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Product Details

  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1478313811
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478313816
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,512,237 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Cristian Mihai (born 25 December 1990) grew up in Constanta, Romania. And he’s still growing up, or at least trying to. Sometimes he writes. Sometimes he gets lucky and writes something good. He can’t, however, draw a straight line. No matter how much he tries. Not even with a ruler. And, please, don’t ever ask him to sing.

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It's also very personal that you just can't help but love the main protagonist.
Emma Snow
There's a lot to like about this psychological thought-provoking short story that is filled with picture painted prose.
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And then I was treated to that first sentence and I knew that I was going to enjoy the rest of the story.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bryan Edmondson on July 25, 2012
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I have Stage IV Cancer. I may well only have 6 to 8 months to live. So I value time more than ever before. I only do what is important and worthy of my time.

Jazz was worth my time.

Jazz has a passionate plot, witty dialogue, and engrossing characters. This virtuosity is rich with what I call "word painting." Vivid images appear off the text of my Kindle Screen. The author sculpts metaphors out his imagination and I find the results ensnaring.

I would have paid a lot more for this Kindle book. I would suggest that the author is a keyboard-pecking prodigy gone feverishly insane--obviously impaired in judgment; he is giving away his work for small potatoes.Buy the Book before this eccentric novelist comes to his senses and realizes that money is not only pretty ink on paper; but it also may be exchanged for goods and services
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For a short story, this is very, very good. It is nothing like what I usually read, and that's one of the reasons I requested the author let me read it. The book blurb intrigued the mind and once read, the story within fully satisfied it.

This is a well told tale of a painful unrequited love of Chris for Amber, his cousin's girlfriend. The story starts of gently, with the relationship between all protagonists slowly flushing out, picking up steam with Chris traveling to Paris to face not just Amber, but his feelings for her.

There's a lot to like about this psychological thought-provoking short story that is filled with picture painted prose.

I liked Chris because he was so real and in touch with his inner thoughts and feelings. He was one of those very likable characters that we want to smother with hugs.

Amber was another story altogether. I felt sorry for this lost soul and hoped that by the time I reached the end, she would have grown up. In the end, I appreciated the author letting my imagination fly on the ending of this story.

If you're in a mood for a short story with substance in which the author masterfully crafts his characters with a wonderful prose, I highly recommend you pick this one up. It is a great poolside, beach side or just plain at home read.

Here are some excerpts that impressed me and I hope will give you a glimpse of the writing style of this author:

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"A blistering wind blew off from every direction, and the quiet light that came from lamps and enclosed the grey skin of the sidewalk couldn't stop darkness from wrapping itself around glass and concrete and flesh in what resembled a tight and desperate embrace.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Odessa G. Black on August 16, 2012
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A complicated relationship forms between the player of an instrument and a piece of music. At some point, the player forgets whom is playing whom. If you watch a saxophonist closely, you may catch him closing his eyes as he plays, as the music takes him on a journey. I believe this same phenomenon happens to the author of this work, only with Jazz, Cristian's instrument is his prose. We find ourselves falling in love with Cristian's rich imagery as he leads us through the novel wanting, hoping for the happy ending, but, as in every jazz song there always seems to be a beautiful melancholy attached to every note, making the beautiful, but finite end of his novels somehow okay.
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By Emma Snow on January 23, 2013
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I completely fell in love with Cristian Mihai's beautiful way of writing. His main character, Chris Sommers, is an embodiment of realism. His persona was much attune to what some of us feel about ambition, love, and the realization of heartbreaking disappointment. I felt a connection to him in a much deeper level than I've ever known. Mihai's writing style just reaches out to you, captures you - without letting go for a moment. It's also very personal that you just can't help but love the main protagonist. There were times where it pained me to stop reading because I wanted to note down my favorite quotes from the novel because it was just that amazingly brilliant.

From the very first chapter of the novel, we follow Chris Sommers on his adventure to Paris to find the girl he's always been drawn to. Everyone loves an unrequited love story, right? When he arrives, he sees Amber, but everything is not as he expected them to be. He is then thrust into the Paris lifestyle where he finds himself and rediscovers events that changed his life, but also Amber's.

The story itself is thought-provoking with beautiful and lyrical prose on almost every single page. It almost reminded me of F. Scott Fizgerald in that way where there is a story being written but underneath the surface is a message trying to be deciphered. I think it's the reason why I fell in love with Jazz and am now a fan of his work.
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This book is written by a fledgling novelist, whose work could have been so much better if looked at by a professional editor.

I like the themes of unrequited love and the search for happiness. City scenes and interiors are well depicted and recognisable. Dialogue is good and well-mixed with narrative. Some images are clever: "We all live in this wonderful century of technology and knowledge, but it feels to me that the world is still as flat as a sheet of paper, and it requires but a gentle push for you to fall off the edge."

The narrative parts flow quite well, as in music, an important theme in the novel. However, a certain wordiness spoils this effect at times. There are quite a few minor grammatical mistakes that should have been picked up by an editor.
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Cristian Mihai (born 25 December 1990) grew up in Constanta, Romania. And he's still growing up, or at least trying to. Sometimes he writes. Sometimes he gets lucky and writes something good. He can't, however, draw a straight line. No matter how much he tries. Not even with a ruler. And, please, don't ever ask him to sing.

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