Today we have a book review from Kristy. Kristy blogs at http://kristyfgillespie.wordpress.com/
She chose to review “My GRL” by John W Howell.
Here is her review.
John Cannon is a character easy to root for. He’s the definition of cool, calm, and collected. In fact, it seems like he can handle just about anything that’s thrown his way: Gerry, the woman who sold him his boat is murdered in front of him, he’s a suspect in her death, he wakes up in the hospital with a head injury, he finds out that he’s involved with a terrorist group… okay that part causes him some anxiety…but he handles everything with humour.
For example, when John’s doctor asks him, “Do you think you should talk to the police without a lawyer?” His response is “I will represent myself until such time that I believe I have a fool for a client,” (11).
Besides having a great sense of humour, John is down to earth, honest, and a bit awkward. He’s interested in Sarah, a friend of Gerry’s who lives out of town. During dinner, John asks Sarah when she’s planning on leaving Port Aransas, Texas, and says that she’s planning on leaving Saturday. John replies, “That only gives us three days to get to know each other better.” With those words I slip and fall on a verbal banana,” (52).
“My GRL” has been on my to be read list for some time now. I’m so glad I finally had a chance to read it.