Incredibly Auspicious Debut
Fixer reviewed by Ken Scott, author of Jack of Hearts
Brodow's debut novel reels in the reader within the first few pages.
His characters are well defined and highly believable and at the same
time he paints an accurate yet disturbing picture of New York in the early
part of the 20th Century. By way of a compliment Mr. Brodow your book
is waaaaay too short. That said, Ed doesn't beat about the bush with meaningless
words or over descriptive and over elaborate adjectives. Brodow tells
it how it is, he calls a spade a spade and as a result the novel moves
along at a scintillating pace that carries the reader along with it. The
book progresses cleverly and swiftly as the characters develop and their
own individual stories come together in a wonderful climax. Brodow's novel
takes the reader through every emotion imaginable as we admire, love,
pity and sympathise with the main character Harry Leonnoff. Brodow is
a natural storyteller and a man with many talents. I just wish he'd given
the reader another 20,000 words.
Congratulations Ed, your book is up there with the best of them!