My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I must start by saying that if you are reading this for the sake of a good story, you've got a potential best-seller on your hands. If you are going to dissect this novel to completely understand it, you're going to start having problems. Language and objects do not match with the timeline the author has given. Alcoholic beverages DID exist 3000 years ago but I am certain "beer" was referred to differently.
For the sake of creative writing and making the text easier to understand, if these minor differences were intentionally written this way then I feel that an introductory note should have been included.
With that out of the way, everything else about this book is more than easy to appreciate. This was a book that is refreshingly original. The lives of these extraordinary people in an ordinary town are captured in a fascinating manner and presented with excellent writing technique.
The people are as real as it gets and I found myself strongly connecting with some of the situations the main character found himself in. The prose is almost poetic and flows beautifully although some sections are so rich and full of detail that sometimes they need to be read more than once. This book by Dr.Richard Abbott definitely requires some concentration and thought to get the most out this book just adds to its charms. A great novel.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.
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