Archive for June, 2012
A fresh, entertaining story with an action-packed plot.
Au Revior, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber is a clever, engaging novel. It will keep you entertained and trurning pages.
After a short (but sufficient) portion of the story spent introducing the main characters, the majority of the book describes the events of a single evening that turns the previous introduction on it’s ear. The character you (and the male protagonist, Perry) thought you knew turned out to be someone else and you’re along for the ride.
Perry’s narration of the action, into which he is reluctantly included in by Gobi, is real and entertaining. It isn’t forced or overly-dramatic. You can related to and believe Perry. It’s not over-the-top. And the action itself is entertaining too!
I especially enjoyed the chapter introductions pulled from (I assume actual) college/university acceptance application essays. They were used as pseudo-mini-prologues for the chapter which I thought was very clever. My favorite was “You’ve just written a 300-page autobiography. Send us page 217. (University of Pennsylvania)” You’ll have to read the book for context.
Technically, the book was well-written and well-edited. But you will likely not care about editing as you cruise through the book. You’ll just want to keep reading.
I definitely recommend this original, quirky, action-packed roller-coaster ride.
On my ‘scientific’ rating scale of 0-100 degrees (100 being red-hot awesome), Au Revior, Crazy European Chick is 95 degrees. A great story!
After some edits following advanced review by a few special people…
Thank you Nina, Lyssa, Gloria, Tom and Christopher! (Find their reviews on Goodreads)
Sue’s Vision has been released! Kindle version available at http://amzn.to/KhWLcI
Follow the adventures of Sue and the other clones as they settle into their new lives. What will they discover when they get back together for a reunion? And what will they do about it?
How will Ted, the DHS Director responsible for monitoring the clones, react to their plan? And what do the scientists find out about the goo and the cloned mice? What will the data tell them about Sue and the others?
Take the next journey in this sequel to Sue’s Fingerprint and hang on for the ride!