Author: Josh Barkan
Published: January 24, 2017
For the first time in a long time for me, the book blurb was better than the book. Josh Barkan wrote a collection of short stories based on foreigners who are living in Mexico and I was only able to get through three of them. The format was the same in each one and they were equally hard to get through. Every character sounded the same. Well, at least the American ones did, no matter their gender. They were selfish and had no redeeming qualities about themselves. Each story seemed to be written with the white, ignorant, egotistical American mindset and it was frustrating. Barkan also had a problem with rambling. It was sometimes hard to remember what was happening and what the main plot was because he kept going off topic but tried to incorporate and tie it into the story at the same time. From what I had read, none of the stories had a true focus or what was supposed to be the true focus was talked about.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. I don’t think I will ever finish this book and I have no desire to do so.