Play Him Again by Jeffrey Stone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review of Play Him Again by Jeffrey Stone
A delightful peek into the backdrop of a long-lost era, the United States (and Canada) in the 1920’s-the era of rum-running and Prohibition, speakeasies and con artists, semi-organised crime and film studios, “The Jazz Singer” with Al Jolson. Talking films were just about to get off the ground, but studios had so much investment in silents that it was an uphill battle. The Volstead Act purportedly kept alcohol away from citizens; instead it spawned bootlegging, both with and without violence.
A totally engrossing reader’s hook launches this story into orbit, and the adventure, excitement, and thrills never stop. “Play Him Again” is a novel I could not put down, and look forward to rereading. I highly recommend it. Author Jeffrey Stone’s portrayal of this forgotten era is as vivid as if he had lived it, and he causes readers to feel they are living it now. His characters deserve and welcome our empathy, and we readily follow their exploits, confusions, problems, griefs, and successes.
I reviewed an e-book copy provided by the author in return for my fair and impartial review.
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