Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Six Liter Club by Harry Kraus
I began the book expecting the same writing format from previous works. BIG mistake. Not only is Six Liter Club superior to his former books, but Kraus becomes accessable to a wider audience as well. This piece stretches into an authentic medical thriller by punctuating events that can and do take place in the medical world. (As a conservative Christian reader, some of his material may be offensive to you, even if the probability of the event taking place in real life is great.)
One of the biggest selling points to Six Liter Club is that as a male author, he nails the female brain. Kraus gets into Weller's brain so well that I could thump page after page and nod in agreement, recognition or acclimation. He developed her charactor into a memorable role.
As past meets present-one accentuated by heavy responsibility-Weller manages to deal with emotional aspects in her life almost as well as her professional one. The reader will admire the professional and relate to the baggage.
In the end, there is a spiritual relevelation that will blow the readers mind. You can take it at face value, or dive in to multiple layers of meaning-it's up to you. In fact, it's obvious Kraus has written Six Liter Club with that in mind. The reader can take this book to the beach and finish it proclaiming it was a light read, or they can contemplate deeper meanings around many corners.
I believe Kraus has stepped into a new league through Six Liter and I look for him to provide competition with some of the best mainstream authors in the business.
Paperback: 364 pages
Publisher: Howard Books; Original edition (April 6, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 x 0.9 inches