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Monday, August 10, 2015
The Talk Show a Novel by Joe Wenke
Someone is following Jack Winthrop-most likely the gunman who tried to kill America's most controversial talk show host, Abraham Lincoln Jones. Ever since that fateful night when Jones called Winthrop with his audacious proposal, life has never been the same.
Winthrop, an award-winning New York Times reporter who calls the Tit for Tat strip club his second home, agreed to collaborate on Jones' national "Emancipation Tour." The plan is to bring Jones' passion for radical change to the people and transcend television by meeting America face to face. Now Winthrop has to survive long enough to make the tour a reality.
As the reach of his stalker spreads, so does the fear that Winthrop's unconventional family is also in danger-Rita Harvey, the gentle transgender ex-priest and LGBT activist; Slow Mo, the massive vegetarian bouncer; and Donna, stripper and entrepreneurial prodigy-as well as the woman who is claiming his heart, media expert Danielle Jackson.
Steeped in the seamy underbelly of New York City, The Talk Show is a fast-paced and mordantly funny thriller that examines how the forces of nihilism threaten our yearning for love, family and acceptance.
Hmm… I was really puzzled by this story.
I can see the author has a great way to picture an atmosphere and describe a scenery like you were yourself watching it. Only problem, even if you try to be modern and young, you don't have to swear and to use "Fuck" all the time.
I've spent more time rolling my eyes at the full mouth all the characters have than to really being able to enjoy the author writing. :-(
Then, the pace was slow. Even if I like the melting pot of different people… Jeezzz, I was not reading this book as bedtime story! Sigh!
I've wanted some action and the shooting is coming way to far. I was already lost and bored.
So, not really my cup of tea even if I see a lot of potential in the writing style.
*Arc provided by Netgalley.
I received this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.
Posted by Lucie at 1:18 AM
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