Official Review: A Confession by William F. Aicher

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Re: Official Review: A Confession by William F. Aicher

Post by bookowlie » 03 Apr 2017, 10:05

Nice, insightful review! I like your comment that the book's twist is predictable, but it was done so well that you didn't care. Glad you loved the book after the initial letdown.
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Post by MarisaRose » 03 Apr 2017, 10:10

I like books that really make you think. I enjoy a challenge and a feeling of accomishment when reading a book! Sounds like you really enjoyed this one!
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Post by AA1495 » 03 Apr 2017, 10:35

I like the concept of the reader being a participant. I'm glad you enjoyed reading the book. Thank You for the honest and well written review.

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Post by melissa_says » 03 Apr 2017, 10:39

I can't wait to pick up this book. I love to read memoirs and although this is listed as fiction, it fits well with my tastes. A fiction that deals with a man's decision on how to come to terms with his own demons and what his life has become.

The summary stated the narrator was neither a great guy nor a bad one, just an average man. I think that is something that many readers may be able to relate to.

The first page left me wanting more. Can't wait to dive deeper into this one.

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Post by Scerakor » 03 Apr 2017, 10:57

Interesting. This sounds like an intriguingly unique book and I love the idea of the reader's participation in the novel. Similar to how you described the book, I got more and more interested the further down your review I read. Thank you for that!

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Post by Toria Mason » 03 Apr 2017, 12:15

This review makes me interested in reading this! It sounds like a book that would really make you think about right, wrong, morality, life, and the "why"s behind it all. I have always felt that I had to know why something was done before I could make a judgement on it, so I'm interested to see the thought process that happens in this book.

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Post by Bandersnatch » 03 Apr 2017, 12:34

The format of this books sounds incredibly interesting, and I love a good philosophical book that actually makes you think. Great job on the review!

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Post by Vermont Reviews » 03 Apr 2017, 12:35

Fantastic review of today's book of the day. I liked the preview and got a copy of the book to finish the read.
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Post by mindyg123 » 03 Apr 2017, 12:55

Great review. Free will and it's concequences sounds like it could lead to an interesting read. Congrats on being BOTD.
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Post by jwheeler28 » 03 Apr 2017, 13:42

Great job on this review. I read the description of this book and was immediately intrigued. After reading this I'm further intrigued. I've never been too big on philosophical books, but this one sounds like one I would read.

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Post by CrescentMoon » 03 Apr 2017, 13:54

This definitely sounds like an intriguing book. I don't think I've ever read anything quite like this. It's interesting to contemplate free will and how much choice we really do have in this world. Great review!

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Post by ZenaLei7 » 03 Apr 2017, 14:02

Great Review! This seems like a really interesting read. I like how the main character of the book has different opinions on everything and is not afraid of questioning others about their opinions.
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Post by Bfrisco » 03 Apr 2017, 14:04

Thanks very much for your informative review. After reading the sample, I'm honestly struggling to find this character relatable. Does this change over the course of the book? Right now, his attitude towards the people he calls his friend seems pretty hard to relate to.

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Post by uk8971 » 03 Apr 2017, 14:33

A novel blending philosophy and fiction along with such high recommendations make me feel that I should read this book. congrats on being the BOTD. :)

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Post by AlwaysWorthIt » 03 Apr 2017, 14:38

As I'm sure, the extremely well written review does the book justice. The book seems different, not typical, and a little scary to read. How many people have the same thoughts? Am I original at all? Where I feel the book will do well, it doesn't sound like a book for me.

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