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Official Review: Musicarolina by Daniel William Gunning

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Official Review: Musicarolina by Daniel William Gunning

Post Number:#1 by kandscreeley
» 12 Apr 2017, 14:26

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Musicarolina" by Daniel William Gunning.]

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4 out of 4 stars
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Musicarolina: A Tale of Monsters, Demons, Criminals and Fabulous Musical Numbers! is a book that defies categorization. There are elements of science fiction and fantasy, crime, mystery and even musical numbers. If I had to classify it, though, I would have to call this a comedy. Altogether, it makes for a highly unique but extremely interesting story worth reading.

Musicarolina is a town in North Carolina where the citizens like to break into song and dance numbers. After breaking into a bank, John and his cohorts in crime, Kurt and Mac, flee to Musicarolina looking for John’s brother Jack. Jack was to set them up with new identities and a new getaway vehicle. Jack is nowhere to be found, however, and the three friends come to another disturbing realization. Once you enter Musicarolina, you don’t leave.

The first thing that drew me into this book was the title. You have to admit a fiction novel that mentions musical numbers is quite intriguing. Then when I read the description, I decided I just had to review this book. I’m glad to say that I wasn’t disappointed. One thing that I enjoyed about the way the author wrote this book was the element of mystery that he included. In the beginning we see John, Kurt and Mac inside of a bank with hostages. The author, Daniel William Gunning, let’s us know that they are not after money. What he doesn’t tell us is what they are after. Why would these criminals rob a bank and not take anything? He leaves us in suspense until three quarters through the story. This adds an element of excitement to the overall plot that I absolutely loved.

Another element I found to be truly enjoyable was the witty repartee between the characters. Even while robbing the bank, the criminals use humor to lighten the situation. While this is a mystery/crime/science fiction story, there is humor throughout the whole book. The author combines so many different elements of separate genres in a way that flows nicely and makes the book that much more fascinating. Mr. Gunning also uses great phrases like “pants-wettingly terrifying” and “Tim-Burton-on-acid weird.” I guarantee there will be moments in this book that will leave you laughing out loud.

There is, however, an evil side to the story. I don’t want to give anything away, but this plot once again boils down to the classic good versus evil. This being said, there are some gruesome images used in this story. At no time did this make me want to quit reading the story, but it is something that should be mentioned as some readers are squeamish.

The book was well edited with very few errors leaving me very little to critique. The plot was different enough to keep me guessing, but funny enough to keep me entertained. The use of musical numbers might be a little weird to some, but the author does a good job of integrating them into the story as a whole. Overall, I rate Musicarolina: A Tale of Monsters, Demons, Criminals and Fabulous Musical Numbers! a 4 out of 4 stars. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good fiction story and has a sense of humor.

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Re: Official Review: Musicarolina by Daniel William Gunning

Post Number:#2 by Amagine
» 13 Apr 2017, 05:57

That's amazing that one book has so many elements and genres to it! Also, the title would've definitely caught my attention too. The part that I found interesting is that you said it is a comedy. Just looking at the title and cover, I don't think I would have guessed that. It would have came as a welcomed surprise. This book's genres wouldn't normally be my preference but the humor of the book makes me want to give it a read.

Great Review! 📝📚
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Re: Official Review: Musicarolina by Daniel William Gunning

Post Number:#3 by kandscreeley
» 13 Apr 2017, 07:24

Thanks Amagine! It really is worth reading. I guarantee you it'll capture your attention right from the start! Let me know if you do read it, how you like it!
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Post Number:#4 by MarisaRose
» 13 Apr 2017, 07:35

The one really sounds unique! It's amazing that the author was able to include so many elements into this story. Glad you enjoyed this one so much, sounds like one worth giving a try :)
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Re: Official Review: Musicarolina by Daniel William Gunning

Post Number:#5 by kandscreeley
» 13 Apr 2017, 07:53

Marisa- It was really unique how the author included so many different elements. I haven't ever read a story quite like this one. Definitely worth a try! Thanks for stopping by!
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Post Number:#6 by LivreAmour217
» 13 Apr 2017, 11:00

This sounds like a very unique book, and I love the title! I might have to add this one to my reading list! Great review!
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Post Number:#7 by kandscreeley
» 13 Apr 2017, 11:40

Thanks LivreAmour! It is a unique book! If you read it, let me know how you like it.
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Post Number:#8 by bookowlie
» 15 Apr 2017, 10:49

Nice review! Wow, it's sounds like there are so many facets to this book. I don't like evil or gruesome touches, but I can see a lot of readers liking this story.
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Re: Official Review: Musicarolina by Daniel William Gunning

Post Number:#9 by kandscreeley
» 15 Apr 2017, 11:00

Oh yeah. It was definitely a fun read. I enjoyed it.
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Post Number:#10 by Shreyoshi Sen
» 16 Apr 2017, 07:08

Nice review. Loved the plot. It's really interesting. Would definitely give it a try.
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Post Number:#11 by kandscreeley
» 16 Apr 2017, 07:22

Thanks shreyoshi... It was a great book with lots of different elements.
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Post Number:#12 by Romayamalik
» 02 May 2017, 02:53

It captures majority of the factors in it.as a sea in pot.
Which is most recommendable in it...I enjoyed this book a lot.
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Post Number:#13 by CarrieMe
» 02 May 2017, 13:44

I think I have to read this just to find out how the author managed to incorporate musical numbers into a book like this. It sounds awesome!
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Post Number:#14 by kandscreeley
» 02 May 2017, 13:53

It was pretty great! I enjoyed it immensely! Thanks CarrieMe!
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Post Number:#15 by christinac_2585
» 02 May 2017, 21:44

Great Review! It sounds like there's a lot going on during the book so it would keep your attention. I love reading books that will make you laugh out loud. For some reason the musical numbers and monsters reminds me of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
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