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- Print Length: 313 pages
- Publication Date: July 27, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008QDGMRS
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #713,605 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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She also writes books. You should read them.
You should also use the word 'shenanigans' more. It's just so fun to say. Like any minute now, a bunch of short Irish children are going to come bursting out of a closet and some old guy is going to complain "damn those shenanigans!"
What the hell was I talking about again? Was this supposed to be my author bio? Also, I'm supposed to be talking about myself in third person.
It shows I'm fancy.
Sorry, anyway Essa Alroc writes books. You should read them. Finally...
Top Customer Reviews
The author manages to dangle little tidbits of hints throughout the book but manages to do it in such a way that you don't automatically know what is going to happen later on. She does it with such skill that you can't possibly guess how it all might tie-in up ahead, or if it even does. There is a good chance the hint might just be a figment from the imagination of a paranoid reader!
The main character is well... she's Sal. She likes fire, smokes and adrenaline rushes. Oh and creating new weaponry out of household goods. She uses over the top weapons when she gets the chance, but relies on the simplest forms of immobilization when possible. All choices are validated with sound logic and/or hallucinations (which are also strangely logical).
The supporting characters are so well rounded I believe there is something for everyone, including but not limited to: those lacking self empowerment, damsels in distress, hair dressers, pot heads, guys that resemble refrigerators, lackeys, mob bosses, evil masterminds, holocaust survivors, phobics of all manner of diagnoses, large Russian women, people with mental instability, people that like topless women, people that prefer men in pink mesh half shirts, gorgeous independent contractors and Gary Busey.
`Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go shoot our hostage in the face.' Hilarious in context.
The mystery of the twins Angelica (Sal) and Tia being separated at birth and kept from each other unfolds bit by bit and keeps the story very interesting. They end up trying to go it alone and becoming involved in gun fights, drug lords and human trafficking.
It is all well written and most of the ends are tied up neatly at the conclusion with a drop of romance, but there is still room for a sequel to be written. It's not literature, it's well over the top, with lots of violence, but it is fun and keeps you reading.
It's amazing what an amazing book will make you do. Although I am extremely opinionated, I have never took it upon myself to consider writing about a book before. Even if the book was good.
Well, this author accomplished something amazing with her first full length novel. The author kept my attention enough to finish her book. From constantly reading books I have a tendency to categories books about halfway through a book, predict the ending, and then not finish the book. The flow in which Essa Alroc wrote her book kept me entertained throughout the whole thing.
Unfortunately, I started reading, Strangely Sober, close to my bed time thinking it was going to be a good enough book to put me to sleep (failed to remember the saying,'never base a book by it's cover'). In the beginning of the book it damn-near had me gone, then the author introduced Sal and the book took off from their. Never has 'sarcasm and a gun' been written so well by an author. The author creating a character like Sal was ingenious and made her book funny throughout the whole book. Men will LOVE this book with it's action, women will LOVE this book because the usual take-charge, in your face, genius mastermind is a woman!, and couples will love this book because the author made a fantastic combination with our hero and heroine. They don't overshadow each other, they are both strong, and both are hilariously funny in their own way that makes this book a great read for anyone.
Maybe Spoiler alert.....? Don't read
I somewhat hope their is a sequel and we find out what, "tiny thing", Sal has to do for Carmine before she is totally on the straight arrow.... well straight enough for her :). No field work is a big deal for her.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Strangely Sober kept my interest from start to finish. A spectacular romp of zany characters, loosely set
in a bar where no one knows the meaning of moderation - much less... Read more
No, literally! That's what makes Sal so brilliant. To call her a kick-ass heroine would be to deny her genius. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Sasha
I LOVED this book and since the synopsis is at the top of the page I won't bore you with repeating the details. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Teresa Collins
Good story but a bit sappy at times. But it has the qualities that make you read on to the end.Published on January 20, 2014 by Angelyn
Laughed the whole time!! Was a great read.. Can't wait to see what's next in store for the crazy lady and her gang.Published on November 26, 2013 by Alyce Di Rosa
This is a prequil to ASYMMETRIC ANGELS. It was one of those "I can't put it down" books that kept me interested from front to back.Published on June 20, 2013 by Ruth E. D'water
A hard-boiled mystery where the main character as well as the secondary characters surrounding her are full of personality quirks, major flaws, and at times, downright evil... Read morePublished on June 5, 2013 by BigAl
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves characters that fight for who and what they want and are unwilling to give in until they fix problems for their family and friends... Read morePublished on May 19, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Strangely Sober is a fast action thriller with more twists than found in a pretzel factory. The exploits of mayhem and intrigue by a cast of eclectic characters keeps the reader... Read morePublished on April 3, 2013 by Joe Epley
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