Friday, August 15, 2014

No Sympathy for the Wicked Blog Tour

I was recently contacted to participate in the “No Sympathy for the Wicked” blog tour. My knee jerk reaction, was no, just because I have been swamped this summer, and I HATE to say ‘yes’ to something only to complete the task half-assed because I’ve run out of time, BUT once I found out the story is set in Vegas, I was ‘all in’, so to speak. Since I’ve lived in Vegas off and on since ’97, I always enjoy reading stories set here…just to see…and this one was worth it!

My review of “No Sympathy for the Wicked”

Let me preface with, this is not your run-of-the-mill read! It is actually a compilation of three short stories, all intertwined around the underbelly of Vegas life. We meet a wide barrage of ‘wicked’ folks from meth heads to mobsters, and they are all tied together via dog fights, drug deals, music moguls, death, and police investigations. Mark Rico is the central character that threads through all three stories. He’s a likable ex-gangster from Atlantic City. I especially like his golden pit-bull, Queen! In fact, I LOVE the author actually writes from the dog’s perspective from time to time! In these stories, the point of view can change at a moment’s notice. At first, it was disconcerting, but once I got the hang of it, I enjoyed being privy to the thoughts, feelings and experiences of different characters. I found the Vegas details to be accurate and entertaining! All in all, “No Sympathy for the Wicked” is a gritty, unusual, gripping, fast-paced page turner!

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for being a part of this Blog Tour, Stephanie. I love the way you describe the book. when co-editing this great book with Jeff Hollar, we worked very hard to let King's author voice stay intact, and the result makes for gutsy reading.

    Have a super day!