Book reviews of the novels by Douglas Kennedy and Nick Earls
Book Reviews - March 2003
Oh, yep, this is the third Nick Earls novel that I dig into. This time Nick Earls takes on the topic of single parenthood.
Jon finds himself alone with a baby when his wife dies at the birth. With the good help of his parents he copes with the situation quite well, and he is slowly starting to enjoy life again. Starting to date again, he ends up in several embarrassing situations, often with a cat involved.
This novel got the more serious tone that Zigzag Street had, and is not so laugh-out-loud oriented as Bachelor Kisses.
Ignoring the fact that I cannot remember so much from Zigzag Street, except that the guy there built some kind of doll out of his socks so his dog had something to play with, I think you can see this novel as a "10 years "-after sort of Zigzag Street.
I enjoyed this book, and it certainly made my way to work pass more quickly for a couple of days.
I liked this novel, and every free moment I picked up the novel to find out what would happen next.
Ben Bradford is a lawyer that does not have a too bad of a career, unfortunately his personal life is not so successful. Having a wife and two kids living in a wonderful area, it should be the perfect life. His marriage is dead however, and his wife is having an affair, the question is with whom.
In a series of incidents his life is suddenly very much changed, I really do not want to give any clues what happens (you can easily find it out if you read the reviews at Amazon, but I recommend that you rather read the book instead of getting it spoiled).
It is really a very nice and interesting novel, and you are turning the pages in anticipation to find out what new turns the story will take.
This is a thriller in the same league as John Grisham. Highly recommended, all the praise that this book has received is well deserved.
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