Sugar Town

Sugar Town

3.0 14
by Robert Nicholls
     
 

A family is decimated in the aftermath of a terrible crime and no voice is raised in protest. Can a town that prides itself on its sense of community survive without the promise of justice? In Sugar Town, a teen-aged girl, an epileptic boy, an alcoholic murderer and a spirit-seeking outsider, drawn together by a curiously enabling piece of space debris, show the way…  See more details below

Overview

A family is decimated in the aftermath of a terrible crime and no voice is raised in protest. Can a town that prides itself on its sense of community survive without the promise of justice? In Sugar Town, a teen-aged girl, an epileptic boy, an alcoholic murderer and a spirit-seeking outsider, drawn together by a curiously enabling piece of space debris, show the way to redemption.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044379831
Publisher:
Robert Nicholls
Publication date:
03/14/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
345,227
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

I am a Canadian born Aussie, having emigrated with my wife to North Queensland in 1975. Since then, we've raised a son and have both been working in the state high school system. My areas have been English, History and Geography while hers has been Science. I write because I'm hooked on the music of words. I also sculpt, in wood and stone, because things that can be made with, and held in, the hands are good for the soul.

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Sugar Town 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really couldnt get into this. Never made any sense. Struggled to made heads or tails of it and finally just gave up. Would not recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So difficult to read....maybe it is a good book, but it is too hard to pick through the rambling and the ridiculous language.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was amazed when I saw this book was over 1400 pages. It is very rare for a nook book to be this long, most average about 300 pages. For it to be free, well edited, and interesting was mind boggling. This book is told in the first person, mostly by a 13 year old girl. Wait a sec, I know you are thinking young adult fiction or mystery, but you are wrong, due to subject matter, length, content, violence and sexual intonations, this is an adult book. Three children have faced years of heartache. Their grandmother was murdered, mother's suicide, a stranger in their midst, father's abandament, an object which might be an alien, the guardian's disappearance and a history of secrets, violence and death, all occur because of a cover up of hienous, violent acts in the late 1900s shape this novel. I really enjoyed this highly detailed book set in Austraila. I have three complaints about this book, one is violence to animals, the second is the author called a nephew, a cousin, but later in the book, corrected this. Third, was the vocabulary, of which mine is quite extended, had me reaching for the dictionary, about every other page. I learned new words, but the story flow was interrupted a lot. Two questions were never really addressed, how did these children, with no income, support themselves, since all monetary donations, went into an account for their father's use? Medical costs alone for the brother's epilepsy, had to be astronomical. Yet these children lacked nothing. My second. The unbelivable part about the what ever it was, which came from the sky. This part could have been left out and another explaination for unfolding events told, why did the author choose something, which was improbable? Instead of af a what could have been? I really did enjoy this book though, i think most adults will also. Ages 18 and up. Contains extreme violence, child abuse, sexual abuse, cursing, arson, paranormal events, revenge, manlipulation and improper comments made by adults to children. I will read more by this author and will archive this one. It was almost perfect. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do not understand all of the negative reviews, I almost did not read it because of them. I think one of the reasons for the negativity is that most people read and write at an eighth grade level and this book is written at a much higher level This book is one of the best ones I have ever read. I found it hard to put down.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know who wrote this book, but it reads like an overly excited little girl. Every sentence ends with an exclamation point. The sentences run on and there is no continuity to the story. I don't think anyone could finish 1400 pages of this drivel.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At 1400+ pages, this book wanders around for 1000 pages with no plot in sight. In the last 400 pages, the reader is finally let into the secret that a murder and other violent acts have occurred in the town. The one-dimensional characters and nonsensical plot lines only serve to cover up an attempt at telling a cohesive story.
Mercury52 More than 1 year ago
Very difficult read; couldn't finish it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reads okay if you like things a bit on the silly side but I just could not stick it out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terribly long
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent very entertaining