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  1. says:

    📣 Roberto to the Dark Tower Came is available NOW In ten days Roberto You must leave the country Or else you will die 35 stars The book opens up with Roberto waking up in the middle of the night to receive a death threat on the phone and the narrative counts down each day before the unknown man's deadline Roberto to the Dark Tower Came is overall a powerful novel about a young journalist in an unnamed South American country fighting for the truth when journalists and other subversives are routinely murdered for doing their jobs The fact that someone wants to kill you for doing your job should make you realize how important that job is I am going to admit that I am a bit conflicted about this book It started incredibly strong and hooked me from the opening lines but the subseuent few days nine eight and seven dragged for me and I struggled to continue but my desire to see what happened kept me going and I am so glad I stuck with it I understand that it was important to Roberto's life to wrap things up and to reminisce about the past but I found the pacing to be a little slower than I would have liked Despite the considerable amount of time in the first 40% of the book dedicated to the people in his life barring Roberto Daniel and Lina the characters fell flat for me; however the connection that I felt for those three characters was deepDespite the slow beginning things really picked up around 40% in six days before the deadline For me this book was about Roberto's adventure to uncover and expose the truth it is less of a mysterythriller If I were to give this book a rating at 30% it would have been maybe 25 stars but it is easily a 4 star ending for me I think that many people will appreciate the buildup and character building but for me I wanted the action to come fasterThere are interesting parallels with terrorism and the fear of terrorism being used as a means of gaining control or excusing governmental acts of force that most certainly apply in the modern climate and the media is used to spread this message to tamper outrage I think that is why I felt a disconnect it felt too real but not actually discussing real events I don't generally hold fiction up to a reality standard but this almost read like nonfiction to me It is likely that Epperson didn't name the country on purpose so that it isn't rooted so much in modern historical events but I found it a bit distracting personally to have the narrator refer to my country and my city constantly Regions mentioned were in Colombia Ecuador and Peru all countries which I have traveled to which is probably why I was trying to pick it apart My best guess is that Roberto is based in Colombia and the strife depicted is a fictionalization of the FARC conflict cw animal abuse rape murder warOverall this is a good read and I think those interested in political adult fiction will enjoy this one Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher Meerkat Press for providing me a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review Blog | Twitter


  2. says:

    This book was one I couldn't put down from the beginning of reading until the end It is on a subject I have tried to bring to the attention of people and organizations for about 4 decades concerning in particular the Indigenous peoples in the rainforests of South America and the poor from Mexico on down to the end tip of the Americas Maybe because of better communication worldwide cell phones and internet we are seeing the amount of journalists and activists that are being arrogantly murdered over trying of expose corruption and atrocities created against Indigenous people and the poor to exploit and destroy their areasthroughout the world and in my personal opinion the rainforests are the areas we most need to protect and secure from this but it shouldn't be happening anywhere at this point in time and will continue until whole countries rise up against it and say no The author did a great job of bringing his characters to life in a fast paced thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat unable to stop because you need to see what is going to happen I would recommend this book to anyone and feel it would make a great movie if true to the book #RobertoToTheDarkTowerCame #NetGalley


  3. says:

    An investigative reporter in South America receives a threat leave the country in ten days or die It's a heck of a starting point and the chapters are laid out as X Days Until the Day Roberto Has Before He Dies The first half of the novel follows the protagonist around the civilized journalistic world; the second half plunges into the deep dark jungle where terrible things are happening that MUST be reported according to Roberto This book was different and not cliched and that's why I liked it No spoilers here


  4. says:

    I received a free copy of this from netgalley Roberto to the Dark Tower Came needs ALL the trigger warnings Gore death torture sexual assault cruelty to animals death of animals language whatever you can think of If that is enough for you to not read it then you probably don’t need to read the rest of my review If your still reading my review then maybe you will consider picking up this novel It was disturbing and dark but I couldn’t make myself stop reading it I became invested in the characters and I wanted so bad for them to triumph but this isn’t that kind of book It’s the type that juxtaposes flawed characters who want to make a difference with the cruelty of those are resisting It’s the kind of gritty realism where no one winsRoberto to the Dark Tower Came is written in third person present tense that gives an immediacy to the prose as Roberto a left wing journalist receives death threats makes plans to leave the country gets pulled into reporting on one last story and witnesses all manners of atrocities The narrative builds suspense like a thriller but it is layered with literary symbolism and imagery The most terrifying aspect of it was the realism The story has a contemporary setting The little details about daily life ground in it a place that may or probably does exist somewhere Even though the country the book was set in was never directly named at least not that I noticed other real countries were It’s one thing to read about a character who witnessed someone get flayed in an epic fantasy like Game of Thrones that is set in a secondary world It is far disturbing in a book like this but also probably worth reading Because somewhere in the world people are living in fear of getting killed for disagreeing with governments or living on land people in power want to exploit I can tell myself “It’s fiction don’t let it get to you” and it almost works with a secondary world fantasy but with a book like this my brain responds “yes fiction these people aren’t real but someone else might be living an eually hellish story”This story made me think about social political and humans rights problems than I can count but ones that stood out to me were the relationship between people and land between those in power and those indigenous to the land and how it’s not just things diamonds or gold but some kind of metal or element used to make everyday things like cell phones that directs greedy monsters to the places they destroy How many everyday items that I take for granted are made with materials that were obtained by exploiting land and murdering those who love it?After reading Roberto to the Dark Tower Came I appreciate what I have and where I live ten times than I did before but it also makes me sick about what my privileges safety and conveniences have cost someone else Maybe it will drive me to research things and be careful about what products I buy Maybe because this book was so damned disturbing I’ll lose myself in another story and I try to forget about I came away from this novel appreciating how precious my freedom is and terrified the current American leadership could make my world like Robertos Overall if you want a book that will take you out of your comfort zone keep you up at night engage you with a blend of literary realism and a political thriller plot and make you think a lot then this is the book for you But be warned this book is loaded with triggers


  5. says:

    Roberto to the Dark Tower Came works as a thriller for sure but also a wider conversation piece about very real dangers and perils in the world today This is a novel with a rounded out character who we grow to know and care about and a novel where atmosphere is important Rober to the Dark Tower Came could form the basis of an entire section of a modern novel or current issues in literature course Well done


  6. says:

    —The review below was authored by Paperback Paris Staff Writer Melissa Ratcliff Read While political affairs are often a touchy subject Tom Epperson makes a case for the corrupt political tensions and scandals plaguing journalists and the indigenous peoples of South America in Roberto to the Dark Tower Came Dark and gruesome yet written in a very matter of fact Murakami esue style that will appeal to fans of all genres Epperson’s latest work offers a searing look at political turmoil from a new perspectiveWasting no time Roberto to the Dark Tower Came begins with a foreboding warning – if Roberto a journalist who is unafraid to push boundaries does not leave the country within 10 days he will die for publishing stories that uncover corruption and unrest throughout the countryThrough day to day accounts of his life we witness Roberto who realizes that it would only be a matter of time before he faced danger in the name of his profession as he makes changes to his lifestyle Fearful of this latest death threat and what it could mean for him as dark circumstances and mysterious deaths begin to occur to those close to him he makes plans to officially leave the country to live with his long distance girlfriend in Saint LuciaIn describing the actions leading up to Roberto’s eventual departure Epperson uses clear and concise language Meticulous yet oddly charming his prose is reminiscent of Haruki Murakami in that he is able to touch on the most bizarre topics while making them seem like an everyday part of lifeDecidedly matter of fact Roberto’s everyday life leading up to his latest adventure is described in crisp detail that manages to be engaging despite featuring the mundane It is in these small details that we can compare the two authors Although there is something decidedly magical about Murakami’s writing in its lyricism Epperson achieves the opposite with the same effect His writing is clean and concise but gives off a different tone – one that is straightforward meticulous and somewhat stiff yet enticing We are witnessing another day in Roberto’s life and although alarming the political tensions and corruption are just that – a part of lifeThough limited interactions Epperson provides us with a crisp backstory for each character that Roberto encounters as he begins to make preparations for his final story Instead of detracting from the narrative these small vignettes featuring Roberto’s family acuaintances and story interests provide an incredible amount of depth to an intriguing narrative filling in the gaps about his personality and his lifestyle as a controversial journalist And if Roberto went back through the years he could find journalists dozens of them men and women the young and the old the famous and the obscure the foolhardy and the fearful who have all in a variety of or less terrible ways died and Roberto does not want to be among their number – excerpt from Tom Epperson’s Roberto to the Dark Tower Came Although a gruesome and violent thriller that explores corruption and unrest in South America Roberto to the Dark Tower Came bases its content on very real political issues Through various connections we learn of dark political secrets bombings brutal murders and rape for no reason other than those in power can War crimes and acts of corruption color Roberto’s story – horrendous acts of violence follow activists from all walks of life even if they have already suffered enough Even friends have the potential to become enemies proving that life can change in a split second when under fear and faced with an ultimatumHaunting and tense Roberto to the Dark Tower Came is an unexpected thriller at every turn Full of mystery suspense and even a bit of romance Tom Epperson has managed to craft a fast paced political thriller full of twists turns and a very unexpected ending Grounded in reality and full of meaningful lessons Epperson will wow you with astounding revelations in a familiar format From start to finish Roberto to the Dark Tower Came was difficult to put down and remarkable to digest


  7. says:

    ‘There they stood ranged along the hillsides metTo view the last of me a living frameFor one picture In a sheet of flameI saw them and I knew them all’Robert BrowningAt 6am one morning Roberto an investigative journalist in an unnamed South American country receives a phone call ‘In ten days Roberto You must leave the country Or else you will die’ Over the course of the next few days he realises that he is being watched and when the police detective that Roberto had told about the threat ends up dead he knows that he is in trouble Planning to leave to be with his girlfriend Caroline who is visiting her family in Saint Lucia he starts to clear out his life and pack up His investigative instinct however kicks in as he learns of a potential massacre in the region of Tulcán and so he postpones his departure and accompanied by his photographer friend Daniel sets off on a journey into the heart of darknessThe novel is a brave attempt to explore the generalities of corruption and political mass murder and the lack of specifics allows us to read it as a wider critiue of injustices throughout the world As Roberto Daniel and their guides penetrate deeper and deeper into the jungle in search of the truth the whole atmosphere becomes claustrophobic tense and threatening With the clock relentlessly ticking x days until the day Roberto is to die there is a sense of the inevitable too as they reach their destination the massacre at El Encanto the site of the ‘dark tower’ The deliberate nod to Browning’s poem in the novel’s title gives us a framing device and with the Conrad feel to it as well there is a tight focus in the forward moving story This is further enhanced by the present tense narrative which keeps the action moving forward and adds a sense of the ‘now’ to the whole thingOverall this is a decent enough thriller with enough political resonance to make it relevant I did find myself skim reading at times however just to get through the story There is a twist of sorts at the end but it’s fairly obvious how it will all end no spoilers A good read but not a great one so a decent 3 stars


  8. says:

    A very disturbing page turner political thriller novelThe theme presented in this story represents the many kinds of injustice and violence that happened or are still happening in parts of the worlds and how brave persons are still fighting to disclose the truthThis fast paced novel will take the readers to the world full of perils where strangers can be true friends and true friends can be enemies; where the distance between dangers and yourself can be less than one breath away and a lot can happen in a minute The author has a way of making each character distinct and lively without giving away too much one of them be the funny and terrible DanielWith detailed vivid world building and a touch of romance this novel is a very interesting readHighly recommended for fans of thrillerI received a ARC of this book in accordance with the terms of Librarything Early Reviewers program


  9. says:

    I loved this book I devoured it in one big gulp It was suspenseful It was thoughtful It was timely But most of all I was surprised by how soulful it was for a thriller It's set in a Latin American country full of political turmoil and though written by an Arkansas author its sense of place is amazing You can practically feel the jungle all around you By the end of the book my heart was actually thumping in my chest as I feared for the fate of all involved Highly recommend


  10. says:

    This is the darkest and most legitimately frightening book I have read this year Thanks Mr Epperson for ensuring that I will never visit South America for any reason although I had really wanted to prior This book is insanely well written with characters you root for desperately The descriptions of the jungles and villages and people make you experience them and the ruthlessness and barbarism is a kick in the teeth Everyone should read this book


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Tion of leaving as soon as he follows a lead on a major story developing in the jungle The book follows him on his perilous journey into the hear. I received a free copy of this from netgalley Roberto to the Dark Tower Came needs ALL the trigger warnings Gore death torture sexual assault cruelty to animals death of animals language whatever you can think of If that is enough for you to not read it then you probably don’t need to read the rest of my review If your still reading my review then maybe you will consider picking up this novel It was disturbing and dark but I couldn’t make myself stop reading it I became invested in the characters and I wanted so bad for them to triumph but this isn’t that kind of book It’s the type that juxtaposes flawed characters who want to make a difference with the cruelty of those are resisting It’s the kind of gritty realism where no one winsRoberto to the Dark Tower Came is written in third person present tense that gives an immediacy to the prose as Roberto a left wing journalist receives death threats makes plans to leave the country gets pulled into reporting on one last story and witnesses all manners of atrocities The narrative builds suspense like a thriller but it is layered with literary symbolism and imagery The most terrifying aspect of it was the realism The story has a contemporary setting The little details about daily life ground in it a place that may or probably does exist somewhere Even though the country the book was set in was never directly named at least not that I noticed other real countries were It’s one thing to read about a character who witnessed someone get flayed in an epic fantasy like Game of Thrones that is set in a secondary world It is far disturbing in a book like this but also probably worth reading Because somewhere in the world people are living in fear of getting killed for disagreeing with governments or living on land people in power want to exploit I can tell myself “It’s fiction don’t let it get to you” and it almost works with a secondary world fantasy but with a book like this my brain responds “yes fiction these people aren’t real but someone else might be living an eually hellish story”This story made me think about social political and humans rights problems than I can count but ones that stood out to me were the relationship between people and land between those in power and those indigenous to the land and how it’s not just things diamonds or gold but some kind of metal or element used to make everyday things like cell phones that directs greedy monsters to the places they destroy How many everyday items that I take for granted are made with materials that were obtained by exploiting land and murdering those who love itAfter reading Roberto to the Dark Tower Came I appreciate what I have and where I live ten times than I did before but it also makes me sick about what my privileges safety and conveniences have cost someone else Maybe it will drive me to research things and be careful about what products I buy Maybe because this book was so damned disturbing I’ll lose myself in another story and I try to forget about I came away from this novel appreciating how precious my freedom is and terrified the current American leadership could make my world like Robertos Overall if you want a book that will take you out of your comfort zone keep you up at night engage you with a blend of literary realism and a political thriller plot and make you think a lot then this is the book for you But be warned this book is loaded with triggers