The first time I saw this book I thought that the legendary Chinua Achebe has written a new book but when I went through the name again I realised it was not him. After a little research I found out that the author of this book Chinedu Achebe is actually a new writer of Nigerian origin based in the USA.
His first novel Blunted On Reality is mainly about the story of a young man called Obi who emigrated to USA at the age of 8 years old with his family because his father who is an engineer was transferred to work in Houston.
Growing up as an African-American Obi was taught that he had to make a positive impact in his community. Naturally, he dwelt on this idea that when he was approaching the age of 30 years old he was afraid of not being able to accomplish his goals, because he felt he hasn't met his soul mate yet and he needed some inspiration from somewhere or someone. In short he had that fear most young adults have when they are getting close to the age of 30 years for example doubts; ...whether they are really living up to their expectations or up to society ideals, if so, then what is the next step?
All in all, I liked this storyline although; hence, I strictly recommend it to adults because the writer used a lot of profane words to describe Obi and his friends' sexual lives. Some of which, I think were unnecessary. Moreover, quite a few grammatical errors are found in this book and one could consider it a pet hate. Blunted on Reality is a book if was thoroughly edited and work shopped before publishing would have turned out to be great indeed, so from my point of view, it is a diamond in the rough. At the same time we should not forget that this is Chinedu's first book.