Review - I won the e-book Ramon from LibraryThing Early Reviewers give-away. Sadly this book was not for me. There was nothing particularly wrong with the writing, it just did not grab me.
I did find the change from Spanish to English quite confusing and a distraction. I think for English speaking readers the book should have stuck to English. I understood the author was showing the reader that the main character's first language was Spanish, but the way it was woven in detracted from the story. Also, published as an e-book I felt the typeset wasn't quite right either, it was a bit hard on the eyes. The narrative seemed quite jumpy from paragraph to paragraph. I found it quite difficult to empathise or really understand the characters. I would have preferred to have more detail and background information.
I realise this is a first novel and it is a pretty good start to a writer's career. I wonder if the book was deliberately kept short for trial purposes. I would have liked the storyline to have developed further, there could have been more depth and interest. 2*
Kindle: ASIN: B006M1L1NQ