What was it like in Berlin and East Germany when the Wall and Communist Germany were still in existence? My novels will transport you to that time, to live through
a hopeless love and an attempted escape via Checkpoint Charlie to West Berlin.
My website also provides abundant information about the former Communist Germany, which may be of particular interest to the younger generations who wish to learn more
about that era.
I hope you enjoy your visit here.
Akin Tekin, Sociologist/Author
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5.0 out of 5 stars Erol's
Journey Toward Utopia, July 12, 2013
Tekin's novel is about his protagonist's travels back and forth between West and East Berlin during the Cold War Era.
He is a student in the West who studies political philosophy including the differences between Communism, Capitalism and Socialism. Today's readers may not realize that one could be shot,
arrested or imprisoned if caught trying to flee to the West. His vivid descriptions filled with sensory detail make you feel that you are standing beside him.
His conversations with those he meets is a study of the pros and cons of each political doctrine as well as how each person's perceptions is shaped by free market mass media or the relentless
barrage of government propaganda. The author is perceptive enough to engage in grueling self-analysis and clever enough to find humor under the most trying conditions. His conception of the ideal
political doctrine is one called eco-socialism, a network of national policies designed to preserve the earth's ecological sustainability as well as to promote personal happiness. Threaded
throughout this tale, like a necklace of precious jewels, is a kind of mystical lyricism that turns his prose into poetry. Overall, a page turner. I loved it.
This review is from: The Ownerless Planet: The Tears of the Blue Planet (Volume 1) (Paperback)
5.0 out of 5 stars A
beautiful love story with a beautiful purpose, September 4, 2013
This is the story of the legendary boxer, Erol Atila, who, thanks to his father, has a pure and unadulterated love of Nature, and a clear understanding that the future of human life is
unequivocally dependent on the quality of Earth's natural environment. His life is centered around his quest to instill the idea of eco-socialism in the hearts and minds of the people he
This premise provides a unique opportunity to consider the differences and similarities between capitalism and communism, and how eco-socialism might or might not evolve from either system,
as the protagonist travels back and forth between East and West Germany during the years preceding the demise of the German Democratic Republic and the destruction of the Berlin Wall.
At the same time, Erol's life is filled with personal relationships, loves won and lost, exciting brushes with danger, and tender moments of pure joy. "The Duel at Checkpoint Charlie" is a
page-turner, with more than enough content to hold the interest of the reader from start to finish. Evident throughout is a sensitivity that makes much of Tekin's writing seem almost
This novel clearly portrays the author's passion for Earth's natural environment, as well as his dire forecast for the short-lived future of the human race, failing a massive global
initiative to repair the damage we have done to our environment and, more importantly, to halt further assaults on nature. That eco-socialism can save our environment - and us - is, arguably,
a valid concept.
This is a very thought provoking book regarding how we are dishonoring and destroying our planet and where our responsibility lies. It is also rich is Turkish country lore from days of yore. I
was touched by the deep humanity expressed. Tekin is a fine writer and serious activist.
5.0 out of 5 stars PROPHETIC..., December 20, 2013
Knowing where our earth and its inhabitants are headed and what has to be done to save us is a heavy burden to carry. It is my experience that the information in The Duel At Checkpoint
Charlie comes from the author’s fierce and broken heart. Read everything this Eco-prophet offers and then look to your part in it…past, present and future.