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Racing With The Rain

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Racing With The Rain: A fast moving rain cloud in an otherwise clear sky triggers a sudden downpour and people run for cover. Is it possible to outrun the rain? Can one ever really escape the past?
Guyanese born and Canadian naturalized Carl Dias will find out as he returns for his father’s funeral.
His visit will bring him in conflict with a government that is facing
Paperback, 407 pages
Published October 17th 2012 by Create Space
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Aug 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This novel sparked and renewed my interest in Caribbean history once again! Puddicombe's clever blend of fact with fiction in the context of colonial/pre-independent Guyana was most fascinating. The inclusion of factual content (CIA documents) with real lived experiences and a thought provoking analysis makes this novel a joyous read! In fact, it's quite extraordinary to engage and encounter such a vivid depiction of Guyanese life during one of the country's most tumultuous periods via a primary ...more
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Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Racing with the Rain was extremely well written, engaging, believable, and suspenseful. Switches from past experiences and locations, to present, were very smooth. Each one added more insights about the main character's life-journey and how bonds and tensions between his family and friends developed, paralleling a myriad of political influences and doctrines that shaped the man and the country. I love historical fiction and stories well-told. I would put this one up there with the best and hope ...more
Feb 15, 2013 rated it liked it
I recieved this book through Good reads first reads.

While not the most drawing in or appealing book to me personally I do think it is very well written. The author is quite talented in his writing and it is an enjoyable book regardless of it not being one that drew me in and and kept me reading without stoppping like some other books I have encountered. I am thankful for the experience to have recieved a copy and been able to read it.
Grenville Puddicombe
I found this book most inspiring especially being from a place where I could relate to the events which impacted on my own personal life. The author has an amazing skill not only to narrate the tale in a
'live' manner, but often left me overwhelmed at times. His style of varying back and forth within different events was smooth and kept me spellbound throughout from chapter to chapter!
Oct 12, 2018 marked it as to-read
it was good but i think could've have more detail
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This book wasn't for me. From the little i read, the writing was good, but the content wasn't what i was looking for. Did not complete.
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Ken Puddicombe’s first calling was in the Accounting profession. He’s a professional [CPA, CMA] Management Accountant] who provided controllership for a number of companies in the private sector before he retired to pursue his first love of writing. His hobbies includes travelling and he is slowly covering all five continents, having already travelled to South East Asia, South America, and Europe. ...more
“The uncertainty, the fear of the unknown was driving him, almost to the point of desperation. He felt as if he was going down a dark stairway, missing a step, hurtling into the unknown and having no idea where he would land.” 15 likes
“Lying there in bed, dangling in a zone somewhere between sleep and consciousness, he was overcome by a strange feeling: that he was losing control of his life, and for the first time in recent years was unsure of the direction it was taking him." Carl Dias reflects on life in RACING WITH THE RAIN” 3 likes
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