Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow

Copernicus H. Stringfellow has a secret life. Scratch that. He has a secret POWER. I won't give it away, but suffice it to say that Copernicus, also called Nick, is smarter than the average bear, er, person. He has a good heart, a positive attitude, and somehow he seems to have an endless amount of money which he uses constantly to help those in need. If you ever wanted a male incarnation of Mother Theresa, you've got Nick, except with the IQ of 2 or 3 Albert Einsteins. No lie. He takes it upon himself to help the people in need around him, all while keeping his secret life, well, SECRET, and navigating a sweet little romance with the lovely and intimidating doctor whom he works with at the local hospital. 

Hmm. This book was very interesting (and I believe Copernicus would agree with me there). The good things: a very kind, sweet main character who had nothing but goodness in his heart. I liked that. For a change it's nice to have a male protagonist that isn't battling a slew of inner demons. Nick just wants to do good and be nice and all that kind of jazz. Another good thing? The book was relatively snappy. It was a pretty quick read and I liked how the chapters weren't really too long but instead separated into a bunch of smaller ones, almost like a series of vignettes. The bad things? This is just me: I found the whole Twinkie thing very weird and yes, mildly disturbing (read the book and you will see what I mean!). Second, there was a lot of fluffy banter that didn't serve much of a purpose other than to stretch the page count of the book. In conclusion? The Secret Life of Copernicus Stringfellow will make you wonder...who else around you is living a secret life?

*This book was given to me by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review, which I gave. 

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