The Call House: A Washington Novel Kindle Edition
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Washington, what's the first thing you think? Politics and scandals. Would it ever occur to you that a war of vice would take place? Well it actually did, but not quite the way it's told here.
The setting is a very nice apartment building in a rather upscale neighborhood, on Connecticut Avenue, there is on the top floor a very discreet operation, a high dollar call house, in the 1940's. Things were going quite well, that is, until the DC Police and the FBI are trying to be the first to win a war on vice.
The author wrote a book that read at a nice clip and has humor to back it up. The author did a rather unusual thing, having the setting and the main character being the one and the same. The author writes with very good detail from the main character, Washington to the other characters and their surroundings.
Washington is rather famous then and now, of making people different, different from what they were when they arrived. The author gives a good clean and yet humorous look into Washington and world that it is. The characters are so real and you find them fascinating. A very innocent small town girl from Tennessee, who wants a taste of that adventure, going into a big city full of very important people. Then we have a congressman who has just been elected, whose main goal is to represent the people and his country. Our third character is very unlikely, a cop and you wonder what he's doing there. We get a taste of Washington then, when the scandals were very small compared to today. Is this where it all started? You'll wonder a little bit why you're smiling as you're reading. Scandals, they don't go away, they just grow and grow. And what a place to start, Washington. A peak into how it may have all started. Now it's full blown.
I was given a complimentary copy of this book from the author and PUYB and voluntarily decided to review it.
Speaking of the characters, they were enjoyable. I liked all of the women, who worked for Flo. Flo really did care for all of the women and treated them with kindness. I liked that Mattie still kept some of her innocence through the whole ordeal. None of the other women were catty towards Mattie, so this in turn made them likable.
Then there is Tom Callan. He was on a mission to bring down establishments like Flo's. I give him props for his dedication, even if it got him in hot water. While, I did enjoy this book, I do feel like I never really got to know the characters that well. Like the only top two layers were revealed with not a lot of details provided to kept the story moving. This is light reading.
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