Monday, January 27, 2014

VABT ~ Tour ~ Nowhere, AZ


*Book source ~ Many thanks to the author for providing a review copy in exchange for anhonest review.

Title ~ Nowhere, AZ
Author ~ Chris Nunley
Publisher ~ Chris Nunley
Published ~ 30 September 2012
Genre ~ Fantasy/Dark
Pages ~ 148

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My Rating ~ 4 bites out of 5

He’s been on the run for 12 years, never staying in one place too long, always heading vaguely west. There’s someplace he needs to go, something unknown is pushing him. He needs to get there. He needs to keep moving because if he stays too long in one place, people get hurt and he doesn’t want people to be hurt. It’s not his fault. Not really.

This is a strange book. This well-written piece is told by a nameless man. Never once, in the whole book, is his name mentioned. Weird, but it fits with the whole odd story. It alternates between present time and flashbacks that slowly tell his tale, why he’s on the run and why he can’t stay in one place too long or people get hurt. He eventually ends up in Nowhere, AZ and finally feels like he could fit in, but something is still pushing him to head west. The ending sort of leaves it up to the reader to decide what this guy’s ultimate decision is. This isn’t a bit of light reading before bed. It’s a dark tale about a poor guy who got a bum deal and lived with it as best he could. However, I choose to think of the ending with hope. Because, that’s the way I am. 




13 comments:

  1. Interesting.... different... a nameless man? I guess it does add to the whole odd story.

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  2. Sounds like a fascinating story. I feel like I saw a movie with a nameless narrator a few years ago....reminds me of this. Thanks for sharing.

    -Lauren

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    1. I don't think I've heard of a movie with a nameless narrator. It was definitely fascinating. I had to keep reading. :)

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  3. A dark read with a nameless MC. Hmm... you have me thoroughly intrigued, Carol!

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  4. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm so glad you enjoyed Nowhere, AZ!

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    1. Thanks for the invite! I thoroughly enjoyed it. :)

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  5. Oh this is strange and a little unsettling and yet I am curious. Love your review!

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    1. Definitely strange, but not in a bad way. I'm still thinking about it.

      Thanks! :)

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  7. Thank you so much for your honest review of my book. Sounds like you really enjoyed it!

    (I had a typo in my deleted post - how embarrassing!)

    :)

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    1. I did! :)

      And LOL I hate typos in my posts especially when I can't edit them.

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