Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Dogs and Books - Above Reproach

Above Reproach - FAIL

"But Mom, I didn't inhale!"

Yes, that was my brand new Shower Puff. I could have sworn I hung it off the faucet handle.

He will eat anything that's soft and bite sized or smells like food.  He's particular fond of skivvies and kitchen towels all snuggly and fresh from the drier but usually will just run around with them while I chase him. He even has to be given his food in his dog dish in small servings or he will eat until he pukes (Bowl-imia). 

So it was not the best sight to come home to after running late errands. But this was.  A package, sent to my address, a female shooty friend coordinating the arrival. 

It began with a phone call -  "J.D. wants to send you a copy of his book, he's a big fan"

I thought she was pulling my leg.

She wasn't . .

Above Reproach - Excellent!

And it's autographed!! 
To say that made my day is an understatement.  (no really I didn't make that "Sqweeeeeee!" noise, it was Barkley laying into a chew toy, really).

J.D. didn't ask me to review it, but I will, as I enjoyed it.  He took a career in the military and law enforcement and a love of writing and began using that for his work for the NRA that resulted in him working on speeches and commercials for those that support the Second Amendment.  This is his first attempt at fiction but it's a fine one and his second and third books I know will be further honed into those types of stories that grow on you with thought and time.

Yes, it's a novel about the Second Amendment, but it's much more.  It's fast paced with characters that you will find among many of the people you know.  The weaponry is actually accurate unlike so many "action books" out there.  The characters are many, the  plot twisting and turning.  In lesser hands, it could be confusing, but it all came together for me as I read, to that sort of climax of events that either ends well, or end us completely. If it does not make you sit up late, to read and think, you need to open your eyes, for understanding the world we are faced with, is always the most important of our weapons.

I will look forward to his next one.