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Speculation by Edmund Jorgensen Review and Giveaway!

Monday, June 4, 2012
Andrew Wrangles has a decision to make. His best friend Sothum, a philosophical and financial genius, has just died and left him a choice in his will: ten million dollars or a sealed envelope.

Andrew's wife Cheryl doesn't see this as much of a choice. She wants Andrew to take the money, and what little patience she has for his speculating about what could be worth more than ten million dollars is wearing thin very quickly.

But as Andrew digs deeper into the secret life that Sothum lived, he finds more questions than answers. Does the envelope contain the fate of a vanished mutual friend? The answer to a terrible cosmic riddle? The confession to a crime? Is Sothum just playing a final private joke? Or has Andrew become a pawn in a game--a game that Sothum died playing against a bigger opponent than Andrew can imagine?



Goodreads Summary



The reader meets Andrew early on in the book and finds him grieving. His friend, Sothum, passed away, but left Andrew with a surprisingly substantial amount of money. Andrew isn't elated like some people might be, he is a bit confused and slightly suspicious about the money. He believes there to be a mystery surround the money.



Andrew's character was nice enough. Sometimes, the book sounded a bit too much like philosophy. The philosophy/mystery portions could outweigh the plot and leave the reader confused, at times. The plot itself was driven by the philosophy queries more than the mystery or characters. Most of the characters were nice to meet, the author provides plenty of detail to get to know them. The ending itself is satisfactory, more likely than not philosophical readers will enjoy this book.


3 Stars



Novel Publicity Blog Tour Notes:







Wanna win a $50 gift card or an autographed copy of Speculation? Well, there are two ways to enter...




Leave a comment on my blog. One random commenter during this tour will win a $50 gift card. For the full list of participating blogs, visit the official Speculation tour page.
Enter the Rafflecopter contest! I've posted the contest form below, or you can enter on the tour page linked above.



About the author: Edmund Jorgensen was born in Chicago. He studied classical languages and has maintained a love for all things Greek and Roman. He fell in love with his wife in Mexico; they now reside, happily but considerably more chilly, in Watertown, Massachusetts. Edmund is currently hard at work on his second book, a set of interconnected short stories. Connect with Edmund on his website, Facebook, Twitter or GoodReads.




Get Speculation on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.






Novel Publicity Blog Tour Notes:


Wanna win a $50 gift card or an autographed copy of Speculation? Well, there are two ways to enter...

  1. Leave a comment on my blog. One random commenter during this tour will win a $50 gift card. For the full list of participating blogs, visit the official Speculation tour page.
  2. Enter the Rafflecopter contest! I've posted the contest form below, or you can enter on the tour page linked above.

About the author: Edmund Jorgensen was born in Chicago. He studied classical languages and has maintained a love for all things Greek and Roman. He fell in love with his wife in Mexico; they now reside, happily but considerably more chilly, in Watertown, Massachusetts. Edmund is currently hard at work on his second book, a set of interconnected short stories. Connect with Edmund on his website, Facebook, Twitter or GoodReads.

Get Speculation on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.







a Rafflecopter giveaway




This product or book may have been distributed for review, this in no way affects my opinions or reviews.

21 comments:

  1. Rebecca Hipworth said...:

    Thank you for the giveaway. I like the excerpt. :)

    Becky01x@gmail.com

  1. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I'd take the envelope, even after taxes, that's a lot of money.
    Mike

  1. Awesome review! I look forward to posting my own.

  1. Sounds like quite an interesting read. I'd love to read it. Thank you for the amazing giveaway opportunity! :D

    Thank you for your generosity, and for being part of this blog tour, and for this amazing giveaway! :D

    Name: Hira Hasnain
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com

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  1. Dynie said...:

    Thank you for the great review and the giveaway. ;-)

  1. June M. said...:

    This sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for the review and for hosting the tour & giveaway!

  1. Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

  1. I like to read books that are "head" books. I have friends who would do this just to mess with you (if they had that kind of money).

  1. Lori Thomas said...:

    Great review!!! Thx 4 the chance.

    ctymice at gmail dot com

  1. marybelle said...:

    SPECULATION looks fascinating. A very generous giveaway thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  1. Midu Hadi said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  1. Great review, Krystal. Thinking books are always a nice change of pace, especially when they're infused with mystery! Thank you for hosting this tour, and please don't forget to crosspost your review on Amazon and Goodreads.

    You rock
    Em ;-)

  1. bas1chs said...:

    Thank you for the review. I hadn't seen much about this book yet so now you've got me wanting more. I'll be checking this out soon!

  1. Rebecca Scott said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    becca.scott44@gmail.com

  1. am reading the book right now- definitely makes you think!

  1. I've added this to my TBR list now.

  1. Kae said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway !
    sounds like a interesting book.

  1. Great book and great giveaway!!

  1. Hi, my problem is the same as yours. I can't stand philosophy and that became the major issue in this book. But, I enjoyed reading your review.

  1. Debdatta said...:

    Great Review! I think I would choose the envelope!