On the Run Paperback – 20 September 2016
- Paperback : 358 pages
- ISBN-10 : 3000530398
- ISBN-13 : 978-3000530395
- Language: : English
- Customer reviews:
NetGalley Praise "Very interesting read. Pablo is an intriguing character. He is not as merciless as the description gives him. It is an unbelievable tale; but I enjoyed reading it." Barbara C., Educator - United States "Not my usual kind of book but I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The characters are interesting and I liked the writing style. Will keep an eye out more books from this author." Vicki J., Reviewer - United Kingdom "The book is well researched, hilarious and thrilling... Highly recommended reading! I would highly recommend the book for thriller seekers and also those wanting a good laugh." Lata S., Reviewer - India "Amorim's writing style is unlike anything I have ever encountered previously." Zoie C., Reviewer - United States "Did love the read. Read it in a day. The writing keeps you wanting more..." William K., Reviewer - United Kingdom "Pablo was a real interesting character and I ABSOLUTELY loved his dark humor. This book was a little different than the books i usually read, but it didn't disappoint me a bit." Poppy A., Reviewer - United States "This novel is unusual, deviating from other books of similiar nature... I consider this book to show political satire, philosophical reasoning which is questionable at times. I did enjoy this book, and would recommend it. Keep an open mind when reading." Linda Z., Reviewer - United States
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What an interesting book!!
This is the second book I have read from Izai and he has a style I haven't seen before. Unlike the first book I read that was out loud funny, this book is serious but just as good. The main character goes through various phases in life but he does it 'on the run' making the book very interesting. He gets help from different unusual people and shows the underside of the human character.
Izai is showing that he is a versatile writer which tells me he will be around for a long time.
If you want a change from the ordinary, I highly recommend this book. I also recommend this author. My only caveat is that the book contains quite a bit of cussing.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
In a series of cross country runs, ingenious thinking, good network of friends and supporters and sheer good luck he is able to survive. In the process he has to change his way of thinking, give up on his family, take on a new identity and think of a career change as well. The changes are very far seeking from his present way of life but he realises earlier on that there is no point in living in the past and what should have, or could have been.
The story was interesting as it gives you pointers into the way of life of different ethnicities and how people are able to survive in a melting pot which is very often hostile to either one or many of them. Not always doing the right thing Pablo who also changes his name to suit the occasion lands on his feet, makes his money and finds the girl of his dreams as well.
The story has a happy ending though it did not seem like that it will go that way for a very long time. Easily told of a life of crime and how it sometimes pays!
What an unusual book! It begins with Pablo involved in a shooting which was a set up. We then learn that Colombians and Fed’s are all after him which leads to him going on the run.
What a fascinating tale then unfolds as we follow Pablo on his incredible journey. This takes him on a voyage of self discovery through many areas of his life both past and present as he travels to the future. A terrifying journey trying to escape capture, survive with no money, afraid to contact friends for fear of capture. How could he prove his innocence.
There are many things to enjoy with this story. I loved the way Pablo argued with himself over religion, politics etc. Also the humour throughout.
The author gives us a rich tapestry woven with colourful characters all with unique stories.
Does Pablo escape capture? Does he find what he seeks?
You will have to read this for yourself. I am sure you will enjoy finding the answers.
I really recommend this.
The book is filled with dark humor, but it doesn’t overdo it. Pablo’s behavior always stays in character, even as he struggles to find his own identity and come to terms with how he’s changed. Pablo’s choices aren’t always the right ones – definitely not – but they do allow the reader to get a more complete perspective on him. At first, he’s horrified by what he’s forced to do, but he slowly adapts to the new life forced upon him.
An intriguing read, and one I very much enjoyed. If you like literary fiction with a dark sense of humor, I recommend this book. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.