About the Book =blank Reviews About The Author


INSIDE THE WRITER’S CAFE with Cheryl Nason: November 17, 2009




Publishers Weekly: October 26, 2009


“In his debut novel, Lively combines his background as a bank executive and motivational speaker to deliver what reads like a self-help book disguised as fiction… [Lively] does spin a good story; especially vibrant are tense scenes of corporate greed and deceit.”

BlogCritics.org: December 19, 2009 (also linked to by usatoday.com)


“The strength of this book lies in its study of character… Besides being an entertaining read, I can see this book working as a discussion starter at business and professional development meetings on topics of business practices, ethics, and company culture. Hopefully Lively has more stories about bankers and their milieu up his sleeve.”

Sir Read A Lot
: December 2009 issue


 “An eloquent, thought-provoking, and inspirational novel that reads like non-fiction... the book is a triumphant and touching tale about choices and consequences, love and loss, regret and redemption.”

My Book, The Movie
: November 26, 2009


Asks the author to cast the book as he envisions the movie version.  

(Lively’s casting: Robert Redford, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Julianne Moore)

Syndicated: http://americareads.blogspot.com/2009/11/luke-livelys-questionable-life-movie.html

Monsters and Critics
: November 23, 2009


“The smooth pacing, fine character development and questions of ethics and living a moral life combine in a very timely read.”

Book Review R Us
: (5/5 stars)  November 20, 2009


“Luke Lively writes with a depth that is typically reserved for veteran writers. This is Luke Lively’s first book, but I think it is time for him to quit his day job.”

The Dallas Book Diva
!: November 17, 2009


“The book is very well written and you may feel like you know the main character. I think I might have even worked for him! Great story for any time of the year, but particularly relevant now.”

Daily Book Pick by Literary Consultant Jim Agnew: November 17, 2009  http://www.jimagnew.net/daily_picks.htm

Lori’s Reading Corner
: November 9, 2009

http://lorisreadingcorner.blogspot.com/2009/11/mailbox-monday_09.html [Mailbox Monday mention, review to come]

Book Review: November 2009 [Also syndicated to Wisconsin Bookwatch]

 “A superbly written and riveting good read, A Questionable Life is a first rate, highly recommended novel laced with echoes of the kinds of moral and ethical dilemmas that nearly wrecked the American financial system not so long ago.”

Harriet Klausner Reviews: October 30, 2009

http://www.amazon.com/review/R3JZUF73BV7JSV/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm “This is an enjoyable inspirational drama that is It's A Wonderful Life meets Scrooge in a modern but somewhat remote setting.” (Harriet is the #1 reviewer at Amazon)

Syndicated: http://mainstreamfiction.blogspot.com/2009/10/questionable-life-luke-lively.html