Mystery Review, revealed!
Posted June 6, 2016on:
I did a mystery review last week.
I told you everything you needed to know about the book – what it was about, what I liked about it, etc – to help you make a decision as to if this was a book you’d enjoy. It was fun writing the review, and I got a kick out of how people responded to a review that never mentioned the book’s title or author. Maybe I should make this a regular thing?
Ready to know what the title of the book is?
The mystery review book was The Sleeping Dragon, by Joel Rosenberg, published in 1983. This is book one of the Guardians of the Flame series, which spans 10 books that Rosenberg published over about 20 years.
Wow, that’s some really cheesy cover art!
Had you seen the cover art in the introduction to the review, as you usually do here, would you have read the entire review? what are your immediate thoughts, upon seeing that cover art and title style?
Did having this presented as a mystery review change your interest level in learning more about this book? I did this book as a mystery review, because I knew people would take one look at that cover art, one look at the title of the book and the publishing year, and not read the review. Because that’s what I would have done. #SadButTrue
For those of you who have read this series, or have read anything by Joel Rosenberg, what was your experience with this series? Have you read other books by Rosenberg? What did you think of them?