Book: The Editor
Author: Steven Rowley
A charming read with so much depth, The Editor by Steven Rowley is a clever idea for a historical fiction book.
It was an absolute gem from start to finish, complete with beautiful writing and a fantastic storyline that was well constructed and developed.
The book centres on James Smale, an unpublished editor who gets his ‘big break’ when an editor sparks interest in his book ‘Quarantine’.
Little does he know, until the first meeting, that the editor is Jackie Kennedy Onassis, who was drawn to Smale’s candidly autobiographical book about mothers and sons.
I really enjoyed the development of James’ character as he finds himself through the writing and editing of his novel.
I also loved how the author made Jackie’s character jump off the pages without letting her celebrity status take over the narrative.
She is portrayed through the pages as elegant, professional, humble and fierce.
The story feels like a sneak peek into the life of a writer, and it appears very realistic.
The Editor is an interesting and original read that is awkward and at times humorous.
It begins with James coming to grips with being discovered by one of the most famous women in the world and continues to captivate and engage the reader with every turn of the page.
I definitely recommend this book for your reading list.
You can download a copy from all major ebook sites including www.amazon.com and www.kobo.com for varying prices.
The audio book is also available and I highly recommend considering it if you’re having a busy month and would like a good book to listen to.