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

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It was such a very nice book I really enjoyed reading it.
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The books was really interesting it taught me some lessons about other cultures.
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A 3 out of 4 stars is a fair rating on the book. Yes, there is some exaggeration in the book.
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This is really a lovely book. i got attached to it right from the start. A lovely plot and a good blend of character. Loved the humor present in their dialogue. Its a book i can boldly recomend tp all
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I must admit the book cover page is attractive. It provides an insight of what to expect in the book.
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I thought the book was nice and I have to admit it exceeded my expectations
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I already read the book. The similarities and differences between the characters may bring life to the story. The struggles and the way they overcome it may give inspiration to the others. I think this story would give light to those people having a tough battle in life. I would recommend it.
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I'm always excited to learn about a different part of our culture or community when I read and this book appears to have a very diverse mix of characters and settings to keep me entertained while learning. I'll add this book to my list as soon as I can track down a copy.
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I really love how the two characters manage to live their own lives despite their numerous struggles. They are happy even though they know how unfruitful their lives are at first. I did not like the adventures that the Chico kid was involved with at first.
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asere_maryanne wrote: 01 Aug 2018, 03:26 I really love how the two characters manage to live their own lives despite their numerous struggles. They are happy even though they know how unfruitful their lives are at first. I did not like the adventures that the Chico kid was involved with at first.
I must confess i almost got lost in the adventures too untill i settle down and read it with precision. The book was quite enjoyable with characters with diversity.
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I might give this book a try. It's been appearing everywhere
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I liked learning about the life of a circus performer but did not care for the graphic escapades that Gary participated in. It was TMI for me.
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azerikaj wrote: 01 May 2018, 14:51 When I read it before, I liked about half of it.(I will read it again, before the end of the month, just in case I felt as though it was my job as a reviewer to be Queen of the Hardasses or something.) I was sort of offended by the stereotype of the innocent disabled characters that always show up to show both these guys What Really Matters in life, though. Gag.
I'm reading it now and (about 40% done) and I'm not very impressed. I might have to join you in the Queen of the Hardass Reviewer Club because I'm starting to think that 4 star reviews are cheap around here.

Not only are all his friends angels, but this guy is a superhero, guzzling vodka and meth for years and still able to function.

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l_wilder7 wrote: 13 Jun 2018, 20:45 I just finished it and I have some mixed feelings about it. The kid in me loves the circus aspect of the story, and overall it was quite touching. However, it could have used a more thorough edit for sure. :techie-studyingbrown:
I agree with your point about editing. There were times I was asking myself "Who is telling this story?" because of the way the viewpoint changed.
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:techie-studyingbrown: the book is interesting and have done 40% of it
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