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Product Details

  • Paperback: 162 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1468180231
  • ISBN-13: 978-1468180237
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #730,553 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.

More 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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This book was very unexpected.
Cynthia Dumarin
Mihai's prose is both a delight to read and an easy read as well.
Copiancestral
This is a great God Damned book.
Bryan Edmondson

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia Dumarin on January 17, 2013
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This book was very unexpected. It made me think about what is means to be a writer, what the process of creation means not only to the creator but to those who are affected by what has been written. Much of what Mihai says here will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to put words on paper.

This was an uncomfortable book to read in some ways, because it exposes the soul of the character in ways that asks the reader to also look into their own soul as well. I can't remember the last time I read a book with this much depth into waters most of us would prefer not to delve into and would hesitate to expose. But Mihai was fearless with the visions he gave us into his narrator's psyche.

The prose was powerful and thought provoking. This is a book I will read again, many times I think, because it asks questions we all need to be fearless in answering.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Copiancestral on October 16, 2012
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If I were to tell you that "The Writer" is a great book, it wouldn't say much. But if I said that the main character has both a weak and compelling voice, which you just can't stop listening (reading) to. It seems (to me) that his voice is intermingled with that of the author Cristian Mihai and that just makes it even more interesting.

The story of Jonathan Fisher is that of a lone wolf writing his way through life. He sees himself as nothing but an observer, only to find out that his writing is much more alive than anything he would've dreamed of.

This is by far one of the best books I've read this year. Mihai's prose is both a delight to read and an easy read as well. I'm very much against writers that go in excess with their literary license to a point where it seems absurd describing a tree bark with 30 different adjectives, this is not the case. Cristian Mihai writes with passion, but with carefully chosen words in a way that you dive in, you enjoy and appropriate the story without ever having to go back.
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Some fascinating ideas. A mixture of story and philosophy. It starts off well, then becomes difficult to follow. The story needs a plot if it is to sustain the reader's interest.
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One year ago I read about 40% of this book and could not get into it. However, lately an inner voice has been hounding me to reread this book and to finish it. I did so and have changed my review from a 2-3 to a 4. Actually, it became quite interesting and drew me right into the story of this struggling writer. I recommend reading this book (especially if you are a writer or aspire to become one) and would like to publish a few paragraphs from the book that I liked in particular (although there were many that I liked!).

"I opened my eyes one morning, and they hurt not because of the bright sunlight, but simply because there's always something painful when darkness dies in the morning, when a new day, a day I've already given up on, has begun."

"Stories, the wastebasket where we throw our miseries and suffering.

Without them, we would have no dreams. If we wouldn't need stories the world would be perfect. Or just empty.

"I forgive you son." he whispered his voice sending ripples across time and space, across reality and dreams, death and life, and Paul Fisher, my father, grabbed my hand."
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