- Paperback: 528 pages
- Publisher: Corgi Books; New edition edition (3 Jun. 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0552147389
- ISBN-13: 978-0552147385
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 17.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 806,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Smoke Jumper Paperback – 3 Jun 2002
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From the Back Cover
In a searing novel of love and loyalty, guilt and honour, the acclaimed author of the international bestseller The Horse Whisperer creates another magnificent epic...
THE SMOKE JUMPER
His name is Connor Ford and he falls like an angel of mercy from the sky, braving the flames to save the woman he loves but knows he cannot have. For Julia Bishop is the partner of his best friend and fellow 'smoke jumper', Ed Tully. Julia loves them both - until a terrible fire on a Montana mountain forces her to chose between them and burns a brand on all their hearts...
In the wake of the fire, Connor embarks on a harrowing journey to the world's worst wars and disasters to take photographs that find him fame but never happiness. Reckless of a life he no longer wants, again and again he dares death to take him, until another fateful day on another continent, when he must walk through fire once more...
About the Author
Nicholas Evans was a screenwriter and film producer before writing his first novel, the phenomenal number one bestseller The Horse Whisperer, which has sold more than ten million copies worldwide since its publication in 1995. It is now also a Hollywood film, starring and directed by Robert Redford. His second novel is The Loop, and his latest novel is The Smoke Jumper. Nicholas Evans lives in London.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
I recommend this book to anyone - and thank you Mr Evans for a great read - we look forward to your next one!!
Either I have a vivid imagination or the author himself is so convincing and genius.
Nicholas Evans has a way of weaving words into reality, tragic, obsessive, energetic, is his style, compelling the reader to dive into a world or intense feeling.
The story centres around three characters in their late twenties that span over several years present day. Two best buddies Connor and Ed who live in Montana, and Julia, Eds girlfriend, the tragedy is displayed not only in the love triangle between them but takes you on the unconscious journeys of each character in depth, plus Connors professional journey to Africa and Bosnia as a Photographer, where the reader will certainly get an education if not a reality check which certainly is no fiction.
This magnificent epic will surely one day be a film, as should also be The brave and The Loop.
I will admit I learned some new things about smoke jumpers. In the same way as I learned about horses in The Horse Whisperer and wolves in The Loop. But the whole storyline did not appeal to me and I was bored by a quarter of the way through. Normally he protrays very strong characters for me, they were weak. It was also a very predictable story and I was forcing myself to continue.
I do hope his next book will be a lot better.
This book is also full of intensity and beautiful descriptions of everything from setting to emotions and very romantic. Nicholas Evans has this way with language of just making everything beatutiful and romantic even with cliches :D
Loved it. I say, if you liked his others, if you like romance books then read this.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
No heart and no soul. Sort of a novel by numbers. I read and enjoyed the Horse Whisperer and The Loop was ok but this is pretty bad writing. Read morePublished on 26 Oct. 2005 by Fly Me to the Moon
Although I did not think that this book was as good as 'The Horse Whisperer', I loved the way that it was centred around the unusual pursuit of smoke-jumping. Read morePublished on 29 April 2005 by highlanddancer7
Having just finished the book, i came on amazon to check out what other readers thought.
The first review i think doesnt do 'The Smoke Jumper' justice, as to me this is the... Read more
I last read this book a couple of years ago and I remember not being able to put it down !! I laughed and cried with the characters... Amazingly written and extremely touching... Read morePublished on 5 May 2004 by S. Parmar
Nicholas Evans has a rare shiny tale. He is a master at bittersweet spirutual stories. I recommend it highly, you will not be disappointed.Published on 1 Feb. 2004 by S. YALCINKAYA