Paradise by Paradise

General Fiction

By Howard Burman

Publisher : iuniverse

ABOUT Howard Burman

Howard Burman



A novel about the disappearance of an enigmatic poet/prodigy, Roland paradise, as told through the words of Paradise and the testimony of those who knew him and those he knew.

Extraordinary, Perplexing, Psychotic, Inexplicable, Unusual, Intellectual

Paradise By Paradise

By Howard Burman

Paperback: 304 pages

Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (March 6, 2007)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0595427421

ISBN-13: 978-0595427420


 Author Howard Burman has penned an extraordinarily perplexing novel. Paradise by Paradise is a tale of a man with a brilliant mind, almost to a fault. He was an academic, but also psychotic; a teacher, a writer, a prodigy.  His mind was a cryptic puzzle, and his life an inexplicable mystery. His writings full of lies, and tales, much like his own life.

What happened to Roland Paradise? Was it suicide? Or murder? Is he really gone? This is his tale as told by his friends, colleagues, and Paradise himself.  Quotes from major sources and minor innuendos fill the pages of this unusual tale.

It is a great read for those willing to accept the unacceptable, willing to understand the abnormal, those longing for intellectual stimulation. Although the book may not be for everybody, it is definitely a great read.

This is type of book that comes before those great Academy Oscar wins. Well-written, well-told, the author has either done his homework or maybe his mind works in much the same way as Paradise’s. Either way, good job, Mr. Burman, we look forward to more great works.