Goodreads Summary: Andrew Wrangles has a decision to make. His best friend Sothum, a philosophical and financial genius, has just died and left him a choice in his will: ten million dollars or a sealed envelope.
Andrew’s wife Cheryl doesn’t see this as much of a choice. She wants Andrew to take the money, and what little patience she has for his speculating about what could be worth more than ten million dollars is wearing thin very quickly.
But as Andrew digs deeper into the secret life that Sothum lived, he finds more questions than answers. Does the envelope contain the fate of a vanished mutual friend? The answer to a terrible cosmic riddle? The confession to a crime? Is Sothum just playing a final private joke? Or has Andrew become a pawn in a game–a game that Sothum died playing against a bigger opponent than Andrew can imagine?
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My Views: Wow! Yes, that’s the word. What a book! True to its title, it makes you speculate and more. I think I have highlighted the most in this book – names of other books (philosophy) and else.
The book has it all – thriller, drama, mystery, relationship/ romance, and lots and lots of speculation on your part. Gosh, I loved it! Yes, there are times that you have to rack your brain, reread the paragraphs but it is worth it all. I plan on re-reading the book someday. It is THAT good.
You know what, I have the ultimate praise for Edmund. His book reminded me of Leo Tolstoy’s Crime and Punishment. You haven’t read it? Go read them both. No, there are no similarities in plot and you may not even connect them on any level. But somehow my mind did. It is a book that I feel should be a classic, in time. I don’t think you need any more reasons to pick this book up.
However, I won’t recommend it if you are looking for an easy, light read. On the contrary, this book makes you think, that’s it’s best feature.
Why 4 stars then? I am not too satisfied with the last few chapters. Yes, I’m difficult to please. I wish there was something else towards the end that fit in with my love of more than half of this book .
In short, go read it for yourself.
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About the author: Edmund Jorgensen was born in Chicago. He studied classical languages and has maintained a love for all things Greek and Roman. He fell in love with his wife in Mexico; they now reside, happily but considerably more chilly, in Watertown, Massachusetts. Edmund is currently hard at work on his second book, a set of interconnected short stories. Connect with Edmund on his website, Facebook, Twitter or GoodReads.