- Tapa blanda: 292 páginas
- Editor: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (21 de junio de 2013)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1484914368
- ISBN-13: 978-1484914366
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The Speakeasy (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 21 jun 2013
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80 years following the repeal of Prohibition, Veronika Carnaby's highly anticipated novel returns to the era drowned in the shadow of the Great Depression and dominated by outlaws wreaking havoc against a dry society. The story introduces long-lost pals, Norman Delaney and Henry Berrings, who attempt to rekindle their friendship and repair their broken lives by unveiling a saloon in the heart of 1930s New York City. Met with sin, crime, desperation, and betrayal, their efforts test the limits of morality and piece together a story of endurance in the face of struggle.
Biografía del autor
American author and poet, Veronika Carnaby, possesses a vintage charm that transcends well into her written works. Recognized for her sophisticated prose, her pieces have garnered international recognition after appearing in such publications and functions as SESAC Magazine, SXSW, Dan’s Papers Literary Journal, The Reader magazine, and the SESAC New York Music Awards, among others. Her debut novel, Bohemia, was published in 2012 to positive reception worldwide. Whether penning poems, short stories, or novels, Carnaby infuses each work with an unmatched poignancy and passion for the written word.
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In all fairness, I was provided an Advance Reader's Copy for review purposes. What I received had errors, gaps, and rather confusing segments that apparently were not finished. I would hope that these problems have been remedied for the final product, but I can only review what I had in my hands.
THE SPEAKEASY starts off with real promise. I loved the direction the book started taking and the initial characters were intriguing. As the story progressed, at points the story became disjointed and didn't make a lot of sense to me. Characters seemed to merge and were at times hard to tell one from the other.
The story line has some real powerhouse moments and then enters questionable realms of things that didn't seem to belong. There were parts of the book that seemed starkly realistic, while other parts struck me as weirdly surrealistic. Was this the author's intent? I'm not sure, but it did confuse me at times. Likewise there were times when I felt like I was reading a farcical comedy and then I wasn't sure if what I had read was really intended to be funny or not.
To put this review in proper perspective, please keep in mind that I am not the best reader in the world and some of these problems could be blamed on poor reading. There were definitely editing problems in the copy I had and if these have been resolved in the final published product then much of my review might be resolved to a more positive review.
Even if THE SPEAKEASY remained a 3 star book for me, I still hold Veronika Carnaby to be a 5 star writer. That if anything is enough for me to recommend this book. And if you haven't read Bohemia yet, be sure to check out that one.
I'm enchanted by how beautifully and descriptively the author writes. It reads very smoothly and I see it in my head unfolding scene by scene like a movie. The novel is set in such an interesting time period and I love the descriptions of New York back then. As for one of the main characters, Norman, I foresee Norman getting into something deep & troublesome. He seems like a desperate but good man at same time. The Speakeasy should be a very exciting read with intriguing characters - making for a good character study of the people- as well as for the great depressed city of NY during that period.