Title: Nostromo the dwarf
Author: Sam Carr
Genre: Children’s Fiction, Science Fiction
Publishing date: 11th November, 2015
Published by: Bliss Group Books
My Rating: 4/5 stars
*ARC received from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
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?
The narrator gets lost in the mountains and somehow reaches Nostromo’s place. From that moment starts a new friendship. A friendship full of stories and dinners.
Nostromo the dwarf is an interesting character. At first he might seem a bit rough but is really friendly and sweet. 🙂 He can speak with the animals and birds and has found friends in them. 🙂 He lives in the mountains, so well hidden that you might never even find out.
After spending the night at Nostromo’s little house, Nostromo’s dog guides the narrator back to his place and then starts the regular sunday dinners at Nostromo’s place. Little by little, Nostromo started opening up and telling the narrator stories about his adventures. All the places he went, all the people and animals he met, and all the things he learnt. Nostromo is good with all the handiwork, he built his own house and furniture. He farms, hunts, and makes his own utensils.
This is a great story of a dwarf going on adventures alone and learning new things.
He finally goes away just like that, not even mentioning a single thing to the narrator. The narrator then takes in Nostromo’s dog and tells his son all the stories.
Why would I pick it up?
Nostromo’s adventures are very interesting. This simple yet intriguing story is too good to not be read. 😀 😀