Blog Tour Book Review: Lemonade Revealed by Will Chluho

Lemonade RevealedTitle: Lemonade Revealed written by Will Chluho
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Twiitaga Press
Page count: 248
Format: Paperback
Rating – 4/5

FICTION: A boy is swept ashore on a faraway island into the embrace of three powerful men: a priest, a warrior, and a trader. Estranged, and tossing about in the undercurrents of abandonment, abuse, and betrayal, he finds sense in life, still.

NONFICTION: Peppered with dashes of metaphysics, phenomenology, existentialism, and a naturalist and pragmatic approach on the questions of “faith” and “hope,” this little yellow book “offers philosophical contemplation on a sunny island” (Indie Reader): “A relaxing, thoughtful read…” (Kirkus Reviews).

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Lemonade Revealed. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Upon reading the synopsis for this book I was instantly intrigued. Lemonade Revealed is definitely outside of my comfort zone as a reader. I don’t typically gravitate towards books that are heavy with philosophical, religious and moral undertones but this book just really captured my attention from the beginning.

At first glance the book itself is beautiful, it is small and has a beautiful yellow cover that is embossed with the title and a crest on the back. Simply gorgeous.

This is definitely a book that keeps you on your toes, you must pay close attention or you will miss things and it’s easy to get confused if you don’t. I love how the story unfolds. The timeline sort of blurred for me but in the end I felt like everything made sense. I feel like this is the kind of book that you can read multiple times and learn something different from it everytime. I think some of the greatest books are the ones that teach us things that we can take away to better ourselves and use in our daily lives. Lemonade Revealed is one such book. It’s thought provoking and inspirational but also manages to be light.

My favorite character was Pami. While easily the most misunderstood character, he seemed to be one of the most inspirational characters. I would read a book dedicated solely to his story, it would be so interesting.

While Lemonade Revealed is not my normal read, I am very happy that I was able to read this book. While I don’t think it’s a book for everybody, I do think everyone can learn something from it or at least be reminded of something. If you are looking for something different than your normal everyday fiction book definitely give this book a read! I ended up really enjoying it and the wisdom it imparts. The book, the writing and the character building were all just beautiful. I can see this book being required reading in a college philosophy or ethics class…but enjoyable required reading!

Also, I am giving away two copies of this book, leave a comment if interested and I will get back to you. The books will not be sent out until later in June.

Will ChluhoAbout the Author

A spiritual romantic, of sorts, Will Chluho had lived 4 years in a Franciscan friary, majoring in philosophy and theology. An urban pragmatist, he’d served—as a creative director—several multinational brands in Southeast Asia, such as BlackBerry, Mercedes-Benz, and Singapore Airlines. “Lemonade Revealed,” his debut title, had taken him two years to put together. He’s 44, married, and advancing his philosophical studies with the University of London.

 

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3 thoughts on “Blog Tour Book Review: Lemonade Revealed by Will Chluho

  1. Pingback: Will Chluho, author of Lemonade Revealed, on tour May/June 2014 | TLC Book Tours

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