|Favorite book:||Family Affair|
|Member Since:||Apr 22, 2013|
In the pursuit of wealth, power and influence, Nick Siros, proud of his Native American roots but feeling disenfranchised by the country he calls home, will let nothing stop him from achieving his goal of becoming a major player in the burgeoning casino industry. With ambitions larger than his ego, Siros looms larger than life as a misguided, twisted patriarch ruling with an iron hand over a large family and a business empire in Lord Walker’s Family Affair, a novel with a grand dramatic sweep that takes readers into the superlative reality of Greek tragic drama.
Greed and lust are the two very strong currents running beneath the calm, cool narration of Walker’s story. They create the many maelstroms of emotion and psychologically aberrant behavior in the book, the many eddies that sweep a cast of characters into acts and scenes that are startlingly faithful portrayals of how the American dream may go wrong. The characters help make Nick’s world as real and as relevant as any drama to be found in current literature, television, or movies.
What are the true costs of success? Walker’s book fully answers the question. Readers will walk away satisfied, thoughtful, and relieved that their lives have been pulled back from the brink of the abyss of manipulation, lies, twisted family relations, and political amorality that lies behind the success of people whom Lord Walker so brilliantly portrays.