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Thursday, February 18, 2010

FRAGILE by Chris Katsaropoulos

FRAGILE
Author: Chris Katsaropoulos
Source: Smith Publicity
* I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Luminis Books (October 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193546227X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935462279
SYNOPSIS:
Amelia Geist, Holly Schenck, and Tris Holloway are all broken--in one way or another.
In a lifelong act of penitence and defiance, Amelia Geist has remained a virgin and saved herself for Tris, her first love, who abandoned her more than fifty years ago.
A few weeks from retirement, Tris Holloway has led a separate life of his own in the hills above Silicon Valley, sealed by inertia within the confines of a loveless marriage and shattered by his decision to leave Amelia.
The only person who can repair the rift between Tris and Amelia is Holly, a single mother without means, who is trying somehow to mend her life while laid out in a hospital bed, a victim of her own suicide attempt.
The stories of Tris, Holly, and Amelia are presented in Fragile as broken fragments, woven together by profound truth and an astonishing connection that transcends the boundaries between this world and the next. 

MY THOUGHTS:
I loved the blurb about this book.  The way the author could combine 3 stories and turn them into one entire story that intertwines had me curious to see how he would accomplish this task.  

I will say that I liked the book.  The characters were interesting and seemed real.  The part I didn't like was how it jumped around so much that it left me with a lot of confusion.  One minute we are reading about one character, and then the next sentence we are off to another character.  It is not an easy book to read unless you have the time to read it straight through until the end without interruptions.  If you set it down,  you can easily get confused to what was happening when you left the story.  

It is a great plot concept, and the characters can be interesting, but the format just threw me off too much. Like I said though, not a bad book, just be prepared to be able to devote yourself to reading it all at once.

MY RATING:


 
  A Decent Read.

Has Some Drawbacks Though.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Cleverly Inked said...

I know you are not supposed to judge a book by its cover however I wouldn't even have picked up this book. Your review is an eye opener.

February 18, 2010 at 8:33 AM  

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