I am reviewing the first chapter of On Top of the World by award-winning author David Lamb during his virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book.
COVER: What a great color scheme for this seasonal humorous tale. It fits in well with the main character and still hails back in time to the inspiration from Dickens.
FIRST CHAPTER: Scrooje narrates this story, bringing the reader from the present into his family's past, and shares his destiny.
KEEP READING: On first blush, I would say it's not my cup of tea. I'm looking to expand outside my comfort zone, though, so I would keep reading for a few more chapters. Scrooje is a fast talker, he's edgy. He's not afraid to say it like it is. Part of the challenge for me in this first chapter is that, though it's under 1300 words, there's a lot of information tossed at you right away before you even get to know Scrooje. It's probably Scrooje's style to toss everything at you like that. He admittedly has a warped ego. The last two paragraphs were strong and gave a glimpse into Scrooje you may not expect. Because I like exploring the psychology of characters--why they act the way they do--that ending is enough to encourage me to keep going.
Print Length: 250 pages
Publisher: Woolly Mammoth Books (October 20, 2016)
Publication Date: October 20, 2016
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
I read the first chapter of this novel on the Pump Up Your Book website. This review contains my honest opinion, which I have not been compensated for in any way.