Refusing offers from editorial houses, Alejandro Volnie decided to give away his awesome Yehoshua el mago (Yehoshua the Magician) to anyone wishing to read it on a screen.
Mexico City, Mexico. August 20, 2009.
Mr. Volnie is the author of a dozen of successful published fiction novels, ranging in themes as diverse as Sci-Fi, History, mysticism or police procedures, all of them received enthusiastically by his ever growing number of followers and fans.
This time, he has surprised his readers with a reconstruction of the Gospels, a recreation of the antique scriptures as analyzed from a rational, critical, sometimes hermetic point of view. Mr. Volnieâ€˜s version of the story leaves little room for faith, as miracles are unveiled, prophecies are explained and underlying motifs gradually surface to meet with human nature.
As for the reason to give away his writing instead of making profit, the author explains in his blog www.alejandrovolnie.com.mx (translated from Spanish): Ã¢â‚¬Å“A fast spread of my work throughout the Spanish speaking world is worth giving up the down payment of any publisherÃ¢â‚¬. It is to be said that printed books are expensive in Latin America if its price is compared to peopleâ€˜s average daily income. Ã¢â‚¬Å“My work is for everybody and I donâ€˜t expect anything else in exchange than the comments of my readersÃ¢â‚¬ he also states in his blog.
To download Yehoshua el mago (Yehoshua the Magician) in Spanish simply go to www.yehoshuaelmago.com.mx and follow the instructions. This is the only way to get it at the present time, although itâ€˜s easy to foresee that printed copies of this fifteen hour reading will soon be piled up in most bookstores all around the world, available in several languages, as this amazing tale deserves it.