Monday, September 17, 2012

NEW REVIEW: Nick Lake - In Darkness

Nick Lake
In Darkness
Available Now!
3.5 out of 5 books

In Darkness tells the story of a young thug named Shorty who’s recovering from a gunshot wound in a local hospital. When a devastating earthquake hits Haiti, Shorty finds himself buried under the ruins of the former hospital. All he has left… is his will to live.

I wasn’t sure if I could get through this book without shedding a few tears. We all have seen the aftermath of an earthquake while watching the news, but you can never truly experience the true effect of it unless you lived through it.

Nick Lake does an extraordinary job of capturing moments of Shorty’s life trapped in the rubble. In the beginning of the book, I felt myself grasping for air as though I was trapped with Shorty.  While he was trapped in the ruins, he finds himself dreaming of Toussaint L’Ouverture, a former slave who led the revolution of Haiti. I didn’t particularly care for the back and forth between Shorty & Toussaint life, but once I realized the connection between the two characters, it became an easier read.  In Darkness is a powerful read. I would definitely recommend this book.

Reviewed by Orsayor for Urban Reviews

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