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Train to the Edge of the Moon

by Asper Blurry


Train to the Edge of the Moon is available as an eBook for Kindle (also Kindle for Android and iPad) and the Nook. The book can be purchased at the following:
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Punk is no ordinary girl who takes the life as it is. She has a nasty habit of getting in troubles, she shows the middle finger to people's prejudice and stupidity, fights against her broken identity and the corporation where she works. She always goes against the stream with her heavy, tight shoes, but still tries to be a better person. Punk's adventurous journey to become a poet starts in a Place Without a Name, continues in Italy and London. Her train is full of laughs, reflections, modern tales about our young lives and relationships and occasional heartbreaks. You will probably love and hate Punk at the same time, but it will be difficult to forget about her wild side of the moon.

We had Kerouac’s Sal Paradise, Salinger’s Holden Caulfield, Bukowski’s Hank Chinaski and we loved and hated them at the same time. All complex, broken, intriguing guys. Ages ago. But what about a girl who would be something more than the mix of them, occasionally taking off her very short skirt and showing the middle finger to mediocrity? Who would have no money nor fame, just a job in the corporation sucking out her soul. Who would be bold and fight for her better self and the meaning in her life? The only recent female character which I can think of is Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander (but with no killing urges, haha). So, should the readers get to know my Punk, see what’s beneath the surface of a young, modern outsider? Do you think we need her in our busy, filled with social media, but somehow shallow reality? Do we want her to light up that fire in our hearts? Yes. We do!

Italy and London play an important role in Punk’s life as not only some places, but living creatures. What’s more, my great inspiration for writing this book were, other than mentioned in the beginning, TV characters such as Dr House, Hank Moody, Bojack Horseman and the crew from “Girls”. With my feminine touch, observations and personal experience Punk has risen from the ashes of strong men’s world.

“Train to the Edge of the Moon” is about all shades of young people’s reality – struggles with career, love, friendship, sex, feeling lost in the corporate machinery. It’s funny, it makes you laugh and in the next moment it gets sad and dark and you want to crawl in the corner and cry a little. It also raises controversial issues such as addictions, depression, abuse. I believe that when you start reading my book you will see that my voice is genuine, original, sometimes quirky. And it will make you reflect on things and people surrounding you. Perhaps you will see yourself in some of my characters as well.


About Asper Blurry

Asper Blurry Asper Blurry is a writer, poet, thinker, seeker, traveler and much more. She often finds herself in places of different dimensions and cruel whispers, far from the dreamland. But that's the price she pays for her creations and she keeps writing because of this artistic force inside her heart and mind.

Her voice is genuine, blunt and raw, sometimes poetic and mysterious. She writes freely about our ordinary life and the reality of modern, young people. She's not afraid of addressing controversial issues such as addictions, depression and intolerance. She's convinced that if her writing touches your soul or makes you feel something, all those nights spent in the darkness on the other side will be worth it.

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I received a free ARC of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Punk is a whirlwind of drinking, sex, identity issues, and has a habit of making destructive choices. The poet is stagnating in her home ‘a place without a name’, and flees to find herself, or find anything- something, in Italy and London. The Train to the Edge of the Moon follows Punks wild, dangerous, and sometimes heartbreaking journey of complicated loves and life lessons.

This is a tricky review to write and not because I didn’t like the book, but because it is hard to sum up the essence of the book in few paragraphs. From the start I knew that Blurry’s writing style is undoubtedly unique and contemporary. The raw, bluntness in narrative and dialogue could come off as jarring, but adds to the tone of the book. I felt like I was privvy to something new and fresh. Punk’s edgy and destructive train of thought is captured perfectly.

The relationships are handled honestly and with raw abandon. While there are times that you hate and love Punk, you are always drawn to Puzzle and Bunny. They are both strong supporting characters who care about the disaster that is Punk. The only time you glimpse the real, damaged, honest Punk, is when she is with the two of them. Puzzle is a particularly important character, and some may see her as a wet blanket for putting up with the way Punk treats her, but I see her as a caring, loving, devoted person, who puts Punk’s feeling above her own. Such qualities make for a strong individual.

If you’re looking for a totally fresh writing style with complicated characters, blunt honesty, and an edgy narrative, then this is the book for you.
{By KJC on October 31, 2016}

Train to the Edge of the Moon is a raw, gritty look at the lives and relationships of Punk and her cohorts. It is both compelling and controversial, spinning a tale of a young trouble maker who has little regard for other's opinions or the system. Punk becomes the illustration of how youth today see society, as well as their need to fight back against perceived wrongs. While she isn't always a lovable character, she demonstrates the need for change.

At first, the book is a bit slow to get started. I wasn't sure I'd like the character of Punk at first (though I loved her by the end.) There are a lot of details, which becomes a bit overwhelming at first. I wasn't exactly certain where the story was going, so it took a bit for me to get into it. This book expresses passion through language and touches on sensitive topics. It's geared for more of the adult reader.

I was intrigued by the way the author created the character. So many writers want you to love their heroine, but she uses the character of Punk as a symbol almost. There is good and bad. In describing Punk, she describes London, and vice versa. It's such an original perspective. Punk accepts her own character flaws and knows she needs to be a better person. As a reader, I empathize with that. I think the author does a great job of using emotion to show all the shades of a teenager's reality. At points, I had to laugh and high five Punk, with her take no crap attitude. Other times, I wanted to cry with her as she faced the challenges of finding herself.
I'll admit, I was a bit skeptical about reading this book at first. It's not really my usual genre. But, I found pieces of myself in the main character. And I think most readers will find bits of themselves as well.
{By Ashley B. on October 31, 2016}


(disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an HONEST review)

It isn't often that one comes across a work of literature that is both raw with the time of it's creation, and yet timeless in it's message, however that is precisely what Asper Blurry has managed to do with Train To The Edge Of The Moon. It is a thrilling account of the struggle of modern times, and the age-old suppression of those that simply cannot fall in with the grain of society. Highlighted is the conflict of surviving a world of bureaucracy and conformity; surviving it, but not letting oneself believe in it. This modern gem is a must-read for the black sheep of society, those of us that cannot be held down, those of us that will not stop until we have attained what we were so fervently promised as children; those of us that have been beaten down, trampled over, and nearly robbed of everything that makes us who we are. With the heart of a rebel, and the soul of a beat, Asper Blurry shows us that our dreams are worth fighting for, and I can guarantee you'll be hanging on every last word.{By chance on October 31, 2016}