- File Size: 883 KB
- Print Length: 310 pages
- Publication Date: July 11, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DWGET88
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,689,752 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The story itself is certainly not a happy tale but there are some very amsuing incidents and good dialogue. I didn't find it depressing, and for once the ending was although surprising, realistic under the circumstances.
I would recommend this book. In fact I downloaded it for free but it is worth the price now (still low). Actually was very pleased as I had a problem with my Kindle battery, and thought I had lost the book only to find it on another page.
Well done Mel, it's a good story.
"Mud Castles" reflects the fragility and evanescence of life. The characters are multidimensional and complex, and the author meticulously maintains each of their own particular voices and vernacular throughout the entire novel.
While this book is easy to read, the content is by no means simplistic; it is a psychosocial study of the evolution of a young boy's self-image and the reactions of those with whom he comes in contact. It deals with shyness, bullying, tenderness, friendship, and even a budding romance. Adults can relate to having had one or more of these experiences during their teen years; teenagers can relate to them now.
The historical details and venue descriptions so accurately portray the zeitgeist of that particular time and place that I was nostalgically transported back in time to neighborhoods, events, and a culture I knew so well as a child.
It has been said that what makes a novel most memorable is the frequency the characters are thought about after the novel is read. I find myself thinking about them often, and wondering what the rest of their lives would have been like had the story continued or had the author chosen to take different paths.
For people who like to get lost in a novel, "Mud Castles" is a must read.
Dr. Ostrov's superb opus is a unique legacy that his children and grandchildren will cherish for the rest of their lives.
The locations,streets and scenes as described were very true to me. The characters were very believable as we're the circumstances of their lives.
Coming of age has different meaning for all of us. Clearly discrimanation, bullying were a part of that era. Unfortunately,
It still exists today.
I'm believe any one reading this book would enjoy the descriptions of the times.
The story is so believable and the characters quite genuine. The plot was not predictable nor was the outcome.
I can't wait for the author's next book!