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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Speculation by Edmund Jorgenson *Review & Giveaway*


Andrew Wrangles has a decision to make. His best friend Sothum, a philosophical and financial genius, has just died and left him a choice in his will: ten million dollars or a sealed envelope.

Andrew's wife Cheryl doesn't see this as much of a choice. She wants Andrew to take the money, and what little patience she has for his speculating about what could be worth more than ten million dollars is wearing thin very quickly.

But as Andrew digs deeper into the secret life that Sothum lived, he finds more questions than answers. Does the envelope contain the fate of a vanished mutual friend? The answer to a terrible cosmic riddle? The confession to a crime? Is Sothum just playing a final private joke? Or has Andrew become a pawn in a game--a game that Sothum died playing against a bigger opponent than Andrew can imagine?
Summary taken from
Length: 270 pages (paperback)
Source: ARC provided by author/Tour company
Publication Date: October 15th 2011 by Inkwell & Often

Now that was by far the most interesting mystery novel I've ever read. It's just so completely different from anything I've ever read before I'm still reeling from it. I really enjoyed getting to know this author's writing and I'm glad that I signed up for the book's blog tour when I did because after reading it, I know I would have missed out on something special.

What I loved most about this book was how it was written. It is not your traditional mystery and it isn't one that I advise turning to when you're in need for a quick read for the simple fact that you'll have to have your wits about you while you're reading this one since it's very philosophical

For me there were several times where I had to stop reading and go back and read a paragraph or a page just to make sure I was nabbing all the details because believe me you do not want to miss anything in this novel as everything in it fits together to reveal the whole picture.

The way the author used philosophy was ingenious and I loved it, I think he has developed his own unique writing style and while it is different from anything I've read before it works very well and I hope that he continues in his writing career because he is a very talented writer.

I would recommend this mystery novel to anyone because I think that even though it's not a light cozy mystery it is one that could offer something to any and all readers. However, take what I said about it being one that you need to actively think about while you're reading into consideration. In my opinion this is the perfect book to snuggle up with in the evening to read, or to read outside in the garden.

Really Liked it!
★ ★ ★ ★

Wanna win a $50 gift card or an autographed copy of Speculation? Well, there are two ways to enter...
  1. Leave a comment on my blog. One random commenter during this tour will win a $50 gift card. For the full list of participating blogs, visit the official Speculation tour page.
  2. Enter the Rafflecopter contest! I've posted the contest form below, or you can enter on the tour page linked above.
About the author: Edmund Jorgensen was born in Chicago. He studied classical languages and has maintained a love for all things Greek and Roman. He fell in love with his wife in Mexico; they now reside, happily but considerably more chilly, in Watertown, Massachusetts. Edmund is currently hard at work on his second book, a set of interconnected short stories. Connect with Edmund on his website, Facebook, Twitter or GoodReads.

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  1. Fantastic review, Kimberly, and what high praise for the author! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with Speculation. When you have a moment would you kindly cross-post your review to Amazon and GoodReads? Off to tweet now!

    Emlyn :-D

  2. Great review! This sounds interesting so I'll get it to read at some point! Hope I win though!

  3. Hi Kimberly,

    Thanks for the great review! I'm very glad you enjoyed Speculation, and I really appreciate your reading and taking the time to write a review.



  4. Awesome review! Really enjoyed this one as well :)

  5. Now this sounds like a cool mystery..i love that it kept you engaged and that you found it unique..awesome review.

  6. Awesome review! It sounds like a great book and I'm glad you liked it. Take a look at Teenage Fiction if you can?

  7. Yay! Good to know you loved it as well. Now for your next recommendation, you need to read Crime and Punishment by Leo Tolstoy if you haven't already. :)

  8. I was very pleased to find this web-site. I wanted to thanks for your time for this wonderful read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you blog post.

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