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Reporter Bronnie Kush writes, the book has “many of the ingredients that make for a best-seller. The 262-page book, which will be available Feb. 21 from Wiseblood Books, focuses on the very insecure world of Ted Pop, a too-full-of-himself British rock icon from the 1960s who has the fame and wealth to get just about anything he wants.”
Oser, tells Mr. Pop’s story through the narrative of naive Ivy Leaguer Richard Bellman, who is hired to pull together the aging musician’s memoirs.
“The novel unabashedly digs away at the egotism, over-the-top celebrity fame, and the decadent excesses of contemporary society — themes that, over the past two decades, have driven books to the top of the best-seller lists,” writes Kush. “The often humorous novel even teases readers with a dark suggestion that Mr. Pop, who’s been knighted like real-life rockers Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney, was responsible for the fatal fall from a London rooftop of a rival band member.”
While “Oracles” incorporates all the elements of a good read, Oser differentiates it from similar mainstream novels. “It’s written from a Catholic angle,” Oser tells the Telegram & Gazette. “There’s very little Catholic fiction out there today, and that’s disappointing.”
This “Holy Cross in the News” item by Cristal Steuer.
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