Happy-y-y Tuesday Everyone!!! I am so glad today because Indiewritersreview is helping with the release day festivities of Author Jaime White’s new book… The Life And Times Of Noone In Particular!!! Today will be a book spotlight and I am giving an In-progress review (mini review), with a more detailed review coming later!
Let’s get started!
Beware the muse with a chip on her shoulder.
Muses are often called uncooperative, grumpy, lazy beings who abandon a writer when they’re needed most. Now, one of them has decided to tell their side of the story. Meet Clarissa, a muse who has spent centuries trying to inspire artists who sometimes are too stubborn to listen to her.
What is your muse trying to say to you? Clarissa might just be able to answer that…
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jamie B. Musings is a music addict, book lover, pet servant & NaNoWriMo survivor. When she’s not busy writing posts for CultureShock, she’s taking pictures for her new obsession (That Photo Blog) and spending time with her husband and pets. Her first book, The Life and Times of No One in Particular, is slated to be released in May.
REVIEW(In-progress review…a more detailed review is coming!:)
I was fascinated with the story concept and the synopsis right from the start. I had always heard about…”Muses” and thought these beings deserved a little more limelight:) So here was a story about one of those very helpful, sometimes finicky beings, themselves!
Author Jaime White has a writing style that is fresh, and fun…with rhytm and tone that upholds her musical passion:) (At least that is my take on it!:) The story is told from the viewpoint of Clarissa, who is basically tired of the disparaging remarks of humans and is determined to set the record straight!
She tells her story through various vignettes that takes the readers from the Cavemen days to present days. We also learn where Muses originated from, the history regarding their society; about the rivalries that exist between the Muses. Such as the rivalry between Clarissa and her nemesis Melody, who Clarissa states that Melody is a source of inspiration for her….yes, even Muses need inspiration!
The story is witty, and draws you in….and I must say, makes one ashamed for any negative remark whispered about these inspirational beings! Clarissa recalls the days when gifts were offered to the Muses in thanks for their aid….
Maybe that’s not such a bad idea….hmmm…:)
Fun, witty…great debut! A must read:)