Xu

Xu Fight or flight This has always been the way of Lindo Santiago s life and he has always chosen to fight He has prepared for world championship boxing glory his entire career From the Mexican slums to

  • Title: Xu
  • Author: A.J. Llewellyn
  • ISBN: 9781611240023
  • Page: 216
  • Format: ebook
  • Fight or flight This has always been the way of Lindo Santiago s life, and he has always chosen to fight He has prepared for world championship boxing glory his entire career From the Mexican slums to the hard streets of Hollywood, he gave it everything Lindo thought he was ready until his world title shot arrived and almost killed him Now, forced to retire by the CalFight or flight This has always been the way of Lindo Santiago s life, and he has always chosen to fight He has prepared for world championship boxing glory his entire career From the Mexican slums to the hard streets of Hollywood, he gave it everything Lindo thought he was ready until his world title shot arrived and almost killed him Now, forced to retire by the California State Athletic Commission, he has defied the odds by surviving a three month coma and severe brain injury.Forced to choose a new path, to live a different life, Lindo is certain he can do it, with the help of Xu, a mysterious spirit force of a man who emerged in the darkest days of Lindo s coma Xu and Lindo s homosexuality are his biggest secrets Encouraged to take his first vacation ever, Lindo flies to Honolulu where Xu becomes potent, yet mysterious Signs are everywhere that Lindo must choose between love and death, and he also must decide whether to enter into a relationship with a hot local, Turner Cypriano But if he does, what will that mean for Xu

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    1. This was fabulous! Loved the couple, loved the interaction, loved the narration everything.What I thought was really great was the care AJ took with creating the characters. The first half of the book is setting up Lindo, what he’d just gone through and how he was adjusting to the unexpected (and forced) down time. Friendly and engaging, Lindo sets out to explore his little piece of Hawaii. He meets some really interesting characters.It isn’t until nearly half way through the story that Lind [...]

    2. This was a beautiful story of one man's fight back from near death and the healing that allowed him to love freely. Lindo Santiago was almost a champion prize fighter until he was beaten into a coma during his championship fight. With the help of a top brain surgeon and a special gift from a friend, Lindo wakes to a life totally alien to him. Deeply closeted and banned from fighting, Lindo rents a condo in Hawaii for at least a month. Lonely and not knowing exactly where he will fit in, Lindo sl [...]

    3. This is such a fascinating book on so many levels. There is the spiritual element of a very close encounter with death and how Lindo deals with that. There is the mystery of Xu, and Lindo's emotions as he desperately tries to reclaim some sort of a life after 3 months in a coma. It had me spellbound. Overcoming almost-death like that can't be easy, and his struggle is told so vividly that I was involved from the very first page.Lindo is an amazing character. A true fighter who came up from the M [...]

    4. Man oh manI am not the weepy kinda guy but the ending of this book tugged at my heart strings. I wondered who Xu was and I got the feeling he was a ghost or an angel, but the revelation was both beautiful and inspiring. I thought the author's depiction of Lindo's lonely journey to a new life was riveting and his blossoming relationship was convincing. I liked Lindo so much and feltI don't knowI rooted for the guy from the outset. I wanted him to win.Great story.

    5. Xu by A. J. LlewellynFight or flight? This has always been the way of Lindo Santiago’s life, and he has always chosen to fight. He has prepared for world championship boxing glory his entire career. From the Mexican slums to the hard streets of Hollywood, he gave it everything. Lindo thought he was ready until his world title shot arrived and almost killed him. Now, forced to retire by the California State Athletic Commission, he has defied the odds by surviving a three-month coma and severe b [...]

    6. This story had an interesting premise: boxer recovers from a coma after a bout gone bad. While in that coma, he sees a being, Xu, who is a source of comfort and connection. Once he wakes, he travels to Hawaii to figure out what he's going to do next with his life, and the rest of the story is about events that occur to him while he's there. The bit of supernatural flavor and spirituality throughout the book is interesting, but I feel as if it could have been more fully developed and connected to [...]

    7. Such a lovely book. Boxing was, is and will be one of my favorite sports and Llewellyn managed to capture the very essence of it. Very good job indeed! The training, the double-crossing, the injuries and the hiding that takes place, the cheating and all, yes very, very well done.So this is the story of Lindo Santiago that raised from the streets of Mexico to the world ranks of boxing, a great athlete that got played by his very own manager and promoter. Lindo participated in a match that cost hi [...]

    8. I feel as if I got the bonus of reading a travel book about Hawaii while reading this story. I’ve never been there, but now I really want to go! I couldn’t imagine being in Lindo’s shoes – having been through something as monumental as a near death experience and then having to learn to live a different and unfamiliar life. The mystery of Xu was intriguing and I loved how that mystery was solved/revealed at the end of the book. Looks like I’ll have to check out “Xu Again” in order [...]

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