Monday, October 10, 2016


Chess. My guess is that few readers will be ambivalent about Michael Bible’s novel, Sophia. I found the prose strange, the characters unappealing and the plot not very interesting. Eli is a chess wiz, and he and the Reverend journey around the country as Eli wins tournaments and the Reverend keeps the winnings. While there is a struggle with spirituality that might be happening over the course of the novel, I found that I didn’t care. I laughed on occasion, but returned often to reflecting on what an odd novel this is. Some readers are likely to love its quirkiness. Read a sample to see if you might be one of those readers. Rating: Two-star (I didn’t like it) Click here to purchase Sophia from

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