I received this book for free from AudioBook Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Fine as frog Hair by Tiffany McDaniel
Published by St. Martin's Press on August 31st 2016
Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
Source: AudioBook Reviewer
Can the past heal the future?
Ninety-one-year-old Marvin Hermesch is determined to find out.
After sneaking out of the retirement home on a hot and humid Sunday afternoon, Marvin embarks upon a journey. His memory is deteriorating fast, and he’s having difficulty recalling the face of his deceased wife, Ruthie.
As his short-term memory slips, it awakens memories buried deep from his younger days and vivid nightmares of his youth, including the horrors of World War II.
Armed with an empty journal, some water, and his trusty old truck, Marvin heads to his childhood home in the backwoods of Grant County, Arkansas for one last journey; one final battle.
Marvin fights to regain control of his mind and body by confronting the tragedies of the past in hopes of healing the future.
At 30 pages this is a really fast, easy read. What made it a little difficult for me is the fact that my grandmother is going through the same issues that the main character is; losing their mind and trying like hell to keep it.
Ashley Fontainne writes this in such a way that the reader takes the journey with Marvin as he remembers his life and is journeying one last time to his childhood home. It is a bit of an emotional roller coaster but somehow still manages to find the happiness out of every moment in Marvin’s life.
The characterization of Marvin and his lifelong friends and family really take center stage but you can also tell that Ashley either lives in the south or has a great deal of knowledge about it. She brought the south to life and Homer V Jones is able to put a voice to it.
Fantastic story and very good narration. I love Homer’s voice. He has moments where he adds a bit more gravel to show Marvin’s age and it works wonderfully.
Short but really great book that is worth everyone’s time!
|Overall:||4.7 / 5|
My favorite book of all was, and always will be, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas. The revenge on all those who hurt and betrayed Edmond Dantes and the incredible roller coaster ride his journey takes you on has always intrigued me. My love for this book is what sparked my desire to write my debut novel in my Eviscerating the Snake series, “Accountable to None.” With a modern setting to the tale, I wanted to delve into just what lengths a person was willing to go to as they attempted to seek justice on their own for heinous acts perpetrated on them. The second novel in the series, “Zero Balance” (still in draft!) will focus on the cost and reciprocal cycle that obtaining revenge has on the seeker. For once the cycle starts, where does it end?
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