Ian King’s narrative displays his usual excellently executed dark humour interlaced with a far-reaching understanding of human nature as his hapless characters move through the pages, their lives complicated by both greed and the need for redemption.
Demonstrating outstanding artistry and finesse, ‘Khristmas in Kabul-Once upon a time in Afghanistan’, by Ian Trevor King, proves exceptionally insightful as it immerses its readers in the precarious aftermath of a war-a war which has not quite finished with its players.
Fourteen-year-old Brady is ‘in’. In a neighbourhood where alcohol and drugs are what makes the world go round, it’s not a bad position to be in. However, the arrival of a new and cocky kid of the block, Alex, spells disaster.
It is a novel with the courage to be about complex, sweeping emotions with Waldrip effectively using the alternate perspectives of disparate timelines to create a marvellously pacy, suspenseful read which is deceptively easy to become immersed in.
A whimsical fantasy bound by human relationships, adventures and desires, ‘Tiger-wolf’, by Brien Cole, plays with time and space as fact blurs with fiction and the world expands and shrinks in response to both past and present.
His narrative is verbally smart and the various contrivances and tangles of his plot are cleverly played out. Provoking reflection on the dichotomy between societal expectations and the race-defined self.
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Patti Flinn brings us a fascinating foray into the complications of colour and gender in 18th Century France in ‘Veronique’s Journey’. This unique novella tracks the coming of age of a young black girl in a small town, who is buffeted by parental expectations and societal norms.
Compelling and unstoppable, Assault (book 1 of the Girl with a Knife series), is undeniably addictive. Perfectly representing the challenges of colonial America, Hogg’s book has it all.
Best Coming of Age Fiction Reviews From BookViral “A compassionate look at the real heart of youth…” Buy On Amazon UK Buy On Amazon US Recommend for the coveted BookViral Crimson Quill. To make your recommendation simply click on the award badge below…… Publisher: Independently published (December 10, 2019) Language: English Paperback: 216 pages ISBN-10: […]