Friday, March 9, 2012

Blog Tour: Best Seller

Best Seller Book Summary:

Thirty-five year old fiction writer, Richard Rossi would do just about anything to get his manuscript published. However, months of rejection and unanswered prayers have strained his capacity to hope. Alone in New York City, he teeters on the brink of alcoholism, as his hope erodes into desperation.

His prayers are finally answered when a simple misdirected piece of mail spawns a chance encounter with an extraordinary man, Seth Volos, Publisher. And while their unholy alliance thrusts Richard to the top of every Best Seller list in America, the horrifying outcome for the book's legions of fans is anything but a happy ending.

Timothy B. Sagges Bio:

Fifty-year-old actor, director and playwright, Tim Sagges has been tormented by a series of recurring night terrors since 1967, long before there was a name for such a curse. It is only recently that he has found the courage to formulate some of these visions into works of literature. In an effort to purge himself of the unrelenting horror of his dreams, he has created Best Seller, the first in a series of nightmares exorcised from his mind and onto the page.

He is currently the owner of Eye Candy Vision in Philadelphia. 
My Review: 

This book could have been awesome, but there were a few flaws that I found. Don't get me wrong it's not horrible in the least bit, but a few things held me back from flat out loving it! It IS a different take on the old, "words have power" trope. Words do have power, but not in a good way. I did like the twist and I really respected that no one was seemingly safe. This is a plus for Best Seller, there is a sense of confusion and it keeps you reading.

The characters could have been fleshed out a little more. I wished I could have said that I had a favorite, but I didn't "get to know them" as well as I'd like. Rich starts off as a bleephole, underpaid, underemployed, writer/barista, and ends up a best selling writer. His personality changes, but it all seems a little superficial. The secondary characters are also a little flat. I think that it's safe to say if these were given a bit more time, this book would have been nearly flawless.

The plot saves this book for me. I did plow through it in half of a day, so that says something! It's entertaining if you can just focus on the story and not linger too  much on what should have been with the characters.

Price: $14.99
ISBN: 9781456478193
Pages: 326
Release: February 2011

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*thank you tribute books for providing a copy for review*

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Melissa for taking the time to read and review Tim's book.


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