://www.inhousepress.ca

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias=stripbooks&field-keywords=stan+i.s.+law&x=15&y=17

As an architect [RIBA, MRAIC, OAQ ret.] he designed a number high rise buildings in Montreal, including Regency Hyatt Hotel (now Delta), Place Mercantile, Headquarters for the Mutual Alliance, as well as a number of low and middle rise structures for private clients. In the National Capital he was the associate in charge of design of Royal Bank Headquarters on Sparks Street.

His novels include:

NOW—Being and Becoming
One Just Man (Winston Trilogy Book I)
Elohim—Masters and Minions (Winston Trilogy Book II)
Winstons' Kingdom (Winston Trilogy Book III)
Yeshûa—Personal Memoir of the Missing Years of Jesus
Peter and Paul—Intuitive sequel to Yeshûa
The Avatar Syndrome (prequel to Headless World)
Headless World—The Vatican Incident (Sequel to Avatar Syndrome).
The Princess
Alec (Alexander Trilogy Book I)
Alexander (Alexander Trilogy Book II).
Sacha—The Way Back (Alexander Trilogy Book III).
The Gate—Things my Mother told me.
Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom.
Enigma of the Second Coming
Gift of Gamman
Wall—Love, Sex, and Immortality (Aquarius Trilogy Book II)
Pluto Effect (Aquarius Trilogy Book II)
Of Gods and Men (Aquarius Trilogy Book III, coming soon)

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Reviews

Review by: Barbara Woolfe on Dec. 06, 2012 :
There are romances that make my stomach turn, those which specialize in explicit sex and vulgarity, normally called “erotica”, and then there are wonderful stories wherein a man and a woman find love that joins them together at so much more than just at physical level. Marvin and Jocelyn are just such a couple, who discover a unity which take them to an altogether different level of happiness. I you want to laugh and cry and feel their feeling, read this book. You won’t regret it.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Sylvester Drake on Dec. 01, 2012 :
I don’t read romances. Not usually. But is Law writes any more stories like this one, I shall read every single one of them and ask for more. What a marvelous story that relaxes you, make you believe in the unlikely, makes you laugh and at times, well, shed a tear of happiness.

For me this is a most unusual story that I recommend to everyone with an open heart. The author affirms the truth that only in true love one can find true freedom.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: D Piecuch on April 05, 2011 :
In this book, Stan departs from his normal topics of interest and deep analysis of religion and philosophy (as he does in his other books such as The Gate or The Avatar Syndrome), but that by no means makes it any less remarkable. In fact, in many ways, it is more remarkable than the others (and I am a big lover of The Gate and the Avatar Syndrome).

Attempting a love story, Stan still brings his wit and humor to the tale, and dare I say the usual quirkiness in his characters that so endear them to the reader.

Whether Marvin is sharing stories of the other renters in Mrs. Prentis' Victorian house, his beloved though sometimes overpowering and headstrong lianas, or shifting papers from IN to OUT box at his desk, Marvin has a real warmth and genuineness to him. Marvin's antics (while trying to fit into "normal" society's stereotypes) during his pursuit of Mrs. Prentis' niece Jocelyn are both touching and hysterical.

Stan definitely needs to consider writing more love stories in the future. His whimsy really seems to shine in this style of book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Dana FitzSimons on Jan. 19, 2011 :
Marvin Clark is a wondrous story of love between an older introverted dreamer and a gifted artist. Both learn from each other to love and to develop their unique talents.
The characters are finely drawn; flashes of humour are provided by redoubtable Mrs Prentis- an universal aunt.
Romance slowly coming to the boil, intellectual delight and there is mystery about a piece of music!
I read it in one sitting!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Anetta Bach on Jan. 13, 2011 :
I’m so glad Stan Law decided to write a Love Story. In all the sleazy, pseudo-romantic, erotic stuff regurgitated by frustrated has-beens that is flooding the market, this Love Story is like a breath of fresh air. Loved every minute of it. And… laughed a lot! Keep them coming, Mr. Law.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Hanna K. Loda on Jan. 05, 2011 :
I loved every page of it. I also laughed a lot. This is a side of Stan Law I never met before. I hope he’ll write more love stories. Jocelyn is a wonderful character, and Marvin’s brooding passion is fascinating.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Bohdan Czytelnik on Dec. 20, 2010 :
I don’t normally read romances, but, well, this is Stan Law. I didn’t regret it. His literary journey of self-discovery and gradual unfolding is peppered with scathing humor directed at the self-important upper crust of municipal establishment. The story is moving, engrossing, humorous, and impregnated with the author’s obvious love of classical music. His Symphonic Poem 'sounds' sublime. A delight to read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Marlon (Marvin) D. Clark on Dec. 17, 2010 :
What are the odds? I suppose, with a name like mine, sooner or later, it had to happen. Although I wear gray suits and like to remain inconspicuous, I thought it was a joke… until I read the Delicious Monster. Yes, my name is Marvin Clark, but I am not the protagonist, though later, having ‘met’ Jocelyn, I began to wish I were!

What an absolutely delightful novel. It is as light, as it is deep, it is thoughtful, and it is funny. And most of all, it is definitely romantic in a sophisticated, unusual way. It seems to me that this gentleman who calls himself Stan I.S. Law, can really write. Well done, Sir.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Adam Kerry on Dec. 14, 2010 :
As I am sure is true for most men, with the exception of Romeo and Juliet, I’d never read a ‘love story’. I always assumed this was a strictly women’s territory. I was wrong. I loved it.

I wouldn’t mind being liberated by Jocelyn anytime. Only, the way she does it would enslave me to her forever. This is one of those rare books which, while being overwhelmingly romantic, elevates the concept of love between a man and a woman to an entirely new level.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: BozenaH on Dec. 13, 2010 :
I read this book in proof-copy form. I loved it then, and I love it now. I wish Stan Law would write more romances. He is one of very few writers who can write a great love story without sinking to the level of “hot, dark, steaming, sex-driven, award-winning erotica”, so adored by frustrated virgins and old maids. If you are neither, you’ll love it. What a wonderful change!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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