Book Review: Blind Submission by Debra Ginsberg
Frequent Burlesque readers know that I don't review books I don't like, I justly abandon those naughty little children. So it's been difficult to differentiate the degree of my admiration. Debra Ginsberg's debut novel, Blind Submission, demands a rating system be implemented so it can take a place near the top. The story plays out like a well-written Devil Wears Prada, for the literary set, and with a far more satisfying ending.
Avid reader Angel Robinson interviews for an assistant position to the literary agent from hell, and is flung into that stressful world. Along for the ride are an aspiring writer boyfriend (of course), an Italian smack junkie, the agent's bitter staff, and a famous eskimo author. Ginsberg caught me on some basic literary hooks, since Angel's work is done through email and the reading of queries and manuscripts, there are plenty to peruse, each told in it's own unique voice, sometimes poorly constructed and hilarious, other times pointing to the novel's intricate mystery. An anonymous author seems to be writing Angel's story, in a very unflattering and dangerous manner.
This book is great fun and I tore through it in two sittings, which, incidentally is the new self explanatory rating system.
Blind Submission: Two Sittings!
Next Book: The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel by Diane Setterfield