Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Virtual Author Book Tour

David meets Goliath in the law courts of England in the 1990's. The advent of the Internet is leveling the playing field as a multinational corporation tries to silence two young political activists in a riveting court case that captivates the political and business world's attention. (From Goodreads)

I knew I'd be interested to read this one but when was another matter entirely. So...I had my mom read it for me and she will be my guest reviewer. Thanks mom!

Jenny asked me to read this book as a guest reviewer.  I have never reviewed a book before so I really have no idea as to format or anything else for a review so I'll just start at the beginning and say what I thought as I read it.

I thoroughly enjoyed the court scenes and arguments presented. (one gets a quite a bit of practive "lawyering" with eleven children) I also enjoyed the sense of humor for handling "awkward" situations. I agreed with a statement in the book that, "just because it's legal doesn't mean it's moral.", but there was too much explicit, graphical sex.  I am not a " prude". ( I have eleven children, for goodness sake, and enjoyed getting them here.)  I simply believe that intimacy should be intimate and within marriage not splashed all over the pages of a book.  Others are entitled to their opinions but I would not want this book in my library where my children could read it.

This is a political book and it could be propaganda for environmentalism.  I agree with the author that multinational big business, big government, the legal system, etc., are corrupt and that we as individuals should work to clean them up.   I also believe that environmentalism, unions, etc., are also corrupt and should be exposed and cleaned up by we the people. There are two sides to every coin that should be explored in all political situations.

So I enjoyed the humor and court scenes and thought it was a well written entertaining read, but it's hard to like a book when you don't agree with the politics.  I'll be interested to see what others thought, though.

Thanks again, mom!

Next stop on the tour tomorrow...Lori from She Treads Softly.


  1. Ah, come on and comment--Jenny won't care and I certainly won't be offended :)

  2. I probably won't read that one. I like reviews that just like this one that don't spoil the story but let me know if it's worth my time.

  3. I'm not that big on political/legal drama books for some reason. I think the whole thing kind of depresses me. To think that this sort of thing could be happening for real. On the other hand, I'm a bit of a greenie so the environmental bit might intrigue me. I just don't like it when writers blatantly use books to push their own agendas. Couldn't tell this was your first review at all Jenny's mom!

  4. I'm glad you liked the court scenes, I thought they were well done.

  5. Ack! This does not sound like my kind of book at all! But then again, I guess ya never know....

  6. I loved that your mom did the review! Always nice to have a guest blogger! :) This book sounds pretty interesting!

  7. Techno Grandma, Way to make people comment, mom. ;)

    Cowboy mom, Yes this review was done so well. ;)

    Lan, I hate when books push agendas too. One day I'll get to this one...thank goodness for my mom helping me out.

    Teddy Rose, I've yet to see but my mom says they were.

    Suey, This is the kind I used to read all of the time so it will be a trip down memory lane for me.

    Natalie, Thank goodness for my mom and her fast reading skills. ;)