Monday, March 29, 2010
Invisible Boy: Book Review & Giveaway
The smart-mouthed but sensitive runaway socialite Madeline Dare is shocked when she discovers the skeleton of a brutalized three-year-old boy in her own weed-ridden family cemetery outside Manhattan. Determined to see that justice is served, she finds herself examining her own troubled personal history, and the sometimes hidden, sometimes all-too-public class and racial warfare that penetrates every level of society in the savage streets of New York City during the early 1990s.
Madeline is aided in her efforts by a colorful assemblage of friends, relatives, and new acquaintances, each one representing a separate strand of the patchwork mosaic city politicians like to brag about. The result is an unforgettable narrative that relates the causes and consequences of a vicious crime to the wider relationships that connect and divide us all.
About The Author:
Cornelia Read grew up in New York, California, and Hawaii. She is a reformed debutante who currently lives in Berkeley. To learn more about the author, you can visit her website at www.corneliaread.com, and www.nakedauthors.com, her group blog with authors Jim Born, Paul Levine, Patty Smiley, and Jacqueline Winspear.
This is the first book by Cornelia Read I have had the pleasure of reading. It was beautifully written with exquisite descriptions of New York City and many of its famous landmarks! The characters are quirky but likable, and very well developed. I love that Read explores the difference social class differences while also including a crime to be solved in the storylines. My favorite character would have to be Madeline and I would not mind reading Cornelia Read's other two books that have Madeline as part of the characters. My only problem with this book is the foul language that is very rampant, as well as regular drug use. I do recommend this book for anyone who likes crime books and give it a thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Invisible Boy by Cornelia Read through your favorite local bookseller. It is also available on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca, with a release date of March 30!
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