Peace Like A River   5 comments

I just finished it! Marvelous. 

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  The author has a way of drawing you into the story, so much so, that you feel like you are sitting along side each character.  You can see what they see; taste what they taste; and most definitely feel what they feel. 

Being that Ruben, the main character of this book, narrates the story, makes this book a success.  You laugh, cry, and feel awe inspired.  You feel the hair rise in terror on your neck.  You are thankful for every breath you are able to take!

My favorite character:  Swede!  I love her spunk and the way she writes!  She always had words!

Favorite quotes: 

“Here was the whole dizzying sky bowled up over us.  We were inside the sky.  It didn’t make the stars any closer, only clearer… Swede should’ve been there, she’d have had words.  She’d have know that orange to be volcanic or forgestruck or a pinprick between our blackened world and one the color of sunsets.  I thought of God making it all, picking up handfuls of whatever material…rolling it in His fingers like nubby wheat. The picture I had was of God taking these rough pellets by the handful and casting them gently, like a man planting.” (Page 224-225)

“Fair is whatever God wants to do.” (Page 294)

Run to your bookstore and pick this book up today! 

 

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Posted September 28, 2007 by Lana G! in Book Review, Books, Challenge, Reading

5 responses to “Peace Like A River

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  2. Dear finished reading this too. I’ll start it after I finish The Dean’s Watch…
    sounds great!

  3. Good review! I just finished this book as well. Did you like the ending? I was surprised by it. I think I expected a little more ??

  4. I expected a little more. While I liked the book, I’d have to say I was disappointed with where it ended up.

    Becky

  5. Pingback: Fall Into Reading 2007: Book Reviews — Callapidder Days

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