Saturday, March 6, 2010

Owen Fiddler

Hello, everyone. This is my first time ever to review a book. I hope to be fair, objective, and non-biased.

This past Christmas, I’ve received a dozen or so books as gifts from my family. Eight of the books were written by other bloggers. I tell you, these bloggers are just as talented as those mentioned on the New York Times best-sellers list.
Today, I’m going to review Owen Fiddler, written by my blog friend, Marvin D. Wilson.

Owen Fiddler takes you along on his life’s journey - a journey filled with trials and tribulations that he must confront and conquer along the way. He could never seem to get it right in his life up until the very end. But man, oh, man, the journey he takes you on is just one adventure after the next. I couldn’t put this book down. I read it in bed, in the bathroom, during my lunch break at work, and while waiting in the car for my husband to meet me for lunch.

I strongly recommend this book to anyone. I know that I won’t be going into much detail, but I don’t want to give the story away, either. You’ll just have to read this book to appreciate Marvin’s creative writing and story-telling skill. He did such a wonderful job in writing it. He writes in a common, everyday language. He describes sex and fighting scenes without sugar coating them. (some of the language -and the sex - and fighting scenes might actually be a bit too raw, harsh, and graphic for some readers. I know they are for me. Tee, hee.). But by doing so, Marvin captures the true essence of each of his characters’ dialects, speech patterns, and lifestyle, lending a high degree of credence and authenticity to his characters.

The story is fast moving, heart thumping, and full of adventure - a page-turner. I can promise you’ll not be bored or disappointed. You’ll be saying “Whoa” or “Wow” when you finish reading it. It’s just that good. The story gives you a satisfying ending, which to me is very important whenever I’m reading a book or watching a movie.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading the dialogue between the two young women in the car (near the beginning of the story) and what is almost a monologue by Jewel’s nurse when Jewel had her doctor’s appointment. I could really relate to these scenarios.

There you have it—my very first book review!

Marvin D. Wilson claims this about himself: I am an old Hippie rock and roller, a non-religious, dogma free, Maverick spiritualist Christian. I am an author, with the audacity to write novels. I also am an editor. I’m on the editors staff at All Things That Matter Press and also do freelance. For a rate quote, contact me at marvwilson2020@gmail.com

You may also visit Marvin at The Old Silly’s Free Spirit Blog where you’ll read his daily postings that inspires, informs, educates, humors, rants, and whatever else he comes up with on a whim for that day. All is worth reading. If only I have all the time in the world to read every single one of them...

6 comments:

Lilly said...

Oh my way to go bloggers. How amazing is that? This sounds a great book Tasha, thanks for your review. Well done. I missed you blogging. Does this mean you are back????

tashabud said...

You and Eric have inspired me to blog again. I may not be as active as I was before I went on hiatus, but a little more than I have been lately. Let's see.

Thanks so much for visiting me again. It means so much to me.

Tasha

Duni said...

Hi Tasha!

thanks for stopping by my blog...and your guessed right! It's the PINK one :)

Receiving books as gifts is the greatest. I love getting books (as you know I read an awful lot of them - all genres)
I'm curious about this book you reviewed. I think it's amazing for a blogger to get published!

I hope all is well your end and I just read in the comment section that you'll be blogging more. Yay!

tashabud said...

Hi Duni,
Woohoo, I guessed it correctly. Sometimes, just when I was so sure about something, then turns out to be the exact opposite. This is why I'm excited that I guessed it right.

I'm doing okay so far. Thanks for asking. I wish have all the time to blog, read, and write.

Enjoy your weekend,
Tasha

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