Brian Cohen's debut novel, THE LIFE O'REILLY, was awarded the 2010 Bronte Prize, was named the Winner in the Best First Novel category of the 2010 Indie Book Awards, the Winner in the Best Romance category of the 2009 Reader Views Literary Awards, and a Finalist in the Best Fiction category of the 2010 National Indie Excellence Awards. Cohen resides in the suburbs of New York City, where he is at work on his next novel. Visit the author online at briancohenbooks.com.
Brian Cohen's debut novel, THE LIFE O'REILLY, was awarded the 2010 Bronte Prize, was named the Winner in the Best First Novel category of the 2010 Indie Book Awards, the Winner in the Best Romance category of the 2009 Reader Views Literary Awards, and a Finalist in the Best Fiction category of the 2010 National Indie Excellence Awards. Cohen resides in the suburbs of New York City, where he is at work on his next novel.
Visit the author online at briancohenbooks.com.
Here's What I have to Say:
Though it starts out a little slow, this novel takes you on a realistic journey through the life of Nick O'Reilly. I instantly fell for Nick, as I am sucker for "the good guy". And ultimately Nick is a good guy who's slightly misguided choices lands him in a life he doesn't want. I was literally brought to tears, both of joy and sadness, by the rapid, but again realistic, turn of events. It is not often that an author can make a work of fiction so plausible, and still entertaining to read. This book reminds me of The Friday Night Knitting Club, by Kate Jacobs, in that right away I wanted the main character to get what they wanted and to be happy. The book does get a little intense in a few spots (with some language) but ultimately a great love story about family, friends and the meaning of life. This book seriously made me do an assessment of me and mine and I think it will have you do the same. The only negative I can think of is that at times the descriptions (of appearance, and surroundings) can be a bit long-winded.
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