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E like a thriller but it is layered with literary symbolism and imagery The most terrifying aspect of it was the realism The story has a contemporary setting The little details about daily life ground in it a place that may or probably does xist somewhere Even though the country the book was set in was never directly named at least not that I noticed other real countries were It s one thing to read about a character who witnessed someone get flayed in an Mystery at Kittiwake Bay epic fantasy like Game of Thrones that is set in a secondary world It is far disturbing in a book like this but also probably worth reading Because somewhere in the world people are living in fear of getting killed for disagreeing with governments or living on land people in power want toxploit I can tell myself It s fiction don t let it get to you and it almost works with a secondary world fantasy but with a book like this my brain responds yes fiction these people aren t real but someone Dangerous Waters (Cold Case Files else might be living anually hellish story This story made me think about social political and humans rights problems than I can count but ones that stood out to me were the relationship between people and land bet There they stood ranged along the hillsides metTo view the last of me a living frameFor one picture In a sheet of flameI saw them and I knew them all Robert BrowningAt 6am one morning Roberto an investigative journalist in an unnamed South American country receives a phone call In ten days Roberto You must leave the country Or The Husband (Smytheshire, Massachusetts, else you will die Over the course of the next few days he realises that he is being watched and when the police detective that Roberto had told about the threatnds up dead he knows that he is in trouble Planning to leave to be with his girlfriend Caroline who is visiting her family in Saint Lucia he starts to clear out his life and pack up His investigative instinct however kicks in as he learns of a potential massacre in the region of Tulc n and so he postpones his departure and accompanied by his photographer friend Daniel sets off on a journey into the heart of darknessThe novel is a brave attempt to xplore the generalities of corruption and political mass murder and the lack of specifics allows us to read it as a wider critiue of injustices throughout the world As Roberto Daniel and their guides penetrate deeper and deeper into the jungle in search of the truth the whole atmosphere becomes claustrophobic tense and threatening With the clock relentlessly ticking x days until the day Roberto is to die there is a sense of the inevitable too as they reach their destination the massacre at El Encanto the site of the dark tower The deliberate nod to Browning s poem in the novel s title gives us a framing device and with the Conrad feel to it as well there is a tight focus in the forward moving story This is further nhanced by the present tense narrative which keeps the action moving forward and adds a sense of the now to the whole thingOverall this is a decent An Italian Education enough thriller withnough political resonance to make it relevant I did find myself skim reading at times however just to get through the story There is a twist of sorts at the Protecting the Colton Bride Coltons Cowboy Code end but it s fairly obvious how it will allnd no spoilers A good read but not a great one so a decent 3 stars This is the darkest and most legitimately frightening book I have read this year Thanks Mr Epperson for nsuring that I will never visit South America for any reason although I had really wanted to prior This book is insanely well written with characters you root for desperately The descriptions of the jungles and villages and people make you xperience them and the ruthlessness and barbarism is a kick in the teeth Everyone should read this book. T of darkness in pursuit of his story Unknowingly Roberto is headed toward a confrontation with an vil darker than he could possibly have imagin.
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An investigative reporter in South America receives a threat leave the country in ten days or die It s a heck of a starting point and the chapters are laid out as X Days Until the Day Roberto Has Before He Dies The first half of the novel follows the protagonist around the civilized journalistic world the second half plunges into the deep dark jungle where terrible things are happening that MUST be reported according to Roberto This book was different and not cliched and that s why I liked it No spoilers here The review below was authored by Paperback Paris Staff Writer Melissa Ratcliff Read While political affairs are often a touchy subject Tom Epperson makes a case for the corrupt political tensions and scandals plaguing journalists and the indigenous peoples of South America in Roberto to the Dark Tower Came Dark and gruesome yet written in a very matter of fact Murakami sue style that will appeal to fans o I loved this book I devoured it in one big gulp It was suspenseful It was thoughtful It was timely But most of all I was surprised by how soulful it was for a thriller It s set in a Latin American country full of political turmoil and though written by an Arkansas author its sense of place is amazing You can practically feel the jungle all around you By the Forbidden Stranger end of the book my heart was actually thumping in my chest as I feared for the fate of all involved Highly recommend This book was one I couldn t put down from the beginning of reading until thend It is on a subject I have tried to bring to the attention of people and organizations for about 4 decades concerning in particular the Indigenous peoples in the rainforests of South America and the poor from Mexico on down to the Snowy River Man end tip of the Americas Maybe because of better communication worldwide cell phones and internet we are seeing the amount of journalists and activists that are being arrogantly murdered over trying ofxpose corruption and atrocities created against Indigenous people and the poor to Night Moves (Harlequin Blaze exploit and destroy their areasthroughout the world and in my personal opinion the rainforests are the areas we most need to protect and secure from this but it shouldn t be happening anywhere at this point in time and will continue until whole countries rise up against it and say no The author did a great job of bringing his characters to Roberto to the Dark Tower Came works as a thriller for sure but also a wider conversation piece about very real dangers and perils in the world today This A very disturbing page turner political thriller novelThe theme presented in this story represents the many kinds of injustice and violence that happened or are still happening in parts of the worlds and how brave persons are still fighting to disclose the truthThis fast paced novel will take the readers to the world full of perils where strangers can be true friends and true friends can benemies where the distance between dangers and yourself can be less than one breath away and a lot can happen in a minute The author has a way of making Les brumes d'avalon : roman each character distinct and lively without giving away too much one of them be the funny and terrible DanielWith detailed vivid world building and a touch of romance this novel is a very interesting readHighly recommended for fans of thrillerI received a ARC of this book in accordance with the terms of Librarything Early Reviewers program Roberto to the Dark Tower Came is available NOW In ten days Roberto You must leave the country Orlse you will die 35 stars The book opens up with Roberto waking up in the middle of the night to receive a death threat on the phone and the narrative counts down Malakai (Wicked Games, each day before the unknown man s deadline Roberto to the Dark Tower Came is over. Roberto is a young left wing South American journalist who receives an ominous phone call leave the country in ten days or die He hasvery inten.
All a powerful novel about a young journalist in an unnamed South American country fighting for the truth when journalists and other subversives are routinely murdered for doing their jobs The fact that someone wants to kill you for doing your job should make you realize how important that job is I am going to admit that I am a bit conflicted about this book It started incredibly strong and hooked me from the opening lines but the subseuent few days nine The Carpenters Wife and Heart of Stone eight and seven dragged for me and I struggled to continue but my desire to see what happened kept me going and I am so glad I stuck with it I understand that it was important to Roberto s life to wrap things up and to reminisce about the past but I found the pacing to be a little slower than I would have liked Despite the considerable amount of time in the first 40% of the book dedicated to the people in his life barring Roberto Daniel and Lina the characters fell flat for me however the connection that I felt for those three characters was deepDespite the slow beginning things really picked up around 40% in six days before the deadline For me this book was about Roberto s adventure to uncover andxpose the truth it is less of a mysterythriller If I were to give this book a rating at 30% it would have been maybe 25 stars but it is Celtic Fire (Rogue Angel, easily a 4 starnding for me I think that many people will appreciate the buildup and character building but for me I wanted the action to come fasterThere are interesting parallels with terrorism and the fear of terrorism being used as a means of gaining control or The Family Plan excusing governmental acts of force that most certainly apply in the modern climate and the media is used to spread this message to tamper outrage I think that is why I felt a disconnect it felt too real but not actually discussing realvents I don t generally hold fiction up to a reality standard but this almost read like nonfiction to me It is likely that Epperson didn t name the country on purpose so that it isn t rooted so much in modern historical A Family Practice events but I found it a bit distracting personally to have the narrator refer to my country and my city constantly Regions mentioned were in Colombia Ecuador and Peru all countries which I have traveled to which is probably why I was trying to pick it apart My best guess is that Roberto is based in Colombia and the strife depicted is a fictionalization of the FARC conflict cw animal abuse rape murder warOverall this is a good read and I think those interested in political adult fiction willnjoy this one Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher Meerkat Press for providing me a copy of the book in A Doctor in Her Stocking (From Here to Maternity exchange for my honest review Blog Twitter I received a free copy of this from netgalley Roberto to the Dark Tower Came needs ALL the trigger warnings Gore death torture sexual assault cruelty to animals death of animals language whatever you can think of If that isnough for you to not read it then you probably don t need to read the rest of my review If your still reading my review then maybe you will consider picking up this novel It was disturbing and dark but I couldn t make myself stop reading it I became invested in the characters and I wanted so bad for them to triumph but this isn t that kind of book It s the type that juxtaposes flawed characters who want to make a difference with the cruelty of those are resisting It s the kind of gritty realism where no one winsRoberto to the Dark Tower Came is written in third person present tense that gives an immediacy to the prose as Roberto a left wing journalist receives death threats makes plans to leave the country gets pulled into reporting on one last story and witnesses all manners of atrocities The narrative builds suspens. Tion of leaving as soon as he follows a lead on a major story developing in the jungle The book follows him on his perilous journey into the hear.
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Tom Epperson is a native of Malvern Arkansas He received a BA in English from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and an MA in English from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville then headed west with his boyhood friend Billy Bob Thornton to pursue a career in show business Epperson's co written the scripts for One False Move A Family Thing The Gift A Gun a Car a Blonde and