Review - Burn This City to the Ground by N. Daniel

By Carmen, 3 September 2022
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As Daniel recovers from a psychotic episode and months long mental health civil commitment, he befriends a youthful quadriplegic named Samantha who is dealing with life-threatening health problems. When cohabitation becomes necessary for Sam, caregiver and client both move to downtown Minneapolis to begin a new life together. Before they can get settled in, Daniel is diagnosed with stage 3 cancer and must undergo multiple surgeries. The two navigate the American healthcare system and work towards Samantha's eventual independence, However, their relationship becomes toxic when a global pandemic shakes the nation and George Floyd is murdered by Minneapolis police officers.

Based on the author's life, this endearing platonic love story is the gooey center of a turbulent world set aflame. Through the laughter and the tears, Samantha and Daniel play off each other like a tragic comedy duo that's hell bent on finding humor within the most savage aspects of their everyday lives.

About the Author:

N. Daniel works as a medical caregiver in the greater Minneapolis/Saint Paul Metropolitan area. His debut writing effort, “Corners Untouched by Madness: A Personal Journey of Overcoming Mental Illness,” has enjoyed modest success in certain writing circles. He is anticipating the release of its sequel, "Burn This City to the Ground", due to be published in early November of 2021. The Author lives with his wife and two dogs just outside of downtown Minneapolis.

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Author Website: N. Daniel Author Website

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My Take on the Book:

There was a bit more plot in this book in comparison to the previous one – Samantha ended up being quite a character. Daniel also wasn’t in his head as much. Another thing I ended up liking about this book was the cover.

I ended up giving this book a four star rating and got a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Last Word:

If this author ended up writing another book – I wouldn’t mind reading it; especially if it involves humor – that could be something he is good at.