Saturday, September 13, 2014

A reimagining page-turner

Paul Atreides is an author and playwright, and is currently a theater critic for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.  He's written numerous articles for a variety of periodicals and been a guest columnist, and a monthly column. I am thrilled to find his review for A Favorite Son:

on September 12, 2014
Format: Paperback
As an author myself, I found this reimagining of an ancient parable so intriguing and so well thought out that once I started, I couldn't put it down. It's a page-turner of family greed, and while you think you may know how it's going to end Poznansky has more than a few surprises for you along the way.

I especially loved the changing of vernacular. It kept you grounded in a world of the past, but made you understand this tale is played out in the here and now, all over the world, in family after family, from the poorest to the top one percent.

I admit I've had the book for a long while and kept putting it off, dropping it to the bottom of the To Read pile; we authors have a tendency to get caught up in our own make-believe worlds to the detriment of all else. But, I so thoroughly enjoyed this novella I can't wait to delve into more of this author's works. She's got a lovely and artistic way with words that pulls you in from the moment you read the first sentence.

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