Rarely have I enjoyed a book more than "The Last Day." Even more rarely have I reviewed a book--reading and rereading passages--noting not only the prosaic writing, but actually feeling the impact of the words as they flood over me....Mr. Kleier truly has a gift. I am one, I suspect, of many agnostic Jews, who, while wishing to 'connect' to the Mysteries, continually seek out stories of the supernatural, the paranormal, fantasy and folk magic (Charles De Lint), as well as revered theologists such as C.S. Lewis (although I must admit to reading the Chronicles of Narnia more than a dozen times from my childhood to well into my adulthood). "The Last Day" moved me to tears....tears of emotional release as I neared the end of the novel. I cannot recall the last time that I felt as moved. I knew that the last few chapters would include the assassination scene-that was a given. However, I never anticipated the impact that this portion of the novel would have on my psyche. I frankly never wanted the book to end. It extends a sense of hope to the reader--bringing out the innocence in all of us that calls for peace, understanding, acceptance of the many differences found in the family of man...that touched a chord in me-- and, if this book's sales are any indication, hundreds of thousands of others. I'm traveling in Japan now as I write this-it's nearly 11:30 PM in Tokyo. Although I should be sleeping to prepare for another chaotic day sorting through the debris of this economic nightmare of a marketplace, I am thoroughly enjoying writing my first fan letter. Thank you for such a masterful piece of art, Mr. Kleier.