Speculation by Edmund Jorgensen
Release Date: December 22nd, 2011
Publisher: Inkwell & Often
Page Count: 264
Source: From author, via Novel Publicity for review, as part of the Speculation book tour
Andrew Wrangles has a decision to make. His best friend Sothum, a philosophical and financial genius, has just died and left him a choice in his will: ten million dollars or a sealed envelope.
Andrew's wife Cheryl doesn't see this as much of a choice. She wants Andrew to take the money, and what little patience she has for his speculating about what could be worth more than ten million dollars is wearing thin very quickly.
But as Andrew digs deeper into the secret life that Sothum lived, he finds more questions than answers. Does the envelope contain the fate of a vanished mutual friend? The answer to a terrible cosmic riddle? The confession to a crime? Is Sothum just playing a final private joke? Or has Andrew become a pawn in a game — a game that Sothum died playing against a bigger opponent than Andrew can imagine?
I do have to admit it was a slow start for me, but once into the book it was good. The writing was quite good and it flowed nicely.
I found that Andrew tries to get answers about questions, but all that come are more questions. The funny thing is does Andrew really want to know the answers. He keeps didding so he must. (I would too).
The philosophy part of the book did drag a little, I think that is what I found slow about the book. It is a little heavy and I would suggest to be in the right mood to read.
I would recommend this read to those that like to question themselves as they read a book. It was an honor to be introduced to this new author. I look forward seeing more from him, since his writing style is very eloquent.
About the author:
Edmund Jorgensen was born in Chicago. He studied classical languages and has maintained a love for all things Greek and Roman. He fell in love with his wife in Mexico; they now reside, happily but considerably more chilly, in Watertown, Massachusetts. Edmund is currently hard at work on his second book, a set of interconnected short stories. Connect with Edmund on his website, Facebook, Twitter or GoodReads.
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