On reading ‘Foal’ you can feel the power of the author’s experience and visions. It is bold and original with the blessing of directness, transparency and simplicity which is deeper than it seems as it presents parallel worlds and a burst through the matrix web and creates questions about reality we do not usually like to ask.
It resists any easy labels by taking us in unexpected directions. But I instinctively read it as a fable, and in that sense it has meaning on an allegorical level. So it is philosophical too in a way that adults young and old can appreciate.
The words highlighted in bold throughout the story offer the key to open the box like ‘Emotion is the engine of the universe.’ This is on the level of Tesla’s statement that the “secret of the universe is that it is made of energy, frequency and vibration.”
This speaks to 2020 and this era of disruption of the norms leading to colossal change and shifts in perception. This line about emotion is the key phrase throughout Foal and the number one lesson to learn.
I can imagine this book could fall into a reader’s hands by chance and they would go ‘What is this?’ and once they read it, it would have a major effect on their lives, linked by synchronicity, so that’s a great achievement.
Kieron Devlin (UK), October 2020