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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Review: Anonymous Lawyer

I recently received my very first ARC as a result of this blog. I have had a few other fringe benefits over the years in exchange for a kind word or a little help pimping promoting a friends business, but this is the first time for something like this. I have to say…I hope this is the start of a trend.

Jeremy Blachman sent me an email a couple of weeks ago that provided some specifics about his upcoming book, Anonymous Lawyer. It is the story of the devil himself the hiring partner of one of the most prestigious law firms on the planet. Now before you start rolling your eyes and making bold claims of, “It’s all been done before”, I must inform you that the entire story is laid out in the form of a blog and a series of emails. I’ll freely admit it…I was skeptical. Don’t get me wrong, I read blogs all the time, but a book in this format? How the hell is that supposed to work? Curiosity (and the prospect of a free book) outweighed my reservations and I agreed to give it a read.

I laughed, I groaned, I almost felt sorry for a lawyer. Once I found the time to sit down with the book, I couldn’t put it down. It has a nice flow despite the unusual format and I gobbled it up as quickly as I could. This book provides a funny if not oh dear god I hope over exaggerated glimpse into life at a firm, complete with intrigue, torture, pub crawls, political games, scandal, law students and yes Mr. Blachman even managed to work in a nice amount of sexuality.

I highly recommend picking up a copy of this book. I don’t care what genre you normally frequent, there is a high probability you will find this a fun read.

But wait don’t take my word for it, Jeremy has agreed to spread the ARC love a little further. I am authorized to have a little contest in which the winners also get their very own copy of Anonymous Lawyer. If you are interested, send me an email (or you know...tell me in the comments). I will place all of the names in a bowl, give them a good shake and draw the winner. Once I’ve announced the lucky reader, the publisher will send the book directly to you (after I’ve collected your address and passed it along of course). I will stop accepting entries Sunday night (at midnight CST) and will announce the winner on the following Monday.

Alrighty then, let the games begin.


At 5:21 AM, Blogger Leslie said...

Sounds great! You don't have to enter my name, though it does sound like a good read, as I do not know if I'll have time to actually sit down and read it. I've got your new little cousin growing in my belly as well as your two other little cousins to care for, dinners to prepare, laundry to fold, a home to keep half-assed clean, and tons of church activities taking up my agenda lately.

By the way, in case you don't get over to visiting my blog and reading the latest post, I'm 11 weeks and 2 days along as of today and due 20 February 2007. You and the Mrs and the little Mr start planning a trip down for Spring break to see your new little cousin.

We all miss you! Take care!

At 6:12 AM, Blogger lime said...

hey pretty nifty idea. did you say chance at a free book?? sign me up!

At 9:53 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Leslie, we certainly need to make that trip. I'll see what we can do...

Will do, Lime. :D

At 10:11 AM, Blogger Breazy said...

I would be more than happy to have my name in that drawing sir. I love books and this one sounds interesting so if I don't win it I will just have to go and buy it ! I think the blog , email format will be awesome to read . Have a good day!

At 10:18 AM, Blogger ikkinlala said...

That sounds like an interesting book. If your draw is open to Canadians, could you please add my name to it?

At 11:27 AM, Blogger Carrie said...

What an interesting book. Where can I get it?

At 12:04 PM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Breazy, I'll put you in the drawing so wait until at least Monday before you buy it. :D

Ikk, Canadians are welcome as well. :D

Carrie, consider yourself in. :D

At 11:58 AM, Blogger M.E Ellis said...


My WIP, 5 pyramids is in blog format.

I just didn't write it quick enough.



At 12:12 PM, Blogger James Goodman said...

lol, that sounds like something that would normally happen to me. :D

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