WOW!!! What a marvelous debut!!!, February 7, 2009
By Ladell_R (Georgia, USA) -
T. Arnold Powell has gifted us with an unforgettable first novel. I just finished reading this phenomenal book and cannot stop thinking about it. Jay Austin, the main character, grew up in a loving home with his mother and his maternal grandparents. He is loved by his family, admired by his friends, classmates and teachers, and adored by the ladies. Equipped with a great personality and an impressive ability to learn anything, he takes off from Charleston, South Carolina to New York City, to spend a summer working before starting college. However, he embarks upon a new life full of twists and turns, glitz and glamour, happiness and tragedy. Most Likely To is a story that delves into the inner workings of what is the human being. Jay, the main character of the book, is someone that you love, respect and simply adore; yet, at the same time, you loathe what he stands for and what he has become. You even fear what he could do if you were to stand in the way of his success.
A Telling Story, September 28, 2008
One of the best fast moving story that I have had the pleasure of reading. From the first page to the last it was hard to put this book down. T. Arnold Powell is a natural story teller. The plot carries with it all the elements of conflict, romance, and intrigue.
As a former New Yorker, who lived there in the 60's, there are quiet a few nostaigic moments in Mr. Powell's story, The Palladuim, The Apollo, Mama Leone's, Joe Cuba, Tito Puente,etc. that brought back some of my fond memories of NYC in the 60's.
By Barbara Gathers
I am so very proud of you. The book is GREAT. I knew you had a winner the minute I picked it up and began reading it.