IQ by Joe Ide
With Gilion Dumas of RoseCityReader @GilionDumas
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My #BookBeginnings #book choice with @giliondumas & my #Friday56 w/ #Instagram56 @fredasphotos is a little early, but I'm planning ahead, as I've got a busy time coming up for the rest of this week & next. The book I'm reading is IQ by #JoeIde ❤ Read it? What did you think?👍or👎#bookfeaturepage📚❤#F4F #bookstagram #bookalicous #book #page56 #beauty #bookcover #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #abookaday #bookspines #Friday #TGIF! #bookphotography #bibliophile #bookishlovMy
With Fredasvoice @fredalicious and on Instagram as @fredasphotos #Friday56
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Just in case you can’t see beyond the first photo, here’s the Friday 56 sentence below:
My First Thoughts:
This is a fun book, with a fresh and humorous 1st person POV voice, which reminds me of those films and graphic novels where the main protagonist is the voice over throughout the whole story. Yes, the hype is true. It’s kind of a very American themed, noir mix of Conan Doyle, Martin Scorsese, with a touch of Sherlock Holmes. So far I’m loving it!
By Joe Ide
Winner of the Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus Awards
A resident of one of LA’s toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores.
East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood’s high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can’t or won’t touch.
They call him IQ. He’s a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence. He charges his clients whatever they can afford, which might be a set of tires or a homemade casserole. To get by, he’s forced to take on clients that can pay.
This time, it’s a rap mogul whose life is in danger. As Isaiah investigates, he encounters a vengeful ex-wife, a crew of notorious cutthroats, a monstrous attack dog, and a hit man who even other hit men say is a lunatic. The deeper Isaiah digs, the more far reaching and dangerous the case becomes.
I can’t wait to find out!
Have a great weekend full of reading. Hope you’ve got lots of things lined up that you are looking forward to.
P.S. Don’t forget, if you’ve already reviewed this – you can always send a pingback to this post and I’ll pop by and visit you!
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18 thoughts on “#TGIF! #Friday56: IQ by Jo Ide w/ #Instagram56 & # bookbeginnings with @GilionDumas @fredalicious #FollowFriday #FridayFeeling!”
Sounds like an interesting read.
Thank you, Catherine! 🙂
Sounds great! I think I’d enjoy this one. Here’s my Friday book – http://bevbouwer.blogspot.co.za/2017/11/friday-books-heartburn.html
Hi, Bev! I will pop over and have a look. Thanks!
Sounds like a good one! I’ve got three books lined up, but then I think I’ll check this one out!
If you like the sound of it, then I’m sure you’ll love it! (Fingers crossed 🙂 )
Sounds like a good one to me.
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes
Thanks, Sherry! Can’t wait to see what you’ve got to share today 🙂
Love love love love this Series! 💖📚
Both reviews on my blog!
Brilliant! I will look out for them! Thanks, Anne 🙂
This one sounds good! Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “FRAGMENTS OF THE LOST”
Sounds intriguing… popping over now 🙂 Thanks!
I have been noticing today that a lot of readers are currently reading mysteries. Perhaps it is time for me to pick one, too. Friday Quotes: Long Way Down
I read a review copy of IQ and thought it was interesting and unusual. This week I am spotlighting The Human Division by John Scalzi. Happy reading!
Sounds thrilling to me!! Happy weekend! x
Thanks! You, too! 😀
I really like the sound of this! Thanks for sharing, Sassy!
You’re welcome, Lauren! I hoped you might like this one 🙂