The Legend of Gerald Arthur McGuinness

The Legend of Gerald Arthur McGuinness

by MojoFiction

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ISBN-13: 9781482337464
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/08/2013
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

MojoFiction is the pen name for this guy who hails from the great state of Colorado. He currently resides on the outskirts of a major metropolitan area in a completely different state, but he goes back as often as possible, bringing his family with him - whether they like it or not. He can occasionally be found blogging on his site, mojofiction.com, about arts and entertainment (sometimes sports or whatever is bugging him on that day), but, more often than not, he's outdoors, giving nature a run for its money. At this point, nature appears to be losing.

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The Legend of Gerald Arthur McGuinness 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Green_Embers More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book. Okay this book was sent to me by the author for an honest review and the first thing that stood out to me was his description. I looked at that description and thought, “that sounds like the best B movie ever.” Well a couple of things to say about that this of course is a book and not a movie and although you might think something grandiose with that description it really is a simple tale of Gerald Arthur McGuiness. That being said, the description is 100% true. I told the author that I would read it and give him an honest review, this is it. This book in a nutshell is a straight coming of age story. There is a simple style about this book and it has, what I can only call, charm. This book oozes charm from the very beginning to the very end. The author also has this subtle to not so subtle humor that ranges from sarcastic to fun. There are several omniscient asides about the state of characters and criticizing some of their more unfortunate decisions which I absolutely loved. There are some moments that touched me deeply in this tale and even made me cry. There is something that I really liked about this book and that although the protagonist is coming of age, there is absolutely nothing supernatural in this story. I love the supernatural teen angst books as much as the next person but I feel it provides a skewed view of the world to children and gives them the desire to be special rather than the desire make themselves special by hard work. Gerald has to work to become better at things in his life and I love that. There is some strong language at times and sexual references (nothing explicit) so I recommend this book for an older audience, I guess that is called New Adult. The only thing I felt was that the book went on a little too long. The story could have concluded at an earlier point and it would have tied everything up with the way the book began. That being said, there were some very nice twists that happened in the last part of the book and Gerald lives up to his superhero name. If you’re looking for a good coming of age tale, with great humor and touching moments then you will highly enjoy this book. This book is on the Green Embers’ Recommended List.