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Ebook Details
  • 12/2021
  • B09LYTX1J3
  • 438 pages
  • $2.99
Paperback Book Details
  • 12/2021
  • 9781838229115
  • 438 pages
  • $15.90
Sahlan Diver
Author
Sixty Positions with Pleasure
Sahlan Diver, author

Adult; Mystery/Thriller; (Market)

Charlie Gibbs’ new job comes with these perks: mountain scenery, sunshine, and sex with an older woman. And murder. In the year 2050, twenty-something IT worker, Charlie Gibbs, has a problem – several problems, in fact. His boss has just been killed in mysterious circumstances. Replacement boss, fifty-year-old Dutch cougar, Ilse Teuling, is writing a sex manual and wants Charlie to help with “the practical work”. Populists have declared a coup; people are seeing visions; the clock is counting down to environmental disaster, and a murderer is on the loose, providing Charlie with the biggest problem of the lot – he’s the intended next victim and he doesn’t know why. Can Charlie simultaneously solve crime, survive political chaos, save the environment, expose a hoaxer and foil a murderer, not forgetting to service the needs of Ilse? Can he keep all his balls juggling and still come out alive?
Plot/Idea: 10 out of 10
Originality: 10 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 7 out of 10
Overall: 9.00 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot/Idea: Sixty Positions with Pleasure is unexpectedly delightful. Written with humor, grace, and plenty of puns, Diver has done an excellent job at pulling together what could be a messy plot to craft a sexy and silly murder mystery, filled with interesting characters, beautiful settings, and lots of steamy bedroom scenes.

Prose: The prose is playful, easy to follow, and even verges on the poetic. Diver is an expert at setting a scene--the settings of the book are spectacular, and the worldbuilding is quaint. Diver creates a compelling near-future that thoughtfully integrates climate change.

Originality: This will likely be the first murder mystery/climate thriller/love story/erotic romance novel that many readers will have encountered.

Character Development/Execution: The most developed character is the protagonist, Charlie, whose primary fault is that he has few discernible flaws, lessening his relatability. Additional characters are somewhat more flat, serving more as tools or foils for Charlie. Nevertheless, they adequately serve and enhance the story.

Date Submitted: April 05, 2022

Reviews
Charlotte Walker

The story flowed well, with humour and comic characters throughout to give a light-hearted feel despite a murder mystery … an entertaining, satirical story, with mystery, intrigue and plenty of steam.

Indies Today

What begins as an untimely death in a small town evolves into an impassioned political movement, a greedy murder plot, and some cross-country sexcapades that will make even the most libertine blush ... But make no mistake, the plot is juicy and the tension is palpable.
Jennifer Jackson, Indies Today 5-star review.

Literary Titan

The writing is light yet informative, sometimes even humorous, making the book easy to read. Ultimately, considering its level of complexity, it was executed beautifully ... a provocative and thrilling novel that will leave you with plenty to ponder.

Lucinda E Clarke

It’s a fun read, which rattles along at great speed with an enormous cast of characters, most of whom are not what we think they are ... it will take a long time to forget Charlie and Ilse and their interesting antics … Very enjoyable.

Tess Quinn

Do you like sex? The future? Political shenanigans? Murder? Mayhem? Then you will enjoy Sixty Positions with Pleasure.

News
02/24/2022
Finalist Indies Today Awards 2021

Sixty Positions with Pleasure was selected as a finalist for the Indies Today Award 2021

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 12/2021
  • B09LYTX1J3
  • 438 pages
  • $2.99
Paperback Book Details
  • 12/2021
  • 9781838229115
  • 438 pages
  • $15.90

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