First the disclaimers,
The author is a penpal (ok cyber friend, but penpal feels so scholarly) so I might not be entirely objective. However I do love books so I would not be writing this review if I did not truly like the book.
This is a fun first book by an author. It is even more interesting as he had involved everyone in the writing progress by vidcasting his progress through the writing process for this book. Knowing the completeness with which he does stuff I was certain it would be a competent effort.
The book did not disappointed. As I do not want to give away any spoilers I will not say much, except that there are plots and twists and turns and present time and past recollections and time… oops if I continue on the plot will be laid bare. Suffice it to say it is a tele-serial and a mystery movie in the form of a book. And in classic tele-serial style there is a new season on the horizon, and I cannot wait to see what happens next (but that is truly another story)
There was one point when I really appreciated the ease with which PT pulled me into the story. I was reading one of the mid chapters and there was a small mention of a lazy chord and some discussion around jamming (don’t worry this is not central to the plot). While reading I smiled to myself, smiling that the author seems to be a guitar fanboy like me. And then it struck me that this was indeed true because the author was PT who was co-podcaster of one of the best guitar podcasts of all time. And it was a shock to realize that, cause I had completely forgotten who had written the book, so engrossed was I !!! Hats off to PT for captivating me so completely in his story.
So go on get the book and enjoy the start of a new journey.
P.S: A beautiful cover by Andy Piper (the other co-pocaster) made me wish I was still buying paperbacks instead of kindle editions.