"Colorful detours into local lore, akin to a wealthy Dutchman's fabled courtship of a neighborhood good looks, strike grace notes that echo Marquez...readers...will be rewarded with the little-known story of the way the underdog kingdom demanded its personal position within the twentieth century."
Best booklet of 2013 choice, The Airship/Black Balloon Publishing
"This is a ebook approximately revolution and the underdog, a couple of small, remoted island struggling with for acceptance, chance and justice; it's a compelling story a few curious old episode, but in addition an important examine priorities, standpoint and the precise to dwell in dignity, matters that, very similar to Anguilla's uprising of 1967, are all too simply forgotten."
--The Island Review
"[Readers] could be rewarded with deeper perception into the political and fiscal turmoil engulfing that region."
--Historical Novel Society
"Revolution and historical change--words that may stay indifferent strategies until we will be able to in some way attach them with their human face and the lives at the back of them. this is often what first-time novelist Montague Kobbé achieves in significant variety and intensity in The evening of the Rambler--weaving a Caribbean tapestry of areas, wider occasions, the members formed via them, and the way they eventually come jointly to form occasions themselves within the instances resulting in a revolution on Anguilla in 1967."
"Vivid...funny, and considerate. very similar to the revolution it covers, it is compelling."
--Columbia collage Chicago/The overview Lab
"However strange this revolution is, it's a prelude to Anguilla's eventual divorce from St. Kitts and Nevis, sooner than changing into a separate British territory; its unconventional LOL issue may possibly diversify an optionally available university path on revolutions with anything bloody peaceful."
"The evening of the Rambler is progressive, a reliquary, an impressionist story of fellows who're through turns depression, raging, and sometimes comedian, their voices particular to this position and given a unique story."
--Susan Straight, writer of Between Heaven and Here
"This is an exceptional novel, a shocking novel, possibly the 1st real novel i've got examine the character of revolutions. The evening of the Rambler is bold, clever, and winning. It increases all kinds of questions about what revolutions wish, how revolutions fail, and why revolutions are necessary--challenging the entire whereas how historical past recollects them."
--Percival Everett, writer of Erasure
"The evening of the Rambler is phenomenal. Riveting, deeply considerate, and always artistic, Montague Kobbé's novel is a component literary mystery, half innovative learn, half epic old narrative. Altogether, it makes for one profound read."
--Joe Meno, writer of Office Girl and Hairstyles of the Damned
A sympathetic and sometimes funny account of an imprecise episode within the heritage of the distant island of Anguilla, within the northeast Caribbean, The evening of the Rambler revolves round a haphazard try by means of a dozen or so locals to invade neighboring St. Kitts in order to topple the govt of the lately confirmed linked kingdom of St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla.
Ostensibly, the motion maps the fifteen hours that lapse among the instant whilst the "rebels" board The Rambler, the thirty-five-foot motorboat that would take them around the strait to St. Kitts, and the holiday of sunrise the next day to come, whilst it turns into seen that the unaccomplished venture must be aborted. the unconventional is at turns hugely dramatic and hilarious, all of the whereas bringing deep honesty to the often-unexamined righteousness of revolution.