|Read the first two chapters|
Jordan Petersen is a film student and budding screen writer who can now add literary novelist to his credentials. His BIBLIOFILIUS, is one of the most stunning pieces I've read, both in delivery and content. Written in a classical literary style, Petersen proves he is an able wordsmith, delivering a read that dishes up like mind-food--an utterly delicious, introspective novella that invites--no demands--thoughtful consideration by its readers.
The basic plot revolves around a "ghost" who traps the son of a wealthy entrepreneur in his respected father's voluminous library on the eve of the young man's wedding. Chez, as the groom is known to his friends, has brazenly eschewed his father's efforts to share his literary treasure, or to read anything really, and now he has become imprisoned in his father's library by an unknown presence who introduces himself simply as "Bon." His escape? It is cryptically tied to something he must learn while in his library prison.
Here's the back cover blurb from, Amazon:
There's enough creepy suspense to hold lovers of that genre captive along with Chez, But Bibliofilius quickly evolves into a very personal study of Chez's relationships to his father, fiancé, and ultimately into an examination of how he views himself, and the reader is not exempted from the same personal scrutiny. Ultimately, Bibliofilius is a commentary on the power of the written word to broaden and shape us, to make us more, better, and richer human beings, and in a time when vocabularies are shrinking into text-type, and when human exchange is frequently reduced to 140 characters or less, it is a stingingly needful awakening.
Petersen offers this insight into the motivation behind Bibliofilius: