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Cloak Hardcover – November 15, 2011
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About the Author
James Gough was born in the Rockies, raised in the Dakotas, schooled in a mountain desert, trained south of the border and wooed by the Big Apple. He now lives in a forest near a great lake with three bright daughters, a brilliant wife and a dim-witted dog. His debut novel, Cloak, was born from a single question: Why are there so many myths, legends and stories about talking animals? It smelled like a cover-up. So he dug deeper. What he found surprised even him. Some discoveries just need to be written about.
James has been an actor, an artist, and athlete and an advertising creative. He is thrilled to add author to the list. Besides writing, he loves to teach, is obsessed with strange foods and has always been an avid people-watcher. Once, he saw a well-dressed possum in Grand Central Station; and he is willing to bet that a night guard he met in Detroit was half pit-viper, but it is hard to be sure.
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So, I say this story by Mr. Gough was well put together. He was excellent in his story telling, and I was surprised in the end. I had no idea who the bad guys were. I'm glad I chose to read this book. It was wrapped up well, like it could stand on its own. I hope this book is a great success for Mr. Gough.
A wonderfully creative world that describes old myths and legends in an entirely new way, Cloak is enchanting from beginning to end.
(Rated G for all audiences, it has some violence but mostly to imaginary creatures.)
The characters are quirky, well-developed, and loveable. They move the story forward in page-turning ways that will leave you surprised at the end. Life the Mysterious Benedict Society, Harry Potter, and Charlie Bone I can definitely see this book as the start of an entire series.
I think this is listed as young adult, but I'd place it in the middle school category. There was violence, but it wasn't overdone. There was no sexuality or crudeness. I'd feel very comfortable letting my 12 year old son read it, and I'm a strict mom when it comes to what my kids read and watch.
Thanks to the author for a really exciting read! I'm hooked, so when's the next one coming out?
This is a clean read for a younger reader. No strong language or sexual situations. I would read more from this Author.
And I'm glad that I did.
The book takes place in New York, with a boy named Will. He hates his life because he's been allergic to everything since birth and he must live in a germ-free environment. He eventually takes charge of his own life and escapes to a hidden world full of enchants.
This book should be a different treat for those who love fantasy mixed with science fiction, mythology, and Grimm's fairy tales
From the beginning, Gough draws the reader in and won't let go. The story is so interesting, so creative, so compelling. The enchants are well-thought out, well-developed, and extremely interesting. I love to think of a world co-existing with ours, here and now. Gough has intrigued me and made me just LONG for the movie to come (as well as a sequel, since we can't have read enough from Will Tuttle, can we?).
From a past-paced plot line to enough twists to keep us guessing, I hid out until I finished the book. Then, I started it again.
I'll definitely buy any other books about Wilhelm and his new friends.
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Also, it is full of twists!
Enjoy this book!