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But enough of me, to say this book is a great book does it a diservice. Books dealing with such powerful content should not be attached in any way labels which novels dealing with more mediocre content are far too often labelled with. The novel moves the reader but more than that, it allows the reader to experience the heart breaking sequence that can befall a family. A family that are just one of 'us', not a bunch of super hero's but are still faced with an ordeal that no family, especially parents could usually comphrehend.
Extremely well written
If i could have given it six stars i would have,
It instantly grabbed me, I couldn't put the book down. At some points I felt almost guilty, as if I was intruding on a families' grief; but Louise, through her writing, assures the reader that the guilt is unfounded.
What could be worse than the natural order of things being broken, whereby a parent must bury a child? I admit that at times I wept reading this book, the courage shown by Louise, her husband Dave and especially the dignity shown by Rob, as the disease took its terrible toll of a young man in his prime, is truly inspiring.
I'm in awe of Louise for having the courage in sharing such personal grief. The writing is beautiful and a wonderful tribute to a wonderful young man the world was unjustly robbed of.
Louise Rule has written a book that is brave and compassionate, honest and wise, painful yet often very beautiful. I think that somewhere her son Rob is very, very proud of her.
It is not a book I would normally have picked up 'off the' for a peruse. Not my usual fare. I became aware of the book because I have become acquainted with Louise on social networks and, having an idea what it was about, thought I really ought to read it.
Would I recommend it? There's a complicated question. Future Confronted is not a light read. It is harrowing in places and heart-rending and even terrifying. If is also a book full of hope and positivity in the end, but to reach the light, one must live through the dark night first.
Beautifully written, with smooth text and excellent imagery, FC is a true life tale; the story of a young man's life cut dreadfully short by a brain tumour. It gives us a taste of a happy family life and then takes us along for the ride as that life is torn to pieces with the most horrifying news.
We are treated in depth to all the feeling, the drama, the terror, the hollowness and the sadness of each stage of the story. From idyllic life, through discovery, conclusion, the awful end of young Rob, then the funeral, the coming to terms with what has happened, and finally discovering the strength and sheer will to go on without Rob, and build a new life in the wreckage of the old.
More than once I had to put the book down as it had troubled me with the reading, and on one occasion it brought me to tears, bringing back memories and feelings from when I lost my grandfather, which so far has been the most soul-crushing thing I experienced, as he was also my best friend. I fear that it will raise in your memory the demons of any serious loss you have suffered, but perhaps that is no bad thing.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
A truly beautiful book, written with love. This book will tug at heartstrings and raise tears. A courageous and inspiring journey of one families grief.Published 9 months ago by d.arcadian letterpress seller extraordinaire
A book that opens up on the losing of a son with all its inherent heartbreak. This is an unsentimental memoir, told with poignancy, respect, and love. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Deborah Swift
We are proud to announce that FUTURE CONFRONTED by Louise E. Rule is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!Published on 11 Sept. 2014 by indieBRAG
I heard mention of this book and tried the kindle sample. Within the first few pages I was sitting and listening to the voice of this Woman, this Mother, talking to me about her... Read morePublished on 5 Aug. 2014 by Lisa Buck
I have known Louise for some years, and her son, Martin, for even longer since he was at school with my daughters. Read morePublished on 10 Feb. 2014 by Jasoutham
No mum should ever have to say goodbye to their child... Beautifully written and heartfelt. Thank you for sharing such a personal journeyPublished on 28 Dec. 2013 by Sam Morris
Although I never knew Rob, I do know Martin, Louise and Dave. I'm very proud of you Lou for having the courage to write this book, a very moving read.Published on 28 Dec. 2013 by Mrs. J. B. Johnson