Forever is over
I've decided to review one of the books I've recently finished reading on my kindle, it is also available in paperback, written by Calvin Wade who I have since had the pleasure of speaking to via Twitter, so I could let him briefly know what I thought of his book.
Have you ever been involved in a love triangle? Well this book invites you right in, to a sort of love triangle, but not only does it invite you into the lives of the three concerned but to a whole range of other people who have lots of involvement with the three central characters. What I particularly liked is how the book is set out. At first I thought I would lose track and become confused but Calvin Wade has written this book in a way that makes it easy for the reader to keep up every step of the way with what's happening to all concerned. Each chapter is from a different characters point of view, which for me was enjoyable as I found it easy to pick up where one character had left off. It works perfectly well and it's so easy to see the situation from each and every angle.
The story begins on a rather sad note and on reading the first chapter, I thought I was going to need tissues throughout, but this quickly changed as when the book started properly I was whisked back in time to when the three main characters were children. I loved this, as the age and times fit perfectly with what I personally could remember as a child and I could relate to so much of what I was reading. In places for me it was laugh out loud funny. But this quickly changes from chapter to chapter; one minute I would be laughing the next reaching for the tissues. If you choose to read this book yourself you will see what I mean, the book takes you on a trip of many different emotions, I think there's probably a bit of everything within this book.
Okay so let me tell you a little about it, without giving too much away.
Richie and Jemma, married with two children, Kelly, Jemma's younger sister and ex-girlfriend to Richie. There's the triangle for you. From the off-set of the story we find out Richie has contracted terminal cancer, hence the reason I thought I'd need the tissues. It turns out, Jemma has organized a party for him in order for him to say goodbye to all his nearest and dearest, a wake before he dies.
The story, as I have already mentioned is split into each person's point of view and covers quite a large period of time, right up to present time. The book takes you through the lives of several different people at the same time, to the point in time when they all connect, a little like reading peoples diaries. The story is quite long, but interesting and I felt every part was relevant. So much happens, happy, sad and very often quite funny; it's all in there and is written in a very believable way. I really just want to reel everything off to you and tell you exactly what happens, but what would be the point of that? You really need to read this book for yourselves to appreciate it, which I'm sure you would and I know that anyone born late 1960s to early 1970s will be able to identify with loads of what Calvin Wade is saying through the characters of this very well written book.
I guess I haven't really told you much about the plot, but to be fair the story just goes through the motions of your average day to day people, with a few exceptions along the way. But in all honesty I can't say a lot more without actually telling you what happens, so I do hope this review has been of some use in helping you decide if you would like to give it a go or not, but in my opinion it doesn't cost a lot and it really is worth a read.
I downloaded this book from Amazon and it cost me £1.53
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