- File Size: 1335 KB
- Print Length: 354 pages
- Publisher: Circle of Light Books (May 16, 2014)
- Publication Date: May 16, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00KDY8V4A
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #767,015 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author
In her debut novel, The Eulogist, Dead But Not Forgotten, McKinney-Johnson slips into the skin of a character 180˚ from her own reality, turning her back on the classic advice to, "write what you know." She believes the goal of a writer should be to expand what you know, to delve into new, intriguing topics that can be woven into stories to captivate an audience. "I get to meet all kinds of interesting people," says McKinney-Johnson. "I've interviewed psychologists, neurosurgeons, pharmacologists, priests, even FBI agents. Everyone has a story to tell, and I love to listen. Eavesdropping on the people in front of me in line at Starbucks® or the grocery store is kind of a nasty habit, but great for dialogue."
McKinney-Johnson was raised in and still writes from the Pacific Northwest, staring out between sentences on a view of the forested foothills of the Coast Range.
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Top Customer Reviews
Charlie is a fascinating man with the really odd hobby of attending funerals for people he has never met before and then stands up to eulogize them. He manages to ascertain very telling details about their life after speaking with the other guests in a very short amount of time. He crafts lies about the dead person and on this occasion, the results draw him into a web of deceit and danger. The old adage, “liar, liar, pants on fire,” ran through my head as I read the book.
I was so drawn into the story that I managed to miss my stop on the light rail train on my way to work the next morning which made me late for work. That rarely happens to me so I would say The Eulogist more than kept my attention. It was easy for me to see this man in my head and to think about his weekend habit and I wanted to meet him. I could not wait to see what happened next.
When I finished the book, I was really upset by its ending. Not because the ending was bad by any means, but because it was over. Imagine my pleasure when I realized that the author intends to tell more stories about Charlie’s exploits in future books. This character and the story are perfect for serialization and I can’t wait to see where she takes him next.Read more ›
When I saw on Facebook she had written a book, I decided to check it out. After reading one sentence outlining the basic sentence I was intrigued, so I decided to read it. I purposely chose not to read anymore of the description, wanting to be surprised (I didn’t even notice the blood on the cover until after I was finished). I had no idea what to expect, either in where the story would go or the quality of writing.
I was a little concerned about how I would handle reviewing the book. When it comes to reviews I don’t believe in grade inflation, but at the same time I wasn’t looking forward to writing anything negative about someone I once knew and liked. I was hoping the book would be close enough to 4 stars that I could manage that. Then I noticed most of the reviews were 5-stars so even with a 4-star review I’d be dragging her average down. I went ahead and started the book, trying to figure out a way to tell Liz that it would probably be better if I didn’t post a review.
After a couple of chapters that all became a moot point. This is a gem of a book.
Before I go on to give this book the rave it deserves, I have two caveats. If you’re big on plots this probably isn’t the book for you. The plot for the most part isn’t suspenseful, but based on the amount of foreshadowing in the book I think that’s what was intended. It’s there to serve as a stage.Read more ›
I cross my fingers when I read a new author, but The Eulogist reminds me why I take the chance. What a find!
Enjoyed this book! Can't wait for the next one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
N else available.ot my favorite author, Considered it something to read when nothingPublished 12 months ago by E. Suzanne Hensel
A deliciously different kind of hero and a unique plot. Sure hope I get to see Charlie in action again!Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent read. The last 100 pages had me captivated. I couldn't put the book down until I finished.Published 14 months ago by Sasha Vitoria
Very good book,a must read. Hope there is another in the futurePublished 16 months ago by John McCloskey
I fell in love with The Eulogist from the very beginning. Liz McKinney Johnson's writing style drew me right into the characters. They were interesting and a bit quirky. Read morePublished 16 months ago by michele muska
A page-turner! Charlie likes to attend funerals. His odd hobby leads him a predicament filled with mystery, intrigue and danger. Read morePublished 16 months ago by F. Loring