Featured Official Review: Man Mission by Eytan Uliel [January 2020 Book of the Month]

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Featured Official Review: Man Mission by Eytan Uliel [January 2020 Book of the Month]

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Man Mission" by Eytan Uliel.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Man Mission by Eytan Uliel is a discovery of beautiful places the world has to offer through the lives of four friends. It is the tour to distant lands to rejuvenate and rediscover what else there is to life. While on campus, the main character forms a friendship with Sam, a guy who he first assumed to be an arrogant brat. When he tours the Food Fair held on the campus alongside his newly found friend, they come up with an idea that will have an impact on them as well as their other two friends, Alec and Daniel, for ages to come.

Years pass without revisiting the conversation that was held at the Food Fair as each of the friends settles into their careers until one day, Sam makes a phone call to his long-lost pal. A ritual is begun that will last for years to come. In that very moment, both friends establish Man Mission! Their first trip takes them to New Zealand where a painful experience slows them down. This, however, does not deter them from similar future adventures. Daniel and Alec join the founders later on. Each year there is a new place to be discovered. From biking in Japan, river kayaking in Australia, touring the jungles of South Africa to chasing the northern lights in Iceland, Man Mission changes the participants’ lives forever. All these adventures happen amidst changing family dynamics that bring both joy and pain to the four men.

I found the treatise to be incredibly captivating. First, the author follows the thrilling happenings of the four friends’ Man Mission adventures while interjecting these with bouts of occurrences in their lives. That way I got a snapshot of their lives back home and still got a chance to get fascinated by what they had accomplished during their trips.

Each trip is filled with enthralling adventure, remarkable moments of humor, funny characters and some mentions of the comical ‘Man Mission Rules’. Additionally, every flashback included, that showcases the main character’s family life or that of his friends, presents a different side of the story that ultimately adds suspense to the book.

Every dialogue is skillfully designed to fit the plot. Sometimes the conversations are humorous, other times they are emotive or insightful. The book is also a candid account of a man’s viewpoint on many issues of life from relationships, marriage, fatherhood, career and everything in between. I rate the book 4 out of 4 stars. I enjoyed every chapter and every page of it. Any fan of books on travel incorporating twists of real life will love Man Mission by Eytan Uliel.

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I have a feeling this book would make me want to travel the world!
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I have always liked to travel, so I think this book would be very interesting. The group has chosen some interesting places to visit. This looks good. Thanks for the great review!

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Post by kandscreeley »

Interesting. A Man Mission? It's kind of like The Reel Sisters except based around a group of guys. It sounds very character-driven which I do enjoy sometimes. I'll put this on my list. Thanks for the review.
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A book full of adventures, funny characters, emotive and insightful conversations. I think i will enjoy reading it. thank you for the review

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Post by gali »

A contemporary Fiction revolving around the travels of four friends in exotic places sounds exciting. It is nice that they kept the ritual they started in college. The combination of travels and home life add another dimension to the tale. Not sure it is for me, but I am glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for the review!
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Thanks for the review, but I dislike books involving a bunch of friends, and this travelogue-esque tale will not be the exception.
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I’ll definitely read this book.
Seems like an amazing experience to have.
Great review 👍🏻
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Post by Janalyn101 »

I saw this book on the OBC and wanted to read it! After reading your review I’m going to read it. It was a great review and it sounds like a great book. Getting to know these for friends as they travel the world sounds exciting!

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This sounds like a very interesting book filled with adventure, new experiences and lessons and friendship. The review was awesome, and I would very much like to read this book.

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I realize this review was written a while ago, but I have read a lot of reviews of this book written since then, and this is definitely the best review of this book I have seen. It is the only one that makes me actually want to read the book. I love that the scenes back in "real life" are told from different perspectives, in order to give the reader a more fully realized account of what is happening "back home".

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Normally I'm all in on books that tell so many different perspectives, but the premise and plot just don't sound like they'd fit into my normal reading genre. Maybe on a rainy day?

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I love reading because books can transport me to hundreds of places. With this book, I can visit a couple of places around the world! I have never read a book like that before. Great review, I'll be sure to check it out!

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Great review!

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Sounds like an intriguing adventure. I'd like to know what happens to these four friends in their Man Mission.

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