Book Review: Junior by Ray Donley – 9/13
By: Ray Donley
I found the book Junior, by author Ray Donley, to be delightfully funny in parts, but at the same time, it asked thought provoking questions and really made you think. I love this in a book!
Written in the form of a journal, the book revolves around Junior (Joshua Jennings Jr), who, after the death of his father has become the prime suspect in their murder. But he is not only blamed for his murder, but also those of the President and Vice President of the U.S.
His father was killed by a bombing – a bombing that was actually part of a plan put into motion by Juniors father. And his father wanted him to take the fall for it. Knowing that he is not guilty, he becomes a fugitive for over 3 years. He writes a journal about where he goes, where he hides and how he discovers the full truth about what his father has done to him.
After writing the journal about his years on the run and the truth about the bombing, he actually disappears, never to be seen again. When his journal is found, the truth comes out and it becomes a bestseller.
I enjoyed this book quite a bit, but it was a bit difficult to get used to the “journal” format in which it is written. Once you get past that, I’m sure you will find it a very interesting and entertaining read as well!
About the Author:
Ray Donley’s childhood dream was to play point guard in the NBA. When that dream died, he became a lawyer, a profession in which foot speed and fast twitch muscles are not a prerequisite to gainful employment. After writing factually accurate and mostly boring legal briefs for thirty years, Ray decided to write a novel so he could just make stuff up. He researched, as lawyers do, and determined that what the world needed was a novel that combined his interests in the Bible, sports, cosmic cause and effect, silly religiosity, and movies where things get blown up. Ray lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, who is also an attorney. Their two wonderful daughters attend college.
To learn more about Ray, visit his website.