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  1. Paul Paul says:

    This is a strange story and the principal character is not very likeable The story runs on two tracks which intersect Theo Moon is an overweight Englishman, who after the death of his mother, sells everything and moves into a caravan in the Arizona desert In Slovakia a worker in a shoe factory falls in love with an icecream seller They elope and go to America in his van to make their fortunes They end up in the Arizona desert she is pregnant These two stories run in parallel with a presen This is a strange story and the principal character is not very likeable The story runs on two tracks which intersect Theo Moon is an overweight Englishman, who after the death of his mother, sells everything and moves into a caravan in the Arizona desert In Slovakia a worker in a shoe factory falls in love with an icecream seller They elope and go to America in his van to make their fortunes They end up in the Arizona desert she is pregnant These two stories run in parallel with a present day narrator, Josephine a small girl living with Theo, her father She has a love of ice cream and there are some boxes of shoes in the caravan closet Their friend Jersey is an ever present who assists Theo to cope with everyday life The twists at the end tell us how we got to where we are and are unpleasant The child has been loved, as much as Theo can love, but there is something missing and the ending illustrates that Most of the men are amoral bastards withsome basic wiring missing.There are some rich descriptions of the desert and its wildlife, but there is an emptiness at the heart of it all I don t mind a bit of tragedy, but this did not convince


  2. Michelle Ricciardo Michelle Ricciardo says:

    This is a strange story It will not be for everyone However, I loved it for it s descriptions of the Arizona desert and skies Those images brought back vivid memories for me of visiting my English grandfatherwho was also living in the middle of the Arizona desert in a trailer, planting apple trees, and trying to get them to survive.


  3. Chana Chana says:

    What a wretched story There is this mild mannered English guy who is nuts He moves from England to Arizona and lives out there drinking his urine, overeating grossly and doing yoga There is a cowboy guy who looks in on him and helps him to repair stuff There is a young girl who is introduced to us as the British guy s daughter And there is a young couple from Slovakia who have made it to the U.S and are enjoying being on the road discovering the country The happen to park their van near t What a wretched story There is this mild mannered English guy who is nuts He moves from England to Arizona and lives out there drinking his urine, overeating grossly and doing yoga There is a cowboy guy who looks in on him and helps him to repair stuff There is a young girl who is introduced to us as the British guy s daughter And there is a young couple from Slovakia who have made it to the U.S and are enjoying being on the road discovering the country The happen to park their van near the home of the British man The descriptions are amazing, the story is appalling and sickening And no, the Englishman is not a child molester, this is not where it is going He is not a cannibal either and there are no supernatural elements It is just beyond creepy and disturbing because it is close enough to normal until you realize how Horrible it is


  4. Elke Elke says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I was thoroughly invested in this book until about 3 4 through The way the landscape asserted itself was intriguing Good character development mostly and interesting plot lines And I liked the characters I had empathy for their situations and enjoyed their small victories Without giving it away, toward the end of the book, I didn t buy the daughter s rage or her reaction to what happened This neededcontext for me Without that my interest in the story deflated a bit And the ending I was thoroughly invested in this book until about 3 4 through The way the landscape asserted itself was intriguing Good character development mostly and interesting plot lines And I liked the characters I had empathy for their situations and enjoyed their small victories Without giving it away, toward the end of the book, I didn t buy the daughter s rage or her reaction to what happened This neededcontext for me Without that my interest in the story deflated a bit And the ending Well The dad s cluelessness at that critical juncture was unbelievable Also I d like to know how much bravery and insight he was actually able to muster for that conversation, but I don t believe it was much, given what I know of him A let down there


  5. Anne Anne says:

    Well, that was different The beginning was painfully slow and Theobald could be a lot to take I almost wish he had forced his deceased mother to relocate prior to his demise for a littleinteraction, just to get a bitdiversity in his perspective The book features three different voices, Theobald, a possibly simple British expat living in America s southwest, his eventual daughter, Josie, and a Slovakian shoe maker cum ice cream vendor, Eva You know it is a rough read when you do Well, that was different The beginning was painfully slow and Theobald could be a lot to take I almost wish he had forced his deceased mother to relocate prior to his demise for a littleinteraction, just to get a bitdiversity in his perspective The book features three different voices, Theobald, a possibly simple British expat living in America s southwest, his eventual daughter, Josie, and a Slovakian shoe maker cum ice cream vendor, Eva You know it is a rough read when you don t care for any of them Theobald s best friend, Jersey, and his girlfriend, Cindy, appear often and help improve the dullness Eva s boyfriend, Tibor, is crucial I rounded up to 3 because the writing is good and Susan Elderkin can clearly create and tell a story.This book leaves a few puzzling mysteries


  6. Ecem Ecem says:

    2.65


  7. Sarah Thompson Sarah Thompson says:

    A strange story, lovely writing but strange.


  8. Louise Louise says:

    This is a tale of mysterious boxes of shoes, a desert and a lot of desserts.the story of two lovers on the run from the law in Slovakia, who come to the Arizona desert It s about the British man Theobald Moon, who leaves home when his mother dies he s been living with her all his life and is either slightly retarded or massively overprotected and also moves to Arizona, where he buys a trailer and a ton of candy and decides to live in the desert.It s about the baby girl Josephine, whom he rais This is a tale of mysterious boxes of shoes, a desert and a lot of desserts.the story of two lovers on the run from the law in Slovakia, who come to the Arizona desert It s about the British man Theobald Moon, who leaves home when his mother dies he s been living with her all his life and is either slightly retarded or massively overprotected and also moves to Arizona, where he buys a trailer and a ton of candy and decides to live in the desert.It s about the baby girl Josephine, whom he raises, life in the desert and the story that tie them all together.The three story tracks in the book run quite smoothly and the writing is interesting, but the ending doesn t quite work for me It seems a little rushed and not quite realistic view spoiler The police can t get an intepreter for Tibor Does Jersey think it s cool and no problem, that Theo has a corpse in his bedroom and didn t bother to call an ambulance And Theo never has to take the baby Josephine to the doctor for vaccines or because she get s sick and no one wonders, that there s no mother It also seems a little unlikely, that he d be capable of raising a baby I think hide spoiler


  9. Bonnie Jeanne Bonnie Jeanne says:

    Oh my goodnesssaw this in a bin at Strand Books in NYC and had to have it The story is about an odd Englishman who moves to Arizona to live in a trailer and has his life turned upside down by a pregnant Slovakian shoemaker and her ice cream man lover My name, Zmrzlina, means ice cream in Slovak and Slovakia is one of my favorite places in the world return return Well, I can t say this is a favorite read, but I did enjoy most of it Theobald Moon leaves England for life in the Arizona d Oh my goodnesssaw this in a bin at Strand Books in NYC and had to have it The story is about an odd Englishman who moves to Arizona to live in a trailer and has his life turned upside down by a pregnant Slovakian shoemaker and her ice cream man lover My name, Zmrzlina, means ice cream in Slovak and Slovakia is one of my favorite places in the world return return Well, I can t say this is a favorite read, but I did enjoy most of it Theobald Moon leaves England for life in the Arizona desert, a solitude broken by the arrival of a Slovak shoemaker and her ice cream zmrzlina man boyfriend I love the descriptions of the desert and Theobald s adaptation to it, as well as the very realistic description of Slovakia in the winter And I love all the Slovak language scattered through the book And the transition between Theobald s story, the couple s story and Josephine s, the other main character, narration is most smooth, until about 1 3 the way through the book The time goes too quickly and the story is rushed I did like the ending, it is one that begins the story from the beginning


  10. Mark Speed Mark Speed says:

    I ve been avoiding reviewing this for a long time because I not only knew the author, but she taught on my MA in Creative Writing In some respects I felt it was trying too hard to impress.I m also going to impart a little secret knowledge that no other reviewer could probably give you The author s favourite novel is Waterland, a novel which became one of my all time favourites after she introduced us to it in our lit crit class I was the only one who read Susan s debut novel, and was quite su I ve been avoiding reviewing this for a long time because I not only knew the author, but she taught on my MA in Creative Writing In some respects I felt it was trying too hard to impress.I m also going to impart a little secret knowledge that no other reviewer could probably give you The author s favourite novel is Waterland, a novel which became one of my all time favourites after she introduced us to it in our lit crit class I was the only one who read Susan s debut novel, and was quite surprised to find that the first five pages of hers mirror that of Waterland very closely except that hers is set in a desert I never talked to her about it Too shy or embarrassed I couldn t decide which.Fun idea why not use the Look Inside feature onto look at the first few pages of each and judge for yourself


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Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains [PDF / Epub] ★ Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains By Susan Elderkin – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Susan Elderkin s brilliant Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains explores our places in the lives of our loved ones and in the universe Theobald Moon lives in a lonely corner of the Arizona desert, tending Susan Elderkin s brilliant Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains explores our places in the lives of our loved ones and in the universe Theobald Moon lives in a lonely corner of the Arizona desert, tending his spectacular cactus garden, his tiny mobile home, and his astounding appetite He has fled a stifled, cardigan and tea cozy life in south London for this unfamiliar country and is raising Josephine, who has known no other life than their cheerful yet isolated American one But when Sunset Over MOBI :Ê a jangling ice cream truck finds its way into the desert carrying two ill fated lovers a pregnant Slovakian shoemaker and a mysterious ice cream man it throws Theo s and Josie s careful lives into a chaotic state for which they re totally unprepared Fantastic upheaval ensues, as well as an inspired redemptionInnovative and accessible, funny and profound, Elderkin s beautiful, touching story bookseller explores love and responsibility, and the joys and fears such emotions inspire It is a rare and tantalizing first novel.