EBR Guest Review: A Native's Tongue by Michael D. Dennis (Jennifer Spraggs)Posted in 4 stars, guest, review
EBR Guest Reviewer: Jennifer Spraggs
A Native’s Tongue, by Michael D. Dennis, was published in June 2014 and is available for sale on Amazon in ebook and paperback, and on Barnes & Noble
“A Native’s Tongue is about a young man trying to find his way in the world. He struggles to keep the woman he loves while entangled in the sex, drugs, and tragedy of Los Angeles. It was inspired by real events,” says Dennis.
Charlie Winters has never been an overachiever. He is used to just getting by while living with his single mother and working a dead-end job at a cheesesteak stand.
Meanwhile, he’s constantly grappling with the voice of his sister, who died in a tragic car accident years earlier, echoing in his head.
So when Violet, an older woman, sets her sights on Charlie and refuses to let go, he follows along. He soon finds himself immersed in a destructive relationship that still fails to fill the void within him.
But then he meets Jennifer, a mystical young woman whose energy and life convinces Charlie to pursue her, even through the darkest corners of Los Angeles, and sets their lives upon a path that can’t be stopped.
Escaping to the California coast, Charlie and Jennifer finally find what they’ve always needed. But a sudden illness quickly pulls them both back to LA. It is there, amid the sex, drugs, and split-second decisions that pulse through the city, that tragedy strikes—threatening to tear Charlie and Jennifer apart forever.
Love and tragedy collide in Dennis’s poignant new novel, A Native’s Tongue. (Taken from Goodreads)
★★★★☆ (4 Stars)
***this book was given to me by the author through Ethereal Book Reviews (Guest Reviewer Program)***
I really enjoyed this book. It was a little slow to begin with but after the first few chapters I was so intrigued in the plot I just couldn’t stop! I just wanted to keep reading on and the mysterious aspect running through kept me guessing about what was to happen next. The characters were really well presented; a little odd and troubled but at the same time, I felt like I knew them! Jennifer was definitely my favourite because I could relate to her the most (and it wasn’t because she had the same name as me!) The only thing I found irritating was the way the author chose to have Charlie's chapters in a first-person format and anyone else's perspective in third person (but not with Charlie narrating). Overall the novel was a wonderful, easy read and I’d recommend it to anyone!