A New Novel by Christiph Fischer
I just finished The Gamblers by Christoph Fischer and it is my pleasure to feature him and his book on my humble blog.
Christoph has a penchant for understanding the actions, desires, foibles, and motivations of people. That can be discerned by some of his previous books like The Healer and In Search of a Revolution and The Luck of the Weissensteiners and other titles listed below. This new launch of The Gamblers carries forth his strong desire to know the inner cravings of his fellow human beings.
Imagine yourself a handsome geeky accountant and introvert, your DNA dictating a mind absorbed with numbers, calculations, statistics, and probabilities. Now, imagine a sudden 64,000,000 lottery windfall of British currency coming into your life. Your psyche will not allow you the wild excitement of a grand spending spree, your calm and careful considerations lead you to give a small portion of the money to Cancer Research and to a homeless children project. The rest of the money goes into an interest-bearing bank account that provides income of some 60,000 per month… You would be imagining yourself as Englishman Ben Andrews.
Ben takes a trip to his favorite city, New York, his ‘business class’ ticket for some reason upgraded to ‘first class’. Enter a stewardess named Wendy, blonde, blue-eyed, curvaceous, and beautiful. Wendy gives Ben some sites to visit in New York, and Ben becomes immediately smitten.
While in New York, Ben meets a charismatic man named Mirco. A gambler and big spender, Mirco quickly takes to the English chap after some discussions about how each approach gambling – Mirco’s intuitive approach and Ben’s constant search for a formulaic pattern in poker betting. The two men solidly bond, and Mirco picks up all the bills in their subsequent meetings – in NY, London, Nairobi, and other exotic spots for gambling and romance.
So, you have the major players in this interesting tale, a tale that will appeal to those who are romantic at heart, risk-takers, and the general reader. The novel has a most pleasant reading style and the chapters cover sequentially all of the action. The ending might surprise – not in an unpleasant way – and will encourage you to read more books by Christoph Fischer.
Billy Ray Chitwood – June 6, 2015
BUY SITES for The Gamblers:
Amazon Worldwide: http://www.authl.it/38f
Short Biography of CHRISTOPH FISCHER:
Christoph Fischer was born in Germany, near the Austrian border, as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. Not a full local in the eyes and ears of his peers he developed an ambiguous sense of belonging and home in Bavaria. He moved to Hamburg in pursuit of his studies and to lead a life of literary indulgence. After a few years he moved on to the UK where he now lives in a small town in West Wales. He and his partner have three Labradoodles to complete their family.
Christoph worked for the British Film Institute, in Libraries, Museums and for an airline. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ was published in November 2012; ‘Sebastian’ in May 2013 and The Black Eagle Inn in October 2013. “Time To Let Go” , his first contemporary work was published in May 2014, and “Conditions” in October 2014. His medical thriller “The Healer” was released in January 2015 and his latest historical novel “In Search of a Revolution” in March 2015.
He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalization.
Below are links to Christoph’s social network sites, his blog, and praise for some of his other books:
Praise for Fischer’s thriller “THE HEALER” on Amazon:
“Very Unforgettable Read” – “One of the best-in-class books I’ve ever read in this sub-genre”
– “Touching thriller that raises many profound questions.”
– “Multi-layered, multifaceted, expertly credible psychological thriller”
Praise for “IN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION” on Amazon:
“Excellent read. Cracking pace.” – “Christoph Fischer is a skilled and accomplished story teller”
“Fischer does an excellent job in distilling the macro into the micro. This talent could be compared to Kazuo Ishiguro’s gift of ‘writing in the miniature’ “