Monday, March 16, 2015

Blog Tour: World Gone By by Dennis Lehane

Author: Dennis Lehane
Publisher: William Morrow
Date of publication: March 2015

Late spring, 1943. The world is at war but the American mob is in its heyday. Former crime boss Joe Coughlin now works as a consigliere to the infamous Bartolo Crime Family, effortlessly handling its interests in Tampa, Boston, and Cuba. In the decade since he lost his wife in a cascade of bullets, Joe has made a home for himself and his son, and once again forged everything out of nothing: money, power, a relationship with a beautiful woman, and a privileged place in Tampa’s shadowy underworld.

But a rumor surfaces that someone wants Joe dead. And he has only days to figure out who, or he will die. And then there’s the ghost—a young boy who appears on the fringes of Joe’s vision and seems to be trying to tell him something. Racing against time and fate, Joe hurtles through a violent yet intoxicating world on the brink of total collapse or epic triumph, a world on the cusp of reinvention and rebirth—where the old codes, the old sins, and the old dreams may soon be swept away once and for all.

I have to admit that the only book I have read by this author before this one was Shutter Island.  I loved that book, so I was looking forward to trying out his latest book, World Gone By.  Unfortunately, I think I am in the minority when I say that I didn't like this book.  I'm not saying the writing was bad.  This author is a talented writer..  But, I didn't know this was part of a series.  I wish I had read the first two books to give me some more background on the characters.  I kind of felt like I was walking into the middle of a movie.

I got about halfway through and stopped.  I really didn't like the mobster mentality of the characters. There was a lot of senseless killing all for power and money.  That just doesn't appeal to me. I guess it just wasn't what I was expecting.  I think fans of this series will love this book.  So I do urge you to try it out.  It just wasn't for me.

About Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane is the author of ten previous novels—including the New York Times bestsellers Live by Night;Moonlight MileGone, Baby, GoneMystic RiverShutter Island; and The Given Day—as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. He and his wife, Angie, currently live in California with their children.

Find out more about Dennis at his website, and connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.

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Dennis’ Tour Stops

Tuesday, March 10th: Unshelfish
Tuesday, March 10th: Crime Fiction Lover
Wednesday, March 11th: The Book Binder’s Daughter
Thursday, March 12th: Booksie’s Blog
Friday, March 13th: Bibliophiliac
Monday, March 16th: From the TBR Pile
Tuesday, March 17th: The many thoughts of a reader
Thursday, March 19th: Built by Story
Tuesday, March 24th: Tina Says …
Wednesday, March 25th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book for the tour.