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Monday, February 24, 2014

To Touch The Sun by Laura Enright

     Narain Khan was a simple man with a dream. He wanted to be a chef.  He knew in order to reach that goal, he'd have to leave India.  Narain signed up to join the war.  His family didn't want him to go, but it would be a step toward his goal.  Narain didn't know how drastically his life would change.  
      Now at 90 years of age, he still looked 30.  Of course being a vampire had it's advantages.  A world renown chef, Narain owned his own restaurant and could create new recipes whenever he chose.  If only life were as simple as it seemed. The past has a way of coming back to haunt you and Narain was being pulled back into the middle of his. 

     Very intricately plotted and detailed and characters with life and breath will draw you to this book.  The beginning is amazing! The description of leaving his family is heartbreaking.  Unfortunately, then it takes a very slow turn and tends to wander around.  This book is extremely technical. It delves into the very specific and scientific reasons behind vampirism. I think you'll love this book just the same.

     I did find issues.  I would love to have read why and when Narain was turned in the beginning. It would have made so much more sense to the story.  I also think the chapter long explanations of his past were unneeded.   Sprinkle the past throughout and you get a better balance. 

     I gave this one 4 cheers out of 5 because I did love the overall story. 

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