Thursday, November 24, 2011

What Matters Most

Since it's Thanksgiving, I want to write about a book I just read which is a testament to this Holiday. Skipping A Beat is a story which makes us realize what is important in life. I think what it is changes from person to person but overall the underlying theme is that relationships, love outweighs everything else. It's a cliche, but it's true. The characters in the book, Mike and Julie have been together for a long time, and they both suffered from childhood despair which helped them strive to achieve their goals in life. Now that they are both successful and wealthy, they realize how they lost each other along the way. The writing style brings you in immediately, and I found myself reading intently right away. You sympathize, empathize with the characters instantly. Some characters around them are caricaturish and one-dimensional,  and quite a few polt points are manipulative, but thats fine, I can suspend my disbelief and it never feels less than genuine in theme. Overall, I quite liked the book, it's spiritual without being preachy, and the characters stayed with me.


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