Monday, September 3, 2012
The River - A Book Review
I was really excited to get the chance to read this book. Michael Neale writes in such a way that brings the story alive and you feel that you are on the sidelines watching the story unfold. There were a few things that I was disappointed with. First, I felt that some of it was too detailed. When Gabriel was growing up it seemed that the story was kind of drawn out. Don't get me wrong...the book starts with a bang and ends with a bang, boom! It was just a few chapters in the middle that were a little boring to me. Secondly, I did not feel like this was a "christian" book. Just for the fact that there is little talk of God. As a christian, so much of what is said about "The River" can be replaced with "God". For example - "The more you experience The River, the more you want to stay close by. When you experience The River you live." For me that describes God, but that was never brought out in the book. Even with those two things, the book really is a wonderful read. I finished it in two days and was enthralled with the way things unfolded. This is Michael Neale's first book and I think he did an amazing job!!
***This book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.