Thursday, July 2, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: "November Keys" by Brian and Michael Turner

November Keys Inhabitant 
"If we had known, we would not have sold the club. I admit we succumbed to greed but we did not realise we were putting our heritage at such risk. They did take the team to great heights but the consequences were disastrous."
American Gangster
"They asked for what they got. Did they seriously think that we were interested in some run down hick football club?"
November Keys Inhabitant
"Our benevolent buyers turned out to be ruthless. We had never experienced a murder in our village before. Not unless you include Cheryl's cooking."
American Gangster
"What did you expect? They had something I wanted. Something life changing. Do you think I was going to get it by playing peek a boo?"
November Keys Inhabitant
"Although we celebrated Harvesting Leaf Day and talked about the creatures in the tree, we did not actually expect to see them."
November Keys, a quaint village that was ready to sell its soul to the Devil for hastily promised riches. However, when the Devil buys he expects to collect. A very funny tale of greed, gangsters and things that go bump in the night.

I received a copy of this book from the author(s) in exchange for an honest review.

Greed. What a motivator it is! Dangle riches in front of humans and they will do anything to get them...and I do mean anything.
That's what November Keys is about, gangsters making promises they can't keep, knowing the inhabitants of the town desire wealth. It is a story about betrayal, lies and fighting back against injustice.
I love that this book was written by a father and son team. Usually, reading books by two authors can be difficult, because you can see a clear difference between the two individual's styles. (Exception being The Hungry by Harry Shannon and Steven W. Booth; example being Black House and The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub.) This team does an excellent job in creating a wonderful story that is exciting, engaging and even a little humorous. You don't know you're reading a book written by two parties: the story flows easily.
I usually like gangster tales, but some writers make them into caricatures of old stories. Thankfully, that does not happen here. It's written simply, realistically and is good for a few hours of entertainment. Would I recommend this book? Yes, and I also eagerly await the next book from these talented gentlemen!

4/5--a solid, fun book

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