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September 25, 2016

A TRIP TO ANGUILLA by Ethan Brant

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A TRIP TO ANGUILLA
Pt 1
Indecent Chronicles
Volume Two
by
Ethan Brant


WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU SEE YOUR FATHER KILL A MAN? Emir, better known as Tito, is a tyrant whose tight grasp holds in his palm the highest levels of the government in four different countries. He decides who lives and who dies. He decides who will have weapons in the Balkans. He even helps separatist organizations. But what happens when his son Omar, out of sheer curiosity, follows him to a crumbling building and sees him kill a man? What happens when his son asks to be a criminal, an entity like his father? All Omar wants is to be like his father, to control everything, to be the next Balkan’s Godfather . . . BUT WILL HIS WISH BE GRANTED? And will it count for anything? 

  • Series: Indecent Chronicles
  • Paperback: 58 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (September 23, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1539036057
  • ISBN-13: 978-1539036050

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Biography

Ethan Brant Ethan Brant was born Eldar Bajramović (1996) in a small city of Tuzla, Bosnia. Unable to handle the pressure of poverty, of people around him, and haunting childhood memories he falls into a deep depression. In high school, Ethan dreams of being a writer, but there are no traditional publishers in his country, so the only way out for him was the French Foreign Legion. Fortunately, before his trip, he learns of the Kindle Direct Publishing and gives his writing dream another shot.

MY THOUGHTS:
 What happens to a person when they are brought up in an environment that under the surface, is violent, powerful and controlling?   What happened to Omar when he discovered his father, Emir was a powerful man known as  Tito?  Omar was just a young boy.  He found out his father held high government in the grasp of his hand.   Not one country but four.    He has the power to say who lives, who dies.  He even has his best friend killed.   I'm not sure if Omar found this exciting or just powerful.   After seeing his father kill his best friend, Omar made the decision that he was going to be like his father, maybe even more powerful.  A Don, the Godfather of the Balkans.  perhaps.  This is much like the mafia.   Omar had promise as a young boy but what clicked, what changed in order to want to have that power to say who will live and who will die.   If, just if, he arises to this power, will it really be what Omar wants?

 The author gives the reader a lot to think about. These types of situations exist all over the world.  This isn't just a fictional read.  It has much truth to it.  You may consider a lot of scenarios about the whys and what if's of Omar's decisions.  Don't a lot of sons want to follow in their father's footsteps?   But why would this father want his son to do this?   Wouldn't he want something better for him?   Not a life of crime and murder!

I always, or most always, decide if I like a  book by wanting more at the end.  This book did that for me.  I'd like to have more on Omar's adulthood after his father's and uncle's death.   Was Omar out for revenge for those deaths?   I just want to know more.

The author based this story on true events. The author gives a little background into the  Balkans and the surrounding areas.  Very interesting if you aren't familiar with the facts.

My criticism of the book is in the very long sentences.  I just felt they may have been re-worded or made into two or three sentences.   I had to reread several of the sentences over in order to get exactly what was being said..   I'm not sure but I believe there may be a few capitalization errors.  These are minor things that can be corrected if indeed, they need be.   The story is what is important and that shouldn't be changed.

I did learn that Anguilla means a place of rest.   I wonder is that a good place or bad?   As for the cover, my take is, it is perfect.   A powerful hand held over a person, more a robot.   If the (robot) person doesn't do what is expected of them,  the hand is ready to swoop down and wipe them out.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author, Ethan Brant, in exchange for my honest opinions.   No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 5 STARS.

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