Sunday, November 18, 2012

It's Me Again

And I want to tell you about it.

Me Again is this really terrific novel I just finished reading.
I'm always looking for well written, engaging tales and I particularly love 
discovering talented new authors. 

(I found this one thanks to Pixel of Ink
If you have a Kindle and you aren't familiar with PoI, you must check it out!
It's a great way to find deals on books, both old and new.)

And let me tell you, this Mr. Cronin....he has my full attention.
I'll be on the lookout for whatever is next from him, that's for sure.
This dude is Good.
(That's with a capital G.)
From the very first paragraph I was hooked,
thanks to not only his quirky and captivating prose
(he doesn't write at you; he speaks to you)
but also the beautifully crafted characters 
who populate this tale of second chances.

It opens on the day Jonathan Hooper awakens 
from a 6-year coma brought on by a stroke.
And even though that sounds like some pretty heavy
subject matter, fear not.
This is no dark, depressing tale.
I confess to laughing out loud more than once
within the first half-dozen pages.
I will also confess to getting a bit teary-eyed 
a time or two as well.

I just adore a writer who can manipulate me in that way!

I don't want to give away too much of the storyline,
but let it suffice to say that even when you think
you know exactly where it's leading,
you probably don't.
Much of my life has been dedicated to good reads.
I've been known to brag a little when
I have it all figured out 1/3 of the way in.
And while I'm not gonna tell you I didn't have some idea
where things were going,
I will tell you this:

Jonathan's journey is as pleasurably eye-opening for the reader
as it is for Jonathan himself,
and it's one journey you'll definitely be glad you took.

Please do give this one a try.  It's definitely worth your time,
plus 25% of the sales profit is being donated to the
American Stroke Association.

Very cool, Mr. Cronin.
Very cool, indeed.
: )