Anetta Bach

Biography

World traveller, avid reader, proponent of arts, mostly classical music, painting and sculpture. Recently retired. Since reading Stan Law's first book, I await his new titles with great anticipation. He'd never disappointed me yet.

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Smashwords book reviews by Anetta Bach

  • Sharing (Cats & Dogs Series) on July 30, 2010

    The most delightful 'cat' story I'd ever read. I feel I met Bartholomew personally. Thanks Stan.
  • Mirror, Flash, Man Who Couldn't Die (Wonders Series) on Aug. 19, 2010

    In his novels, Stan Law is known to explore the depth and potential of human nature. Here, true to his calling, he shares with us vignettes of his craft, cameo appearances of certain aspects of our makeup that make us human. Of these, the MIRROR shows us that, but for a little effort, the knowledge to discover our true nature lies within us. FLASH seems to indicate that time is little more than a flexible matrix, which enables us to arrange events in our life into a semblance of order. Yet those special events give our life meaning, which, under normal conditions escape our notice. A MAN WHO COULDN’T DIE is in a category by itself. It examines the very purpose of life, explores the essence of life and death, leaving us astonished at the simplicity of it all. His perception of human mind and emotions fills me with wonder.
  • The Gate - Things my Mother told me. on Dec. 01, 2010

    This book will make you think, cry, smile, and laugh outright. And then leave you sorry it’s finished…
  • The Jewel and Other Stories on Dec. 02, 2010

    I downloaded, started reading and I couldn’t stop until the end. Law can play on your emotions like a seasoned virtuoso. Don’t try to resist him. Just enjoy the ride. Beautiful.
  • Yeshua - Personal Memoir of the Missing Years of Jesus on Dec. 04, 2010

    Having read a number of historical fiction books I was impressed by how vivid images this author paints of ancient times. The friendship between Yeshûa and Satia, first teenagers, later men, is quite wonderful. But what really impressed me was that, when all is said and done, history really does seem to repeat itself. This is a fascinating illustration of this fact.
  • The Princess on Dec. 04, 2010

    There is fun and there is adventure in this book. But the Last Step is simply out of this world. I mean this figuratively and literally. Amazing!
  • Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism on Dec. 08, 2010

    I can’t say that I’d ever become a biblical scholar, but just reading Foreword and the Introduction draws you in. And once you start on the Application you can’t resist going on. Later you try a verse or two, on your own, maybe your favorite chapter... And then you begin to understand what it’s all about. Try it… it’s as though you read the Bible for the very first time.
  • Visualization - Creating Your Own Universe on Dec. 08, 2010

    This is a book to be savored slowly, carefully, examining each concept, before adopting it. It may take you far from the established norms of reality, but it may also open for you a new world that you never imagined existed. I strongly recommend it to all who pride themselves in having an open mind.
  • Beyond Religion Volume I on Jan. 06, 2011

    The author’s interests span an enormous range, which, per force, broaden my own. Kapuscinski is probably among the most original thinkers of our time. I read some views similar to his, but never in such profusion. Also, he often delivers his point of view with a good dose of poetry, which makes reading him continuous pleasure. Later, reading his Key to Immortality, the exegesis on the Gospel of Thomas, I understood more of his philosophy. He’s very consistent. Thomas, or should I say Stanislaw, made acceptance of immortality possible. I mean possible to understand. Read him carefully—it’s well worth it, and if you haven’t already bought Kapuscinski’s Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism, do it now. It will help you to understand your own immortality
  • Marvin Clark — In Search of Freedom 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.
  • Beyond Religion Volume II on Jan. 15, 2011

    There are subjects here I never thought about. Birds of Paradise? Wunderkind? Antichrist? Bliss? …and forty-eight others. All esoteric, seemingly weird, puzzling, peculiar… Only Mr. Kapuscinski lifts the veil of mystery to make them all real. Almost simple. This collection is not only educational but, believe it or not, it is full of fun!
  • Now - Being and Becoming on Jan. 25, 2011

    It seems that only Stan Law manages to introduce romance, indeed, a vibrant love story, into the timeless enormity of the Universe, without leaving a hospital bed. It seems that love conquers all, even within a semi-dead, comatose condition. An extraordinary book! The more I read him, the more exciting his writing becomes. One can but wonder where he’ll take us next.
  • One Just Man [Winston Trilogy Book I] on Feb. 06, 2011

    There is no doubt in my mind that Stan Law is a master of the inner realm. Perhaps the master. Once he dives into the spiritual complexities of human nature, he has none equal. The evolution of Peter Thornton’s psyche is as gripping as is the story itself; his personal Armageddon is a joy to read. I love his writing.
  • The Avatar Syndrome on March 21, 2011

    I read this book within 3 days of purchase. I tried to review it, yet my thoughts seem to stray in too broad a field. The book is a splendid journey of a soul in search of itself. Rather than complicate the issue, I’ll share with you one of the five star reviews from the Amazon, written by Michael P. Tinsley, of Poplar Bluff, MO, USA more than 3 years ago: “A fresh, intelligent and invigorating book which forces one to reevaluate their perspective of spirituality and science and the connection they undoubtedly hold. The author is an enlightened being and it is very evident in this masterpiece.” I agree with every word.
  • Headless World, sequel to the Avatar Syndrome on March 22, 2011

    The most diabolical plot the Pentagon ever devised to conquer the Whole World. I read it till I fell asleep then finished it the next day. So will you. The scary thing is that such a conspiracy could actually happen, and we would be hard put to find Anne to save us. A fascinating plot, a fascinating resolution!
  • Alexander [Alexander Trilogy Book Two] on May 27, 2011

    Law suggests that when all is said and done, we must “just live”. This would be easier to accept if his hero, the famous scientist Dr. Alexander Baldwin, didn’t enjoy the whirlwind tour of realities of which most readers may not even have dreamed. Until now… The question is, therefore, what and how much we must pay for venturing into the unknown? Is it the forbidden fruit? Or do we pay by ignoring that aspect of our psyche, which refuses to reach out? In the meantime, I’ll see you on the Home Planet. For most people that will be as close to heaven as anyone can get. Or… perhaps that is Heaven? For now, it's good enough for me.
  • Sacha—The Way Back (Alexander Trilogy Book Three) on June 28, 2011

    According to Sacha, we are all born with a destiny that cannot be reversed. From early childhood, Sacha pursues all avenues to find his. When he does, he pays the ultimate price, or… he’s rewarded beyond our wildest dreams. It depends on your point of view! The novel is a great read. You’ll enjoy ever page, it will entertain you, yet, at the same time the book will make you think. To paraphrase Franz Kafka: It is an axe for the frozen sea inside you.
  • ELOHIM-Masters & Minions [Winston Trilogy Book Two] on July 16, 2011

    It is apparent that Dr. Peter Thornton, the “defrocked” physician of the One Just Man, was destined to fight his lonely battle to make head or tail of the reality, which swept him in its tide. Only Lena Walesa, at the helm of Solidarity International imposeed a degree of balance over the tantrums of the world rulers. Essentially, the struggle seems to ensue between the advocates of physical survival and its spiritual counterpart. In the latter Peter stands alone, under the watchful eye of the ever present, yet virtually invisible, Winston Smith. A fascinating concept, masterly executed. A book that makes you think, while being profoundly entertaining. Like all Stan Law’s novel, this is my type of book. Can’t wait for part 3 of the Trilogy.
  • Winston's Kingdom [Winston Trilogy Book III] on Aug. 07, 2011

    There seems to be no limit to Stan Law’s imagination, or could it be knowledge? Theoretical physics, economic dead-ends, medical advances, priorities of life, death, and ethics, all compete, then merge, to lead us, step by step towards the final, indescribable glory of man’s ultimate potential. If you read this book, you’ll never be quite the same.
  • Key To Immortality — Commentary on Gospel of Thomas on Aug. 26, 2011

    I was amazed. Still am. I really believe I’m immortal. All thanks to you. Mr. K.
  • Beyond Religion Volume III on Aug. 28, 2011

    According to Socrates: “An unexamined life is not worth living.” And here, the abundance of subjects discussed by Kapuscinski is amazing, 52 (fifty-two!!!), each examining the life we live. Essays on subjects, most of which I hardly knew existed. And in the middle of these, he inserts “Hello?”—a conversation with God. I just loved it! We all live and learn, (well, most of us), but with Mr. K, this process is greatly accelerated. The author not only examines life, he examines the very essence of the reality we live in.
  • Enigma of the Second Coming on Aug. 31, 2011

    I think I’d like to fly to the moon, and dine in a crystal dome. Then dance by the Earthlight. And then fly into a realm as strange as the universe that surrounds us to which only Heidi seems to have access. I’m sure Heidi would take me along… talk of being romantic… What a story!
  • Sci-Fi Series 1 (Thirsty Work, The Acorn, Dare, Black Hole) on Sep. 22, 2011

    If you like science fiction, you’ll love these stories. And if you don’t (yet), you will love science fiction after these stories. You can’t lose!
  • Cats & Dogs Series (Complete+) on Nov. 10, 2011

    You’ll look at your dog, or your cat in quite the same way. You may still talk to him or her, but you’ll also listen. And well you might. What Stan Law heard from his friends is absolutely breathtaking. Perhaps our pets are a lot smarter then we give them credit for.
  • Cats & Dogs Series (Complete+) on Nov. 10, 2011

    You’ll look at your dog, or your cat in quite the same way. You may still talk to him or her, but you’ll also listen. And well you might. What Stan Law heard from his friends is absolutely breathtaking. Perhaps our pets are a lot smarter then we give them credit for.
  • Gift of Gamman on Nov. 12, 2011

    I read it in four days. Hard to put down. Although we witness a high-speed chase still within the Solar System, with some extra-planetary air-to-air torpedoes wheezing by, this is not your usual Sci-fi—at least not as I know them. In sci-fi I’ve learned to expect monsters, fighting strange creatures, murder galore and mayhem. What a glorious change to have an accomplished author of Stan Law’s stature show us that none of these are necessary to give us a fast-paced, exciting adventure. It feels like going back to early Heinlein’s or Bradbury’s novels. Welcome to the realm of science-fiction Mr. Law. I hope there are many more to come.
  • Wall — Love, Sex and Immortality [Aquarius Trilogy Book One] on Dec. 17, 2011

    A beautiful goddess—the physicist Ambrosia, and the professor of comparative religion with propensity for symbolic interpretations of historical writings—Simon, seem an unlikely pair to join forces to advance science beyond its self-imposed limitations. They do, and in the process take us into realities that dreams are made of. And that in addition to the sun-drenched Greek Islands, the just as scorching romance, and into realities where dreams and waken states intermingle with stunning results. A must read!
  • Peter and Paul on Nov. 22, 2012

    I read Peter and Paul in a proof form. As in his previous novels, Stan Law offers us an in-depth psychological study of two men struggling to meet their destinies. The characters come to life, the surroundings are real. I was transported some 2000 years back into the history, at the very beginning of Christianity. It is amazing how different those days were. Perhaps so was the intent of Yeshûa’s teaching. Those were very different times, yet, on closer examination, we, humanity, do not appear to have changed much. Perhaps not at all.
  • Alec [Alexander Trilogy Book One] on Nov. 02, 2013

    I read The Princess. This edition finally adds Alec’s parents activities, while he faces and conquers the mysteries of Coming of Age. A beautiful bedtime story for all ages. One can but wonder what will Alec achieve when he grows up. I can’t wait to find out.
  • DELUSIONS — Pragmatic Realism on Nov. 12, 2013

    I read Delusions - Pragmatic Realism twice then went over the paragraphs I have ‘highlighted’. The book has a frightening aura of prophetic truth, which might well upset people well ingrained in their ways. Stasis is no longer an option. Yet Delusions also offers hope for those willing to listen before it becomes too late. It seems that we are rapidly running out of time. Good luck!
  • Pluto Effect [Aquarius Trilogy Book Two] on Dec. 11, 2013

    Not an easy book to follow, but if you enjoy learning while you’re entertained, then this is a book for you. I loved it. I also love Ambrosia, and Mama, and the Greek Island and Lazy and Goldie. For me that’s enough, yet there is more. Much more.
  • OLYMPUS — Of Gods and Men [Aquarius Trilogy Book 3] on Sep. 24, 2014

    If you like Greek mythology and ancient mysteries, then this book is for you. If you like metaphysics and philosophy, then this book is for you. I you like suspense, then this book is for you. If you like mystery, this book is for you. Let’s face it, if you like reading you’ll enjoy this book. And frankly, all the other books but Stan I.S. Law. He’s a man who not only can really write, but he builds up his characters, he tell a story that draws you in, he adds poetic descriptions and wraps it all up in a love story. It doesn’t get any better than that. I read an advance copy of this book. At last I can share my impressions with you. I hope you’ll do likewise.