The GoH Book Club: Pre-reading Post 1

So, let's get one thing straight, right from the start. I HATE being told what to read. I read like a maniac and I love people recommending books, but I really DESPISE being told that I HAVE to read something. That's my biggest problem with Book Clubs in the real world. It was a huge problem while I was in school.

Why am I telling you this? Because I'm going to spend a few days finding recommendations for you so that you don't feel like I'm telling you what to read. Why is that important? Because I actually want you to read this book. Seriously, I want you to READ this book!

Let's take a trip through the internet's review land, shall we?

Let's start with BlackGate.com and their review. You can find it here. Things he liked? He loved that the protagonist is over 60 and he acts it. He's still a hero, still kicks some serious butt, however, he's old.

Now I'm intrigued.

Sure he talks about awesome fight scenes, and two proteges who are everything teenagers should be. He acknowledges women being more than arm candy or damsels in distress and, even more important, perhaps, RIGHT THERE the whole time. The piece of this review that motivates me is still that we have an A-typical hero, not the usual cliche coming of age story, and a hero we can relate to.

Yep, this review did its job! Did it work for you?

Until Next Time,
Loraine