- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 261 KB
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004RCNWNO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,188,617 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Take Me Home Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
A moving story, and well worth reading.
The writing is powerfully emotive, and flows from the heart. The only downside is that Richard's punctuation through what should be dialogue is very hit-and-miss. Richard, this is an amazing book, it's worthy of a professional proof-reader and editor, and a second edition with which it would earn the full five stars.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
At the end of the book you are left wanting more. I hope he writes a sequel so readers can continue taking the journey with Micheal. I also hope this book gets to publishing in hard copy so it can reach out and touch even more people, and be used as a tool to help others.
One of the first technical details the reader will notice is that, like Cormac McCarthy, Custer doesn't use quotation marks. It gives an interesting and appropriate feel. The story flows very smoothly as a stream of consciousness and the reader never feels that their attention is going from one character to another, but rather staying within the confines of Gabriel's mind throughout.
The character is deeply affected by music, and Custer encourages the reader to listen to the actual songs as they are referenced (thankfully, Google makes this possible and easy). The story is at times disturbing, but it is also sprinkled with humor. I think most readers will relate to the feelings Gabriel expresses - though most of us don't feel them as intensely and haven't taken them to the extremes that Gabriel does in the story.
And the fact that we can relate is what really makes the story work. Michael feels lonely, isolated and, at times, angry . . . but, of course, all of us feel those emotions. Reading a story like this reminds us that those feelings aren't as unique as we might sometimes think and it encourages us to reach out and make the kind of personal connections that can prevent such feelings from overwhelming us.
Overall a thoughtful and thought-provoking work. Worth checking out.