Thursday, May 3, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: Listen by Rene Gutteridge

I did not find this book completely undesirable. It was a page turner and had topics to think about and learn from. In the beginning I was enjoying the story and had an emotional connection with the characters. Then it happened. The stories believability started getting to me and the quality of writing wasn't wowing me. I found myself looking for the next far fetched scenario instead of having any kind of emotional connection with the story or its characters. 

I'd like to add that I agreed with the message the author was sending on the power of our words. This is an important topic that should be discussed and pondered. But if you are like me, and just like to be captivated by a good storyteller when you pick up a novel, this may not be the book for you. 

If you are part of a book club, this is a great choice. I read this with mine and it made for a very interesting discussion.

On a scale of 1 - 10:   5