Book Review: 23 Degrees South by Neal Rabin

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About:
23 Degrees South: A Tropical Tale of Changing Whether… is a fictional story by Neal Rabin mostly taking place in Brazil. Mr. Rabin was a CEO in a software company before publishing this book.

The publisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book to two winners  –to enter fill out the Raf­fle­copt­ter form at the end of the post.

  • 232 pages
  • Publisher: Ponderosa Publishing (April 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0997046813

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My rat­ing for 23 Degrees South — 4
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Thoughts:
I didn’t expect much from 23 Degrees South: A Tropical Tale of Changing Whether…  Neal Rabin but I gave it a chance and enjoyed the comedy very much. The story is action packed, sometimes hilarious, sometimes amusing, but always entertaining.

The story follows two friends, who’s way intersect again in a way neither of them expected. The author throws in a cast of characters (a Jesuit priest, a criminal, a Nazi and of course, the granddaughter to a martial arts master, a beautiful girl) all of them well written and interesting in their own way. The author goes on tangents for different subplots and background stories, however he does manage to constantly move the story forward and stay on the path of the main story line.

About halfway through the book the writing became a bit choppy and the personas became whiny, which might be comedic but I thought was not in character. I did enjoy the book and glad I read it, the story was easy to read and strange, but interesting.

Synopsis:
Hart and Simon are childhood friends from California. Simon leaves to Brazil and Hart finds a way to follow and break up his mundane life. Before they know it, the two friends meet and start a journey which involves a Capoeira Master, a Jesuit Priest, and an elderly Nazi.

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Give­away

  • Give­away ends: July 05, 2016

  • US Ship­ping Addresses Only

  • No PO Boxes

  • Win­ners will have 24 hours to write back with their address, oth­er­wise an alter­nate win­ner will be picked.|

Congratulations: Names as emails

Zohar — Man of la Book
Dis­claimer: I got this book for free
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