Scott Carter has delivered a wonderful debut novel, one that is fresh and original. The book weaves between what is happening and flashbacks in Dave's life that shows how lucky he is. The flashbacks are done in such a way that we can see why Dave doesnt view himself as lucky. These segments add a depth to the tale and a nice backing to make his non-belief in his luck that much more understandable. The book moves quick, is incredibly well written and exciting in a subtle way. I highly recommend this one.
Blind Luck is a well paced story, filled with twists and turns and the edge-of-your-seat nail biting thrills that many gamblers have experienced when testing their luck and leaving things to chance. Carters easy writing style and comfortable characterization makes Blind Luck even more difficult to put down. David Bolden is one of the most relatable, likable, and real characters Ive read in a very long while.
The Canadian Publishing Examiner
...This page-turner of a novel is a treatise on family, fortune and fate, a fast trip into the world of chance. Couple it up with Russell Smiths Girl Crazy and you have two very smart, stylish works of big city imagination.
The Owen Sound Sun Times
Carter does fine work on the little details of his characters appearance and interactions. Dave Bolden is a likeable protagonist, the prose is engaging.
Quill & Quire
Lucky us, to have author Scott Carter among us. The Beach-bred and Riverdale-dwelling teacher and screenwriter has produced his first novel, Blind Luck, and its a terrific read.
The book I read is called Blind Luck by a Canadian Author named Scott Carter...its truly an amazing read
102.1 The Edge
Blind Luck is an extremely engaging novel. Carter, who is also a screenwriter (and English teacher), has crafted a book that craves to be made into a film. The action never flags, the characters are sharply drawn (especially Dave, whom I imagine played by John Cusak), and the scene shifts from Daves past to present are smoothly handled...
The Beach Metro