Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Brutal Telling

The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny

I received this book from Minotaur Books ARE and after setting it aside for a while in the "to be read pile"... I received an email from Minotaur's Marketing Manager asking my views and opinions. Well, I picked the book up Friday evening and it called to me all weekend and I finished it Sunday morn. First I have to say I didn't expect it to be so good... and I am sad that I hadn't read it earlier; although, I will be on the hunt for more of her books.

The book includes murder, relationships, mystery, clues and many twist and turns. It starts out with a story between two men; but, whose story is it and why is the story being told. Does the story have a hidden message for the men, for the people that live in the little village or is it a story for you and I to ponder and find a deeper meaning??

The main character is Chief Inspector Camache and his team, the people of the village and far away lands and history. As I was reading this book... I could picture the little village, the people good, bad and a little mislead, I pictured the stores in the little village and the homes they lived in and loved. I was able to feel their fear of the unkown, the love they had for each other, the uncertainty of each other and the knowledge of their faults. Every book has a certain message and to take this little sentence out of the book says it all for me... "But there was no hiding from Conscience" ....

Upon coming to the end of this book... I wanted more... I wanted another couple of hundred pages... I didn't want it to end.. that makes it a good book to me... when it ends you want more .... when it ends you search for more books by the author ... you just feel that this can't be all there is ...

Well, I loved this book and I would like to share it with someone else... so I am having my first giveaway. I am also having this giveaway for my own purpose... I need comments in order to know if I have anything worth being read by others... aren't we all just looking for a connection with others even if it's just a thoughtful word or two??

My giveaway will end September 11th, 2009... I am giving the ARE large paperback The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny and all you have to do .....

leave me a comment --large or small
your name and a way to contact you (email address)
follow me or add me to your favorites

Since this is my first .... USA only... thanks

The winner was #3.... Dixie... thank you all for entering. Come back again for another giveaway coming soon.


Lisa said...

Hey Deb! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I would love to be entered in your giveaway!


Sheila (bookjourney) said...

Hi! Your review sounds wonderful... count me in! :)

journey through books @ gmail dot com

Dixie said...

This sounds like a great read, and I agree that when a book leaves you wanting more, then it's a winner.
Please count me in for an entry.


Andrea said...

This sounds great, please enter me

Froggy said...

Book sounds interesting! Sounds like my kind of book! Please enter me! I am a follower! :)