Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Review of Nostromo the Dwarf by Sam Carr

Read for: Netgalley/ Requested Review
Synopsis: "A young father gets lost in the mountains and meets a mysterious stranger and his dog. Nostromo the Dwarf is a rough man with good manners, a bad temper, and the ability to talk to animals. He tells the young father the wondrous tale of his perilous trip to the mountains in the colonial past, of a ghost and storms and deserted islands and abandoned riches and creating a new life in the New World. But where is he from and why is he here?"
My Review: I really enjoyed everything about this book. I loved the format as to how the story is told (like it was being told by the father to the child), some chapters gave a perfect end point if you were reading to your own children. I also really enjoyed the characters, they were all so vivid and fully developed. The little bit of realism and little bit of fantasy together made a really fun story. This is the type of book I can't wait to start reading to Munchkin when he gets a little older and can appreciate the story.
My Rating: This is a fantastic book that can be enjoyed by readers of all ages (and even non-readers). It can be a short read for a single sitting or can be spaced out with no worries about forgetting the plot line. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and give it a rating of Four Paws and a Stump Wag!
This book was a request through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. This one sounds fun. I love books that I can imagine reading to my own children someday.

    1. It was such a fun book and a type of book I remember my mom reading to me when I was a kid, a tradition I am happy to continue!