Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Girl Made of Cool - A Review

The Girl Made of Cool - Alan Fox (Author for review)

Synopsis (from B&N)

THE GIRL MADE OF COOL (First Edition) -- Featuring a new novel and two other stories by Alan Fox. ---- Author ALAN FOX writes love stories, filled with a sense of awe and wonder, and set against a brutal world. "THE GIRL MADE OF COOL" is his vibrant new novel and the centerpiece of this collection. Here, Fox tells the story of a young man and woman who are falling in love with each other, but the young woman doesn't know it. She believes that she's falling in love with the man's far more handsome, more perfect friend. ... As the story unfolds and deepens, we see how these two highly talented young men must suffer, struggle, and wage battle to woo this young woman. This, as all the while, she grows into an ever greater beauty, a more charismatic personality, and an all-the-more alluring woman. ... This, as all the while, this young lady grows to become an elegant woman made of shining love and elusive cool. -- Also featured here in this collection, you will find: The Novel "HELL HAS BLUE SKIES" -- A love story about intense relationships in an office, whose unusual line of business is to train people to become 'world-class experts.' And the short story "THE LOVELY LADY AT THE LOVE MUSEUM" -- A colorful tale of romance and high-level maneuvering in the big city. ---- ABOUT THE AUTHOR. Alan Fox writes love stories about people looking for a sense of wonder in a brutal world, people pursuing beauty in the face of insanity. His previous novel, "The Seeker in Forever," is now available in a second revised edition.

My Thoughts:

I wasn't sure at first if I would enjoy this book or not. I was a little intimidated by the format the book was written in. The book is written kind of like a screenplay so there are a lot of breaks between scenes but once I got used to it I was able to relax and enjoy the story being told to me.

The book starts off a little slow at first but around page 50 or so it picked up the pace. After that, the book went quickly for me and I finished it up in one setting. All in all I enjoyed the book.


bermudaonion said...

I'm not sure that would be for me. I'm glad you were able to enjoy it.

Dannie said...

Glad you liked it! I'll keep it on my watchlist.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Glad you liked the book. Don't know if it really is one I would read, but sounds good.