Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 13th 2013 by Authorhouse
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
I guess this book could be described as Darwin's unique coming of age story. It is a little difficult for me to put into words how I felt about this book as I found it a bit unusual.
What I liked...
The story was unique in the sense that I have not read many books with a similar plot line. All of the chapters were short and it was easy to get through the book quickly.
What I didn't like...
There were way too many plot lines in this one book which made it a little confusing and I did not feel that there were any conclusions to any of them. What happened to Luther in the end? Who caused the boat accident? Does Sweeney ever find happiness? Also, there were big holes in the plot that added to the confusion. One minute I was reading about one part of Darwin's life and when I turned the page he was getting married. Wait...what? When, where and how did this happen? I found myself wanting answers to too many questions as I read and most of them were left unanswered. There were also a substantial amount of errors (grammar and spelling) in the book. I am use to and expect the errors if I am reading an ARC but that was not the case.
This book had some good moments but unfortunately I could not overlook the not so good. It was an OK read but not for me.
William H. Coles