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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Book Review and Give Away - Speculation by Edmund Jorgensen

Book Review
by Edmund Jorgensen

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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.

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Book Description
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?

Our Book Review
If you are a thinker and love a debate this book is especially designed for you.  The author will challenge your beliefs, emotions and ask questions about your own existence.

The story is brilliantly written and in following the quest for the clues in order to make the correct decision, the author causes intrigue and keeps the reader on his toes in the way he uses the philosophic questions to reach or solve the problem.

When one of his friends has gone missing and the other one is dead, the dead friend leaves two envelopes marked A and B.  Envelope A contains $10 million but we are unaware of what is in envelope B, if he takes envelope A then envelope B is destroyed and he will never know what is in it, if he takes envelope B he will lose the $10 million, so his quest begins.

Trying to use his dead friends logic to find out what is in envelope B, the author starts to challenge your own judgement, why and how did we get here, what do we believe in and what would your decision be.  The use of examples on how we think and react to the question posed shows us as humans why we are all individuals and think differently.

Being interested in thinking outside the box, this book was a dream for me to read and when I asked my family what they would do I received different answers which then sparked an interesting debate.  So this book is not only a good read but stimulates a lot of provoking thoughts and conversations. A well thought out read for you to enjoy.

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  1. OH I love your review! I cannot wait to finish this book, so glad I was asked to read it! It is beautifully written and I am only 20% through it and really cannot put it down! Again, GREAT review!

  2. Sounds terrific! I'll add to it my summer list!

  3. Great review, Sharon. Speculation definitely seems to be a great selection for book clubs! I appreciate the insight behind your review, and I hope your family enjoyed that philosophical debate ;-) Thanks for being part of this tour, and please cross-post your review to Amazon and GoodReads when you have a moment!

    Emlyn :-D

  4. Definitely agree with your review! Loved the book.

  5. Hi Sharon,

    Thanks for reading Speculation, and for taking the time to write up your fantastic review. I'm very glad you enjoyed the story--I like thinking of you & your family debating the central choice.



  6. wow you keep them under suspense i like that about a book the cover is different than most of the stuff thank for the stuff you have

    desi the

  7. Ooh this sounds nice and twisted!

  8. This sparked some debate in my household, too. Loved your review!

  9. The review just leaves me wanting to read more. Added to my TBR list!

  10. Well, that's a grabber of a premise! Wow.


  11. Looking forward to reading it! Thanks!


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