Truth versus fiction in this book?

Discuss the July 2015 book of the month, The Wicked Wives: A Novel Based on a True Story by Gus Pelagatti.
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Re: Truth versus fiction in this book?

Post by zeldas_lullaby » 07 Aug 2015, 23:30

Well, if you ever do research it, report back and tell us what you found out! :-)

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Post by debo9967 » 01 Sep 2015, 22:46

I agree that a sizeable chunk of the book doesn't quite ring as true, but I guess all the fabrication was done to engage the reader, or rather, all kinds of readers. :|

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Post by Christinar81 » 02 Sep 2015, 16:38

I agree that it seems like quite a bit of the story was made up. I think the author took the facts he had about the case and then added all the rest to make the book more interesting to read. I really enjoyed reading it but I definitely felt it was fictional.
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Post by ananya92 » 02 Sep 2015, 23:25

Plenty of scenes came across as being fabricated but I think I'm fine with it, since the book was quite an interesting read.

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Post by Goms » 09 Mar 2016, 00:09

I think one of the trickiest choices to make as an author is choosing the right title for your book. You want a catchy title that will sell fast and at the same time, you want something that will summarise what the book is all about. I must admit that at first, I was attracted by the title 'The Wicked Wives' but reading what people are saying about the book being erotica, I think a better title would have been 'The Sinful Wives' or 'Ssh, Don't Say A Word Wifey' or something along that line.
Then people will know that this is a story about people with lots of skeletons in their cupboards. Those who love things like that won't be disappointed and those who don't, will simple move on to the next book.

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