Girls’ Poker Night by Jill A. Davis
Have you ever read a book that you loved so much that you dreaded finishing it for fear that you wouldn’t read a book like it ever again? That’s what reading Girls’ Poker Night by Jill A. Davis was like for me. I loved the book so much I didn’t want to put it down, but I forced myself to put it down so I could have something to read over the coming days. When I put the book down, I thought about it and couldn’t wait until I could read some more.
To make matters worse, I started researching other books written by Jill A. Davis because I wanted line up my next book before I ever even finished the first book! That’s how obsessed I was!
This book is written from the perspective of Ruby Capote, a comedic writer who knows what she doesn’t want out of life, but has no clue what she wants. The reader knows more about Ruby than her own friends do, even though they meet every single Wednesday to play poker and talk about their lives. But that’s not what makes this book so amazing. What makes this book amazing is the writing style of Jill A. Davis. She’s created a dynamic, fun, witty, and interesting character that the reader just can’t help but love. Ruby is someone you want to help, even though she can’t figure out how to help herself.
Another amazing feature of the book is the writing style. Jill tells the story of Ruby Capote in short chapters. Some chapters are just a paragraph long and the longest is approximately three pages. I’ve never read a book like it before, but I really hope I get to again.
It appears Jill A. Davis has only written one another book and as you can probably imagine, I’ve already ordered it. It’s called Ask Again Later and I can’t wait to read it share my thoughts with you.