Book Review-The Story of the Cloth-Ken Paterson | Miki's Hope

Book Review-The Story of the Cloth-Ken Paterson

Thursday, May 4, 2023

When I first started reading this I thought it might ne a fairy tale of sorts. Then I realized it wasn't. It still felt somewhat fantastical to me. Admittedly I had a bit of trouble following it. There was quite a bit of intrigue and drama and plenty of twists and turns. I did end up liking it at the end!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

“… harrowing moments … engrossing tale … exceptional prose …” – Kirkus Reviews Alex Harrison, a young London architect, is mysteriously granted the power of instantaneous travel. Experimenting with his new gift, he transports himself to Oman where he meets the kindly scholar, Burhan. As their friendship grows, Burhan draws Alex into the epic struggle for an ancient cloth, allegedly bearing the image of God. Burhan sees the cloth as a beacon of hope for the world; Salah, his ruthless cousin, wants to lock it away forever. In the perilous chase that ensues, Alex discovers the true purpose of his gift and the terrifying price that he must pay. “… ingenious twists and unexpected tangents have the reader sitting on the edge of his/her seat … a compelling narrative …” – Readers’ Favorite (5 stars) “Line by line, The Story of the Cloth sparkles. Paterson's prose is scrupulous, elegant, and pleasing, studded with sly turns of phrase and observations worth lingering over.” - The Booklife Prize, Critic's Report

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About the Author: from Amazon

Currently a freelance writer, Ken Paterson spent twenty years at the University of Westminster in London, where he was a teacher, teacher-trainer and Director of the Centre for English Learning and Teaching. As well as writing popular grammar practice books for students, he has research interests in spoken grammar and academic grammar, and has published two online courses for teachers in these areas. He recently published his first novel, The Story of the Cloth. Ken has a website at

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