Tuesday Book Review: “The Still Sad Music”

Book reviews are a great way for self-publishing authors to gain exposure. After all, how can someone buy your book if he or she doesn’t know it exists? Paired with other elements of your book promotion strategy, requesting reviews is a great way to get people talking about what you’ve written.
When we read good reviews, we definitely like to share them. It gives the author a few (permanent) moments of fame and allows us to let the community know about a great book. Here’s this week’s book review:

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The Still Sad Music

by Shawn Merritt

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781478787570

Synopsis*:

The Still Sad Music, resembling in style works by James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a gripping novel about the erratic life of Jeffrey Killingsworth, a fascinating, tragic figure who essentially staggers through life victimized by misfortune, persecuted by mental illness, and ravaged by drug addiction. In a state of constant crisis, Jeffrey is forced to consider several different lifestyles that will all produce very different results. Will he escape the madness? Will he choose to live cleanly and learn to cope with his misfortunes or will he continue to numb the pain with drugs and ultimately die for his addiction?

 * courtesy of Amazon.com

Featured Review:

The Still Sad Music documents the erratic life of Jeffrey Killingsworth, a fascinating, tragic figure who staggers through life victimized by misfortune, persecuted by mental illness, and ravaged by drug addiction. In a state of constant crisis, Jeffrey is forced to consider several different lifestyles that will all produce very different results. Will he escape the madness? Will he choose to live cleanly and learn to cope with his misfortunes, or will he continue to numb the pain with drugs and ultimately die for his addiction?
Author Shawn Merritt is currently enrolled in the English Literature PhD program at Georgia State University, and will graduate at the end of spring 2018. The Still Sad Music, his debut novel, is a dark and enthralling tale reminiscent in style of James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

reviewed by Asli Fratarcangeli of Yah Gotta Read This

 

Here’s what some other reviewers are saying:

I thought the book was excellent, an exciting emotional roller coaster, with great character development and a theme that impacts one’s soul.

– Amazon Reviewer

Powerful,riveting, very well written. I highly recommend. It will touch your soul.

– Amazon Reviewer

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