Nezhead Jen Vargas
"Amazing and witty. This book really does have it all, dry humor, spirituality, ravenous fish, magic rocks, broken bones, American pate, and a gigantic gas station in the middle of nowhere. All tied to a compelling plot with excellent writing...a book that's wonderful the first time around and demands to be read again almost immediately."
"The best in years! The Long Sandy Hair of Neftoon Zamora is a topnotch novel from a multitalented Michael Nesmith. This book is beautifully written and is difficult to put down once you have started. Nesmith weaves an intriguing tale featuring great characters, and enough romance, adventure, humor, myth, and imagination to make this a compelling read. It's the best book I've read in years!"
"One word for Mr. Nesmith's book: 'Perfect'! This is one you just can't put down or even try to define; is it a love story?: yes -- is it a fantasy?: yes -- is it fun?: most definitely, Yes! Michael's book writing is as wonderful as his songwriting and performing! Treat yourselves to the kind of feeling you just don't get from many books today!!"
"Positively Fantastic. In a time when society is so distressed, troubled and confused, it's refreshing to find a literary work filled with so much heart, sentiment and light. Neftoon Zamora is a beautifully crafted tale comprised of fanciful adventure, realism and romance, which exceeds the ordinary realm of fictional work. Unique characters and an ever-turning storyline make this an enjoyable reading experience that captivates the heart, inspires the soul, and entertains the mind."
"Fun and Fantasy from Michael Nesmith. Imagine, in your search for your favorite musician, you fall in love with a myth, discover a secret place where all is love and deal with evil beings with odd names. Welcome to The Long Sandy Hair of Neftoon Zamora, or Neffie as the main character, Nez, calls her. He is looking for a long lost blues singer that he has heard and cannot get out of his mind. As he searches, Nez meets Neffie and Harouk and embark on a journey with many facets and jokes that crop up like flowers in the desert. Love in this novel is the classic kind...romantic and warm. The adventure continues with a fire, chases and kidnaping! Suffice it to say that the climax has to do with the Internet and a villian named Armando Hotchkiss. This is the book to sit by the fire on those cold nights and head for the Southwest! Fantastic reading...and hope that there is more to come from Michael."
"The Return of the Old Fashioned Storyteller. Do you remember sitting at the feet of a teacher, librarian, or even a relative as they told a story that kept you spellbound? Well that feeling is back in this incredible adventure. This is a book that makes you cheer, think (yes you heard right, something we are not supposed to do these days), feel the storytellers pain, thoughts, and caring for the people he meets along the way. It is an adventure of heart, mind and soul and one very much worth the taking."
"Redefining the Boundaries of Faith. This novel is an exciting blend of adventure and romance in which the author's skilled use of vocabulary paints pictures in your mind and emotion in your soul. The author's warmth, honesty, wisdom and humor touched this reader's heart and it was a relief to read a book that supported many of the values I hold most dear. The real treasure of The Long Sandy Hair of Neftoon Zamora is not so much the story plot as it is the feeling one gets in their soul as they read. Those who understand Michael Nesmith's message will return over and over again to renew their faith in the spirit of Neftoon Zamora."
"A Breathless Adventure. Mr. Nesmith has long entertained audiences through his music and videos, creating images in our minds with his wit and wisdom. He has been known as an innovator, infamous for his ability to try, and succeed, at new and exciting venues. The Long Sandy Hair of Neftoon Zamora takes us on a journey we ourselves could not even dream of undertaking. His ability to paint pictures in your mind while bringing out emotions you may not have known you had, will at times, leave you completely breathless. Sometimes, you may want to set the book down long enough to catch your breath, take time to absorb what you've just experienced. This is not critical to the way the book was written, rather praise for the author's unique way of making you ponder more than just the words on the page. As you ride along with him on his search for the legendary bluesman, Neftoon Zamora, you find yourself caught up in the adventure, wanting to feel the music, see Welach, meet it's people, breath the air, even sit naked in the rain. When you're done, you will want to start over, to relive the experience which ended way too soon. This entrancing interaction between the magical world of Welach, and the real world we live in is well worth the read. Enjoy, and feel the love that went into this piece of literary art."
"SPELLBINDING! LSHONZ is a brilliantly written novel packed with humor, romance, adventure, etc. The reader cannot help but to be swept away and become a part of Nez's quest to find the ever-mysterious Neftoon. This novel has taken my imagination to new heights....a must read!"
"Nez has done it again! Being a longtime fan of Nez's music, I naturally wanted to read his new book. It is incredible. It is one of the few books I could recommend without reservation to everyone including my husband, my sister or my Dad. No one will be disappointed."
"Wonderful! Michael Nesmith's novel of the century! Funny, witty, and keeps you thinking throughout the whole story. It's a book I recommend to all adventure-mystery lovers!"
"Fantastic! This is the best book I've read in a long time. A true masterpiece. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes adventure/romance stories."