Monday, January 23, 2017

Book Review - Hunters in the Dark: A Novel by Lawrence Osborne

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Robert Grieve is a young 28 year old Englishman teacher from a small town. He escapes to Cambodia to run away from his everyday mundane life.  He crosses the border from Thailand, where his life is taken through a whirlwind of peculiar events. Robert comes across money that is considered to be filled with bad luck along with a suave American who seems to be up to no good. When, Robert loses all his money, he takes on a teaching job and meets Sothea who joins him on his aimless journey. Why is the American so interested in Robert? What is Robert hunting for?

The book had an interesting description but it fails to deliver. The novel begins slowly, drags on through the middle but when you are finally at the end, you keep thinking, "what was the point"? I could care less about the character, their motives, and whatever happened to them. The characters didn't seem believable and sometimes, they made no sense.  Overall, a confusing, boring and tedious book. 

**Disclosure - I receieved a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest opinion**

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