Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Domestic Violets - TLC Blog Tour August 30, 2011

Domestic Violets - Matthew Norman (TLC Book Tour)


Tom Violet always thought that by the time he turned thirty-five, he’d have everything going for him. Fame. Fortune. A beautiful wife. A satisfying career as a successful novelist. A happy dog to greet him at the end of the day.

The reality, though, is far different. He’s got a wife, but their problems are bigger than he can even imagine. And he’s written a novel, but the manuscript he’s slaved over for years is currently hidden in his desk drawer while his father, an actual famous writer, just won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His career, such that it is, involves mind-numbing corporate buzzwords, his pretentious archnemesis Gregory, and a hopeless, completely inappropriate crush on his favorite coworker. Oh . . . and his dog, according to the vet, is suffering from acute anxiety.

Tom’s life is crushing his soul, but he’s decided to do something about it. (Really.)Domestic Violets is the brilliant and beguiling story of a man finally taking control of his own happiness—even if it means making a complete idiot of himself along the way.

My Thoughts:

I can honestly say this book surprised the heck out of me. When

I picked it up I almost expected it to be a dry read for me. Boy was I wrong. I found this book to be funny, charming, and full of heart.

Tom is a character that is hard not to like. He's full of wit and sarcastic jokes, which he uses to cover up insecurity. I loved watching his character evolve through out the story.

As for the other characters, they were just as well written. His wife was easy to relate too. His daughter was wise and cute beyond her years. Curtis is a character you want to dislike but no matter how hard you try, it's impossible not to love him. Heck I even like the neurotic dog Hank.

Author's Website: Matthew Norman

Other Participating Sites:

Tuesday, August 9: Rundpinne

Tuesday, August 9: Like Fire

Wednesday, August 10: Life In Review

Thursday, August 11: BookNAround

Friday, August 12: The House of the Seven Tails

Monday, August 15: Colloquium

Tuesday, August 16: Raging Bibliomania

Wednesday, August 17: Book Chatter

Thursday, August 18: Teresa’s Reading Corner

Monday, August 22: The Bodacious Pen

Tuesday, August 23: StephTheBookworm

Tuesday, August 23: Write Meg

Wednesday, August 24: I’m Booking It

Thursday, August 25: Sara’s Organized Chaos

Friday, August 26: Iwriteinbooks’s blog

Monday, August 29: A Bookish Way of Life

Tuesday, August 30: My Life in Not So Many Words

Thursday, September 1: That’s What She Read


Zia said...

Boo I don't know whats up with Bloggers formatting lately. No clue why one of my paragraphs is highlighted...

Anonymous said...

"I even like the neurotic dog Hank" - HA! This sounds like a book I'd really love.

So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for being a part of the tour.