[PUYB Blog Tour&Review] Anyone Can Die by James LePore

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About the Book:
Anyone Can Die is a collection of three emotionally charged stories written by Mr. LePore from the world of his widely acclaimed novel, A World I Never Made.

Till Death Do Us Part: A young couple on their honeymoon in New Mexico find a bond they did not know thay had when they are forced to confront trouble in the form of a surly trio of locals.

God’s Warriors: A cynical American woman on her own in Europe makes a decision that both reveals and belies her true character.

Max: The childhood roots of Max French, a quirky, deadly and, in his own eyes, oddly lovable F.B.I. Agent.

About the Author:

James LePore is an attorney who has practiced law for more than two decades. He is also an accomplished photographer (his work can be seen atwww.nakedeyeimages.com). He lives in South Salem, New York with his wife, artist, Karen Chandler.

A World I Never Made, his first novel, was written after extensive research into the history of Islam on the Iberian Peninsula, and travel in Europe and North Africa. Mr. LePore writes novels of suspense, driven as much by gripping stories as by strong, complex characters. His second novel Blood Of My Brother, will be released on December 25, 2010; his third, Sons and Princes, in May, 2011.

Mr. LePore is a writer of short fiction as well. His stories stand alone as dramatic works, but are also meant to illuminate the central characters in his novels. Anyone Can Die, a collection of short stories written to accompany A World I Never Made, will be released in February, 2011.

Mr. LePore is currently at work on his fourth novel, the story of a Manhattan district attorney whose son is wrongly accused of murder, which The Story Plant will publish in fall, 2011.

To find out more about James visit James LePore Fiction

My Review:
Okay, honestly? This will be a super short review. How can it not be, when the book it self is so short, I read it in less than two hours? Anyway, this book was alright. Not great, but not bad either. I was a little confused as to why it was written in the first place, since it was so short, however, after going back and reading more about why Mr. LePore wrote this book of short stories, it is clear he did to let his readers get to know more about his characters without taking away from the original stories. I think that he did a good job in that aspect, as this book is about his 3 main characters in his book.
So, if you are looking to know more about characters without it taking away from the purpose and message of the stories you read, then books like this would be great to have before you read a novel. Mr. LePore did a good job at creating this collection for his readers to understand the characters and their personalities better, without making the novels themselves so long and drawn out with the tedious descriptions that some novels have of the characters withing. Three stars to Mr. LePore! 
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*This book was provided for review by the publisher for PumpUpYourBook!*

1 March, 2011
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