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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00WT6SBZY
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- Average Customer Review: 66 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #233,080 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Day Of The Wave: A romance novel based on real-life events Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The story alternates between Ben and Izzy who met while on holiday in Thailand at the tender age of sixteen. Just as the their relationship is just starting to blossom their life is literally ripped apart by events from that fateful day.
To start with it feels like the story is going to be a typical love story and to a certain point it is but it is also so much more. It's a story about having to come to terms with your past and learning to live again.
Even though the story switches between Ben and Izzy and also between the lead up and to events on that horrific day, as well as the present day which is ten years later, the story flows really well and is easy to keep up with. The authors descriptions in the book brings Thailand direct to the reader and makes them feel like they are almost there experiencing the places and sounds and smells for themselves. My only issue with the story is that I would personally have liked the author to have written more about the actual day of the tsunami itself as it only makes up a very small percentage of the story and I don't feel like I got the full impact of the horrendous atrocities that took place. Otherwise than that this really is a very beautifully and well written story.
The main characters Ben and Izzy are wonderful characters that are so realistic and you can't help but get drawn into their world whilst routing for the pair of them. Their story in this book I found totally believable and could easily imagine it being a true story.
The Day Of The Wave truly is an inspirational story and one I feel that everyone should take time to read.
Many thanks to The Book Club and the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Where to start? I was quite apprehensive going into this book as I knew for sure it was really going to tug at my heart strings due to the content. In fact just the dedication gave me the shivers. Within 4 chapters I had to put this book down for a second to compose myself. Yes, it’s a hard read in places but for me that just intensified my reading pleasure. I absolutely love a book, no matter how disturbing it is, that can pull my emotions to the fore. This did, not so much for the story of Izzy and Ben but more for the history and their circumstances. The really difficult parts to read are the “memories”, the scenes in which there’s very graphic and descriptive text as to what occurred that day in 2004. We’ve all seen it on the television and that was hard enough, but you don’t quite fathom the experiences that people had until you read something like this. I haven’t seen the Ewan MacGregor film (though it’s very much on my to watch list) so I can’t/won’t make comparisons but I imagine that some will.
“A horror movie boat with glassy eyes and perpetual shock on a blue-gray alien face.”
Clearly location is key being what this book is and I think Becky did an absolutely fantastic job bringing the reader to a place where they felt comfortable, almost in awe of their surroundings as they read. It is interspersed with not so beautiful imagery and when you happen upon them it really does catch you unaware. This book is indeed like a wave itself, capturing tumultuous, memorable and enjoyable emotions throughout. It peaks and troughs just as a wave does and I found that absolutely amazing. How an author can capture that and envelope the reader at the same time is truly magnificent.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book read when I was in oh samui makes you think about what happened on that terrible day but with a love story. I loved this bookPublished 1 month ago by Mrs H
a truly lovely romantic story, a reminder of what the victims of that fateful wave went through and the aftermath that people are still recovering from. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
I enjoyed the story. There were a few mistakes, e.g a missing word or a sentence that didn't make sense to me but overall it was an enjoyable story and well written.Published 4 months ago by Becky Priestley
A romantic story based on the true events of the 2004 Tsunami that destroyed many parts of Thailand. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lisa Foreman
I adored this from the very first page. Not only is there a dramatic, complicated love story, there's also the dual timeline of the Tsunami in 2004 and clearly a lot of research... Read morePublished 8 months ago by MsM
This book drew me in on so many levels, made me yearn for my years when I worked in a dive school in Egypt. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Michelle
This book was wonderful. I have never been to Thailand but it absolutely transported me there. Ben and Izzy were great characters and I loved the story from their point of view. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Lynne Carlton
"He pulled me up again against him and I kissed his salty lips, tasting the ocean; an enemy dressed as some kind of angel. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Andrea
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