Recent Praise

My favorite part about having Timely Persuasion out in the world is reading various reactions to it.  A few weeks ago we talked about a negative review in a post that spawned a good dialogue with the reviewer in the comments.  Now it’s time for the other side of the coin.

Below are some excerpts from positive reviews by recent readers:

Timely Persuasion is filled with amazing musical references.  The main character is an ex-writer for a musical magazine and regularly speaks in lyrics, at one point causing his father to say ‘Don’t blasphemy’ when he quotes Simon and Garfunkel.” – Scott on

“The idea of covering songs that had not even been written yet, was always something that I thought I’d do if I could go back in time. I would write all the hits.” – Darren on

“When I was told about the book, I wasn’t sure how I was going to like it because of the whole time travel concept…I couldn’t put it down once I started!” – Shannon on

“I found myself hooked. I was quickly flipping through the book especially toward the end: the pace is quick enough and the situation intriguing enough that you get sucked into that “what’s going to happen?” question, which is the hallmark of a good read.” – Bryan on

“I’m not one for sci fi books but the musicology and focus on the interpersonal relationships of the protagonist had me intrigued.” – Anonymous on

“I really enjoy books that convey an intelligence where it is clear the author isn’t trying to be intelligent. It is just natural with the writing. I also enjoy that aspect even more when an author can be intelligent but within the same novel not be afraid to attempt wit and a humor that is, how do I say this, like buddies chatting in a bar.” – Brad on

A running list of links to all reviews – good, bad, average or unique – appears on the right hand side of this blog.

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