Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Shovel Ready (Review)
This review is for the book "Shovel Ready" by Adam Sternbergh. This is part of his "Spademan" novels. I had not ever heard of Sternbergh, or "Spademan", but I love a good thriller/suspense novel. One thing that pleased me about this book is that it gave plenty of background eased into the storyline. I knew plenty about Spademan without having to read other books by the author. I liked the story and found it pretty interesting. I did think some of it was odd because obviously the story takes place in New York in another time/dimension. The reader is let in on the fact that there are no movie theaters anymore... no Wall Street anymore... and eventually the reader is told what exactly happened to the state of New York.
I felt that some of the story was confusing, particularly the part about the "limnosphere" and the famous preacher. I also felt that the story was a bit harder to read because there were no quotation marks, so for me it was hard to imagine who was saying what phrase in the conversations, and which statements were thoughts.
It's still an interesting concept and I'm sure most people who enjoy suspense novels would like this style of writing.
Thank you to Waterbrook Multonah for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
*Not a faith-based novel.*