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- Print Length: 254 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B008YJ2CKU
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The Year of the Bull Kindle Edition
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It's funny. Really funny. ROTFL funny. It's full of adventures and wonderfully fleshed out characters, and Chance points out dimensions of familiar fairytalers I'd never considered before.
In the beginning, Brian is stuck in a situation that he really doesn't want to be in. He comes to appreciate and more importantly to trust his partners in the quests.
Brian eventually realizes despite all the obstacles people throw at you, it is essential to be who you really are inside. Brian's transformation from a suspicious wavering loner into a strong fairytale worthy hero is spectacular and inspirational.
Woven seamlessly into the story are Chance's observations of human nature, focusing particularly on current human behaviors. These observations eschew the current politically correct manias, and are exceedingly refreshing and informative.
I particularly liked the non-stop action of the story line - beware! this book is like the rest of Hayden Chance's work - one you won't want to put down till its finished - and also the fact that Brian finds out that if you are true to yourself dreams really do come true.
I confess, like any good fairytale, this book gave me tears in my eyes at the end.
There's only so much I can say about the story without giving too much away so, instead, I will write about what to expect. Expect to laugh. Expect to dream. Expect to cheer for the hero. This is a modern fairy tale for adults but written for the child inside. How similar are we to the hero (at the start)? Downtrodden, cynical, lost to our dreams and aspirations. How many of us have allowed the world around us to shape and torment us? This book is for you.
Sometimes we need our Bull to find us and give us the kick we need to move, to act, to dream. Within the pages of this book we see the manifestation of the good and the bad. It's interesting how the Land of Fairy swirls around the modern man without his notice. Is that real or fictional? The lines are delightfully blurred.
A tight story and defined characters that move at a steady pace drive the plot. And, like every good fairy tale, there's more than meets the eye between these pages. Read it and see how it speaks to you. And you, too, can live happily ever after, after all.
I found myself plowing through it, and I purposely stopped reading so I would savor it the next day. Then I ended up reading it fully through again anyway, laughing and cringing at all the same spots. Ideas from this book have stuck with me, as well as the expected quips and quotes that still make me smile.
This book made me think that "once upon a time" is NOW, not some dusty past or misty future. That alone makes "Year of The Bull" well worth reading, without even mentioning the fully-developed characters, dynamic plot and other literary goodies we as readers expect. Just writing this makes me want to read it again.
Maybe I am biased because he has quickly brought me under his spell but in the same breath, maybe his works are what I've been looking for. Maybe, like one of the characters in this book, I was brought to Hayden Chance's writing at the right time. Maybe his writing is there to ignite the spark of creativity we have been lacking. It's similar to the saying that the teacher will appear when you're ready to learn. I know how grandiose this all sounds but I feel, wholeheartedly - there is truth in what he's written and it will mean something for the long haul.
In "The Year of The Bull", you are faced with questions like, "Why did you stop playing in the rain?" or "When did it become uneccessary to stop running from place to place just because you could?". It makes you want to pull all the blankets and pillows off the beds and create a fort with your best friend because those were times in which you did that because it was important. And as an adult, you've forgotten how important it is to cram all the marshmallows in your mouth all at once or have milk come flying out of your nose because you laughed so hard.
Much like most great parables, this book helps you to remember that above all else, the small stuff is what's going to bog you down and in the end...it's all small stuff. So spend some time with Brian and his motley band of misfits and see if he is able to survive "The Year of The Bull".
Hadyen Chance has a wonderful gift with words, and his imagination is a interesting place to visit. I thoroughly loved The Year of the Bull. It was laugh out loud fun, touching, and a delivered a strong message about being true to yourself.
The characters in this novel are all top of their class, and I couldn't find a single fault with anything.
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