Crossing Allenby Bridge, Michael Looft

Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Literature & Fiction

Harry Stone lived an easy life… until the global financial crisis forced him to live with purpose.

A personality ripe for metamorphosis and a career cut short plunge Harry into a soul-searching adventure across Asia and the Middle East, through the West Bank, and deep in the jungles of Java. Witnessing economic disparity in the developing world and confronting personal demons lead Harry to a life filled with human connection and joy.

Follow this transformational odyssey as a man reluctantly abandons a life of greed, learns the true cost of a soul, and finds himself in the process.

Crossing Allenby Bridge is a stunning piece of literature that enthralled, entertained and enchanted me from the very first page thanks to the exceptional author of the novel, Michael Looft, and his phenomenal writing. As I read Crossing Allenby Bridge, I found myself quickly compelled and this is because the author early on in the story develops his plot and characters which in turn make the reader invest in the story and will make readers fall in love with the events that unfold throughout it. Crossing Allenby Bridge I believe is a piece of fiction that will captivate readers from all genres thanks to the many themes that are interwoven between the pages, even if you are a reader who does not typically read coming of age stories then I would still implore you to read this book because the novel has multiple themes so that every reader will be able to find one they enjoy and find a topic they can relate to and that is the beauty of Looft’s literature.

Crossing Allenby Bridge follows the protagonist of the novel Harry Stone at the moment in his life where it is in a state of change. Harry is an American banker and he could be described as the average white-collar American who dedicates his life to his work which gives him financial security, (something that he loves), but when a global financial crisis happens, and he is forced into early retirement he soon starts to change not only his life but his perspective on life and the world. This moment in his life leads Harry on a ‘soul-searching’ journey across the Middle East and Asia and it is here that he will start to learn more about himself and confront his own personal demons. What follows is a stunning, moving and poignant coming of age story that will take readers on an unforgettable and moving story and it definitely is one not to miss book lovers!

The story of Crossing Allenby Bridge, although a coming of age, poignant tale, is one that is incredibly entertaining and fast paced and this is thanks to the exciting and unpredictable narrative that will have readers always guessing about Harry’s next move on his way to happiness and fulfillment. The story that unfolds is unique and very rarely do I come across coming of age stories like this one so when I discovered and read the description of Crossing Allenby Bridge I knew that I had to read it and knew I would love it and love it I did! As I read the book I felt as if my breath was knocked out of me many times and this is thanks to the pacing of the story and how wonderfully written and plotted it was. Never once did I find myself referring to the page number and that is a sure sign that this incredible book is a compelling piece of work that draws the reader in and captivates them to read quickly!

Crossing Allenby Bridge is the perfect book for those that are looking for a thought-provoking story that follows one character on his journey. I personally love character studies and love to follow a character on their journey to happiness, I always find these stories to be the most entertaining and Harry’s story most certainly is this.

The excellent author of this novel, Michael Looft effortlessly takes the reader on an entertaining journey; Looft’s words managed to keep me intrigued as well as entertained as I raced through this book. It is the kind of book that is impossible to put down, and when I had to I longed for it! I wanted to be reunited with the story I had grown to love and the characters I had become invested in, especially Harry’s character.

Michael Looft is a talented and a well-accomplished author who has written an unforgettable novel that features heavily on its characters and themes. Looft’s characters are superb, and I think every reader will be able to find an attribute they like in them.  They are believable and their narratives jump right off the page and into the reader’s minds. This is another thing… Looft has managed to create a vivid picture in my mind of the settings he has established. His sometimes long, descriptive sentences, captured my imagination and made me turn the pages with haste and so Looft has to be praised as a talented wordsmith whose work you should not miss!

To summarize my thoughts on the compelling novel that is Crossing Allenby Bridge; I would say if you are a reader who is tired of reading the same old books that are lackluster and forgettable then take a chance with this one because I promise you now that you will not be disappointed! And so I have no choice but to award Crossing Allenby Bridge five stars! So please book lovers, have a read of the book, you will not be disappointed!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on Crossing Allenby Bridge. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for Amazon U.K..

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