Book Review: Azzy by Mobi D’Ark
|Genre:||Adventure, Drama, Sex|
|Series:||The six wives of Mobi D’Ark (Book 1)|
|Publisher:||Martin Andrew Bower|
Just two words for this book. Too lengthy.
This is a book for a specific genre, not many will otherwise be able to wrap their heads around such an elaborate and descriptive book. The book is littered with adventures, drama, and violence. At times you start getting the hang out of the book, but many times it seems to get repetitive and you flounder. This definitely needs many book-sittings to complete. Oh yes, but I did complete. Don’t ask how!
Let’s come to the good points of this book. The cultures of Nigeria and the volatile violence hit environment in post-colonial area by the natives and the outsiders seem to be well-researched. The characters are sketched in detail from the start and they even develop over time. The behavioral pattern of the same person in different scenarios like putting a mask over their actual persona being hidden by the so-called projected charm is also depicted in many parts of this book. The dialogues/ conversation make it an easy page-turner.
You may give this a read, but try reading the few extracts that are available at author’s blog to understand whether you are really up for this!
Excerpt from the back cover of the book:
In this, the first novel of the series, it is 1969 and the young adventurer flees from his new life in North America and decides to take a job working for the oil industry in West Africa. It is a time when Nigeria was still adjusting to its post-colonial era and is in the throes of a bloody civil war.
Nigeria is Mobi’s home for the next two and half years and this is where he belatedly experiences his sexual awakening and has many erotic adventures, before – and after – meeting the sensuous, hot-blooded, volatile Azzy, a gorgeous young black girl from the bars of Lagos.
They set up home in the war-ravaged, ‘wild west’ town of Port Harcourt. During the next two ears, the couple have a stormy relationship which leads to many hair-raising adventures, and unexpected consequences.
Azzy is a tale of whimsy, sex, drama, violence, black magic and cliff-hanging adventures. Mobi’s sexual awakening, his brushes with African Juju and his skirmishes with the out of control military are all graphically described in a tale which the reader will find hard to put down.
About the author:
Mobi writes a weekly blog (mobithailand.com), in which he relates stories about his life as well as articles on current affairs – many of them Thai related. He draws on his wide-ranging experiences as source material for his writing and is currently working on the second novel in his six book series, “The Six Wives of Mobi D’Ark.”