Daniel J. Coplan’s book Let it Be is available on Amazon in a Kindle edition, and will soon be published in a paperback edition.

Notorious cult filmmaker Dan Coplan, whose past film “The Dragon Gate” was banned in Korea and censored in Germany, is unleashing his first novel “Let it Be” on El Dia De Los Muertos,”The Day of the Dead.” No relation to the Beatles’ song of the same name, the title is drawn from a passage in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, “there is a special providence in the fall of a sparrow . . . the readiness is all,  . . . let be.” [Act 5, Scene 2, Page 10] .

A tall tale, twelve years in the making, the story focuses on Death falling in love with a human. Set on the eve of the Day of The Dead, this supernatural thriller is infused with erotic energy.   As the novel’s lead character, Yeats Dane, sets out to find his wife’s killer and avenge her murder he is seduced by the Death.  A wild, sexy, and fantastic game of cat and mouse ensues, in which everything goes wrong.

Author Dan Coplan, who has been shot at twice, traveled to Mt. Fuji in Japan on a Buddhist pilgrimage, and at 14 was given only hours to live, uses his many real life meetings with Death as the basis for this neo-myth.

“I have always been captivated by the human ability to turn darkness into light. ‘Let It Be’ visits this territory,” said Coplan, “The story argues  that death wakes us up to the infinite potential of life and the ever-present miracle of our existence. Our days are numbered, but every moment is a new creation to be experienced to the fullest! This knowledge is a gift to the living because it teaches us the preciousness of life.”  He added, “It’s a genre-bending story and I had a blast writing it and I want the folks who read it to have a fun journey!”
“Let It Be” is published by Wonderful Sound Books.

Mr. Coplan’s latest press release:
Cult Filmmaker Challenges Death in New Novel

Mr. Coplan’s Author page on Amazon:
Books by Daniel J. Coplan

“Warning: when starting this book, make sure you don’t have anywhere you need to be or anything you need to do because you won’t want to stop reading until you’ve finished it all! Trust me on this! The book starts off with an explosive, unforgettable beginning and just keeps going.”
–  Megan King

“. . . this is an excellent novel that captured my attention from the beginning and never once let it go. Each scene was riveting, imaginative, and well described. The descriptions were clear and kept to a minimum. There was no lull in the action…All in all a wonderful story with a great message that kept me eagerly glued to my kindle. . .I really did enjoy this book and would read more from this author. He has a natural gift for crafting a well-thought out story and developing positive, memorable characters and shocking twists.” (4 stars) – Laura Clarke

“Wow, what a crazy ride!” – Sherri Warner

“This book was terrific! Once I started reading I didn’t want to stop until I’d finished the whole thing. It pulls you in from the beginning.” – Nicola Flood

“‘Let It Be’ by Daniel J. Coplan is definitely one of the more “different” books I’ve read in a very long time.” – Jhonni Parker

Mr. Coplan’s Facebook Author Page:
Daniel J. Coplan

Selected Editorial Reviews

Selected Articles about the Book



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