Book Review – Apologize, Apologize! (ARC)

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Written By: Elizabeth Kelly
Published By: Twelve, an Imprint of Grand Central Publishing, 2009, First Edition, 336 pages, hardcover
ISBN 978-0446406147
(Available NOW!)
Top Pick

Apologize, Apologize! is a darkly-swirling mixture of humour, wit and eccentricities; a literary Masterpiece!”

Product Description –
“Cinematically vivid with heartstopping dialogue, Apologize, Apologize! is an extraordinary debut about a family that puts the personality in disorder.
Welcome to the world of the fantastic Flanagans; a wildly eccentric Massachusetts clan that is both blessed and afflicted with an inexhaustible reservoir of old money, unwavering subversive charm – and a veritable chorus of dogs. At the centre of this maelstrom is sensible Collie Flanagan, first-born son and heir to his grandfather’s publishing fortune, whose easy life is shattered by the outcome of a casual afternoon outing. Affecting, funny and wise, this is a rollicking story packed with characters that are a delight to get to know, and are impossible to forget.”

Apologize, Apologize! is a truly incredible novel. With an original plot and a unique story, this poignant novel pulls you into a world full of contradictions and extremes. The settings for the story are written with care and skill; you can almost hear the waves crashing and nearly smell the crisp, clean air. Collie and his family make up an unforgettable cast of characters whose tumult, emotional clashes are of near-epic proportion. This story has a way of wrapping you in its craziness and dares you to open yourself up to the rich experiences. With clever humour and intelligent dialog, this story (if you let it) will draw you in and hold you with an absorbing sincerity. This Author has a brilliant gift for weaving a story that makes you incredibly happy, then drops you into a murky pool of sadness. Elizabeth Kelly has written a compelling story of a family full of characters who experience jealousy, loss, sorrow, love and unwanted redemption; this novel is a literary masterpiece!
I very highly recommend this book!

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ (10 out of 10 Diamonds) – Absolutely LOVED it!!

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A special thanks to Hachette Book Group for sending me a copy to review.

Copyright ©  Book Reviews By Bobbie — Bobbie Crawford-McCoy


9 thoughts on “Book Review – Apologize, Apologize! (ARC)

  1. Hi Kathy,

    Yes, another 10 out of 10! :-) I couldn’t put this novel down and I wasn’t very pleased when my hubby tried to interrupt my reading time lol
    I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. It’s quite the book!

  2. Hi Missy,

    If you would like to enter the Book Giveaway for a copy of Apologize, Apologize! by Elizabeth Kelly (and it sounds like you do) you will have to leave a comment in the post ABOVE this one.
    This particular comment section is linked to my review of Apologize, Apologize!, so it does NOT enter you for the Book Giveaway.

  3. My first visit (I think), love your review! You’ve given a feel for the book without giving too much away and it does sound like one I would enjoy. Now I’m going to skip back and enter the contest…

  4. Hi Wanda,

    If this is your first visit, a warm welcome to you! :-) Thank you for joining us and I hope you visit often. I’m so glad that my review has piqued your interest in this fantastic book.
    I wish I could give away a copy to everyone…but 3 lucky people will get a free copy, thanks for Hachette Book Group. If you don’t happen to win a copy, I hope you will buy it.
    It is a great read!!
    Thanks for leaving a comment, I appreciate it and I love meeting more book-lovers here. :-)

  5. *********************************************************************************
    Bobbie, thanks for taking such a generous view of my novel, Apologize, Apologize!


  6. Hi Elizabeth Kelly,

    Thank you so much for leaving a comment! You are very welcome; I really enjoyed Apologize, Apologize!.
    You’ve done an amazing job writing this one and I enjoyed reading it, ever so much. :-)


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