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Official Review: The Champagne Tales by Michael Amon

Post by InStoree » 21 Jun 2019, 14:39

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Champagne Tales" by Michael Amon.]
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Have you ever wondered what the story behind a bottle of Champagne is? Or what is the viticultural process of the bubbly until it reaches your flute? Michael Amon is a Certified Sommelier with the Guild of Master Sommeliers who dishes up an acidulous and frothy collection of stories, The Champagne Tales.

This fictional book is akin to a wine cellar in which the author has bottled ten plots with a completely different texture, colour, and flavour. With irresistible labels, such as The Rarest Bottle, Aurora Borealis Rising, or The Treasure of House LeClerc, I was ready to have a taste from these tale-bottles. With gentle moves, I applied the opening ritual that releases some tangy and fruity themes. From the nightlife of drug dealers to the events of the millionaire celebrities, I enjoyed the range of spicy, playful, and elegant aroma of these smooth tales. For those who have an aversion to the ghetto's language, the colourful slang could provoke dissension. Surrounded by some of the most exceptional Champagnes (Veuve Clicquot, Bollinger, or Dom Perignon), I was fascinated and amused by the wine pairings with the molecular gastronomy. I had to keep a food dictionary nearby, to translate all the posh menus, but this to-and-fro movement was more cultural than disconcerting.

Each tale has a unique scenario completed by effervescent and spectacular characters. The Riddle was another radiant design that captured my attention. Its composition familiarized me with the term of remuage which touched me with the feeling of affinity and appreciation. On the opposite end of the traditional winemaker, the modern fragrance of a social-media icon had me laughing loudly. The natural and realistic dialogue highlights the distinct personality of the involved figures, consequently generating intense scenes. The gay conversion therapy had such a powerful resonance that I had to cool myself a bit after reading the homosexual scene. For Christian readers, this section might not be the most ideal read. However, the all-embracing bouquet of stories was covered in mystery, leaving me a surprising aftertaste at the end of every story.

The substance of Michael Amon's writing style is limpid and fluid. His work seems professionally edited, as I only found two errors with an accidental aspect - a misspelling and a duplicate word. Therefore, I am pleased to rate The Champagne Tales with 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend the book to the mature audience who is passionate about the sparkling wine, but also to those who enjoy stories with original, erratic, and entertaining elements.

Warning: the consumption of this reading may cause laughter, contrasting emotions, or even a state of reflection.

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Post by Sushan » 23 Jun 2019, 10:29

A nice review covering almost all aspects of the book, and I must say that the review is written as interesting as the book seems to be. Thank you 👍👍
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Post by Tera_26 » 23 Jun 2019, 12:59

I find it very interesting to make some stories so different from one another with a common denominator,
the champagne, while telling the story of such delicate and sparkling pleasure.

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Post by Bianka Walter » 23 Jun 2019, 13:58

I love this review! Super creative way of intertwining your writing with the champagne lingo.
This book sounds great, too :)
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Post by kandscreeley » 23 Jun 2019, 17:40

It doesn't sound like this is the book for me, but I admire your creative review. I never would have thought of combining champagne with fictional stories. Thanks.
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Post by danielleamy » 24 Jun 2019, 17:20

Haha I love your final warning - I'm happy to read a book that may cause laughter. I love your creative writing style of intertwining the champagne terms too. Thanks for a great review, I never would have looked at this one without it
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Post by InStoree » 25 Jun 2019, 02:01

Sushan wrote:
23 Jun 2019, 10:29
A nice review covering almost all aspects of the book, and I must say that the review is written as interesting as the book seems to be. Thank you 👍👍
Thank You, Sushan, 👍 for taking the time to read it and for your unique reaction!
Tera_26 wrote:
23 Jun 2019, 12:59
I find it very interesting to make some stories so different from one another with a common denominator,
the champagne, while telling the story of such delicate and sparkling pleasure.
It was, indeed, an insightful view of this beverage. I hope you'll give it a try if you haven't already. Thank you for your comment, Tera!
Bianka Walter wrote:
23 Jun 2019, 13:58
I love this review! Super creative way of intertwining your writing with the champagne lingo.
This book sounds great, too :)
Thanks, Bianka! I suppose there are the side effects of champagne. 🙂
kandscreeley wrote:
23 Jun 2019, 17:40
It doesn't sound like this is the book for me, but I admire your creative review. I never would have thought of combining champagne with fictional stories. Thanks.
The author did a wonderful job bringing the champagne in different situations. Although is a fictional work, the base is so natural that it can be easily related to real life. Thank you for your kind words, kandscreeley!
danielleamy wrote:
24 Jun 2019, 17:20
Haha I love your final warning - I'm happy to read a book that may cause laughter. I love your creative writing style of intertwining the champagne terms too. Thanks for a great review, I never would have looked at this one without it
I really appreciate all your encouraging words, Danielle. It means a lot. I'm glad that the warning sign reached its purpose 🙂 and that you consider the book now. It is a worthy read. I hope you enjoy it.
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Post by Cecilia_L » 25 Jun 2019, 10:50

I enjoyed your fun and creative review. Cheers!

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Cecilia_L wrote:
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I enjoyed your fun and creative review. Cheers!
Thanks, Cecilia! Cheers!
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Post by kdstrack » 29 Jun 2019, 18:28

The author has created a series of intriguing stories. I like the titles and the variety each one offers. Congratulations on a wonderful review!

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Post by InStoree » 01 Jul 2019, 00:03

kdstrack wrote:
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The author has created a series of intriguing stories. I like the titles and the variety each one offers. Congratulations on a wonderful review!
Thank you, kdstrack! I hope you'll give it a try.
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Post by Ikigai » 03 Jul 2019, 00:35

Your review is so creative. I love how you brought humour in it with the warning message. It made me laugh, and I will keep in mind when I'll taste this collection of stories. Thanks for a wonderful recommendation!

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Post by InStoree » 03 Jul 2019, 14:07

Ikigai wrote:
03 Jul 2019, 00:35
Your review is so creative. I love how you brought humour in it with the warning message. It made me laugh, and I will keep in mind when I'll taste this collection of stories. Thanks for a wonderful recommendation!
Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to read it!
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Post by Mbrooks2518 » 14 Jul 2019, 22:53

I'm not sure I'll read this book, but I definitely enjoyed your review.

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Post by InStoree » 15 Jul 2019, 00:15

Mbrooks2518 wrote:
14 Jul 2019, 22:53
I'm not sure I'll read this book, but I definitely enjoyed your review.
Thank you, Mbrooks! I hope you'll give it a try. A sip of The Champagne Tales could be entertaining, every now and then. 🥂
I appreciate you're taking the time to read my review. :tiphat:
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