Nuncio and the Gypsy Girl in the Gilded Age

Nuncio and the Gypsy Girl in the Gilded Age

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ISBN-13: 9780977668724
Publisher: Runnymede Press
Publication date: 05/17/2012
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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Nuncio and the Gypsy Girl in the Gilded Age 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
LizzieBeth95 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Neci has always had a mind of her own. She's willful and determined, unwilling to allow anyone to tell her what to do. When a young composer named Ezra catches her eye, she fancies herself in love with him. In her mind, she's destined be with him and no one else will do. Ezra is oblivious to this fact, yet he showers her with attention whenever she's near.Unbeknownst to her, he doesn't really share the same feelings as she does for him. When Ezra decides that it's time for him to make his own fortune, Neci knows she needs to make him see that she's the one for him. But how can she do that if he refuses to see just how perfect they are?Leaving the gypsy camp behind, Ezra immerses himself in his new world. Determined to make the most of things, he decides to open up a studio, never once imagining the good that would come of it. The beautiful and talented Marlene enters his life. Erasing the young gypsy's memories and replacing them with new ones of the woman who's now captured his heart, Ezra feels his life is going just the way he wants it to. In his heart, he intends to make Marlene his for the rest of his life.As word of Ezra's engagement reaches Neci's ears, she refuses to believe that he and the mystery woman are made for each other. Her heart clamors for his love just as her mind screams that they were meant to be together. Try as she might, she cannot let that fact go. Ezra was, and always will be, her first love and nothing anyone can say will change that fact.This was quite a unique and intriguing read, very different from anything I've ever read before. The comic book aspect of the story was nice and I think the artist did a good job with the depictions for each panel.Although the story is supposedly told via the eye of a parrot named Nuncio, it was actually a little difficult to decipher that fact in the beginning. Reason being is that the parrot doesn't make an appearance until the halfway mark of the story. In true retrospect, it doesn't really feel as if the parrot is the narrator since the characters are at the forefront of the story, in my honest opinion.All in all, the premise of the story does capture the reader's attention and it's pace throughout is consistent. The book is a good read and the illustrators do depict what happens along the way more so than the dialogue itself does, keeping the reader focused on the story itself.
AnglersRest on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I really didn't know what to expect of this book when I was approached by the author's publicist for a review. Graphic fiction is not something that I have especially read in the past, but nonetheless, I accepted the offer to review the book.Set in the United States in 1912 we explore the life of a young gypsy girl called Neci, who falls in love with a man, older than herself called Ezra. Meanwhile, despite being besotted with Neci, Ezra's head is turned when he meets another women, who is well connected.The two women confront each other and at once the well connected women realises that she has some serious competition for the affections of Ezra. Neci is then offered the chance to sail across the Atlantic, not realising the risks to the ship she is boarding, which was sunk with a great loss of life during the First World War.The book concludes, with the tragic episode of the bombing and subsequent sinking of the Lusitania and we must await the next book in the series to find out the fate of Neci and Ezra.The illustrations throughout are brilliant and are produced by the very talented Tom Loepp. I did enjoy the book. It took a bit of getting use to as the story is narrated through Nuncio, a grey African parrot, which made the story turn into fantasy. I especially liked the historical aspects of the story and these have been researched well.Disclaimer - I was provided with a free copy of the e-book, in exchange for an honest review. The review and my thoughts expressed here are my own.
KC40 More than 1 year ago
This is a fast, colorful read; filled with history and passion and the illustrations popped on my IPAD! I love the teenager Neci.!!! She's such an upstart; so crazy in love and so wanting to move up and out of Dayton and away from her family--but she loves them too. She is so impulsive and I am guessing she will change so much in Book Two and Three. I'm not a big reader; but I love this story because it is sexy and yet at the end I felt I learned something about that pre WW1 time. A great "Hunger Games" type story--great historical drama and sex.. Kay Colgan
Gethsemane More than 1 year ago
Neci has always had a mind of her own. She's willful and determined, unwilling to allow anyone to tell her what to do. When a young composer named Ezra catches her eye, she fancies herself in love with him. In her mind, she's destined be with him and no one else will do. Ezra is oblivious to this fact, yet he showers her with attention whenever she's near. Unbeknownst to her, he doesn't really share the same feelings as she does for him. When Ezra decides that it's time for him to make his own fortune, Neci knows she needs to make him see that she's the one for him. But how can she do that if he refuses to see just how perfect they are? Leaving the gypsy camp behind, Ezra immerses himself in his new world. Determined to make the most of things, he decides to open up a studio, never once imagining the good that would come of it. The beautiful and talented Marlene enters his life. Erasing the young gypsy's memories and replacing them with new ones of the woman who's now captured his heart, Ezra feels his life is going just the way he wants it to. In his heart, he intends to make Marlene his for the rest of his life. As word of Ezra's engagement reaches Neci's ears, she refuses to believe that he and the mystery woman are made for each other. Her heart clamors for his love just as her mind screams that they were meant to be together. Try as she might, she cannot let that fact go. Ezra was, and always will be, her first love and nothing anyone can say will change that fact. This was quite a unique and intriguing read, very different from anything I've ever read before. The comic book aspect of the story was nice and I think the artist did a good job with the depictions for each panel. Although the story is supposedly told via the eye of a parrot named Nuncio, it was actually a little difficult to decipher that fact in the beginning. Reason being is that the parrot doesn't make an appearance until the halfway mark of the story. In true retrospect, it doesn't really feel as if the parrot is the narrator since the characters are at the forefront of the story, in my honest opinion. All in all, the premise of the story does capture the reader's attention and it's pace throughout is consistent. The book is a good read and the illustrators do depict what happens along the way more so than the dialogue itself does, keeping the reader focused on the story itself.