Overall rating and opinion of " The Sword Swallower and a Chico Kid" by Gary Robinson

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I started reading the book recently. So far so good, I'm enjoying the content therein. It's a great review.
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i would give the book a 3 out of 4 rating. i like the way the author explores different cultures in a multicultural society and also prefer the way the issue of self-reliance is emphasized.
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There is a proper character development in the book. To me that's a shows maturity in the author's skills.
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The book is interesting to read. It is about stereotypes and personalities, as well as the problems in the society, such as drug overdose. The characters are well-developed, although I had the impression that not all of them are related to each other. Generally speaking, it is a good read, and I would rate it 3 out of 4 stars.
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I enjoyed the book. There is a smooth flowing storyline and maturity in characters development. I would rate it at 3 out of 4 stars.
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From the beginning it captures one's attentoin, so you are able to reflect how he came to be aswrd swallower .
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This book had some flaws, side characters were not as fleshed out as they could have been and the writing felt a bit stilted but the topic was very interesting. Reading about other people's way of life is one of my favorite things so getting to read about the circus, sword swallowing, and how one kid gets to discover this different way of life it nice. Overall I enjoyed it and would give it a 2/4.
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Excellent review. I would give the book a rating of 3 out of 4 stars.
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I'm not done reading the book but I like the plot already. I'm enjoying the book I just hope it entertains me till the end.
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I'm 100%In this book yes I love it and they are some stereotypes But They are some good characters I Love this book
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I enjoyed the book. In the beginning it drew me in with interest and kept my interest. Some wording confused the context of some sentences, but didn't stop the reading. Interesting short versions of the culture and those who live in it daily. Nothing surprised me because life is like that.
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The lifestyle presented there is a tad wild for me, so my approach to the story was already lope-sided from the get-go. What I can say about it is that in the midst of all the wildness, drunkenness, drugs and the works, there is an over-arching theme that in life, choices have consequences. Another lesson to be gleaned is that no matter how nasty you life gets, you can always find a way to make it work for you, just like Duke found a way to make life go on in spite of his past follies.

I'm not sure I would recommend it for a read, but strictly due to my personal preferences. I know that those who love this sort of thrilling narratives would have a blast reading the book.
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The book is amazing... and there is a lot to learn from it and that is why I would recommend it. One might think that because the main characters, Duke and Gary are not well educated, there is nothing much that they can offer, but that is proved wrong when one reads the book and understands it. For me, The Sword Swallower and the Chico Child was real inspiratinal.
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:techie-studyingbrown: well i find this book interesting...still reading it, i like it
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I enjoyed the portrayal of diverse culture. Culture is the foundation of civilization of the various states of the world.
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