1/23/14

Book Review: The Evelyn Project by Kfir Luzzatto


By on 1/23/2014 06:03:00 AM

 
I have read several of Kfir Luzzatto's books--and love his writing style.  I was really excited to read and review another of his stories!  What was my review of The Evelyn Project by Kfir Luzzatto?

Quick Summary of The Evelyn Project.  Evelyn’s father did everything that was in his power to save his dying daughter, black magic included. But when a century later his plea for help gets into the wrong hands, all hell breaks loose. Caught in the slippery battlefield between the Vatican and a cult that wants to change the past, a young Italian professor and a beautiful French aspiring actress are too busy running away from murder and conspiracy to let physical attraction develop into love. And it doesn’t help that Her Majesty's Secret Service decides to take an interest in what everybody else is doing and to pull some strings of its own. Quite the contrary, in fact…  

The Evelyn Project is a page turner from the very beginning.  Luzzatto does a wonderful job, in the early pages, of setting up just enough mystery to pull the reader into the storyline.  True to Luzzatto's style, things in this book (and characters) may not be quite what they seem--and readers are never sure who to trust or why--and are still guessing late in the book.

The Evelyn Project is very well written.  Luzzatto introduces a lot of characters, organizations, and settings throughout this book--but, does so in such an organized, methodical fashion that the action and scene changes (even across time) are easy to follow.  The characters and storyline are very well developed--yet, Luzzatto leaves enough to the readers' imagination to keep the reader guessing about motives and loyalties.

Would I recommend The Evelyn Project?  This is another great book from Kfir Luzzatto.  While the plot is certainly concerned with black magic and the paranormal--the book is much more than a tale about "witches", ghosts, and time travel.  If you enjoy science or medical thrillers--or even International crime dramas--set into motion by a little black magic--this book has a little bit of everything.

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"A Great Book! - Larry King"

Meet the Author:

Kfir was born and raised in Italy, and moved to Israel as a teenager. He acquired the love for the English language from his father, a former U.S. soldier and WWII veteran, a voracious reader and a prolific writer. With a PhD in chemical engineering and a long family history that he needs to live up to, Kfir work as a patent attorney and heads the patent law firm that was established by his great-grandfather in Milan, Italy, in 1869. Kfir lives in Omer, Israel, with his full-time partner, Esther, their four children, Michal, Lilach, Tamar and Yonatan, and the dog Elvis.

Writing has always been Kfir's passion and for almost four years he wrote a weekly "Patents" column in Globes (Israel’s financial newspaper), which also yielded his only (if he can help it) non-fiction book, THE WORLD OF PATENTS, (a not-so-boring tale of what patents are about, in Hebrew), which was published in 2002 by Globes Press. Kfir loves writing short stories but has too many novels waiting to be written (and possibly not enough years ahead of him to write them all), so now he mostly writes full-length fiction. His other passion is working with other authors on stories he loves and that's how he wound up serving on the editorial board of The Harrow Press as Anthology Editor.

You can read about Kfir's books here. He loves them all, but never had greater fun than when working on “HAVE BOOK WILL TRAVEL”, a YA fantasy that he wrote together with his son, Yonatan.

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