It is time to play a Wild Card! Every now and then, a book that I have chosen to read is going to pop up as a FIRST Wild Card Tour. Get dealt into the game! (Just click the button!) Wild Card Tours feature an author and his/her book's FIRST chapter!
You never know when I might play a wild card on you!
Clever, clever, clever... that pretty much describes this book. It is part novel, part comic, part graphic novel and totally clever! I read through it in a day and passed it to my 12 year old daughter, Sarah, to have her check it out. She has gotten halfway through it in one day and when I just asked her about it she said, "I'm not finished with it, but it's cool and fun to read." I think that's all I'll get out of her until she's done with it. Personally I think the concept is wonderful, even as an adult I enjoyed it. The story didn't totally engage me, but I will probably get the next ones in the series to see where the chronicles of DoppleGanger will take us. I give this book 4 stars based on sheer cleverness alone!
Today's Wild Card author is:
and the book:
SaltRiver (August 20, 2008)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A motorcyclist and former rock band roadie turned Anglican minister, Graham Peter (G. P.) Taylor has been hailed as "hotter than Potter" and "the new C. S. Lewis" in the United Kingdom. His first novel, Shadowmancer, reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list in 2004 and has been translated into 48 languages. His other novels include Wormwood (another New York Times bestseller which was nominated for a Quill book award), The Shadowmancer Returns: The Curse of Salamander Street, Tersias the Oracle, and Mariah Mundi. Taylor currently resides in North Yorkshire with his wife and three children.
Visit the author's website.
List Price: $ 19.99
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: SaltRiver (August 20, 2008)
AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER: