Review and Giveaway
The Gate House by Nelson DeMille
Fiction, Hardcover, 688 pgs.
Grand Central Publishing
This review is a guest post written by T.D.Fuhringer at Popular Fiction, who regularly reads and enjoys Nelson DeMille's novels.
The Gate House is a worthy successor to DeMille's classic The Gold Coast. The main plot holds no big surprises, however John Sutter's association with Mafia thug Tony Bellarosa is a source of tension since we know the outcome is inevitable. The secondary plot is where the book shines as John deals with his ex-wife, his grown children, and his former in-laws, facing the issues left unexplored at the end of The Gold Coast. The scenes involving John's increasingly inventive torments of his ex in-laws are laugh out loud funny and are easily worth the price of the book. After the resolution of the Bellarosa plot, we are treated to a powerful and very satisfying emotional climax.
Fans of The Gold Coast will want to read The Gate House. Those looking to experience Nelson DeMille suspense might be better off reading Nightfall which is his best book to date. The Gate House is a different kind of story, both satirical and comedic, and alternatingly heartbreaking, but ultimately rewarding.
Thank you Teddy.
Thank you to Miriam at Little, Brown and Grand Central Publishing for the lovely review copy.
I am giving away a harcover copy (gently read) of The Gate House by Nelson DeMille to one of my readers.
1) To enter leave a comment telling me the best novel you read in 2008. If you're already a DeMille fan, please tell us your favourite Nelson DeMille novel.
2) Blog about this giveaway and put a link back to it and I'll give you a second entry. If you don't have a blog, email 3 friends telling them about this giveaway and copying me at sfuhringer (at) sympatico (dot) ca.
Entry is open worldwide until midnight Sunday, January 18 2009. Please note that this is a large heavy book and will be have to be mailed at the least expensive postal rate. It may take some weeks to get to you depending on where you live.
Be sure to leave an email address if you don't have a blog where I can contact you.
Winner will be announced on Monday January 19,2009.
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