A young Spaniard's awakening to his intuition
gets him out of his head, so he can follow his heart.
In his mountaintop village in southern Spain, Pablo's entire life seems planned out for him—his place, his vocation, his future. When family tragedy catapults him into an unconventional journey of self-discovery, everything he holds true is called into question. His hopes and dreams. His doubts and fears. His faith in something greater, and his belief in himself. With the help of an unlikely ally, Pablo soon finds that the profound transformation of his inner world leads to dramatic changes on the outside as well.
Excerpts, videos, and more at: matthewfelix.com/voice-beyond
Plot: Felix takes a tragedy and molds a story of actions and reactions that flow from one to another in this highly crafted gem.
Prose/Style: Felix's simple yet expressive prose invites readers into Pablo's world view that remains steady and fascinating throughout the novel.
Originality: Felix's novel about a sensitive young man searching for himself in his rural hometown keeps pages turning with its enchanting prose and cast of characters.
Character Development: The novel is highly character-driven and each page catapults Pablo through soul-searching and formative questions that lead him to his final decision.
Date Submitted: May 31, 2019
"Informative and illuminating. Matthew Félix has a gift for creating exquisite scenes ... a sensational artist with words. I recommend (A Voice Beyond Reason) to those who love reading literary pieces of art."
"This very well-written book is filled with well-developed characters and lush, beautifully-described scenes. A remarkable and unforgettable book that teaches us how to be true to ourselves and how to live the life we were meant to live."
"A truly refreshing read for me. I loved the vivid descriptions of the Spanish landscape and following the relationships between friends and family; but most of all I thoroughly enjoyed the journey that Pablo goes on... It is a rare and wonderful treat when a novel affects me so deeply."
"A Voice Beyond Reason by Matthew Félix is a contemplative story; one with the kind of lessons one reads in Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist. I loved the writing, the plot, the characters, and - above all - the powerful and inspiring message of this tale."
"This book is a great read. It has the quality and clarity of a parable and relies heavily on nuanced illustrations of relationships... The writing flows, it's a compelling story. And the descriptions of the natural world are exemplary. I highly recommend this book."
"Even though this is his first novel, it is obvious that Matthew Felix is already a seasoned writer. He has a knack for natural sounding dialog, and his descriptions are incredibly vivid... (He) has done an extraordinary job of demonstrating the subtleties involved in recognizing and cooperating with one’s inner intuitive sense."
Excited and honored for an excerpt of my novel, A Voice Beyond Reason, to be included in the Creative Process Exhibition, launched at the Sorbonne and traveling to forty leading universities around the world. An excerpt from the novel deemed particularly evocative of a sense of place was chosen for the exhibition.
Such a great time at LitWings Paris! Inspiring presenters, a great venue, and lots of new connections. I am so grateful for the opportunity to share my career trajectory to date, discussing my Morocco book, my novel, A Voice Beyond Reason, and my newest project, Porcelain Travels. Thank you again and again to organizer and host Erin Byrne, as well as to la Caféothèque for giving us such a warm welcome. And, thanks, too, to my fellow presenters Lone Mørch, Ernest White II, Tony Alberto Rigettini, and Mia Funk.
Pablo’s Intuition, excerpted from my novel A Voice Beyond Reason, is now available on iTunes as a ten-episode podcast!
For those of you who live in the San Francisco Bay Area or who will be here in mid-August, I'm excited to announce that I will be having my first-ever bookstore event; specifically, I will be reading from my novel, A Voice Beyond Reason.
For the first time, A Voice Beyond Reason became an official Amazon bestseller, thanks to chart-topping sales in Canada in not one, but four categories: #1 Kindle Metaphysical, #1 Religion & Spirituality Books, #1 Religious & Inspirational Books, #1 Metaphysical & Visionary Books.
A Voice Beyond Reason has been awarded two five-star and one four-star designation by professional reviewers at Readers' Favorite. An excerpt from one review is below. More on the Readers' Favorite site and Amazon.
Had an amazing time Saturday night at my launch party! Thanks again to everyone who was able to make it to Faludi Gallery in San Francisco, and especially to my sister for making it happen!