Book: The God of Jazz: Fugue, Concord
Publication date: September 25, 2016
Length: 326 pages
Reviewed by Meredith
After years struggling to realize his dream of directing a feature film, on the final night of his fundraising campaign Godard is on the cusp of having everything he ever wanted. The man he loves is upstairs waiting for him, and he's just a few dollars short of his GoFundYourself goal.
Then everything falls apart.
His personal and professional life in ruins, when his old nemesis from film school offers to fund his dream project if he's willing to shoot it in Spain, Godard knows it's a deal with the devil. But he also has nothing left to lose.
Among the labyrinthine streets of Barcelona's Barrio Góthico, the city's vibrant music scene, and the sun-gilt beaches of the Costa Brava, Godard begins shooting his dream project and putting his life back together, largely under the domineering gaze and deft touch of Ángel, the god of jazz.
But Ángel is keeping a secret, and a deal with the devil always comes at a price.
Varian Krylov has a very unique writing style. I've always been drawn to it. The God of Jazz: Fugue, Concord is filled with what you expect from this author. But it was also a lighter read than her past stories and that was awesome because I got to see more of her range.
The two MCs, Godard & Angel have a great intensity. They are beyond hot and the sex in this book is super steamy. There is a lot of that in here too so if that's something you look for in your reading you'll get that here.
There's a great amount of realism throughout this creative tale. Believing the emotion a character is experiencing is very important to me. WIth Godard and Angel I felt unsure about each moment they were in.
There's a gracefulness to Varian's writing. Moments when I'm so engrossed by where I've been taken, by the descriptions, by the events playing out. Short of a bomb going off I'm not breaking free.
This is an evenly written book. Flow, emotion, realism, character building are all balanced exactly right. Not only is this an enjoyable read it's a memorable one
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