"Me …? Just think of me as an awe-struck, wide-eyed, sometimes lost, (yet always found), hungry traveller, telling you - as another traveller, where I just found some delicious (and FREE) bread … "
Before this book ever saw the light of day, my wife (casually) told me, “you won’t complete anything until you’ve met all the characters.” How right she was (is)!
KARP Book 1 – Adventures & Angels is a work that has taken me over 35 years to complete. It is filled with lots of personal testimonies as well as heart-felt experiences from those I’ve known, which I hope you’ll relate to.
NB – (August 2022) Karp 2 COMING SOON
What readers have said
"Just read your script below and what can I say … I was held absolutely riveted and hooked from the very first paragraph. Such accomplished prose, Warren – so beautifully written with such incredibly well-developed characters – the unnamed old man, John, Karp. Wonderful moments of humour (the names of the sheep, for example!) amidst the heart-wrenching descriptions of loss and despair, without ever being melodramatic – abandonment by the mother, the fire, the sand storm, cholera. Oh God, could it get any worse for the young boy? (I am wondering if Karp is the one being burnt in the Prologue in the future?)
You also have a truly lovely way of creating a sense of place. I was right there in each and every scene, experiencing the joy and elation, pain and suffering – feeling the heat of the flames, tasting the sand in my mouth, recoiling from the stinking flesh… It has such a filmic quality to it (reminding me of one of my all-time favourite films, Ben Hur!).
At the end of each section, I wanted to move on quickly to find out what happens next, which is a skill in itself. Do persevere, I think you have written something deeply profound and moving as well as being a literary page-turner. Not many people can do that!"
- Paula Marvelly
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
"THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE AROUND WHO CAN’T WAIT TO TELL YOU WHAT YOU’VE DONE WRONG, BUT THERE AREN’T MANY FATHERS WILLING TO TAKE THE TIME AND EFFORT TO HELP YOU GROW UP."
(1 COR 4:15)
Warren was born in GOD’s own country (Yorkshire to the uninitiated), to immigrant parents. His father was from Poland and his mother was from Italy. Both of them were lured to England after the second world war because “the streets were paved with gold.”
Warren grew up loving his adoptive country and especially excelled in literature, reading everything from comics to his favourite library book, which happened to be a huge tome on Iranian folk tales...
What readers have said
"I’ve actually read Book 1 – Adventures & Angels, twice!
It is so beautifully written.
It is one of those books that you can’t put down, books like this are so rare these days. The description of people and places made me feel as though I was there on the journey. Parts of the story, especially those encounters with Jesus, really makes one’s spirit soar.
The reader gets to know the characters, both good and bad, their feelings and motives, as though being present at the many encounters and adventures they experienced.
All in all an exceptional read, I’m looking forward to reading further books to come."
- John Smith
Retired Engineer & Church Pastor