Review - From Afar by Frank Scozzari

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Year Published: 2018
Genre: Drama

For centuries, poets have argued that unrequited love is love in its strongest form. From Afar is a timeless tale of Morgan Stanfield's search for love in the far northern city of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Leaving the warm climate of Santa Barbara, he embarks on a four-day odyssey where he encounters a Russian beauty, a prostitute, a wise old babushka, an American chauvinist, intellectuals, the Russian mafia, and the 'face' of love, and comes to know how love from a distance can be more captivating than love close on hand.

About the Author:
Frank Scozzari is an American novelist and screenwriter. A five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, his short stories have been widely anthologized and featured in literary theater.

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My Take on the Book:
It was nice to read about some of the tourist attractions in Russia that I've previously read about in another book; and was hoping for something a little bit more than how the book ended. I ended up giving this book a three star rating and got a copy in exchange for an honest review. 

Last Word:
I feel that this author has got the talent to improve with his writing career; it feels like he could have gone quite a bit further with this book if it had been slightly more fleshed out. I enjoyed the idea of this story, and there were times when the writing style was quite decent as well.