by Aleksandr Voinov


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Counterpunch 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Aija More than 1 year ago
Counterpunch is, without a doubt, one of the best books I have read in this genre. Just a few words in, and I was totally hooked! That happens rarely, even with authors I love unconditionally. So effin' intense!! I felt what Brooklyn felt - every heavy or uplifting thought, hopes for his freedom crashing.. Voinov led me so masterfully through all the pain, guilt and passion Brooklyn experienced, I was left in awe. Nathaniel is the weaker character 'cause we see him only in glimpses through Brooklyn's eyes. I believe he has a bigger potential than we saw, but I liked him nonetheless. One of the main things I love and have come to expect from Voinov is the portrayal of real human behaviour in difficult situations and smart characters that make decisions with reason. I strongly recommend this book.
Zarabee 9 days ago
NOT a fan of Boxing, but CAN NOT put this book down! I randomly borrowed this from the LA Library, and had major hesitations because I have no interest in sports, let alone boxing. I missed my stop on the Metro and just sit here at work watching the minutes go by until I can pick up the book again. So well written and suspenseful. Great even for people like me that know absolutely nothing about boxing. If you're a fan of Jay Bell, Sean Kennedy, Brandon Witt, then you'll love this book! Can't wait to read more from this author.
DianeYu on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a sweet romance, you will not find it here. However, if you are looking for a richly plotted story that focuses on the strength of the human spirit in the face of an unkind fate, then you will be well rewarded with Brooklyn's journey.Early on I felt Brook lacked emotion, but I came to understand that if he allowed himself to think too much, or feel too much he could well have been unable to keep going. As an owned slave, Brooklyn has few choices other than to do what he's told and his focus is on his training as a boxer and beating his opponents. I believe this is the only thing that keeps him sane.When Nathaniel Bishop enters Booklyn's life, things get complicated. Nathaniel is one of the few people in Brook's life who doesn't seem to just use him and offers hope that he can help Brook overturn his conviction to slavery. But of course, things do not go smoothly and there are a number of surprise twists before the story is concluded.When I finished the story I felt a bit in awe of the journey I'd just taken along with Brooklyn. I was left with such rich promise for his future and a desire for a sequel to see it come to fruition. I believe though that a sequel with a HEA ending would not be nearly as powerful a story, so am not expecting to see that happen. Instead I've decided to be content to use my imagination and just be happy that Brooklyn now has the opportunity to choose his own future.Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sequel please!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago much to think about here....great read. Emotional ride. Do not miss tjis obe.
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