Stork Mountain by Miroslav Penkov

Stork Mountain

2.75 Stars

Thanks to Tantor Media for giving me this audio in exchange for a honest review.

This book was not originally written in English and was converted.  I found the book to read more like a college textbook than a work of fiction.  I didn’t like or dislike the main character, which is a major issue that I had throughout the book.  Going back to his roots, a young college student  leaves the US and returns to Bulgaria where he lived as a child.  He is determined to find his grandfather who cut off all ties three years prior.

The premise started off really good, and I began to root for the young man in anticipation of locating and reconnecting with his estranged grandfather.  Unfortunately, this book stopped short for me.  The story veered out from the original premise where suddenly he fell in love with  an unobtainable Muslim girl.  I am also not sure how much research the author did on Turkey and Bulgaria.  The character building, relationships, and settings really needed more detail.  This was a long book that could have definitely been much shorter.  This reader is not quite sure of the audience that this book was intended for.  I had hopes of a work of fiction that also spanned other countries.  Unfortunately, this was not the case. I highly doubt that I will read anymore books from this author.



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