Elephant Play, a new novel by Michigan author David Ryals, ... rips you out of your chair and across the plains, deserts and thick, hot brush of Africa leaving in its wake the decimated, rotting carcasses of elephant and man. To think you’re undertaking a nice comfortable read when you first pick up Elephant Play is your first mistake and lulls you into a false sense of normalcy. All too quickly, you’ll find yourself wondering when you left sanity behind and where this horrifying ride will take you in the end. Getting up close and personal with…
"We are only the temporary custodians of the particles which we are made of. They will go on to lead a future existence in the enormous universe that made them.” - Stephen Hawking You made more than most of untangling the mess of matter. What matter? What mess? You said god … [Read More...]
Nine years ago I set out to become a published author. I was twenty years old and deliberately setting out to find my purpose in life and follow it to success. After reading a string of profound novels I came across The Great Gatsby and the answer to my life was solved: I was … [Read More...]
The Pieces of the Ivory Game Every so often a movie genre comes into being, and “The Ivory Game,” a documentary about the black-market ivory trade, feels as if it’s riding the urgent edge of a new category: the non-fiction animal-rights thriller. The movie, which counts Leonardo … [Read More...]
David Ryals was born in Metro Detroit, Michigan, on April 25th, 1988. In his twenties he developed his writing skill and style, he arrived at an artistic maturity with his debut novel, Elephant Play. … Read it all ... click here.