Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Three Weeks with my Brother - Nicholas Sparks [April/06]

This is a novel that I wanted to read for a while, but for some reason it was hard to come by. My friend, who also reads Sparks, saw it at the store the other day and called to see if I wanted a copy too. Now, I have read it. I think the best way to tell what happens in this book is to quote the back:

In January 2003, Nicholas Sparks and his brother, Micah, set off on
a three-week trip around the globe. It was to mark a milestone in
their lives, for at thirty-seven and thirty-eight respectively, they were
now the only surviving members of their family. Against the backdrop
of the wonders of the world and often overtaken by their feelings,
daredevil Mica and the more serious, introspective Nicholas recalled
their rambunctious childhood adventures and the tragedies that
tested their faith. And in the process, they discovered startling
truths about loss, love, and hope.

Narrated with irrepressible humour and rare candor, and including
personal photos, THREE WEEKS WITH MY BROTHER reminds
us to embrace life with all it uncertainties... and most of all, to
cherish the joyful times, both small and momentous, and the
wonderful people who make them possible.

What better way to sum the book up than that? I really enjoyed reading it, and it took me little to no time to do so. It is always interesting to see where the author was coming from. He even explains how these life experiences influenced his novels.


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