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3.0 out of 5 stars Customer review on the novella TWO FEET by Mark Roper 26 Mar 2013
By H. T. J. Dahms - Published on Amazon.com
Written by Michele Aime
Mark Roper has written a novella for people like me. People who simply grew up in Africa. Which, in retrospect, turns out to be a really special thing.
Sharing memories evokes more memories and despite the fact that its set in a different part of Africa and the characters are very different, the language of TWO FEET is the same and. And the TWO FEET travelled the same sort of dusty roads mine did. And stood on the same sort of dorinkies mine did, and felt the same kind of heat from the baked the sand.
Mark Roper writes a poignant tale. And it's funny too. And has such recognizable characters, which makes it a familiar read. And sometimes it feels like he's just sharing a common memory with old friends over a beer. And sometimes it's very individual, which it should be, because they are, after all, his own very special and unique memories.
I love the weaving of it. Looping from dust to desk to hospital and back.
The way he describes his mother makes me bite my lip, leave the couch to take a long walk on the heath.
Between his memories, his imagination and the dust, he walks and talks with his mentor, his companion. Was he real? Actually, I don't even want to know. He's just very good to have around. So is the novella.
I am waiting for Part 2.
5.0 out of 5 stars great read 19 Feb 2013
By rory - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
Great read, makes you feel like you are right there. Very hard to put this down. I cant wait for the next one.
4.0 out of 5 stars TWO FEET - Old Africa 27 Jan 2013
By D. L . - Published on Amazon.com
The Author has a way of drawing you into the emotion and stark hardship of an Africa that is fast disappearing - while the beauty of the freedom his childhood cant be missed so cant the reality of the hardship of growing up without his father. This book makes you almost smell the African bush and the delight of a child running free but with the responsibility of an early adulthood thrust upon young shoulders. An enviable childhood in some aspects but with the haunting echo of a lost father.I kept wanting to see the book in picture frame - the dust, the buck,the Mentor of the old Swazi, the early morning mist in the valley with the old bicycle on the broken road - would be the most beautiful film to record lost times.
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