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Alexander is a Canadian, residing in Toronto. His debut novel Depth of Deception (A Titanic Murder Mystery) was published in March 2012 to coincide with the centennial anniversary of Titanic. It has been awarded 'Finalist' for E-Book: Mystery/Thriller/Adventure (2012 International Book Awards) as well as Best New E-Book: Fiction category (USA Best Book Awards 2012). Alexander is currently finishing up his next novel, LUTETIA (Darkness Beneath the City of Light) a historical thriller featuring a young Victor Hugo and his journey into the dark underworld of Paris and exposure to those he later referred to as 'Les Misérables'.
Because he has so much time on his hands he decided to create a continuing on-line novelization Dracula sequel at www.undead-series.com.
Alexander has also written and directed several short films which have won awards in festivals around the world, including WorldFest Houston's Silver Remi (Suspense-Thriller) for The Missing Piece, a Bronze Remi (Horror/Fantasy) for his vampire short First Light and his comedic spoof Star Wars: Blasted Behavior won Best Foreign Sci-Fi Short at the New York International Film Festival and was a Finalist in the Atom/Lucas Film Star Wars Fan Film Competition
Alexander's love of historical details can also be seen in some of the stage productions he has directed, such as the silent film era of "Singin' in the Rain" (Act-Co Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement in Live Theatre), a 50-year span in "Love Letters" and the World War II Amsterdam annex for "The Diary of Anne Frank".
on April 12, 2012 :
I didn't think I was going to like Depth of Deception. After all the premise seemed like a cheesy Twilight Zone episode: set in the 80's a young woman is found in the ocean near an iceberg with a ticket fromTitanic and wearing the clothes from that era. Really?
Boy was I wrong! I know that "couldn't put the book (Kindle) down" is such an overused cliche but there is no other way to describe it. I kept telling myself "only one more chapter." Then I'd get to end of the next chapter and would have to read "just one more" I even turned my phone off.
I did start to get annoyed with Alexander Gallant (author) because his narrative was told from the view point of various characters EXCEPT Myra's (woman found in the ocean). It was frustrating because I wanted her thoughts from a fish-out-of-water perspective of 1912 woman lost in a "modern" NYC. But we were never in her mind. Then about halfway through the novel I realized it was on purpose. We (the reader) start to wonder if she's who she claims to be, which adds a whole other layer of intrigue to the mystery ! I raced to the end and was very surprised. It definitely wasn't what I expected. But it was very satisfying. That's all I'll say to avoid spoilers.
I made the mistake of reading the excerpt to Alexander Galant's next novel. Now I have to wait til 2013 to read the rest. Curses! Oh well, I'll do what another reviewer here suggested: read Depth of Deception again.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
on April 10, 2012 :
The author's passion for historical detail is well presented in this journey through a web of intrigue. The story line is freckled generously with such factual information that by the conclusion you are left with the feeling that the phenomenon mentioned could very well be real. Some profound thoughts are brought forward in the book also, which give the reader food for thought after the book is closed. That is one of my favourite details within a book. It was a fun read but also an experience in learning. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Although I didn't find sympathy with any one character, the story line more than made up for any lack of character development. The few typos throughout the book became a source of very mild irritation, but that's just my personal pet peeve, and again, they didn't distract from the story.
I will definitely be reading this book again for the pleasure, to make sure I didn't miss out on any of the well-laid detail and to re-explore that question of "would you if you could".
Can't wait for the author's next book!
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)
on April 06, 2012 :
I really enjoyed this page turner. I always think I know "who ddid it"but this time I was totally surprised
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)
on April 03, 2012 :
I really enjoyed your book. I liked the way the character came forward in time. Payback is a bitch.
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)