Monday, February 14, 2011

Textual Healing

Textual Healing by Eric Smith

Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.

Few people have to deal with a haiku-speaking flower-shop-owning ninja every day on their way to work. Unfortunately for Andrew Connor, he is one of those people.
And poor Andrew, his week has been a rough one. His former bestseller, Chasing Fireflies, is on clearance at Barnes & Noble for $1.37, his girlfriend left him for a corporate America action figure, and he's been tricked into joining Textual Healing, a support group for writers who can't seem to write anymore.
Dealing with his employees at his failing used bookshop, a strange new love interest from the Midwest, and a pet sugar-glider that has somehow managed to destroy his entire apartment... when will he ever find the time to put pen to paper again?
A quirky comedy set in present day New York and New Jersey, Textual Healing follows the story of Andrew, a self-deprecating, once famous author, his small bookstore in Hoboken, and the colorful characters that surround him. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)
Wow, where to start! I really liked this book! It was full of witty characters and the situations they find themselves in always had humor to them. The internal dialogue that Ace has during the book is some of the funniest I have read.
I simply loved Hannah’s character; she was full of life and charm. The dialogue was great, witty and fun. I enjoyed how Smith wrote some of the corny romantic bits, and his characters knew they were corny and made jokes about it.  Smith has a gift and a great sense of humor.
The whole book is great, I can’t pick decide on a favorite scene. The scenes with Ace’s pet are hysterical. I really hope this book gets picked up for a movie, it would make a great film!
If you have not had a chance to read this book, you should it’s the best I’ve read this year, my only complaint is that I wish it was longer. Smith is an author I will be watching!
Overall rating: ***** 5 out of 5 stars.
Cover art: I like the simplicity of it, it made me want to know more.
Obtained: I received this book from Eric Smith for an honest review. Thank you.

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