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Monday, November 28, 2011

Blog tour: Review & giveaway - Cloyne Court

Giveaway details:
I have been authorized to giveaway 1 copy of Cloyne Court to giveaway.  1 winner will be chosen randomly This will be open internationally. (US winner gets a paperback and international winner gets e-book)  Just leave a comment with a valid e-mail address.  The giveaway will run from until 12/4.   Good Luck!


Author:  Dodie Katague
Publisher: Three Clover Press
Date of publication: December 2009

The Real Animal House: In 1946, the "real" all male "Animal House" was born when Cloyne Court become a student co-op. In the 50 & 60s, the "beasts" waged war with the Berkeley Chapter of Beta Theta Pi, an athletically-oriented fraternity. That feud ended when Cloyne's archenemies moved across campus. However, the real story begins when Cloyne Court went co-ed in 1972 with the arrival of sixty-two women. Katague's sexy, reveal-all creative memoir takes place in the late 70s, soon after the women moved in. All it takes is one kiss to transform animals into horny princes.


I have to admit, the synopsis intrigued me.  While the author did live at Cloyne Court in the late 70s, this is more of a creative memoir.  I would recommend visiting the author's website to read his Q&A about the book.  Very interesting stuff.  That said,  I must say the my college years were extremely boring compared to Dereks' experience.   All through the book, I had to wonder when the students studied and it is a miracle that any of them actually graduated with all of the antics going on.  Overall, I liked the story.  I'm just not sure I liked Derek all that much.  Some of the choices that he makes in this book didn't sit well with me.  I thought that he should have been able to make better choices given his upbringing and not chalked everything up to immaturity.  The book is well written and I see a bright future for the author.  


About the Author:



Dodie Katague lived at Cloyne Court from 1977-79, while attending the University of California, Berkeley.  He is an attorney and lives with his wife and family in Walnut Creek, California.

Dodie's Website





3 comments:

Margaret said...

Count me in on this one for an e book. Thank you!

Margaret
singitm@hotmail.com

Teddy Rose said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the story. My college days in the early 80's were much tamer as well.

rhonda said...

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