Saturday, June 25, 2011

Some reviews of "Nightmare Along the River Nile"

"Publicizing the alarming truth behind modern slavery stands as the novel's primary achievement" - Kirkus Discoveries ......

_"Sitting at my computer in my comfortable California home, it's hard to wrap my mind around the fact that human slavery still exists in the world today. But Suzanna E. Nelson's "Nightmare Along the River Nile" is based on fact. What happens to Edgar in the book is happening to others in real life to this day. This book is a must-read - and I firmly believe it should be made into a movie."- Joan Hare

_"Very few books have evoked such emotion. Nightmare Along the River Nile: A Story of Twentieth Century Slavery, brought me to tears. The compassion that Edgar and his friends have for each other is extraordinary. The author, Suzanna E. Nelson has done a magnificent job in bringing attention to a very serious issue and human tragedy; modern day slavery. This book is highly recommended if you are at all concerned about what happens to innocent humans beings against their will. Most of their stories go uncovered by the mainstream media. A must read to change some of the injustices in the world today." - C.C. Irving

_"I read Nightmare Along the River Nile and it was so gripping that I couldn't put it down. I related to the four friends because they reminded me of my friends and I. The story affected me so much because I realized that what happened to Edgar could happen to any of us. I hope that slavery is finished once and for all." Kweku Kyei

_"Although I have traveled extensively in East Africa I did not know about the immense human drama of slavery in the region. After reading this revealing book I asked Ugandan friends about this and they confirmed that till this day slavery is not eradicated in this part of the world. Reading this book opens your eyes and after you put it down at the last page and the last word, you wonder how it is possible that this practice is existing and why it is tolerated both regionally and internationally. Apparently everybody knows and nothing is been done. Hopefully this book will help those poor folks who endure the slavery." - Arbeid Ralph Alwin

_" I read this novel several months ago. As an African I was excited to find a book with a very authentic dialogue, one that was able to adequately capture African dialect. I was instantly reminded of how my friends and i relate to each other. I was touched by the friendship between the four boys, but most importantly, i was saddened by what happened to Edgar. A few years ago I visited a place in Western Sahara where slaves used to be sold, so this book brought back those memories. In addition, having grown up in a war zone in Rwanda, i found this book to be realistic. I was able to relate to the feelings and situations of the principle as well as the ancillary characters which is a rare connection to find in a book. This is a book to read." JulM. 

_"Nightmare Along the River Nile was a captivating book that I could not put down until the very last page. Reading it sent chills down my spine at the mere thought that this actually happens...Great read!!" - Conor Stickney 

_"Enjoyed your book Nightmare along the River Nile very much. I like the way the two stories intertwine - the young man kidnapped and sent to Hell on Earth and his to-be saviors, who use trust and insight to set up a network to find out what has happened to him. Very readable, exciting and the subject matter is an area not many people know about. Thank you, Suzanna, for bringing that situation to our consciousness." - Margaret Byskov 

_"Modern slavery is something I never thought of before. I didn't even know that it was still happening until I found this book. Since then, the reality and destiny of people who are forced into slavery has deeply touched me.  Edgar, a high school student, is the protagonist of "Nightmare along the River Nile". He is captured by rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army on his way home and sold into slavery. His fear, his dismay and horror are described in a way that the reader gets annoyed, excited and horrified about Edgar's destiny. "Nightmare along the River Nile" is a very intriguing read; it is a pleasure to follow the writing style of Suzanna E. Nelson. The story is well written and both the characters and the landscape of Uganda and southern Sudan are realistically described. This book is able to change your view on life and it makes you realise that you cannot take your own comfortable world for granted as long as people are suffering and oppressed" - Indie Frei.

_"A very touching story of hardship that occurs way too much in our developed society. It helps shed light upon horrors that people experience yet makes you wonder how humanity could have ever treated fellow human beings in this way and a bit dejected to know it still happens....on the other hand, it is also a tale of friendship and sacrifice for the well-being of others. Must read :)" -Megs3294 

_"Life is different in various parts of the world. I am an African living in diaspora so I can very much relate to Edgar's suffering, and his struggle to break away from slavery. This book can be used as a reference to slavery; plus people need to realize that some are still in captivity somewhere out there in the world. This book has opened my eyes, and teach me the importance of freedom and true friendship. A good read....thumps up!" - PCTech 

_"This book was gripping in every way. I had every emotion known to man as I read it - happy, scared, angry, sad, and general disbelief that something like this can happen to a fellow human being and a young one at that. I knew that slavery happened but reading about Edgar's story really made me aware of what is happening in other parts of the word. I read the novel in one sitting. Ms Nelson did a good job of drawing the reader in. An unforgettable story. This one will stay with me for a while." - BookwormKala

_"...I was particularly impressed with how the cadence of your writing reflects and captures the African interaction..." - Natalie Barefoot 

_ "...I was especially moved by the ingenuity, courage and devotion of Edgar's friends. That raised the story above the thriller category..." - Richard Sheeler 

_"...absolutely riveting story telling." - Meghan Sheridan.
_"...a tale of friendship and sacrifice  ... Must read!" - Debra Mucky
_"...a page-turner. I couldn’t put the book down..." - C.J 
_" Couldn't put Nightmare down!!!" - Shakira Lakdawalla Morros
_"What a touching story - a must read. It's really a great novel...i will start following this writer." -shebam  

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