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Preview — I Apologize by Bradley Booth
It pissed me off fairly early on with the first person's use of flowery language. It's not even purple, it's just pretentious. "I could gaze upon her for hours". Please stop.
And the voice felt odd. Detached or something, but honestly, I didn't get far enough to determine if this ...more
Sorry, I can't recommend it.
Affluent Publishing, 324 pp.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank author Bradley Booth for granting me the pleasure and privilege of receiving his new novel, I Apologize, in exchange for the opportunity of reviewing it. This was made possible by Library Thing's Member Giveaway Early Reviewer's program.
The story is a poignant study of powerful human emotions laid bare in a drama of love, loss and grief and one man's struggle to overcome the overpowerin ...more
When I received this copy, I was surprised to find that the hardcover was nicely & personally signed by the author and a nice bookmark also enclosed. A good first impression!
The book is inspired from a tragic loss the author endured, and I am glad he was able to express his feelings in such a positive way. However, a lot was lacking for me with this book, and at some points it took a lot for me to continue on. But I committed to finishing it.
The story is of a wor ...more
Tony runs a company in the city with help from his secretary, Maggie. She took it upon good authority that he'd end up like her dead husband if she didn't intervene. She commandeered the desk and told the others the job had been filled. She is an asset to his company and knows just the right things to say to others to get them to be a client of his.
He works mega hours as he has no other life now. He goes to the ballet often and other entertainment in the city. He ends ...more
Usually I love a book that is based on real life. They are usually gut wrenching and make me cry which will most likely bump a book up a star or two for me. And I usually give every book 100 pages to decide if I like it or not. Unfortunately I didn't need 100 pages for this book for me to decide if I like it or not. See, I'm getting older and life is too short to read a book you know is a stinker, even if you have a rule.
I couldn't get over t ...more
i really wanted to like this book- i liked the premise but i just couldn't finish it. i invoked my reader's rights and stopped reading after about page 75. the writing seemed a bit stilted. the book is based on the author's life and i think it probably was therapeutic for him to write it. the main character refers to an event that happened to him- a tragedy- but doesn't tell you what it is- apparently that happens at th ...more
For some, it is the love of a woman. For others, it is the death of one.
In the case of Bradley Booth, the combination of both had such a profound effect that it led to him to write.
He lost his fiance to a rare form of leukemia and was advised to seek solace by ven...more