|a RyoMale Reflection on The Hunks I Dreamed by Neville DeAngelou
The Hunks I Dreamed is at once a brilliant adventure and a Master Class, an urgent exploration of a new dream and the revelation of a bold plot against emerging alphas!
There is something deeply spiritual floating through the rawness and wonder of The Hunks I Dreamed. One might arguably connect this to a delicate thread of life's flow from perception through conception and transformation to completion and legacy that is woven into the narrative.
While not expressly stated in this first novel of the series, the rhythm and vitality of that biblical passage by the greatest singer and songwriter of bible times, David - The Psamlist, who rang out the evocativley compelling tune of Psalm 139, is quite evident.
12 Even the darkness is not dark to You,
And the night is as bright as the day.
Darkness and light are alike to You.
13 For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
16 Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were all written
The days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them.
17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
The reader or listener can practically hear the whispering tunes of the Tea Lover and Dreamer in uplifted gratitude, "Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous--how well I know it," and recognize it as one of the driving forces behind both of their actions and decisions.
Their belief that they are each wonderfully made is not narcissistic nor self-absorbed in any manner. Rather, this conviction propels them forward. It is as if they want everyone with whom they interact recognize the marvel that is the human being. They have a purpose, and it is the cornerstone of their purpose. They know who they are. They know what they are about and why and who would benefit.
There is still the issue of good and evil, internal and external issues that wrestle humanity into death and despair. There are still the clawing repercussions of envy and jealousy and vengeance and trickery and injustice, none of which have automatic expiration dates. How Dreamer and the Tea Lover reconcile their beliefs in light of their inescapable confrontations with these stark realities is itself a marvel. So the emotional bar gets pushed up a few notches: is everyone created equal or are some created awesome and others complete assholes?
Something is missing.
Can Dreamer find and restore what is missing before a catastrophic restructuring proves irreversible and all dreams are shattered?
There are so many gems in this Master Class, all that much the better for reading or listening. Reflection on what has transpired and what is transpiring, particularly in light of prevaling world events, proves AWESOME. Unsparingly Awesome!
RyoMale Review gives The Hunk I Dreamed Five Stars!