Monday, April 19, 2010

Shameless Shilling

A friend of mine has published her very first novel: Earth to Kat Vespucci.  I haven't read this final version yet, but I had the honor and pleasure of reading one of the earlier drafts, and, assuming the book hasn't changed too much, or suffered too much on an editor's chopping block, I can say that it is a thoroughly entertaining read, as well as an interesting and thoughtful look at an American living abroad in Europe.  Regardless of whether you are an American or European, I have no doubt you will enjoy the story of Kat Vespucci as she navigates the social mores of a foreign culture and learns what it takes to become a sophisticated world traveler. Anders does an excellent job of bringing the reader along for this transformative journey, particularly because she is so adept at dotting the landscape with lost-in-translation-type moments that are sure to make readers on both sides of the pond laugh out loud.  But then, I might be biased, so, if you don't want to take my word for it, check out this independent review at and then check out the book... You can read the first two chapters at Ingrid's web page, or you can buy your very own copy of the book.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your and review. So, I bought the bought and read it. It was a pleasure to read and your reviews were right on. A highly recommended book for students of our universe. Hopefully, there will be sequels to this very funny book.