Sunday, June 29, 2008

Book Review: This Book Will Save Your Life by A.M. Homes

A day-trader who has made a good living finds himself totally lost in his current state in the world. He feel so alone with no family, friends or companions of any kind. He feels he's just wasting away. Everything changes when he starts having major house problems and has to temporarily move out. He runs into all kinds of characters and odd happenings. Can he find peace with his new surroundings or will it be more of the same?

I only heard of this book from Stephen King. He wrote in an Entertainment Weekly column that he loved this book. So I gave it a try. I can't say that this book saved my life, but it can make you think of things differently. The book can be entertaining at times, but it also can be over-the-top. It had some moments as in the book Forrest Gump where the main character gets thrown into extraordinary sequences that can seem silly. Hey, Bob Dylan makes an appearance.

This book is for those who like or are interested in California living and self discovery.