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49. Tour: Firefly Rain by Richard Dansky...

April 22, 2010
Today's tour is for Firefly Rain, the latest offering from the multi-talented Richard Dansky!

About the author:
By day, Richard Dansky works as a professional video game designer and writer for Red Storm/Ubisoft, with credits on game series like Splinter Cell, Far Cry, and Ghost Recon. By night, he writes fiction, with his most recent novel being Firefly Rain. Richard lives in North Carolina with his wife and their three inevitable cats. Find him online at www.richarddansky.com.  

firefly rain
Title: Firefly Rain
Author: Richard Dansky
ISBN-13: 9781439148631
Paperback: 343 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2010
Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon

FTC Disclosure: My copy of Firefly Rain was provided by Pocket Books for this blog tour. I am an IndieBound and Amazon affiliate, and any purchases made by clicking on the cover or the links provided may result in monetary compensation.

drey's thoughts:
Firefly Rain tells the story of a small town boy who grew up and left that small town, never returning until after both his parents have passed away, and the life he's built for himself starts to crumble. Jacob Logan moves back to his hometown five years after his mother's death, to try and collect himself so that he can start out again. He figures that it would be a nice change of pace, and being home would provide an environment for him to regain his footing.

However, once there, it seems as if the house he grew up in, and the town itself, is reluctant to let this prodigal son out of its clutches again. His car is stolen. His belongings are lost in an accident. I'm surprised his phone line isn't cut within the first 50 pages... And the amazing thing is that it takes Jacob quite a few days to figure out that not everything is hunky dory in Maryfield. Once he does, I had quite a few "d'oh!" moments with him (but then they say girls are smarter than boys, ha ha!). You know those moments--the ones where you're saying to the character, "What're you doing?? No, don't go there!! Aargh, too late!!"

Firefly Rain grips you from the first few pages, and has you in that grip until the very last word. There are no wasted words here--every single one either contributes to character development or building suspense. "D'oh!" moments notwithstanding, Firefly Rain is a satisfying read indeed.

drey's rating: 4/5 Excellent

Challenges: 100+, Pub

3 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I'm fascinated that the author writes video games as well as books. I'm going to pass this link on to my son. Thanks for your review.

Zia said...

I agree I also found myself really enjoying this book.

lilly said...

Sounds like a fun read, I'll have to keep my eyes out for it.

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