Reviews of novels by Matt Beaumont and Clyde Lynwood Sawyer Jr/Frances Witlin
Book reviews from December 2000
A psychic mind reader finds himself in the middle of a murder mystery in the south of USA. As he arrives to the small town the police approaches him and asks for help regarding a suspicious suicide. It will not take long until Mario Castigliani will find himself onto something bigger than just a suicide. This book written by two authors is quite interesting; you will follow Mario both in his past and present. You will be there when he first becomes aware of his psychic powers, and what good but also bad it has done to him. You will mostly follow the thoughts of Mario, and when he is able to read peoples minds the text will appear as bold text, quite funny how he is walking around finding out what people is thinking about him. Mario is out on tour and arrives to a small town to perform. When he arrives, a police is approaching him regarding a case they have, and since Mario has proved to be able to help out the police successful before they are hoping that he will be of help. Mario soon get to know the different personalities in the town, becomes more involved than he wants to be.
This novel is more interesting because of the environment rather than the crime story, the way it is written; how Mario thinks back on the past and what is happening now. I am quite sure that if this one would be filmed, it would be an interesting movie.
"Bang on target, pal"
This is my kind of book.
At the advertising company Miller Shanks they all fight to find the just perfect script for the Coca-Cola commercial, no matter what it takes. Loads of backstabbing, kissing up to the bosses, and emails flying around while every individual try to give the impression that just he or she is the great mind behind any ideas, and if anything goes wrong; that they totally advised against this action.
The whole book consists of the emails sent within the company. It's scary how similar it is to any new media company, exactly the same kind of emails and intrigues takes place for real! The pages just fly by while you read this highly amusing book. Recommended for anyone that ever received a work related email :)
AND, if you are curious about what happens next in the sequel, have a look at the official website of Miller Shanks: www.millershanks.com.
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