The Town

Rated 2.80/5 based on 5 reviews
He had seven days to burn the town down.

Seven days to kill every occupant in it.

Seven days do it without getting himself in trouble.

So begins the story of a stranger who shows up in town with a secret and a motive that could be deadly to the town's folks.

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Words: 33,100
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465746122
About Mobashar Qureshi

MOBASHAR QURESHI was named one of the ten rising Canadian mystery writers to watch by Quill & Quire Magazine in 2007. He was born in Benin City, Nigeria in 1978. When he was young he lived briefly in Karachi, Pakistan. He now lives in Toronto, Canada. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Economics.

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Reviews

Review by: Elizabeth Miller on Dec. 14, 2012 :
Good story. I enjoy that this author does not give any unnecessary story. His writing is tight and always entertaining. The only fault I found with this book was not anough description on the attackers but it was not NECESSARY information, no detraction what-so-ever. Great way to spend a day in the sun.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Amanda on May 30, 2012 :
I won a copy of The Town from Library Thing.

The Town starts out with a man stumbling into a town, after fighting his way through a dust storm. His name is never given, nor is it known what exactly his reason for going from town to town is, until the end. He stays with Mindy and Darvey in exchange for helping them repair their barn, and all the while, he keeps remembering bits of his past. He has a dirty bandage on his hand, covering the green light, and it's not clear if he's some sort of alien or something else. I liked The Town ok, but I like to have my stories explained a little more. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy mystery, just not the complete unknown. I kept getting frustrated towards the end when he kept referring to his reason for destroying the town as THEM/HIM and it's still unclear to me exactly what THEY are. The writing was good, the story mediocre.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: mohitgoel on Oct. 11, 2011 :
I got this book as part of the author giveaway.

The Town is a short work of fiction. This was my third work by the author and I can see him evolving over time. There is still some way to go as the book has some typos and a little stilted language. Not a bad read overall since it goes by pretty quickly.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: mohitgoel on Oct. 11, 2011 :
I got this book as part of the author giveaway.

The Town is a short work of fiction. This was my third work by the author and I can see him evolving over time. There is still some way to go as the book has some typos and a little stilted language. Not a bad read overall since it goes by pretty quickly.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Mike Davis on Oct. 06, 2011 :
I have a hard time rating the two books I've read by Quershi. He has some good ideas and unique scenarios but there are two things that keep this book from a higher rating. The protagonist, a semi-human, is well developed in terms of his growing empathy, but other characters lack a bit of development. The other factor that will come with time is a lack of total familiarity with English. Either the narrative is a translation, or the author needs to become more comfortable with idiomatic expressions and more complex sentence structure. Sentences are short and simple, and there is an occasional odd usage or misspelling. I don't like to dwell on the mechanics because the main idea of the short novel is quite interesting. I'd give it one star on writing and three stars on ideas. I hope Qureshi continues to develop as a writer.

This was received in exchange for an honest review.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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