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A Happy Birthday Book Review

Adventures in Self Publishing

Courtesy Elmar/Wikimedia Commons - Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.Notching another year in the metaphorical – and rapidly diminishing - stick measuring one's life is not exactly a celebratory event. In fact, it's right up there with performing your morning check in to confirm that you haven't sold any books. Again. But every now and then, someone you don't know leaves you a really nice review, and that can make your day.

Here's the one that redeemed my morning today, and it rings all of the bells that an aspiring author yearns to hear:

I actually read – and loved – the sequel, The Lafayette Campaign, first. I liked it so much, I rushed back to buy this book. I was not disappointed. It features the same engaging protagonist unraveling a really scary enigma in cyberspace. While it, too, is a cautionary cyber-thriller about how easily our dependence upon digital data could be used against us, it is so absorbing that I read it straight through well past my bedtime. I read a lot of books, but I review very few. Except for C. G. Cooper, this is the first time I have read two in a row by the same author and reviewed both. I am looking forward to more adventures of Frank Adversego from Andrew Updegrove.

So thank you very much indeed, caraj1491. What a perfect birthday card.

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