Sunday, February 16, 2014

Recommended Read - Overlay by Marlayna Glynn Brown

Overlay: A Tale of One Girl's Life in 1970s Las VegasOverlay: A Tale of One Girl's Life in 1970s Las Vegas by Marlayna Glynn Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I almost didn't read this book since I have a natural aversion to memoirs - as a whole, I find them to be rather boring and self-indulgent. But from the very first chapter I was drawn into this life of struggles portrayed through the author's childhood voice. It is written in a way that draws the reader in and you find yourself not wanting to believe that it is true, but if you had a difficult childhood you realize it can be true. I saw a few glimpses of my own dark childhood mirrored in her story and realize what she must have gone through to get this into writing! I also thought it was creative and unique to tie in gambling terms with each chapter.

With a little more editing and a better cover design, I think this book has the makings to be showcased in mainstream bookstores!

This is NOT your typical memoir, so don't be afraid to check it out!

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Jess, thanks for the review! Overlay does have a new cover now and editing since I must have sent this to you some time ago. Thank you for your kind words. Marlayna