Low brow meets high brow in a literary love story.
Can an emotionally-stunted literary novelist and a vivacious romance writer find their happily-ever after? Even when she becomes more successful than he? Love Literary Style spoofs romantic comedy tropes, winks at literary pretensions and pokes fun at book publishing.
Like Legally Blonde only in the literary world.
Inspired by the author’s New York Times article “Masters in Chick Lit.” A sparkling romantic comedy for fans of the Rosie Project.
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What does TWG think?
To begin with, ‘Love Literary Style’ had me on the fence as it took me a little while to get into the swing of the storyline and gel with the characters. However, Karin’s writing style made me jump off the fence quicker than I could say ‘literary’ (I get tongue-tied you see). The main characters, Laurie and Aaron, a such chalk and cheese characters. Meaning, that they’re both at completely different ends of the spectrum in terms of personality, lifestyle, beliefs and even book knowledge.
I did wonder how the storyline would play out seeing as they were both completely different. Even Aaron’s father, Dr Flowers, is in a league of his own. Unfortunately it’s a league that only wishes to be surrounded by a certain calibre of people, and if you don’t write like those people he puts on a pedestal, then I’m afraid to don’t get to pass GO! and collect your 200.
The whole storyline felt tongue in cheek as the author had written the publishing world in such a way, I didn’t know whether to laugh, gasp or….laugh! This is my first insight into Karin Gillespie’s literary world so I had no idea what to expect at all. I enjoyed the quirkiness of the storyline, especially given the fact it was full of sarcastic and dry one-liners. Love Literary Style shows how you can fall in love, despite your genre! Such a fun book to read.
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About the Author:
Karin Gillespie is the author of the national bestselling Bottom Dollar Girls series, 2016 Georgia Author of the Year, Co-author for Jill Connor Browne’s novel Sweet Potato Queen’s First Big Ass Novel. Her latest novel Love Literary Style was inspired by a New York Times article called “Masters in Chick Lit” that went viral and was shared by literary luminaries like Elizabeth Gilbert and Anne Rice. She’s written for the Washington Post and Writer Magazine and is book columnist and humor columnist for the Augusta Chronicle and Augusta Magazine respectively. She received a Georgia Author of the Year Award in 2016
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