Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Review of Poole's Paradise by John Vorhaus

Read for: Requested Review
Synopsis: "WHEN YOU'RE ALEXANDER POOLE, EVERYONE'S YOUR TEACHER A skeevy stereo salesman, master of the bait and switch. A flaky folk singer and his dog that reads Tolkien. A drug dealer loan shark with a passion for trees. A ballsy townie chick who turns you on to Springsteen. Your wiseass roommate whose favorite pastime is smoking your dope. Your first college girlfriend who has sex with you to confirm that she's gay. Even your one true love. Together they point you to paradise - Poole's Paradise - but what will it cost to get in?"

My Review:  When I first started reading this book I wasn't sure where it was going, thought maybe it would be a lot of random events in a college student's life. As it progressed however it became very interesting. It turned out to have a lot of deep thinking and unique philosophical ideas and concepts. I enjoyed the glimpses of music in the time period. The book takes you on quite an adventure and the twists at the end really caught me off guard but pleasantly surprised.
My Rating: This turned out to be a very interesting read that sucked me in more than I ever expected.  I really enjoyed it.  I give it a rating of Four Paws.
Poole's Paradise was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.
You can find out more about John Vorhaus on his Goodreads Page or Website.
You can also obtain your own copy in digital or print format from Amazon or in print format from Barnes & Noble.


  1. I have to be in the mood for these kind of books but when I am....I love them!

    1. It is definitely something you need to be in the mood to read, it is not a mindless book you can pick up, read and then forget about.