Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Charlatan's Boy: A Novel

This has got to be one of the quirkiest books I've read in a while - and that's not a bad thing. The narrative was absolutely charming, and the author writes in such a natural, flowing way. The dialogue felt natural and was a pleasure to read, and the author did a wonderful job of character development. The story wasn't particularly edgy, and it didn't have any unpredictable twists; however that didn't stop me from wanting to turn the page. While I can't say that this book has reached my top ten list, I give it major kudos for being so absolutely unique. My final observation: This book is touted as "faith fiction". I can't say that I found much that was faith-related. Apparently some found a number of interesting parallels, but if those were the intention of the author, I failed to catch on. Overall, a fun little read, and I'd look for more from this author in the future. Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah through Blogging for Books - their book review program. I wasn't required to post a positive review. These are my own opinions on this book.

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