AKIN ReviewsBelow you will find reviews for AKIN. If you wish to leave a review for the novel, please visit Akin's Goodreads page to do so or contact us directly for alternative ways of posting one.
Review by Phil Baird I purchased 'Akin' at the Sydney Book Expo where I met author Robin Murarka. He was a friendly chap and because of his demeanor I decided to buy his debut novel despite my hesitation at investing in independent works (not that I have anything against independent works, but generally the quality control seems sub-par). I knew little of the story except for its exotic cover and a brief blurb about a boy's struggles. I went in unassuming much as Mr. Murarka's attitude was quite professional and humorous (although I should have known better as one cannot 'judge a book by its cover'). This book sucked me in beyond my control. I could not put it down until... See full review on: Goodreads
"Certainly one of my favorite books of all time."
Review by Rose Herbert Aydan has dreams that are proscribed by his tribe. He is sentenced to torture for this, but is set to witnessing his 'brother' suffer instead, and so he is filled with conviction that he must escape. What follows is a long distance trip that witnesses the fall of an empire. This novel is aimed at exploring the extremities of the human condition. While Ayden is living these things, the reader struggles to understand what is going on, and that is part of the appeal for some. This is totally literary fiction. I think perhaps I had forgotten exactly... See full review on: The Cosy Dragon
"If you want a piece of fiction that is going to take you WAY out of your comfort zone, then this could be a novel for you."
Review by Charles Franklin (contains spoilers) "Akin" is an incredibly interesting story that captivated me from beginning to end that reminded strikingly of Acheron by Sherilyn Kenyon. It features the life story of a young man who is harshly treated by his father only to encounter even harsher conditions after waking up in a prison under a sadistic prison keeper. The book follows hi escape from that prison to a new life. Several twists and turn lead him into various ups and downs until he finds up ends where he wants to be, himself. What makes this story so intriguing to me was its exoticism. The book is written in such a way as to provoke pathos and curiosity.The author deliberately (in my view) provides some details about Akin's culture, but... See full review on: This College Dropout • Goodreads • Amazon
"Creative, exotic, and disorienting ride through the beauty and ugliness of mankind"
Review by Fran I felt rather woeful and reclusive after I finished this book. Not because it was a woeful or reclusive story - but because that's how I feel sometimes after finishing a book that I was particularly happy to be immersed in. Almost like being sad that I am no longer going to be buried in the world that I'd been reading. It can be hard to describe what sets apart an enjoyable book from a good book from a really good book. But I've come to the conclusion that a really good book is one that leaves you with a lasting emotional imprint and that you would read again. For me Akin falls in this category. It's a little difficult to concisely describe... See full review on: Goodreads
"What is resoundingly clear is that the main character in this book is not one I will forget."
Review by Cattereia I was lucky enough to receive a copy of the book in return for an honest review. All that you read in this review is just my opinion. I read the book in a little bit less than 6 hours, spread across two days. I actually received it yesterday. Though I didn't have the time to read it in the afternoon, I thought I might read a little before bed. Almost three hundred pages later, I look up at the time and it was long past midnight. It was quite a fascinating book, one that I had to force myself to put down because I was really enjoying it. The beginning of the book, with the little tale about Samad... See full review on: Goodreads • Amazon
"It was quite a fascinating book, one that I had to force myself to put down because I was really enjoying it."
Review by Melissa Fowler Wonderful! Fascinating story line. Characters sucked me in. I loved that it was a long book with short chapters, made for a very convenient, satisfying read. See full review on: Goodreads If you wish to leave a review for the novel, please visit Akin's Goodreads page to do so or contact us directly for alternative ways of posting one.
"Wonderful! Fascinating story line."