Plot: Bender has given the basic revenge plot enough action and surprises to keep readers interested.
Prose: Bender's prose and ability to weave poignancy and humor throughout the story elevates his novel above others in the genre.
Originality: Although the plot and characters are somewhat predictable, Bender's futuristic world is frighteningly imaginable.
Character Development: Many of the characters here are genre types and caricatures. However, Rosa Veras is much more original and believable.
Date Submitted: April 02, 2018
A dystopian novel about an America ruled by gangs and gun manufacturers and about the brave few who are willing to fight them both … A tight, thoughtful work that has much to offer readers on both sides of the gun control debate.
A dystopian view of an America that many may well see as a path the country is already headed down … I couldn’t put this book down and read it quickly and easily.
The Wanderer and the New West has been named to Kirkus Reviews‘ Best Books of 2018.
The honor follows Kirkus Reviews listing The Wanderer and the New West as one of its best indie books of April. The magazine also gave the Dystopian Western novel a starred review back in February.
“A dystopian novel about an America ruled by gangs and gun manufacturers and about the brave few who are willing to fight them both," said the starred review. "A tight, thoughtful work that has much to offer readers on both sides of the gun control debate.”
The novel also won two separate indie awards in 2018, including a gold medal (Fiction – Dystopia) in the Readers’ Favorite Awards and Best Western Fiction in the National Indie Excellence Awards.
Learn more about the award-winning novel at WhoIsTheWanderer.com. Buy the novel at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other popular online retailers.
Kirkus Reviews selected The Wanderer and the New West by Adam Bender for its monthly list of best indie books in April 2018.
The honor for Bender's Dystopian Western novel follows a starred review that appeared in the February 15, 2018 issue of Kirkus Reviews magazine.
"A dystopian novel about an America ruled by gangs and gun manufacturers and about the brave few who are willing to fight them both," said Kirkus Reviews. "A tight, thoughtful work that has much to offer readers on both sides of the gun control debate."
The Wanderer and the New West reinvents the Western novel with a dystopian outlook on a possible America that fully protects the rights of armed citizens to stand their ground against mass shooters and motorcycle gangs.
When a marksman known as the Wanderer opens war against injustice in the state of Arizona, his violent actions attract the attention of journalist Rosa Veras, writer of a subversive blog about America’s return to the Wild West.
As Rosa tracks the movements of the Wanderer, she exposes the new American folk hero’s past sins and quest for redemption. But after making waves with a blog post connecting the nation’s top gun manufacturer with its most violent gang, the reporter finds her life in danger and the Wanderer at her door. Rosa realizes she must join forces with the vigilante gunman if she is to live long enough to tell his story.
The Wanderer and the New West by Adam Bender took the Western Fiction award in the 2018 National Indie Excellence Awards!
The recognition follows the dystopian western being named a best indie book of the month in Kirkus Reviews. Find out more about the book here on BookLife and www.whoisthewanderer.com
The Wanderer and the New West is featured on a list of best self-published books on Fupping.com. Click the link below for the full list!
Readers' Favorite awarded The Wanderer and the New West a gold medal for the dystopian fiction category in its 2018 awards!
This is the second award this year for Adam Bender's novel, which earlier took Best Western Fiction in the National Indie Excellence Awards.
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