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Eating Ice Cream

 

Eating Ice Cream in Armageddon by Gabriel Bacopa

 

Genre: Romantic, Adventure, Melancholy,

 

Book Blurb:

Eating Ice Cream in Armageddon features Michael, a young loner confused about his identity of being either Jewish or Arab. His father being an Israeli Jew and his mother being a Palestinian Muslim puts him at odds with himself and the world. Muslims criticize him for saying he’s Jewish, and Jews criticize him for saying he’s Muslim. Jews criticize him for saying he’s Arab, and Arabs criticize him for saying he’s Jewish. The irony of it is that the term Jewish can refer to an ethnicity, identity, or religion depending on the context it’s being used in. One day he goes to an ice cream shop in order to share his book ideas with the girls there, who happen to be Muslim. One girl, named Halima, says to him, after he mentions that he is “half-Arab half-Jewish:” “how can you be Half-Arab?” Which unleashes a rollercoaster of confusion, emotion and identity conflict, and a relentless obsession with a girl working at an ice cream shop. He goes to the ice cream shop every day in order to know her. He makes it seem as if he’s going there to eat Ice cream, when in reality he’s going there in order to see her. The girl, being 16 years old, becomes a subject of his infatuation, albeit non-sexual, and he becomes fond of her  and eventually finds himself waking up in a morning, surviving Armageddon with her… and living memories of his childhood in ways that he never could have imagined….

 

Book Excerpt:

They began to sail more, into the clear blue oceans and skies. Dolphins played around the boat. “Oh Look Michael! Dolphins!” Halima said, jumping up and down with her hands to her mouth. They continued sailing. The waves were large and big, and it was extremely rough and dangerous.  “This is impossible” he said.

 

“I hope this works.” Michael continued. Halima repeated “Michael, Im scared.” “Why?” Michael asked. She looked down in sadness and asked as the wind was blowing amidst them: “Is it really the apocalypse?” “Yeah, I think so”  Michael responded, with his hands on the wheel, looking out into the ocean,  Halima asked “What do we do?” “We have to relax and stay strong.” They continued sailing. Then, Eventually, the seas calmed.

 

“Michael look!” “Yes?”  “It’s a whale!” They saw a whale blowing water above the ocean. “Wow thats amazing! ” They smiled at each other. They glided further, and saw the lovely Catalina islands to the right and the sun setting behind it.

 

It turned night time. “This is really romantic Michael.”  “I knew you would like it.” Michael responded “How did you know?”

 

“I looked up your facebook.”

 

“ Really? How creepy…”

 

“I’m not creepy, I just stare a lot.”

 

It turned midnight, and the boat sailed peacefully into the Pacific, the stars appeared above and they looked at them. “It’s beautiful, isn’t it?” Michael said.

 

“Yeah…” Halima responded.

 

They sat for 5 minutes, pondering the night sky above them. Halima went to sleep, with her eyes closed peacefully. Michael looked at her,  and smiled with a feeling of serenity and tranquility..A few minutes went by. Then, unexpectedly,  A U.S. boat came from the east from the shore. “We’re looking for you. You have to come back to land.” a man said with a loudspeaker. Halima woke up to the loud, irritating sound.

 

“Why?” Michael yelled back. “It’s frigging armageddon out there!”

 

“If you stay out there in the ocean,you will most certainly be attacked by the Russian invading navy.” They said with their  loudspeakers. Helicopters flew ahead, flying to the West, and fighter jets flew, apparently to fight the russians.

 

Michael thought carefully. He looked at Halima and said:

 

“Listen, Halima new plan.”

 

“What’s that?”

 

“We’re going to Palestine.”

 

“Sorry  Coast Guard, we will be okay on our own!” he yelled to them. The coast guard went back to shore, and they continued sailing.

 

The next morning, the sun rose  gloriously, and they began sailing following the border of  Mexico.  Michael said “Hey you want to play with my turntables? ” amidst the morning sun.“You have turntables?”  

 

“Yeah Back in the day I was the best Dj in the O.C.”

 

“Oh cool!” They began playing with the turntables, spinning records, on the sailboat.

 

“Which ones do you want to play?” he asked.

 

“Oh I like 2pac.”

 

“Me too.”

 

After several minutes, Filipino ships were seen riding towards them. They shot missiles towards Michael and Halima, and their boat began to sink. Michael and Halima jumped into life savers, and sat on them, rowing towards the the shore of Brazil. They landed amidst the ripples unto the blue shore before noon time.

 

They got off the boat, and head east. At first they found themselves in a desert, walking. Michael was thirsty for water, and Halima said “Are you okay?

 

“I need water.”

 

Author Biography

I was born to a Palestinian Muslim father and an Israeli Jewish mother in the suburbs of Orange County, CA. I taught myself to read at the age of 4 and was the best student at my school in elementary and in the gifted program. When I was a child I taught myself breakdancing and did it at the talent show in fifth grade which put  everyone in awe. I learned djing and made my dad buy me turntables and spun vinyl in the local Guitar Center Spinoffs(Djing competition) when I was 12 (by far the youngest person there), in which I was nicknamed by my friend’s sister “DjMidgetMan” (for being a such young DJ.) In my teenage years I delved into different concepts, from Buddhism and Meditation, to Astral Projection and Out of Body Experiences, and lucid dreaming to studying different religions. I began praying 5 times a day according to Islam and taught myself anything I could about Islam. I read the Qur’an in English cover to cover at the age of 14 and then taught myself Arabic. I learned the rules of recitation (known as Tajweed in Arabic) for the Holy Qur’an at the local masjid.

 

At the age of 17 however, I began developing symptoms of severe mental illness and was eventually hospitalized at the age of 22 and was diagnosed with Schizophrenia. I was unable to do anything for the next 5 years, until one day my Aunt came from overseas and I rediscovered a story I wrote when I was 14 which won me the “Edgar Allan Poe” award in school (for it’s dark, horrifying and sadistic themes.)   My father began writing a book as well and finished it, however, it has not been published. At that point, knowing that I was unable to do anything manually or physically, or socially, because of my condition, I decided to attempt to become a writer.

 

The first book I attempted to write was “The Mansion.” which was a collection of Dark short stories, the first one symbolic, the second one unnecessarily and disturbingly profane and sadistic, as if written from the point of view of a Mass shooter, and the third one about a futuristic society in which people who believe in God are put in Mental hospitals. This book however I felt was too profane and dark, and myself was disturbed and mentally distraught by it’s themes and profanity, so I decided to take it down. Afterwards, I began writing Eating Ice Cream in Armageddon, about a loner with a mixed arab Jewish background confused about his identity. During all this time I was in the throes of psychosis. Everyone of my books has a touch  of my psychosis enveloped in them. Stories which are in particular reflections of my psychosis include: Eating Ice Cream in Armageddon, A Day with the Professor(which is included in Eating Ice Cream in Armageddon: With letters from the Fourth Reich), the Hypocrisy Foundation, The Drummers,(included in The Hypocrisy Foundation), Love and Paranoia, and the Pillars of Salt Collection. The Pillars of Salt Collection, The Hypocrisy Foundation, The Drummers, and Eating Ice Cream in Armageddon in particular are reflections of my psychosis. However, anyone who reads these stories can find them relevant to the world, the society at large, and to their own lives.

 

Buy Links:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Eating-Ice-Cream-Armageddon-Letters-ebook/dp/B01MYUYEBM/

 

Eating Ice Cream in Armageddon: The Series

 

https://www.amazon.com/Eating-Cream-Armageddon-Gabriel-Bacopa-ebook/dp/B07145K3T5/ref=la_B01M1N7L45_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1515632511&sr=1-7

 

Gabriel young

 

First picture (me in the middle) age 12

 
Gabriel at book signing

 

Second picture me age 28 at a book signing.

 

I’m 29 now.

 

Social Media Links:

 

My author page:

 

https://www.facebook.com/gabrielbacopa/

 

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Eating Ice Cream

 

Title: Eating Ice Cream in Armageddon: with Letters from the Fourth Reich

Author: Gabriel Bacopa

Genre: Dark Comedy, Comedic Fiction, Short Stories

 

Book Blurb:

Have a laugh and cry with these three 21st century stories:

 

A Day with the Professor: Yale’s most prestigious and brilliant philosophy professor must take a day off work, and an eccentric yet possibly insanely brilliant man takes his place.

 

Eating Ice cream in Armageddon: A tale of sadness, adventure, and despair, when a man and a teenage girl he is fond of must survive World War 3 Together.

 

“Quite possibly the only teenage romance set during World War 3”

 

Letters from the Fourth Reich: A man sends letters to his love in Germany while trying to survive the tyrannical rule of the new Dictator-President Pump.

 

My Review:

Total review: 5+ stars because I can’t give 1,000 stars!!!!!

 

A gifted writer who has become my favorite politics writer.  Intelligent, witty, crafty, smart, thought provoking.  I sincerely love this book and recommend to anyone who wants to expand their mind while laughing out loud constantly.

 

Story 1 – A Day With The Professor

Superb beginning. I LOVE this story!  It appears the replacement prof is crazy but class doesn’t notice creating a thought provoking correlation between insanity and philosophy.  Just a brilliant story that captures the mind of the reader and speaks to how humanity really is. 5+ stars (or 1,000 stars)

 

Story 2 – Eating Ice Cream in Armageddon

5+++++ stars

 

Brilliant! I absolutely loved the surprise endings. So deeply unsettling is a work of fiction that so closely mirrors the world we live in now.  My FAVE story of the book!

 

Story 3 – The 4th Reich

5+ stars

 

Ronald Pump, Pen Larson …I nearly spit out my lunch laughing at this creatively written send up of the current state of American politics.  Written in a unique format it captives and carries the reader along, not unlike being unable to take your eyes off a car crash.  Fantastic, Chilling, Sarcastic, Realistic – might give a certain portion of voters from last November reason to take a looooong look in the mirror.

 

My Rating:  5+ stars

 

Buy it now:

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/Eating-Ice-Cream-Armageddon-Letters-ebook/dp/B01MYUYEBM

Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/Eating-Ice-Cream-Armageddon-Letters-ebook/dp/B01MYUYEBM

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eating-Ice-Cream-Armageddon-Letters-ebook/dp/B01MYUYEBM

 

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33225045-eating-ice-cream-in-armageddon

 

Author Biography:

Book Signing by Author Gabriel Bacopa – Sunday, May 13, 2017:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1950640075171440/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1493065140636732

 

Gabriel Bacopa grew up in Southern California to a Palestinian Father and Israeli mother. He is the author of The Mansion and Love and Paranoia.

 

Social Media Links:

Website/Blog: https://gabrielbacopa.wordpress.com/

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gabrielbacopa/

 

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Gabriel-Bacopa/e/B01M1N7L45

 

Reviewed by: Mr. N

Meet Gabriel Bocapa and His Humorous Eating Ice Cream in Armageddon #books #FridayReads


Love Dark Comedic Fiction? We do, too, and when we first met Gabriel Bocapa, we knew we were in for a treat. His Eating Ice Cream in Armageddon series is hilarious and we highly recommend it (book one is only $.97). Anyway, Mrs. N sat down with Gabriel for an interview and discovered interesting tidbits about him. So, please give Gabriel a warm POTL Blog welcome. Take it away, Gabriel:

Just as your books inspire authors, what authors have inspired you?

Franza Kafka, Edgar Allan Poe.

If you could cast your characters in the Hollywood adaptation of your book, who would play your characters?

Jake Gyllenhal as Michael and Priyanka Chopra as Halima

How important are names to you in your books? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning?

I think the name for the titles of the books are very important. I chose the name Eating Ice Cream in Armageddon as a commentary on the idea that we live in a global world: We can see wars going on, destruction and suffering at the touch of a fingertip (internet, television) yet at the same we can be sitting in a mall eating ice cream. There is more to the title for this book than this, and if you read it and read carefully you might get more of the picture.

What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?

It’d either have to be Conspiracy Theories Unveiled or Eating Ice Cream in Armageddon.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In Hollywood making Eating Ice Cream in Armageddon into a movie.

Have you always liked to write?

Yes.

What writing advice do you have for other aspiring authors?

Don’t be afraid to write what you want. If someone doesn’t like your writing, who cares. They might just not get it.

If you didn’t like writing books, what would you do for a living?

I would be a scientist.

Is this your first book? How many books have you written prior (if any?)

I’ve written several books including “The Mansion” which is a collection of dark dystopian stories, and Love and Paranoia which is about a man with schizophrenia who goes on a journey to find love.

What are you working on now? What is your next project?

I’m currently working on a book about a schizophrenic superhero. In essence, I  don’t mean a “split personality superhero”  like Deadpool, but rather Schizophrenia in the traditional sense [in the authentic medical use of the term].

What is the biggest fib you’ve ever told?

Telling my mom I was sick but in reality I wanted to play Mega Man X on Super Nintendo.

Do you drink? Smoke? What’s your vice?

No drugs. Just Drinking Milk Teas and Eating Ice Cream.

What secret talents do you have?

Breakdancing.

Where is one place you want to visit that you haven’t been before?

Europe.

What were you like as a child? Your favorite toy?

I was a shy child, yet considered very bright. I taught myself to read at the age of 4. I liked to play puzzles while others were watching t.v.  On the other hand, I was never good with my hands. I was never good at sports, tools, or crafts. My skills were always more on an abstract plane.

Eating Ice Cream

         

Title Eating Ice Cream in Armageddon: with Letters from the Fourth Reich

Author  Gabriel Bacopa

Genre  Dark Comedy, Comedic Fiction, Short Stories

 

Book Blurb

Have a laugh and cry with these three 21st century stories:

A Day with the Professor: Yale’s most prestigious and brilliant philosophy professor must take a day off work, and an eccentric yet possibly insanely brilliant man takes his place.

Eating Ice cream in Armageddon: A tale of sadness, adventure, and despair, when a man and a teenage girl he is fond of must survive World War 3 Together.

“Quite possibly the only teenage romance set during World War 3”

Letters from the Fourth Reich: A man sends letters to his love in Germany while trying to survive the tyrannical rule of the new Dictator-President Pump.

Excerpt

Buy Links

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Eating-Ice-Cream-Armageddon-Letters-ebook/dp/B01MYUYEBM

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33225045-eating-ice-cream-in-armageddon

Author Biography

Gabriel Bacopa grew up in Southern California to a Palestinian Father and Israeli mother. He is the author of The Mansion and Love and Paranoia.

Social Media Links

Website/Blog: https://gabrielbacopa.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gabrielbacopa/

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Gabriel-Bacopa/e/B01M1N7L45