Friday, January 21, 2011

Book Review - Meets Girl by Will Entrekin

Boys meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Girl doesn't love boy back. But he wants her anyway. It sounds like a formulaic plot, yes?

Well, think again. Novelist Will Entrekin has taken this theme and spun a story around it that makes for a great read indeed.

The protagonist of the story is a writer who wants to be a success at his craft. Like so many in his field he faces the obstacles of massive competition and apathetic readers. So he distracts himself with his one sided romance and is equally frustrated as things continue not to unfold along the course he'd like on either front. The girl just isn't interested in him.

Then he meets a man who offers him the choice of his life. He can either have the girl... or become a successful writer. One or the other, but not both. Who is this mysterious would-be benefactor? If you're thinking the devil, well you're not by yourself. Even our hero thinks so. Whether he is or not, his offer stands. And what does the guy choose?

I'll leave that to the reader to discover. I will say that Will Entrekin has really shown himself to be a first rate novelist with Meets Girl. The story crackles with energy as it progresses toward a satisfying conclusion. It's one you just can't put down. In fact, don't be surprised if you find yourself reading long into the night to get to the end.

5 Stars.

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