Friday, May 30, 2014

Book Giveaway: The Ways of the Dead by Neely Tucker

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Ends June 12.  Then I will send the winner a message.  No response within 48 hours and I'll pick the next in line.  US only, sorry!  The book comes directly from the publisher.

Good luck!

Book Giveaway: Win a copy of Lynne's Cheney's James Madison for your father for Father's day

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest is US only, sorry.  It ends June 6; I will notify the winner and ship a copy to their dad (the publisher actually ships it!)

Good luck!

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Book Review: The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker

The problems we get ourselves into….

Harry had an affair with a 15 year old girl who ended up dead.  A bestselling author and esteemed professor he ends up in jail on a murder charge.

His student and our narrator, Marcus, has a huge hit then can't write anymore.  Will he sell out his mentor to get a bestselling book?

Dicker is a French hit author and this book has sold over a million copies in Europe.  It will be made into a movie.  For no logical reason it reminds me of Norman Mailer (the macho, male perspective, intellectual but manly, east coast, young girls).

On the plus side Dicker can tell a story and keeps the pace moving at a great speed.  I got caught up.  If only he could have researched US law a little.  The story is so implausible and incongruent with how our system works, I did have more than a few of my "oh come on" moments which detracts from an otherwise great story.

Worth it?  Sure.

Will it sell? Absolutely.  Such a feel to the book…you get caught up...