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Critics hail publication of award-winning novel journey to Virginland

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 13 ottobre 2011

Los Angeles. Few books are ever expected to earn acclaim as dramatic as “Dog vs. God. In an iconoclastic story, Dog demolishes the foundations of Western civilization” from a top literary publication. Such is the praise with which Publishers Weekly, the leading U.S. publishing-industry magazine, introduces the groundbreaking novel Journey to Virginland, by the California-based author Armen Melikian. Journey to Virginland has already garnered a string of prestigious American awards, which were announced in the months following a limited pre-publication run earlier this year. Currently the novel is available in the U.S. and worldwide in both hard-cover and e-book editions. ForeWord’s assessment was echoed by Midwest Book Review, which wrote: “Journey to Virginland follows young Dog as he embarks on a journey through America and the chaos of the post-9/11 world, where he looks for what it means to be human and the constant changes one must undergo to maintain a connection to one’s sanity through it all. With plenty to ponder and plenty to entertain, Journey to Virginland is a fun and enlightening read and is quite the recommendation.” To date, awards and honors earned by Journey to Virginland include the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Best Fiction. The novel was selected by the Next Generation Indie Book Awards as one of the year’s top books in the Humor/Comedy category, and received the only Honorable Mention at ForeWord Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards.Journey to Virginland has also been acclaimed by a number of critics and authors. Given the novel’s prescient vision of the shape of things to come, it has been compared to some of the masterpieces of contemporary literature, among them the politically explosive works of George Orwell. Journey to Virginland establishes itself as a thinking person’s novel. It not only enchants the reader with a ripping yarn, but frames its storytelling within a vigorous, far-reaching critique of our time’s pivotal issues, claiming its rightful place in the pantheon of contemporary literature. Visit

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