[This was written in 2009]
My book, Nobody is out!
Book description: Staring through us, the eyes of the cosmos see us; but we remain a mere blip in the aerospace. Nobody takes one down the lost streets of Bolivia, where Juanito, a desperate street kid is begging to become somebody. Underneath the charms of Bolivian life; the exotic flavors and lively speech, Christopher R. Mattix takes you to a world where corruption and desperation rule the land. Juanito, caught in the dance of crime and sorrow, is bound to the deadly game of drug dealing, seemingly cursed to follow in his fathers’ footsteps. As the adventures of
his life quickly spiral into intrigue and danger, Juanito is faced with not just surviving, but the question of what will happen if he can’t make it. Nobody examines issues such as self-worth, challenges perceptions about love, and asks for answers about the unknowns of life. If this world is the whole picture, Juan’s life is indeed the life of devastation, of a nobody, but the story suggests there may be more, a hope beyond even the darkest paths a person will travel on this earth.
Nobody deals with our large-worldwide problems in a very different way–through the eyes of a lonely and unloved boy from Bolivia who gets involved in drug-trafficking. I would recommend (if my recommendation means anything!) to read this book for yourself but also to share this book with others, as Nobody attempts to cause its readers to answer the difficult and elephant-like questions in one’s life. And primarily it seeks to bring people hope; that there are answers and that there is truth.
This is how it all works: my official Release Date was on June 30th of 2008. A release date means that the book is available online at all major sellers–Amazon, Borders, etc. It will also be available at local libraries in my area (Seattle) then, but not all bookstores will have it available. I have come to find out that some 800 books make it out to the market every single day, so it is hard to stand out and to compete.
The main goal for sharing this book with you and with everyone, is to share my opinion, and to give people hope. We are living in very low and depressing times now with the economy and all, and I have seen people world-wide being hit hard. But these depressing times are not only because of the physical turmoil people face, instead this has opened up the problems people face on an emotional level–trying to understand who they are and why they matter.
I am stepping into a great unknown, and I ask for your prayers more than anything.