Thursday, March 01, 2007

Blind Submission, Debra Ginsberg


It was a combination of my caffeinated mints and the sheer mystery of this book that kept me up until 2 a.m. this morning. I was reading in bed and unable to put Blind Submission down even for a moment. I loved it.

Book loving Angel Robinson loses her job at a small book store and at her boyfriends suggestion, applies for a job working for super literary agent, Lucy Fiamma. She gets the job and is immediately thrust into a position where she is spending all of her time pouring over manuscripts and answering to Lucy's every need. Angel finds that she has a keen eye for discovering promising manuscripts but the intense workload and Lucy's strange, almost bi-polar personality make it difficult for Angel to enjoy her job. Her boyfriend, an aspiring writer, is pressuring her to give Lucy his manuscript, plus a flirtation with a handsome Italian writer is heating up and her co-worker Anna is acting strange. Suddenly Angel begins receiving pieces of an anonymous book entitled Blind Submission.

Who could be writing this mysterious manuscript and why won't they reveal their identity? Things get creepier and creepier as the chapters bear an almost eery likeness to Angel's real life. The book builds such suspense that you cannot help but read into the wee hours of the night, or morning, to find out who is behind the Blind Submission.
Author Debra Ginsberg crafts a fabulous novel combining humor and detailed descriptions with suspense and folding it into a winning book that I know you will enjoy. Add this to your "must read" list!


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