The Author

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The Author


The Characters’ Short Living Story

by Facundo Raganato

Harvard Square Editions 2015

Pacific Book Awards – Best Philosophy

“Know Thyself And Thou shalt Know
all the Mysteries of the Universe and the Gods.”
-Temple of Apollo at Delphi


Follow the Timeless Mystical adventure of six Characters as they Alchemically face the Darkest perils of the Human psyche and Search for the Truth . . .


Praise for The Author


“Facundo Raganato has written an interesting book about books. It’s a dramatization of the interplay not only between writers and readers, but also between the characters within the pages. Raganato’s The Author is similar to an abstract painting. Collective agreement is neither achievable nor sought. There is no right or wrong. There is only that individual reflection of what the art says to the viewer. If you like making your own decisions and you appreciate literature that provides answers which provoke even more thoughtful questions, then Raganato’s book just might be for you.”

US Review of Books


“Never before have I read anything quite like Facundo Raganato’s The Author or The Characters’ Short Living Story. It is truly a work of literary genius. This is one book that you will want to read more than once to ensure that its universal truths are instilled in your mind – which as this reader sees it, is more important than the actual mechanics of the story that the author has created. We all have much to learn from Raganato’s work. If we could only put the lessons into practice, our world would be a much better place.”  

Examiner, Martha Jette, newspaper and magazine writer/editor, Author


“The Author is an exceptional work crafted by a well-honed literary mind. In its two-fold purpose, Raganato has written a fluid character piece where strangers bonded by curiosity will question their existence, test their fears, and challenge obstacles, all in an effort to escape their unfamiliar surroundings. Clearly the work is heightened by its clever, creative format, and the overall unfolding quandary. While an author’s purpose is often implicit in any given story, Raganato directs us to look beyond the words, advising that therein lies the true meaning of literature. Here on a most unusual narrative path, readers will discover a rare, enlightening treasure.”

—Pacific Book Review

“Facundo Raganato’s book addresses the writing process from a very different point of view. The book itself is easy to read and allows for extensive philosophical speculation, which is a unique way to read a story. If that philosophical intrigue is the purpose for one’s reading a book, then The Author ~ or ~ The Characters’ Short Living Story is an exceptional choice. It is an enjoyable book to read.”

Portland Book Reviews

“The Author works on many levels, stimulating the mind about writing and characters working together, but also what it means to be uncertain where the next step will lead. Facundo Raganato’s The Author or The Characters’ Short Living Story is a fun literary adventure. Reading what little description there is about the book, would-be readers may have some preconceived notions about what to expect from the book, but they will be well surprised as it is a unique work that may have likely not come across before.”

-Alex C. Telander, Manhattan Book Review

“Facundo Raganato’s surrealistic novel, The Author or The Characters Short Living Story, is a metaphysical exploration of the meaning of life, and the trappings of reality. The characters, inescapably drawn into the author’s trappings, seek the key to their escape, and even briefly, hold the truth of their existence in their hands. For the reader, The Author is a comic novel full of pratfalls, irony, and meta-humor. For the characters in The Author the story is a frustrating, and tragic adventure in the dark, a discovery of the self.”

—Scott Whitaker, The Broadkill Review


“Raganato’s clipped and unembellished writing style works for The Author as there is so much fantasy going on in the plot that there is no real need to get up the purple passion prose. It also means that Raganato avoids clubbing the reader over the head with meanings and ways of thought. The Author might be about God, Religion, Mass Manipulation, all of the above, none of the above. You, the reader, are free to fill in the blanks yourself. All good novels allow for a conversation between the text and the reader, and Facundo Raganato’s The Author is.”

—Hubert O’Hearn, San Diego Book Review

“I’ve read other books where the Author breaks the so called “Forth Wall,” but this is completely different. I never lost interest it’s so fresh and different I loved the concept behind it. It truly is Alice in Wonderland, the Twilight Zone and Poe all rolled into one. The Author Facundo Raganato has created something quite different here.”

—Dick Leonardo, Bookroom Reviews


“Raganato creates a visually frazzled world that translates into written word in an oddly coherent way . . . I thoroughly enjoyed Facundo Raganato’s The Author or The Characters’ Short Living Story, and would recommend it to any imaginative and contemplative soul in search for something new to read. It is a completely fresh written work, incomparable to anything I have ever read.”



The Author ~or~ The Characters’ Short Living Story is a recommended pick for readers who want to follow along in a search for truth and wisdom . . . It is about knowing oneself and developing fully into one’s being . . . And there’s much, much more: couched in the guise of fiction, it may prove difficult to easily categorize, but one thing is certain: those on a similar life journey will find it compelling, reaching out from darkness with inspirational light.”

Midwest Book Review



“This is not your typical fiction book; it is a piece of genius literature. The philosophical content of The Author, or The Characters’ Short Living Story is the treasure behind each character, and behind each scene. I could go on unveiling all the different things readers will wonder through these pages, but the truth is that in the end the big reveal will be different for each reader. I definitely recommend “The Author ~or~ The Characters’ Short Living Story” by Facundo Raganato as a thought provoking, genius five-star piece of literature for any reader who is not is not afraid to become part of the story and embark on the adventure and challenge The Author will present to them.”

—Susan Violante, Reader Views



“It is brilliant! . . . The Author had me on the first few pages and I found the entire book to be a truly inimitable literary experience. It is a study in human nature, with a bit of philosophy, spirituality, some theology, all in a wonderful mix of fiction. Their journey of discovery is not unlike the search for enlightenment. The book contains many undercurrents of the search for truth, mindfulness and being fully conscious of the present moment. I must repeat, a truly rare and distinctive presentation of a much written about topic. Highly Recommended.”

—Shirley A. Roe, Allbooks Review International

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