Daily Archives: August 30, 2009

Mailbox Monday

I’m participating in Mailbox Monday from Marcia at The Printed Page.

With mixed feelings, I can say I’ve been successful in cutting back on the flow of incoming books, giving myself a chance to catch up.

In my mailbox this week, I had

godmotherGodmother: The Secret Cinderella Story by Carolyn Turgeon arrived from Read it Forward. I need some better record keeping– I don’t remember requesting it, although I do remember putting it on my list of books I’d like to read– it’s been there since April. That makes this the best kind of surprise.

What was in your mailbox?


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Review: Only Milo by Barry Smith

OnlyMiloMy rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a VERY fast, highly entertaining read.

From the Depths of a Closet
Full of Dusty Manuscripts…

…comes Milo, author and murderer extraordinaire.

Educated at the School of Dexter, with a major in CSI, Milo emerges from his quiet, SPAM-laced retirement to become an unseen force in the literary world, covertly publishing his novels in another author’s name.

But when Milo’s illicit ghostwriting is nearly exposed on national television, he’s left with only one option: murder. In a world of egotistical, no-talent authors and duplicitous, back-stabbing publishers, he becomes determined to get what he deserves.

Even if it means they all must die.

Only Milo is funny in a very twisted way.  I like twisted.

Milo finds himself in situations which, although not fair, are of his own making. He decides to make his own solutions as well.

The writing had an interesting rhythm to it, with short sentences, repeated phrases. In some ways, the book read like poetry, although it wasn’t what I’d normally name poetic.

I picked this book off of my shelf because I was looking for a quick read. I read it in well under an hour, so it was quicker than I’d planned.

Thank you to publicist Nicole Krueger from Inkwater Press.  We met on Twitter, and she sent me a copy of this book for review.


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