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Shaun Pascal [Kindle Edition]

N. S. Ugezene
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Be here to witness the life of Shaun Pascal! He is a focused character who wants nothing more than to live as king of the mountain. While trying hard to piece his life together, he experiences moments that are comical and cruel. He lives in a way that many would consider offbeat. He is simply someone who grew up in the hood, trying to make something of himself.

What damages his life but also glues it together is his pursuit to be loved. Throughout his life, relating to the opposite sex proved to be a tall task. He is bitter towards women until he meets Toantahnae. This is when he feels that life won't be so hard to manage.

Don't miss out on the novel that is sure to redefine urban fiction!!!

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Life isn't going as Shaun Pascal planned it but not for the lack of trying. After various failed attempts at bettering the conditions of his urban life-style, one good thing does finally happen love; although even love, he discovers, is not without its complications. Urban fiction writer, N.S. Ugezene brings us a story of learning from your mistakes and not giving up on life, even when giving up would be the easy way out, and many around you have taken that route and recommend you do the same! Though a theme that has been written before and will be written again, what makes this story unique is the lyrical prose written from the mind of Shaun Pascal, which gives you a raw look into the characters pained soul. --Rachel Daigle (New Reads Underground)

"Shaun Pascal tells the story of a young, Nigerian man who comes from a family of college graduates and who struggles with issues shared by many, especially in the hoods of Fontana, California. Shaun, better known as Pascal, had the ultimate dream of becoming a well-renown rapper, to earn enough money to remove himself from the hood and start a new life. He often toiled with the misfortune of being broke and became incessantly fixated on finding love. Of the tens of relatives and friends surrounding him daily, only one embraced Pascal with the support he needed. His parents pressured him about school; his homeys lacked ambition; and improper women swarmed him. All which could be the recipe for failure; however, Pascal was determined to beat the odds. I liked Pascal s drive and ambition to succeed and free himself from the hood. He was conscious of what changes he needed to make in his life to reach his goals and made the preliminary steps to accomplish them (i.e. limiting time with his friends who didn t have similar goals; instead of dropping out of school because he wasn t fond of the Nursing field, he decided to change his major instead). I also liked that typical events in the hood were discussed (i.e. robberies, disconnected relationships in the home); it made for a more realistic read. --Angelique-the Novelist (author of Leveled Mind, Confused Heart)

Shaun Pascal is a story of a man trying to rise above life's often unexpected and hard circumstances. As he struggles, he discovers that not even love is the answer to every problem. I received this story to review and found it an engaging tale of urban life that was both gritty and dramatic. A reader will be drawn into the world of Shaun Pascal and will go along with him from start to finish. It's not your everyday love story which is also refreshing. As a reader, I enjoyed the story, the characters and the world that was created. --Tammy Suto a.k.a. Sierra Rose (author of Flames of Betrayal)

About the Author

After five years of development, "Pascal's Life" is born! On a personal level, John Cena is my favorite wrestler. Outside of my passion for writing, I am a simplistic person who doesn't care for show. I am a concrete person who sometimes delves into the abstract. I have a knack for the analytical. I do not like to go about matters without examining their purpose. Even as I primarily write urban fiction, I seek to do things the unconventional way. With me, you can expect something that doesn't resemble my counterparts.

Product Details

  • File Size: 159 KB
  • Print Length: 130 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0557236177
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ugez Urban (August 1, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001YQEX52
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5.0 out of 5 stars A story about perseverance and love February 20, 2010
Format:Paperback
The story of Shaun Pascal is a story that seeks expression and teaches that love can be something that makes life a rollercoaster. The main character also goes through tests and has to battle through misfortunes. It could be that some matters encompass melodrama but this is a story that people can relate to. We all face challenges minor and major. It is how we deal with them that defines us and gives us character, and I must say that Shaun Pascal is quite an interesting character!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Finding One's Way... January 31, 2011
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The Life and Thoughts of Shaun Pascal" is a story about self discovery and finding one's place in the world. The story is narrated by the title character and examines the life of an African-American male in his early to mid-twenties trying to figure out the basics of being an adult. Written as a character study, the author N.S. Ugezene has created a story unique amongst other urban tales.

The premises of the story is that Shaun Pascal, also known as KP, is a twenty-something young African-American man that is in and out of school as well as work, has recently moved back in with his mother and step-father, and is desperately looking for acceptance and love. He has a dream of becoming a rapper, but can not focus on that goal because he allows his mind to wonder on every possible detail of life. The majority of the book is spent with Pascal questioning the motives of females and friends, as well as describing every day activities around his neighborhood in the city of Pomona, California, in which he resides.

Written in first person style, we are given an intimate look into the mindset of the lead character. He is depressed about his current state of living, and is constantly looking for something to make his life better. That arrives in the female character of Nadalina McGastry whose entrance into the story gives Pascal some hope about his future. The story is about love and accepting that emotion.

"The Life and Thoughts of Shaun Pascal" is not without its faults. It is almost as if its originality is what makes it a difficult read. The story is told in a stream-of-consciousness manner, with characters and subject matter discussed and discarded in what seems to have no point to the forward movement of the story.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Real Thoughts on Real Thoughts August 13, 2010
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Real Thoughts by N.S. Ugezene is a collection of essays based on a smorgasbord of topics weighing heavily on the mind of the author who shares his thoughts through the mind of Shaun Pascal. Shaun is a 25 year-old young man in California boasting of a magazine porn addiction who lives with his Nigerian born mother and step-father. He has a chip on his shoulder because he is required to contribute to the household in matters as simple as taking out the trash and other minor household duties. His mother also insists upon him doing something to better his life which involves taking classes at a local community college. He works at either a part-time job where he holds up a sign of some sort on the streets of California or day work through an employment agency when they have work for him. He also shares that he is somewhat of a functional bulimic (my verdict is out on whether he may have meant anorexic) due to his refusal to eat 'girly' food. Shaun seems to be the classic case of what is known in many communities as an "Adult ManChild" of sorts, a baby boy. He looks to his parents to provide his basic needs of food and shelter, but he will happily use all of his discretionary funds on things such as clothing and items that assist him in maintaining the image.

Real Thoughts is a randomly gathered, poorly written, both grammatically and structurally, collection of work that was gathered by Ugezene. The reader does not immediately realize that Shaun Pascal is the main character of this story. But, just when you think that you have determined who the narrator of the book is, the author calls him by a different, unintroduced name that makes you scratch your head and wonder how this happened. During the course of the book, Shaun's name is freely changed between KP and Pascal.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dramatic and engaging. March 17, 2010
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Shaun Pascal is a story of a man trying to rise above life's often unexpected and hard circumstances. As he struggles, he discovers that not even love is the answer to every problem.

I received this story to review and found it an engaging tale of urban life that was both gritty and dramatic. A reader will be drawn into the world of Shaun Pascal and will go along with him from start to finish. It's not your everyday love story which is also refreshing. As a reader, I enjoyed the story, the characters and the world that was created.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The author has improved with this novel... October 12, 2011
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It may not be written perfectly but N.S. Ugezene has created a believable character whom is probably in many families. The character Shaun Pascal in my opinion, seems like a drifter. He is going through life aimlessly making mistakes but ultimately experiences a moment of reckoning toward the end. The content of the novel may need a better flow to it but I can see many underlying messages within. Some will enjoy this book while others may not get it at all. I get it because I am open-minded. Support this author.
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I have such works as Shaun Pascal, I Love Honeys, Not NY and Real Thoughts. I am currently working on a short story for an anthology and a new novel. I am a big wrestling fan. John Cena is my favorite wrestler. Outside of my passion for writing, I am a simplistic person who doesn't care for show. I am a concrete person who sometimes delves into the abstract. I have a knack for the analytical. I do not like to go about matters without examining their purpose. Even as I primarily write urban fiction, I seek to do things the unconventional way. With me, you can expect something that doesn't resemble my counterparts.

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