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In this short story, explore the mind of a man in the grip of an obsession so intense that reality has faded from his consciousness. His fixation on Gematria leads him to a terrifying place where memories and thoughts become his only tools in the search for truth. More
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About Ernesto San Giacomo

Ernesto San Giacomo was born and raised on Staten Island, the forgotten borough of New York City. He spent part of his working life in retail management, and the rest of it teaching high school – and surprisingly still has his sanity. Ernesto married a military woman and moved to San Antonio a few years ago, leaving behind his teaching career and everything he’s ever known. Having always been the creative type, he took up a new career as an author.

Ernesto’s short stories tend to focus on the dark side of American culture, but the underlying themes hold true for societies around the globe. As human beings, we all experience wants, joys, sorrows, and regrets, and have views of how things ought to be. Ernesto enjoys exploring what happens when the ways in which we deal with those emotions and worldviews are taken to extremes.

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Review by: Robert Hill on March 31, 2014 :
This is what one would expect to find when exploring the mind of a character who is obsessed and locked within his own mind. Ernesto San Giacomo's insight into the protagonist's compulsion is right on target, and this story kept me turning the pages. The words flow, and the author reveals the world of the protagonist as if peeling the layers from an onion leading to the payoff at the conclusion. An easy read, an enjoyable read, and certainly worth the cost of admission even if it was free (and I would certainly have purchased this one had it not). I highly recommend this piece.
(review of free book)

Review by: tony parsons on Feb. 16, 2014 :
There was an endless obsession with measuring & calculating. In the course of his pictogram research, he came upon a reference to Gematria (Assyro-Babylonian numerical system).
Jacob had 12 sons, & their names were affiliated with the 12 tribes of Israel. Jesus had 12 apostles, there are 12 months in a yr., & 12 zodiac signs
Awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written mathematical factual short story (book). It was very easy to read/follow & never a dull moment from start/finish. No grammar errors, repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios & a great set of characters. Any type of math is not my cup of tea. No doubt in my mind a very easy rating of 5 stars for this book.
Thank you for the free book
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
(review of free book)

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