Cerebral, but good

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The Plot tells the story of a New England writer-turned-professor who is charged with moulding the minds of eager new MFA candidates at a small college in Vermont. The author vividly describes even the most minute details, which gives the reader almost an empathetic understanding of the Jacob Bonner's innate sense of failure.

The First Look also makes clear that the book is riddled with literary references that almost seem like back cover of a novel, for example citations to Bonner's accolades in various newspapers. The effect is comedic and cerebral, which also lends to the setting of the story.

I found the jacket cover slightly underwhelming and believed at first that this might be a mass-market action story, from which this is a far cry. Overall, I really enjoyed this and think others will too!