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


Literary Chanteuse said...

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


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...

please enter me in giveaway