- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, LLC (November 15, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1608448312
- ISBN-13: 978-1608448319
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,425,710 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Somewhere Over the Sun Paperback – November 15, 2010
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The storyline is witty, smart, funny, entertaining, warm, deep, and heartfelt. It is completely accessible, and the story is told effortlessly, transitioning with flashbacks and from one point of view to another with characters' voices distinct and clear. This is rare for any book, but especially for a new writer, I think.
By page 5, I was hooked. By Chapter 3, I was in love. By the end, I had decided to recommend the book to every reader I knew.
If you're a reader, you'll love the adventure you're taken on. If you're a writer, you'll appreciate the playful love of language the author shares through his main character. If you're an artist of any kind, you'll enjoy seeing the world through the eyes of the different characters, and holding on to that new sight as a precious, inspirational relic.
And the sex scene is hands-down the best I have read, ever.
it's the kind of book that makes you stop and imagine what it's like to be the rose that it encourages you to stop and smell.
we could all do with at least a taste of the sort of out-of-the-box thinking that hugs these pages.
The first few pages left me wondering if I was going to like this book at all. After all, it is different than my usual genres (I usually stick with some form of chick lit or suspense/thrillers). As I was reading through the book, I noticed how slowly I was going through the pages. I asked myself, "Is it painful to read or...what? This seems to be slow going here..." Then it hit me. I LOVED this book. I was SAVORING the words. I found myself revisiting parts of the book before I'd even finished reading it, just to reread what had been written; to relive how the words had made me feel once again. The language used in this book was beautiful, colorful, imaginative, intelligent, poignant, inspiring, academic, yet magical all at the same time.
What really struck me was that even though I was intellectually challenged while reading the book (I love a book with colorful words!), I felt completely at home with the characters. I felt comfortable and at ease with just relaxing into the scenarios unfolding within the story. I felt like I knew each character. Each person introduced into this book was unique and fun, but also exactly as I would have wanted them to be had I written the book myself. I "knew" the characters already.
If you are an author yourself, I highly recommend you read this book. It will spark something in you to be a better writer and to more acutely convey what your imagination has hatched. Honestly, I can't think of an adult that couldn't use a good dose of the positive and inspirational qualities that this book has to offer. Seriously. Check it out. Now. :)
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Adi Alsaid did it again, his beautiful words and incredible story wrecked me; tears are falling down my face because of Alan's story and the stories that he shared with the world. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Valerie Pennington
This may just be the best book I've ever read. Truly. It's beautiful, touching, makes you smile over and over, and explores the literary world in a way I've never read before. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amy Fraser
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This book was absolutely captivating from the very first to the final words; it's impossible to tell that this is Alsaid's debut novel. Read morePublished on May 9, 2011 by Kelly Tobey
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