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|Length: 345 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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David Baldacci completes an artful and accurate description of what illness does to the whole family. The story is told from Jack's viewpoint..."he couldn't make it upstairs to his bedroom...It was another piece of his life taken from him, like he was being dismantled, brick by brick. ". The story is heart rendering and oh so true in its description of its` characters, in the thoughts of Jack, the actions of his wife and his teenage daughter. The two younger sons really do not have much depth in their part, but that does not hamper the story.
The family suffers another horrendous tragedy and blow after blow. Jack has to struggle to rebuild his life, his emotions and most of all his family. The bulk of the story takes place at his wife's family beach house, where we see a family struggling with the anger, the angst of the setbacks they are dealt.
This is a heart wrenching story, but also one that proves the power of love and determination and yes of miracles. It is for romantics and those who search for what life is all about, what people can do and learn and how they can change their lives. It shows the mistakes and tenderness that we all need to see and would find absorbing to read about. This is a book, a good story with all the interesting plot twists and turns of a mesmerizing summer read....Sometimes life doesn't work out and then maybe it does.
I have never read a David Baldacci novel before, but I understand that he mostly writes action type thrillers. Well that comes through in One Summer, the way it's written, the pace -it's like he's desperately trying a new genre but can't stray too far from the nest.
As one reviewer has already suggested, the storyline feels artificial. Perhaps it's because each chapter is only about four pages long, so the story keeps jumping from one scene to the next. This book reads as if it was written to be a film.
It is also somewhat predictable in it's storyline, perhaps not so much if you don't read the jacket first (if you do, you might as well not bother reading the actual book as there's little else to the story).
I was hoping for more evocative descriptions of summer in South Carolina and some insight into the more unusual issues that might split and unite a family. Now that could have made it a good summer read! Sadly, this book just never really delivered.
Put briefly, (DON`T READ THIS IF YOU DON`T WANT TO KNOW THE STORY/ PLOT) a man on his death bed somehow makes a miraculous recovery from a terminal illness (it`s never satisfactorily explained how) whilst his fit and healthy wife is killed in a car crash when she went out in bad weather to get his medicines for him. He then gets fit, takes his children away for a summer to a place which had special memories for his wife, gets embroiled in several fights with the residents, loses his children in a custody battle then gets them back again, fixes a lighthouse light that hasn`t worked for 20 years (as you do), saves his daughter from drowning at sea during a hurricane despite his weakened body. Whilst his daughter and her boyfriend who are miraculously both great musicians enter a talent contest, then our hero goes on to marry the daughter`s boyfriend`s mother . Quite. Oh, and all the time he draws comfort from letters he had written for his wife to read .
I`m sorry, but this is all unbelievable nonsense. Not recommended
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Even after the last page, this is hard to put down!
A worthwhile read that grips you to the end.
Great book from a great author and an awesome read. The service and speed of delivery was great too.Published 8 months ago by Jason Markland
A real tear jerker. I loved it and couldn't put it down. more please!Published 13 months ago by Aurelia Felix
Written well, different from the usual David baldacchino books I have read. A tearjerkerPublished 14 months ago by Russell Matthews
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