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Entry Title: Arsenic and Old Men
Author: Glenn Ickler
Entry Category: Genre Fiction
“Judge, 27th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.”
This story is great. I really enjoy the ease of the friendship the three main characters share, and if feels easy enough to get into even though I haven’t read their other adventures. The reasoning for their actions is believable and realistic, especially how they keep getting delayed with weather and the continuation of the mystery.
The twists and turns in the plot itself were clever and enjoyable. I stayed engaged and interested the whole time and it took me a really long time to figure out the mystery. I really enjoyed throughout the book how these three men have a great friendship and comfort with each other. A lot of books don’t feature that aspect of life and especially with respects to male friendship, so it was really wonderful to see such supportive guys getting things done and being helpful to each other’s situations. I would love to read more about the adventures they have.
The writing was also quite often really clever, but in a subtle and natural way that didn’t interrupt the tone or the plot, and that was great fun to read. I chuckled aloud several times and that’s always a good sign. I also really liked the physical look of the book and the structure inside was wonderful….
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