First off, I must thank Frank Scozzari for providing a copy of his book in exchange for an honest review. Now, on to the review....
"From Afar" is a contemporary adult novel featuring a strong hero named Morgan Stanfield, a Santa Barbara native, flees to Saint Perersburg, a far northern city in Russia.
Morgan Stanfield was intelligent and witty and I really enjoyed reading his story. The first-person narration gave more life to the story, and I was able to slip into this world that Scozzari has created, and I was flipping page after page until I had finished. I was kind of dissapointed that the book ended, but I definitely plan on re-reading it someday.
I have always found Russian history and culture fascinating, and Scozzari's novel was like a round trip ticket. I felt the richness of the setting, and I felt transported into this world.
My favorite part was the wide range of characters introduced such as (quote from the back of the book) a Russian beauty, a prostitute, a wise old babushka, an American chauvinist, intellectuals, the and the Russian mafia.
I enjoyed this book, as it was equally thrilling as it was romantic, and I highly recommend you guys read Frank Scozzari's novel, "From Afar."
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