Monday, September 18, 2017

Life Long

Life Long by Ronald L. Ruiz
Book Details:

Book Title:  Life Long by Ronald L. Ruiz
Category:  Adult Fiction,   268 pages
Genre:  Literary Fiction
Publisher:  Amika Press
Release date:  June 9, 2017
Format available for review:  print & ebook (mobi, ePub, PDF)
Will ship print books to:  International
Tour dates: Sept 18 to Oct 6, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (For foul language and questions about the existence of God)

Book Description:

Ray Lopez is on the run with a duffel bag full of cash. Both drug dealers and the police are after him. But Ray is not a criminal. His last brush with the law was over traffic tickets. Recently released from the hospital with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, he is haunted by voices, auditory hallucinations, that frighten him and cause him to question his every move. 

Ray’s journey from California to Laredo is perilous. Like so many Americans before him, he travels through unfamiliar territory with no clear way of knowing who will help and who will harm him. And he may well find himself on the wrong side of the border with a mind that has no borders.

Praise for Life Long:

"Ruiz proves to be a very sharp social critic, and no detail gets past him in this richly imagined book. A highly recommended novel that appeals to both the heart and the head."
Kirkus Reviews

Ronald L. Ruiz
Meet the Author:

Born and raised in Fresno California - Educated at St. Mary´s College California, University of California Berkeley, University of San Francisco - Practiced law from !966 to 2003 as a Deputy District Attorney, a criminal defense attorney, and a Deputy Public Defender - Appointed to the California Agriculture Labor Relations Board by Governor Jerry Brown in 1974 and later served as the District Attorney of Santa Cruz County California.

Ronald L. Ruiz has published 5 novels and a memoir. Happy Birthday Jesus (1994), Giuseppe Rocco (1998), The Big Bear (2003), A Lawyer (2012), Jesusita(2015). and Life Long (2017).

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Facebook 
My Review
As a psychology student I found Life Long by Ronald L. Ruiz to be particularly interesting with Ray Lopez's schizophrenia. I liked the way that it seemed very realistic and the role it played in the story. So often main characters are free of any and all mental problems even minor ones, which makes them all seem too perfect. I found Ray to be a very realistic character as he had very real flaws that played into his character and his decisions. Besides the well written psychological elements this book had a nice thrill of adventure mixed in with how Ray how he is on the run with a bag of cash. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book!


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