Thursday, August 2, 2007

To Be Continued ...


I just finished reading this book written by Gordon J.H. Leenders. It took me maybe 2 or 3 days and when it only takes me a few days to read a book then it means I've really enjoyed it. I have started many books lately but haven't finished them. Not only that I've had many books on the go lately. It's been awhile since I've bought a book and read it from cover to cover in a couple of days.

What I liked about this book is that it's based in Ontario and more specifically in Hamilton and Toronto (it goes back and forth between the two cities and makes mention of the cities in between). Another thing I liked about this book is that it has many storylines to follow. Now this may seem confusing but it's actually quite brilliant. This would be a good story to read if you are a nosy type of person.

Basically the gist of the book is that it gives you snippets of people's lives, in the moment kind of thing. And it's cool in the sense that it moves randomly from person to person (i.e. it'll focus on my life but then go onto the life of the person I may have passed on the street). So it peaks your interest enough to see what's going on in one's life but then leaves you questioning what's going to happen next. And the beauty of it is that the author will somehow get back to the person that we were eavesdropping on earlier so that we may know how a situation was resolved.

Anyways, I recommend this book.

8 comments:

ARM said...

This is a great review! I already told you I want to check this book out. And I recommended it to my friend because she's a little lurker/voyeur. This sounds perfect for her!

Airam said...

Why thank you!

brookem said...

sounds really good! and, probably as bloggers, we'd all dig it, since we all like reading about different people's lives, the snipets they share, etc.
thanks for the review airam!

Airam said...

Definitely good for bloggers since that's what we do when we read people's blogs!!!

This is actually the first of 3 books ... I've read the 2nd one as well and will most likely be reading the third one as well.

HippieChyck said...

very good. i am excited about this blog. i used to be in a book club, but it has dissolved of late. or maybe because i moved continents. one or the other. in any case, i like the idea of this blog,and i like the idea of this book. yay!

Airam said...

Thanks!

I'm excited too!

Spaceman Spiff said...

I'll admit, the cover art caught my attention. . . . sounds like the book IS as good as the cover. I'm a guy, give me a break.

Sounds very. . . we're all conected in some way even though we lead differing lives and we all affect the grand scheme of things, even when it is of no notice to us - it might be to someone else. About right?

Airam said...

Yeah the cover caught my attention too and then when I read the back and saw that it was set in my surrounding area, I was sold!

And you're bang on with your description!