High Season

The Learnings of Mohammad Wang

Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
151 Pages
Reviewed on 12/29/2016
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Author Biography

Chazzy Patel was born in Crawley, England and mastered not listening to his parents. True to his nature, he became an American circus runaway in the 90's at the age of 15 for four years working with elephants (mostly influenced by Catcher in the Rye).

In 2004, he finished serving in the U.S Army in the medical field, only to become a professional photographer with a flair for disobedience and talent in fashion. He was also the first person to travel all seven continents by flipping a coin at most transportation hubs for directions to random destinations. Chazzy has also attempted to start the largest backpacker motorcycle gang on the planet named after George Michael’s 80s hit Careless Whisper by riding a bike around the world in a year and is enthusiastically excited that he'll still do it some day. For the time being, he spends his time split living as an eco-friendly pirate on an island named Isla Mujeres, Mexico, and Denver, CO, where he competes in National Beard Contests and plotting his next colorful attempt to scare the shit out of loved ones. Space and hiking have become his new obsessions.

“Some very strange friends, lessons and stories out there in the world! I got some good ones,” he reported on his return from burying a treasure next to an active volcano in Latin America. He has written three outstanding books and two collections of photo essays; a team of experts is presently attempting to grasp their meanings before they're in your hands. “This is going to piss a lot of people off! ” said the chief expert George.

Chazzy just shrugged: “I piss people off often. Let's publish this baby!"

Chazzy is also a great teller of stories and experiences— but not all are true, for instance, many in these books. This is fiction. He has the deepest kindness for those who inspire him to love and write, but in many expert's opinions, they all belong in the same crazy world. In his head creating these books.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Stephen Fisher for Readers' Favorite

High Season: The Learnings of Mohammad Wang by Chazzy Patel is a story that begins with how Charles King's memories come back to him in brief flashes. For now he is going by the name that feels right for him; Mohammad Wang. Mo for short. Currently his fondest memories, and pirating around with his best friends, are on Isla Mujeres, Mexico, just off the coast of Cancun. At first the only memories of his past that he has are when he joined the army at age 19, and that he has a daughter named Thea, which explained the tattoo on his left shoulder bearing the same name. In between his escapades, Wang makes attempts to use the internet and Google for answers to the momentary flashes of King's memories, or as he puts it, CK 1.0.

Mr. Patel does a lost memory justice, while replacing it with a new identity. When one of Mohammad/Charles's friends suggests he call his daughter, he finds it easier not to be tied down to his memories by his phone, especially since he lost it. For him, that in itself gave him a sense of sympathetic relief. When Mr. Wang began taking interest in the University of London's online classes, Chazzy cleverly wrote, "I was soaking up things like a sponge into the space that was once filled with another man's life." Charles King's family is trying to find answers to help restore his memory.

High Season by Chazzy Patel is brilliantly written account of what could happen to a man that survives an attack, and allows himself to lead an alternative life through eyes that have just opened for the first time, and to a life style that is far more appealing. Just when you think you have it all figured out, High Season pleasantly surprises you in the end. Well done!

Faridah Nassozi

After a brutal incident that left him for dead on an island in Mexico, a man wakes up with no memory of his past or who he is. He decides to go by a new name, Mohammad Wang, that just happens to be in his wallet, and build his new life around that new identity. He is not completely comfortable in his new identity, but he is not eager to bring back the old one either. However, at his therapist's insistence and due to the brief clips of his past life that keep flashing in his mind, he is forced to dig deep inside himself for the buried memories of his previous life. How can he continue to just live as Mohammad Wang when his old and real identity is strongly beckoning him to remember the past. And it is only by doing so that he will solve the mystery of the night Charles King disappeared and Mohammad Wang was born.

High Season - The Learnings of Mohammad Wang by Chazzy Patel is an exciting read with a very fascinating plot that lures you into the quest of solving the mystery together with the central character. Chazzy Patel created a memorable setting, an intriguing plot, and engaging characters, all of which he blended into one captivating mystery. I enjoyed following the story of the two-in-one character as he rediscovered himself and began to live again. High Season - The Learnings of Mohammad Wang is, from the very start, set to be an interesting read and at several points it delivers on that promise.