Monday, July 08, 2013
I figured I'd get my wife to read it and let me know what she though, since she loves this genre usually. Well, she didn't want to start on book two of a series, so there it sat, and sat, and sat.
Well, I finally decided I better hold my end of the bargain up and grabbed the book with less enthusiasm than an office visit for vaccinations.
Here's the thing though, I actual did enjoy this book. I know it's a fantasy genre book, but something about guys on horseback defending ladies, and honor, and kingdoms just kind of resonated with me I guess. I don't know that the book will win awards, but it could certainly find a solid following without too much trouble. So don't be like me, pick the book up and get to reading, or you might just miss out on something.
Randy Singer's writing style definitely brings John Grisham to mind, but it is also unique in it's own right. Singer uses a different style of phrasing, and while I don't know much about his other works it set this piece off nicely.
Following the ex-con turned lawyer through all the marvelous twists and turns really gets to be something and you'll find yourself reading when should really be doing something else, like sleeping.
But the best part of this book comes at the end, not because it's over, but because you won't see it coming.
I receieved a copy of this book for free from the Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for my honest review of the work.
If you are not familiar with the exploits of the United States of America's sixth President, this book would be a wonderful way to avail yourself of that knowledge.
A word to the wise and would-be reader though. American Phoenix is no light undertaking. The main girth of the book stands in a well over four hundered pages and there is some very heady content throughout.
All that having been said, this is an excellent read. Though it may take you a couple of weeks to pour over the numerous pages within.
I received a copy of American Phoenix by Jane Hampton Cook throught Thomas Nelson's BookSneeze program. The copy was given me in exchange for my honest review of the work.