The thing that made this book so compelling to me is that all the characters are grotesque, except for Sarah who is a saint, and they come to believe in a God they don't want to believe in or even acknowledge. This is what makes the book so real - and Christian. This more I read GG the more he sounds like Flannery O'Conner.
The beginning of the book was very entertaining, I started to like the main male character who seems to be deeply in love with Sarah the main female (or is he). It was getting good and interested but then we star to read Sarah's journal and oh well it all turns in to this terrible thing where the 2 main characters just like to torture themselves. It was quite obvious to be that they wanted to be atheist but clearly where not, as they spend the rest of the book loving/hating God. And then being completely selfish and nonsensical. But I may say I believe that was the point of the book to bring God in to the story and compel the reader to acknowledge the Devine presence that it played on the characters life's.
At the end I had stopped liking the main two characters and the story seem a too sour.
brilliant, moving, tragic
Any Human Heart by William Boyd. Each brings out emotions for lost loves and lives and are brilliantlyconstructed
no.but i will now look for them
This is one of my very favorite Audios. Every word like melting wax, warm and covering. I adore Colin Firth and his to ability to make the character endearing even during dark moments.
Sarah.... She has the love of every man she encounters.
All of them.
"Ends and beginnings are synonymous"
Give this novel a chance. It is masculine enough for the male reader and so rich that every woman will love hearing Firth whisper to her.
not going gently
I love listening to books, especially with such good narrators as Colin Firth. The spoken word adds a dimension that fuels the imagination and brings the turmoil of this book dramatically to life.
Many years ago, in an advanced English class at Grammar School, we "did" The Power and the Glory by the same author. The inner debate on the personal impact of religion is again threaded through this drama.
Colin Firth has so many persona that each character in the book is unique, even if voiced by the same person--and instantly recognizable--even the minor ones.
A Journey into the Mind
What a timeless question of love and faith this book proposes to all who are human