Wednesday, January 26, 2011

No Hope for Gomez by Graham Parke Review & Giveaway

After Gomez's parents died, he inherited their antique shop.  Gomez doesn't really know anything about antiques, so he really needs cash.  What easier way to make some than to participate in a drug trial?

When Gomez inherited the antique shop, Hicks came with it.  Hicks is very high strung.  He is most calm when he is sweeping. He can't stand to open early and he has to leave exactly at five o'clock.  Gomez gets annoyed with Hicks but spends his own time blogging on his laptop everyday, so it is really of no consequence.

With the drug trials, Gomez is to blog entry everyday what he thinks, feels, does and etc.  But when someone who was in the trials like Gomez ends up dead, Gomez gets a bit paranoid.  He begins to investigate and wants to make sure it was natural causes or would he be the next victim?

Gomez also has a crush on Dr. Hargrove.  She gives him his pills, asks him questions on each of his visits to the clinic.  She thinks she has a stalker and Gomez, wanting to be closer to her, offers to stalk her stalker.  But it isn't working out like he hoped; every night nothing happens.

Gomez's investigations into the trial victim's death leads him to a Detective in the police department and they work together on a few things, but then the Detective winds up missing.  Gomez is really freaked about it, and even his annoying neighbor Warren can't calm Gomez down. 

Determined to sell an antique, get the girl, find the stalker, sell Hicks on eBay, and make sure he isn't the next victim -- Gomez will leave you in stitches.  In his mind, what is reality and what is a figment of his drugged brain will have you laughing and also empathatic toward Gomez and his situation.  A highly intelligent man who doesn't realize it! I quite enjoyed reading and unravelling the plot as Gomez did.  The whole book is written in blog entry which is a first for me, but really made it a quick and entertaining read!

Thanks to Mr. Parke - I have one copy to giveaway to a USA reader

How to enter!

Leave a comment about why you want to read No Hope for Gomez along with your email.

Winner will be selected by randomizer.org on February 9th.  USA Only.


24 comments:

  1. I just read a sample of this and liked it!
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  2. It sounds quirky. I need something a little off.

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  3. I have been hearing alot about this book. I love the unique way it is written and the characters sound very funny. I would love to read it.
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  4. I'm an avid reader and this book interests me. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  5. I am a follower and email subscriber. I would love to read it because the sample sounds really good. Tore923@aol.com

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  6. I love the idea that it is written as blog entry, sounds really creative.
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  7. It sounds like an interesting way to write a book. Sounds fun!
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  8. I think it's interesting how this book is written as blog entries. Sounds entertaining.
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  9. The story sounds pretty funny. I especially like the part about selling Hicks on eBay! And I'm curious to read a story told entirely in blog entries. :)

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  10. Reading your sample makes me want to read more....
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  11. Very creative way of writing and the storyline sounds very unique. I would love to win and read NO HOPE FOR GOMEZ.
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    Rebecca
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  12. I've heard great things about this book. I would love to read it for myself. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  13. Gomez sounds like a character that anyone would feel sorry for. Yet after reading one problem after another that he faces, the story sounds funny too. There's comedy in tragedy. Writing the book in blog style is so unusual. I would love to read this book. I'm already cheering for poor Gomez. :-)

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  14. I would like to win because I think it is a great story line

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
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  15. I want to read this because it sounds really funny! I've also never read a book in blog entry form. Interesting! Thanks for the chance.
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  16. This sounds like a book that will take me away for a while!
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  17. I am always looking for interesting books to read and this one looks good, thanks. katklaw777 at yahoo dot com

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  18. sounds like a great mystery and i love a great mystery
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  19. I'm a sucker for funny mysteries. Count me in, 'cuz I wanna read this!
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  20. I'd like to win because I love both mysteries and antiques and this sounds s bit amusing, too.

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway! I, too, have not read a book in a blog-entry format but it sounds like an interesting premise. And I'm in the mood for a quick and entertaining read!

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  22. I'd love to read it because it sounds very cute and interesting.
    diane Baum
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  23. I'd like to read this because it seems quite funny.

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  24. I seems like it has an interesting story

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