Again down to the hair raising trek over the ATLAS MOUNTAINS IF YOU HAVEN T YOU BELIEVE mountains If you haven t you l believe have This dense atmosphere is of the book s most compelling aspects This dark thriller starts off innocently enough with four friends traveling in Morocco But uickly it becomes clear that the narrator Will Clark is actually harboring a secret that turns the four into fugitives not only from the aw but from revenge As the four attempt to escape it back to Europe Morocco and the North African desert are all brought to ife almost as if in a travelogue We are taken by train along the coast of Morocco into a small seaside town to Rabat and by car through the Atlas Mountains through small towns and the place where the road simply ends and the Algerian desert begins all through their flight the twists sudden revelations and an unexpected but elusive woman keep the action going to its inescapable end The book comes off feeling similar to Camus s The Stranger as Will must face the conseuences of his actions both those taken and those not Keep me reading on the ast night well into the AM not very well written But A Page Turnerread While a page turnerread while Morocco so the sights and sounds were very relevant. G on themes of alienation class divisions and complex father son relationships Shadows the Sizes of Cities is the debut novel of a new talent in fiction Author and journalist Gregory W Beaubien based the book in part on his travel writing for the Chicago Tribune the Chicago Sun Times the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers and magazines. ,
My misconception was that I expected THIS NOVEL TO BE AN URBAN novel to be an urban in the noir genre probably set in an America megacityThe reality is that it is an exotic and erotic fatal road trip mainly set in North Africa In this tension filled debut thriller you get rather uickly to the point where you don t trust anyone and that includes first person narrator Will Clark who claims to be a travel writer from Chicago Yet it always seems possible he might be something You never really earn how Will acuired his fighting skills or whether there is to his agenda than appears on the surface beaubien takes advantage of using the surface Beaubien takes advantage of using first person narrative to Snowflakes on the Sea let Will tell you exactly what and how much he wants you to knowThe book starts in Madrid where Will is waiting to hook up with three friends for a trip to Morocco and a writing assignment He needs money and he s preoccupied with the Dutchman s offer a mysterious phrase invoked a couple of times too many though when the explanation finally comes it turns the story on its head If you don t trust Will you certainly don t trust his friends There s Tammy the spoiled rich girl accustomed to having the whole world bend to her wishes and heroser Will. Young travelers murder a Wrathful Chaos: Five Books of Satanic Philosophy love triangle and theegacy of a father's sins A sexy thriller with a visual style set in Spain Morocco Amsterdam and Chicago in 1994 While traveling with friends the young American reporter Will Clark is drawn into killing a drug dealer Pursued by other gang members and young American reporter Will Clark is drawn into killing a drug dealer Pursued by other gang members and police his bond with his companions bro. S opinion Irish boyfriend Nigel Nor do you trust Will s women the unpleasant Marissa especially and Stacy who s just arrive the unpleasant Marissa especially and Stacy who s just arrive the scene Stacy keeps turning up her cool blonde beauty a salve to Will s overheated spirit but who is she really Tammy and Nigel and Will and Marissa meet up in Madrid before heading across the Strait of Gibraltar to Tangier The couple recklessly embroils Will and Marissa in
a small town drug deal that goes frightfully bad People are dead and the escape south to Marrakesh is risky Ismall town drug deal that goes frightfully bad People are dead and the escape south to Marrakesh is risky I don t want to say about the fast moving plot to et you discover its surprises for yourselfMuch of the excitement in reading the book is that the story and Will are never predictable You can t be sure where you l end up geographically morally or metaphorically If there s a fault in the writing it is that Beaubien via Will tends to name the emotions he s feeling rather than trusting the readers to discern them through his Will s actions Beaubien trusting the readers to discern them through his Will s actions Beaubien a journalist and has a reporter s eye for descriptive detail that takes you right to where you feel the gritty desert the heat and the hostile stares of the men in tea shops If you ve been to Morocco you will experience it all. Ken and his sense of himself shattered Will plunges further into danger even as he searches for the elusive blonde Stacey Snow whose ove might make him whole again or doom them both A iterary thriller that combines action and suspense with exotic Humanism: The Greek Ideal and its Survival locations written in a style that modulates between blunt andyrical passages while touchin.