I Live: a novel without heroes

I Live: a novel without heroes

by A.D. Wright

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Overview

I Live: A novel without heroes has the natural allure of sex, love and violence, as found in most mainstream urban fiction novels, but with a subtle twist.

The story begins with a young man in transition, both figuratively and literally, returning to his old neighborhood after spending several years in prison due to a questionable arrest.

Bitter from his experiences, he sees life as unfair and decides to create his own just reality. He executes this plan by organizing a local group of miscreants into a “Robin Hood” criminal enterprise. During his adventures, he falls in love, starts a mini-revolution, and makes a few friends and enemies along the way.

The story ends as most antihero tales do—unexpectedly.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015440447
Publisher: A.D. Wright
Publication date: 09/09/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 191
File size: 843 KB

About the Author

A New Jersey native, A.D. Wright discovered his love for writing and a passion for urban culture in an Honors African American History class at Hampton University.

A community outreach and digital strategy professional in Washington, D.C., Wright is currently working on the sequel to I Live as well as pontificating life’s nuances on his blog, www.akatito.com.

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I Live: a novel without heroes 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
The title piqued my interest. The synopsis intrigued me. `I Live: A Novel without Heroes' tells the story of Marcus, a young man recently released from prison. "The streets of my beloved city smell almost as bad as prison," Marcus describes his arrival back home. Now a convicted felon who's been to hell and back (prison), he must adjust to everyday life and living. A.D. Wright does a great job with vivid imagery. Though good intentions, the book isn't always even. The author wants readers to believe certain things and follow along with the advancement of the storyline but doesn't always give readers enough to support that. There is no real concept of time so some things do not add up but could have been explained away with a definite timeframe or more details. If I am to believe this or that, give me a reason to do so. Sometimes that's as simple as showing enough time passed to result in growth, experience, etc. Also uneven is the area of character development. I ended the book feeling as if I hadn't learned any more about the main character than what was presented at the very beginning of the book. Or really about any of the characters. `I Live: A Novel without Heroes' is a good book that has the potential to be an even greater one. The author clearly has talent. He just needs to find a better balance with not only a good storyline but also development of character and detailing. Reviewed by: Toni
BAngeeB More than 1 year ago
This was a fast paced, engaging book that held my attention from the first page. The story, the atmosphere and the characters were all interesting and well written. I enjoyed reading about all of it. There were several surprises that kept things going and each added something substantial to the story. I'd definitely recommend this to others even if, like me, you tend to read more in other genres.
TranellJ More than 1 year ago
I always know when a book is good because I can't put it down and I finish it within 2 days... I Live had me captivated from the beginning... I thoroughly enjoyed how A.D. Wright described everything - from the characters, to the streets, to the thoughts & feelings of the characters... I felt like I was watching a movie in my head... Nothing felt predictable; I was surprised all the time... I loved that! I was sad that I read it so fast because I wanted the story to last longer... Thanks for such a wonderful, unexpected, fascinating story...
JanelElaine More than 1 year ago
Urban fiction is NOT a genre I enjoy or read too often, but I Live was an enjoyable read for me. The writing was clean, intelligent, clever and engaging. The plot was interesting and kept me hooked through the end. If I could find more urban fiction written like this, maybe I'd read it more...