“A highly entertaining story mixed with historical facts about Tibet unknown to most people. The reader gains intimate access to the underground crowd of Kathmandu which will make you want to travel there and feel it for yourself! After a volitale beginning, Abramczyk takes you on a long journey deep into the Himalayas with characters that are at times heroes and at others downright pricks. Samsara is very likely to broaden your horizons and make you reflect on your life choices and limits.”
“This book was a great read and thoroughly enjoyable. If you enjoy a good adventure with plenty of drama then I can definitely recommend. The author makes the reading easy yet surprising, with a great knowledge of the goings-on in Nepal which helps make the story and the characters seem life-like and real. Having never been to Nepal, I find myself enthusiastic now to travel out there to be able to relate to the experiences from the book, both geographical and cultural (especially where Tibet is involved). It also gave me an insight into the history of the country without any heavy studious effort – phew! As far as the plot is concerned, I found a whole array of emotions starting from hatred, pity and anger at the beginning, to curiosity, relief and love at the end. I wish Jupiter were real.. I could punch him and hug him. Will there be a follow up and when? Enjoy!”
“One of the best travel fictions and one of the bests in my favorite genre, dark humor. With Samsara Abramczyk
leaves Jack Kerouac, Chuck Palahniuk, Shantaram and Seven years in Tibet all far behind. If super cool metaphors and vivid narration with a grippy and trippy plot is your style go for Samsara. If you’re a traveler at heart,
I’ll tell you how to enjoy a crazy, sexy, wild and mysterious journey-sit somewhere in a cozy corner…and pick up and read Samsara!”
“Reading Samsara is like getting sucked into a whirlwind you’re not sure you’ll get out of in one piece.
It is tantalizing and intelligent, and tickles your curiosity.
Intimately familiar with Nepali culture, Abramczyk manages to weave a great love for Nepal into a rough tale like no other.”
“I read SAMSARA while on a surf trip in Morocco where I met the author. At the beginning I disliked all the characters, particularly the main protagonist. They were variously misogynistic, pathetic, irresponsible and just plain stupid. Like a successful artwork a successful novel provokes emotion of any kind. My loathing for the main characters kept me reading and as I did I grew to like, possibly even love each of them at times. Jack’s past, Maya’s bravery and Jupiter’s blundering led to a journey of discovery for both them and myself. I really want to know what Abramczyk writes next!”