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New York City, early 1990s: a young, rich, and well-educated Central American man on the run from the police and Colombian drug dealers. He is accused of crimes he didnt commit. Ready to do what it takes to survive, Pablo ironically embraces the very drug trade that threatened his life in the first place. Who is he? What is he really capable of? The question of identity is ...more
Paperback, First, 358 pages
Published September 20th 2016 by Izai Amorim
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Fran
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing

On the Run: Izai Amorim
Life does not always bring you the end results that you hope for and some young people like our main character creates a plan that takes him into the underbelly of different communities, New York City in the 1990s and proves that wealth and education have nothing to do with the end result when Pablo decides to teak on drug dealers, run from the police, commits acts of violence and even buys a plastic gun to scare his victims as he goes On the Run!
Pablos voice is heard as
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Mystica
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
A young man of South American ancestry is on the run for crimes he did not commit. How he is going to evade not just the Feds and the Police who are on the look out for him, but most importantly Colombian drug dealers who think he has skipped with their consignment is even worse.

In a series of cross country runs, ingenious thinking, good network of friends and supporters and sheer good luck he is able to survive. In the process he has to change his way of thinking, give up on his family, take on
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Jane
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved it. It wasn't a subject matter I would normally choose (drug dealing) but it was worth it. It tackled serious issues about identity and right and wrong, and the grey areas and was still a real page turner.
Majanka
Book Review originally published here: http://www.iheartreading.net/book-tou...

In On The Run, Pablo is as the title suggests a man on the run. Hes running from the police, and from Colombian drug dealers, accused of crimes he didnt commit. But if he wants to stay alive, Pablo will have to embrace the drug trade that threatened his life in the first place. Soon enough, he finds himself in situations he never imagined to take part in, and hes forced to make choices that make him question who he
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Ann
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
On The Run by Izai Amorim
What an unusual book! It begins with Pablo involved in a shooting which was a set up. We then learn that Colombians and Feds are all after him which leads to him going on the run.
What a fascinating tale then unfolds as we follow Pablo on his incredible journey. This takes him on a voyage of self discovery through many areas of his life both past and present as he travels to the future. A terrifying journey trying to escape capture, survive with no money, afraid to
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Lata
Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-2016
The book is written in first person in the voice of Pablo. It is interesting to note his innermost thoughts. They are hilarious at times, sometimes a bit dark. The book is very well researched. There is very insightful details on how the crime scene works. It is funny most of the times. There are some great characters there like Mad Dog who is a drug dealer with an attitude and a penchant for spy novels, Joe is a drug addict but a great friend, Catherine is the love of Pablos life but she is ...more
Redlane65
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
On The Run by Izai Amorim
What an interesting book!!
This is the second book I have read from Izai and he has a style I haven't seen before. Unlike the first book I read that was out loud funny, this book is serious but just as good. The main character goes through various phases in life but he does it 'on the run' making the book very interesting. He gets help from different unusual people and shows the underside of the human character.
Izai is showing that he is a versatile writer which tells me
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Linda Zagon
Jul 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading "On the Run" By Izai Amorim. This novel is unusual, deviating from other books of similiar nature. Without giving any "spoilers" away ,the main character
is a victim, and an innocent man who is "framed" for crimes he never did commit. In order to survive, he chooses to be part of a criminal world. The characters are quirky and peculiar.The author uses "dark humor", and through his characters pokes fun at the political system. I consider this book to show political satire,
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A Coffee Shop Blogger
I was lucky enough to be sent On the Run by Izai Amorim before it was released so that I could review it. I am ever so grateful. On the Run has a very interesting storyline where a man is convinced that somebody wants to kill him, he is on the run from Columbian drug dealers and police. After a murder takes place in his house, he is forced to go along with it to avoid getting killed himself. On the Run is an exciting twist on an interesting story. The book contains some potentially offensive ...more
Tony Duxbury
Jun 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Pablo's safe and pampered life is shattered when he is framed as a drug dealer and murderer. His only safe haven is with a man that is also a major player in the drug world. I must admit that I didn't like Pablo and couldn't find much sympathy for him. Maybe it was because of his background, I found him cynical and self-centered. Despite his cynicism, I did find him quite honest in his views and quite enjoyed them. The protagonist seems to have an obsession with dates and numbers, so if you are ...more
Marissa
Aug 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Pablo a rich and educated young man from Central America finds himself in the middle of New York City. As he gets caught up into the world of drug selling and crimes he did not do to survive on the streets. Caught between two worlds he is not sure who he really is as he tries to find himself.

We are taken on an adventure as we watch him surviving his perils along the way. Not always making the right decision but managing to stay alive despite not morally correct.
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Alyce
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I really enjoyed ON THE RUN by Izai Amorim. The story starts with a shooting and the main character, Pablo, being forced on the run to avoid the Feds and Colombians. We follow Pablo on a journey both physical, emotional, and through time to prove his innocence. I will not say anymore for fear of giving the story line away!

Thanks to the author, publisher and Netgalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review!

Edward Etzkorn
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: general-fiction
The main character is definitely on the run--due to circumstances beyond his control. Along the way, he does things (becomes a drug dealer, hurts people, helps people, and learns to love) that his upbringing never prepared him for. Although the characters often talk about race, the bottom line is that we all belong to a race and we're all the same regardless. The characters, major and minor, are well-drawn, and whether good, bad, or in-between, are all likable and understandable. Once in a while ...more
Ozaawaa Kwe
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved this story. The writing style, though unconventional, had good verisimilitude and context to the subject matter and the humour had me busting up throughout the entire read. The best was the bro-mance between Mad Dog/Douglas and Birdy/Pablo and their many philosophical and esoteric exchanges. Happy I stepped out of my comfort zone and read from a different perspective, Izai is clever and humourous and has a good narrative style.
Ahmed Elsherbiny
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
On the run is generally good novel. The start was pretty good and interesting. It got my attention. The development was also good. However, the temp was a bit broken sometimes but it was n general good. I didnt like the ending too much. Its kind of a fairy tale.

The book is good and entertaining
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Christine Staszko
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
Though it took me awhile to catch on with what was going on in the story and where the character was going, the plot did somewhat hold my attention. His relationships with his dysfunctional family and the creative way Pablo becomes successful in his new profession are interesting to follow. I could see this happening in real life and, who knows, maybe it already has?

However, the plot was not enough to really get me excited about this book. The beginning of the story is really hard to follow
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Sue
Sep 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This book is so much fun! Pablo is an interesting study of what a person will do when they are pushed to the limit to find out what they are capable of. His own horror at his initial actions is realistic and he then rather than bottoming out he seems to equalise and find his new moral compass.

Mad Dog, however, is my favourite character. He is a hardened dug dealer who has seen bad things and had bad things happen to him. But he is not a bad guy. He's not just interested, but invested in Pablo's
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Thats why Izai Amorim reads and writes books. He has great interest in the interplay of media, information, and politics in a globalized world and the quest for identity and borders in a worldwide cultural melting pot. Izai was born and raised in Brazil but spent most of his adult life abroad, briefly in the USA, mostly in Germany.

He was trained as an
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