Monday, November 26, 2012


 I would like to welcome Jerome Charyn to Books R us. Jerome is the author of numerous novels and is presently touring with his newest novel Under the Eye of God: An Isaac Sidel Novel. Thanks for stopping by

After decades of madness in the Bronx, Isaac Sidel visits the craziest state in the country.

Isaac Sidel is too popular to be America’s vice president. Once the New York Police Department commissioner, he became the most beloved mayor in the city’s history—famous for his refusal to surrender his Glock, and for his habit of disappearing for months at a time to fight crime at street level. So when baseball czar J. Michael Storm asks Sidel to join him on the election’s Democratic ticket, the two wild men romp to an unprecedented landslide. But as the president-elect’s mandate goes off the rails—threatened by corruption, sex, and God knows what else—he tires of being overshadowed by Sidel, and dispatches him to a place from which tough politicians seldom return: Texas.

In the Lone Star state, Sidel confronts rogue astrologers, accusations of pedophilia, and a dimwitted assassin who doesn’t know when to take an easy shot. If this Bronx bomber doesn’t watch his step, he risks making vice-presidential history by getting killed on the job.

Jerome Charyn's Bio:

Jerome Charyn (b. 1937) is the critically acclaimed author of nearly fifty books. Born in the Bronx, he attended Columbia College, where he fell in love with the works of William Faulkner and James Joyce. After graduating, he took a job as a playground director and wrote in his spare time, producing his first novel, a Lower East Side fairytale called Once Upon a Droshky, in 1964.

In 1974 Charyn published Blue Eyes, his first Isaac Sidel mystery. Begun as a distraction while trying to finish a different book, this first in a series of Sidel novels introduced the eccentric, near-mythic detective and his bizarre cast of sidekicks. Charyn followed the character through Citizen Sidel (1999), which ends with his antihero making a run at the White House. Charyn, who divides his time between New York and Paris, is also accomplished at table tennis, and once ranked amongst France’s top Amazon10 percent of ping-pong players.

My Thoughts:

Maybe if I had read the first book in the series Blue Eyes, I may have been able to follow the storyline easier. There were times that I was confused and there were so many characters that I had some difficulty keeping up with them but I was able to follow the plot. The characters were very entertaining and unique. There were twists and turns that kept me engaged and the plot was appropriate for the Presidential elections. The authors writing was different, unique and a style all of his own. If you like thrillers with a little bit of humor then you will enjoy the book.

Connect with the Author:

Jerome Charyn's web site:

Jerome Charyn's Facebook:!/jerome.charyn

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Isaac Sidel's Facebook:

Isaac Sidel's Twitter:!/IsaacSidel

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Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of the book for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review


  1. THANKS for hosting a stop on the tour for Under the Eye of God and for your review. It's the perfect day for it, because the Isaac Sidel crime novels are all on amazing Cyber Monday sales.

  2. Eileen, thanks for the review of Jerome's latest Isaac novel. I agree, it's a perfect read for a presidential election year.

  3. This sounds like an intriguing book, I could definitely get into reading this story! Thanks so much for the review!

  4. The review of this book is very interesting! I like the story and it sounds so intriguing! I would be kept spellbound by this book, and I have never heard of this author, but he has written over 50 books. I will have to look him up!

  5. I think the story sounds interesting, but like you, I haven't read the other books so perhaps I should before checking this one out!

  6. ThanQ U 4 the informative review of : UNDER THE EYE OF GOD by:
    Isaac Sidel Novel this truly sounds like a amazing READ that would be better suited 4 some one other than myself,2 reap the entertaining benefits,because U C, My HEART IS Hopelessly N LOVE & LOYAL 2 Romance. Being the True Romantic at heart that I'AM:)

  7. Sounds like an interesting strory

  8. I have been looking for a good book to read and this looks like the one. Excellent review, Thank you!

  9. This sounds like a good read, thanks for sharing ;)

  10. This is something totally different than what I would normally read, but you make it sound so interesting! I think i'll have to...


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