Monday, June 22, 2015

good Monday everyone

Good Monday morning all, hope you all had a great weekend . Today we are going to introduce you to THING MYSTERIOUS by Matthew Chabin.

                        BOOK BLURB
Dasan Garret is a disappointed man.  Recently divorced and just returned from a traumatic tour of duty in Iraq, he moves back to his hometown of Portland, Oregon only to find himself unexpectedly alone.  His old friends are all gone, moved away, locked up, or dead.  Women seem to occupy a parallel universe.  With no community and few prospects, he takes a job as a night watchman and withdraws ever deeper into the shadows of his mind.  Until one day when he meets Edenia, and she lights up his world like a bolt of pure energy.  She seems perfect: vibrant, gifted, kind, sexy, a sudden and unlooked-f   or reprieve from the sad ruin of his life.  And yet there remains a nagging sense that something isn’t right.  Could it be that he is merely slow to trust the happiness she offers him?  Or is there something behind that waver in her laugh, that fleeting look of sadness in her eyes?  
The mystery deepens when one day Edenia disappears.  Dasan believes he must find her in order to go on living.  But to find her again, he will have to confront a devastating truth about her life, and his.
                        MY REVIEW
 This is the first book I have read by this author , I was shown this book by a friend and fellow blogger .  Let me introduce you all to Dasan Garrett, an military veteran , who has returned from a
horrific tour of duty from Iraq. He is recently divorced and is a very bitter man. He heads back to his home town and finds out everyone is gone . He is all alone and works as a night watchman. Until the day he meet Edenia , the new love of his life. She is everything he wants and needs , until the day she disappears an he has to find her to set his world right again.
    The author takes us on a wild ride . When you start reading , you will get sucked into Dasan's life . The way the story flows you can just feel the angst the author is portraying in his characters . You can just feel the sadness that are around these men.  The loneliness that comes along with the job and the fact that there is no one left . You are swept up and into to the story, you want to wrap you arms around the main characters and keep them safe and secure . Your heart will break and you will shed a tear .
  The author has written some very complex characters . Dasan is a broken soul that you just want to hug and make feel better . He feels so alone and not worthy of being alive . Until the day the he finds his love and things start to look up and brighten up .  Edenia is fully of sunshine and is a character that you would really want to be friends with . She seems like the classic girl next door and is easy to love . But she is also holding on to a dark secret that you don't find out about until the end . They are
complex yet broken, lonely but yet not when they are together.
   I started reading this book in the bath tub and I couldn't put it down until I was done . It is a fast read but trust me you will be sucked in . The characters and the way the author writes these characters are intense. The plot is well developed flows so easily . If you need a great book for your summer reading list , this is a book you should add. You can read it by the camp fire or at the beach. The only thing I wish is that it was just a little bit longer. I can't wait to read more from this author .

                  ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Matthew Chabin was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico and grew up in Portland, Oregon.  He served four years in the US Navy as a ship crewman, journalist and public affairs liaison.  He studied literature and philosophy at Southern Oregon University.  After graduating in 2010, he started teaching English abroad, working in the Czech Republic and volunteering with the Dalai Lama’s affiliate organization, Tibet Charity, in Dharamsala/Mcleod Ganj, India.  He currently lives in Nagano Prefecture of Japan with his wife, Marie, and cat, Futa.  

His work has appeared in Gravel: A Literary Journal, Southern Pacific Review, Piker Press, and Black Denim.  He is the author of a memoir, Equaling Heaven, which he hopes to see published in the near future.

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