BOOK REVIEW + eBook GIVE AWAY - The Connection Game by S.S. Turner
Book Title: The Connection Game: A Novel by S.S Turner
Category: Adult Fiction (18+) , 272 pages
Genre: Literary Fiction
Publisher: The Story Plant
Release date: Feb 2023
Content Rating: PG: There’s some violence and a small bit of profanity.
- Bill Fitzhugh, author of A Perfect Harvest.
Benny Basilworth makes connections. A rare intellect, he sees things that others don't see and draws conclusions that others completely fail to grasp. He has the kind of mind that can make a person a national sensation on the television gameshow "The Connection Game"– and the kind of mind that can be the target of predators.
Despite his brilliance, Benny and his family find themselves destitute, living in a basement apartment with one tiny window that affords them only the view of the feet of passersby on the street above. It is from this vantagepoint that Benny once again starts making connections. Mad, inconceivable connections. Connections that can change lives . . . and turn the entire world upside down.
Humorous, surprising, wise, and remarkably perceptive, The Connection Game is a novel unlike any other and one that you are unlikely to forget.
I received an advance review audiobook for free and am leaving this review voluntarily. Thank you S.S. Turner and iRead Book Tours. I'm excited to be a part of this tour.
The Connection Game is a witty and completely unique. I can’t say I’ve read anything similar in the past. I liked that it’s written as a true-life experience. The author did an excellent job of weaving together a complex story that centers around one family and the small window through which they see the feet walking by.
Benny Basilworth makes connections, a rare intellect, he see things other don’t see and draw conclusions leaving others baffled. Despite his brilliance, his family is destitute. Despite their circumstances the family is very close, and the book is full of tips on how to build strong family relationships. It also delves into the importance of sacrifice for the greater good and the importance of making the best out of any situation.
The characters are well developed, and I loved the family dynamic. I found myself laughing while also being brought further into the story. The descriptions bring life and I could imagine the apartment as I read. This book is a quick read that will keep you thinking long after you’ve finishing the book. I highly recommend it!
Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
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S.S. Turner has been an avid reader, writer, and explorer of the natural world throughout his life, which has been spent in England, Scotland, and Australia. He worked in the global fund management sector for many years but realized it didn't align with his values. In recent years, he's been focused on inspiring positive change through his writing as well as trying not to laugh in unfortunate situations. He now lives in Australia with his wife, daughter, two dogs, two cats, and ten chickens. He is the author of one previous novel, Secrets of a River Swimmer.
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