Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Monday, May 19, 2014

Lemonade Revealed

About The Book: In his debut novel, Chluho spins a cerebral coming-of-age tale set on a faraway, fictional island in the Pacific.  A young boy washes ashore on the island of Ahio with no idea how he came to be there and no recollection of his name. The only thing he recalls is a now-missing bag with a few possessions in it. He is discovered by three men, the most powerful people on the island: Father Rene, the priest; Barnett, the sugar plantation owner; and Ahiga, the warrior. These three men become father figures to the amnesiac boy.  He is nicknamed "Lemonade" by the sugar plantation owners daughter, Chloe.  The three men don’t exactly see eye to eye, which causes some distress on the island since they are the ones who’ve been left to care for the island’s people after the king and all of his family are lost at sea. It is up to Lemonade to unearth the secrets of his past. 

About The Author: A spiritual romantic, of sorts, Will Chluho had lived 4 years in a Franciscan friary, majoring in philosophy and theology. An urban pragmatist, he'd served—as a creative director—several multinational brands in Southeast Asia, such as BlackBerry, Mercedes-Benz, and Singapore Airlines. "Lemonade Revealed," his debut title, had taken him two years to put together. He's 44, married, and advancing his philosophical studies with the University of London.   
My Thoughts About The Book:  I love odd books with odd stories and I really wanted to love this book, but to be honest it just left me feeling dry and empty.  I found the book extremely confusing with the switches from past to present.  I had a most difficult time getting past the first half of the book and getting into the story.  By the time the novel picked up in the second half of the book I had already lost interest in the strange little story. 

Disclaimer:  I received this book free from TLC Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  Thanks guys for allowing me this opportunity.


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