Many Are Invited
By: Dennis Cuesta
Publish Date: 6 October 2022
Publisher: Celestial Eyes Press
General Fiction (Adult)/Literary Fiction
I would like to thank both Celestial Eyes Press and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this book.
Good Reads Synopsis:
A housewarming party ends in tragedy. . . Steve Galanos, a native Midwesterner, reflects on his time in and near Silicon Valley during the 1990s, a time when the two-digit year emerged as the Y2K problem, the burgeoning Internet fueled the expansion of the New Economy, the dot-com bubble created unseen prosperity and real estate frenzies. Yet it’s a housewarming party, held in late 1999, that affects him the most.
What do I want to say about this book. I gave it 3 stars because I thought the four main characters acted like high school children instead of the thirty something year old’s they are. It was a fast read which was nice and it did hold my attention.
I just couldn’t believe how the adults acted in this story. They always wanted to one up each other which led to the tragedy. I also didn’t like how the men would call attractive women Swedes and then give them a number.
What I did like about the book was the issue of Y2K. I remember the things that were predicted and what the workers were up against, so this was pretty spot on.