Monday, 17 March 2014

"The Adventures of Charlie Smithers" - Two Really Great Reviews

These will be my happy thoughts when I put my head on my a few short minutes. Thank you for taking the time, Scarlet and Beach Bum.

5.0 out of 5 stars A Powerful Tale, March 17, 2014
ScarletD (Nashville, TN) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Adventures of Charlie Smithers (Kindle Edition)
A powerful read, filled with the good, bad, ugly, and beautiful. The Adventures of Charlie Smithers conveyed, in the most eloquent, humorous, and reflective manner, all facets of human emotion and experience. Tender tales of love, heart-breaking remembrances of old, and descriptions of horror, all came together in this wonderful tale of a man who also found love in the most peculiar place. Humor, where it crept in, didn't fail to please. A tale that will stay with me for a long time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wry, tongue-in-cheek, captivating & gut-wrenching, a unique adventure, March 13, 2014
This review is from: The Adventures of Charlie Smithers (Kindle Edition)
The Adventures of Charlie Smithers is a fascinating blend of wry, self-deprecating humor and an insightful look at class distinctions, cultural differences and the adaptability of the human spirit. The voice of the narrator rings true, the dangers real, and there's the the unnerving sense that violence doesn't just lurk as a threat, it's part and parcel of the human condition. Charlie's quintessential Britishness is tested at every turn, his understanding of how the world works turned upside down. He bows to acculturation, but in the end he is who he is. Or so it seems. Charlie Smithers is one of the least likely survivors you can find. Captivating, self-absorbed, irritating, resourceful (to a point), the man is on a journey of discovery not of his choosing.

Written memoir style, The Adventures of Charlie Smithers is quite a ride. I'm glad I went along.

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