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Book Review: Jack of Spades by Joyce Carol Oates

15 May

JackofSpades

Jack of Spades by Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic

Pub Date: May 5, 2015

ISBN-10: 0802123945

ISBN-13: 978-0802123947

201 pages

Jack of Spades is a quirky and wonderfully written psychological thriller by one of America’s greatest storytellers. Andrew Rush is a best selling author and enjoys all the trappings that go along with his achievements. But he also writes very dark and disturbing fiction under the pseudonym “Jack of Spades.” But is Andy really Andrew or is he Jack? The lines are blurred and when he is sued for plagiarism by a local woman, who herself is an odd character, the pressure mounts and Andrew begins behaving oddly himself. His external struggles with family and friends pale in comparison to his percolating internal struggles. This story will grab you quickly and not let go.

 
1 Comment

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Book Review, Writing

 

One response to “Book Review: Jack of Spades by Joyce Carol Oates

  1. Ana Manwaring

    May 16, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Reblogged this on Building a Better Story and commented:
    Thanks for this review. I always love Joyce Carol Oated’s books and hope my readers will too.

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