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Roger R. Fernández
Born in a small, mountain town in
northwestern Spain, Roger R. Fernández
watched a bloody, savaging civil war
engulf his country into flames. His
later life can be said to be anything
While teaching at Los Angeles City
College, Roger became very involved in
International Education. He served
eight years as the Chair of the Department
of Foreign Languages and Humanities
at Los Angeles City College.
Roger R. Fernandez
on Nov. 23, 2010 :
A few years ago, Alfonso Morales, professor at Los Angeles City College also reviewed this book. He wrote in part:
Odyssey Fulfilled concludes Roger R. Fernández’ autobiographical trilogy. In this work, the author hurls once more a challenge to explore the planet… and… sketches once again a pleasant painting of each region he visits and presents the culture through the keen eye of an attentive and fascinated traveler… He also splashes his work with quotations from writers who have left written opinions on the art of traveling, creating a sort of universal time frame where the future appears to be defined by the past. In this context, he painfully contemplates with a deeply felt sense of patriotism how the Twin Towers of New York, once marvels of engineering and dexterity, became on that infamous day of September 11, 2001, mausoleums of perfidy and tombs of innocent victims of terrorism.
In this new work, Fernández advises readers to elevate their sights. He considers traveling as an escape of enchantment as he shows relaxing in an undisturbed and sunny beach of Labadee in the Caribbean and his charming descriptions of the awe inspiring Sounds in New Zealand.
For readers in love with nature and the desire to travel, Odyssey Fulfilled can very well be the enchanting book they are looking for. In it, they will perhaps appreciate the gift of evoking places, people and environments, from the idyllic pastoral calm of a fertile valley to the desolated panorama and the dreadful sounds of war. Nevertheless, an indescribable steam of charm and satisfaction seems to refresh and cheer the narration. But what thrills the reader’s fancy, above all, are the detailed accounts of the author’s trips throughout the world, which with enthusiasm and passion he takes delight in describing.
(review of free book)