Friday, March 27, 2015
Event the Wisest of Men Was a Fool for Love
Jed adores his father, a famous musician and the one who taught him to play the guitar. His father passes away and Jed falls in love with a beautiful woman, Rose. Later, he writes a song that catapults him into stardom. But he is not able to handle all the stress and nuances of fame and begins to fall. His fall and the story of his redemption are chronicled in this book.
I haven't read anything by this author and haven't seen the movie. I was very impressed with the writing style. The author was able to draw out intense emotions and show rather than tell the story. The reader is shown the direction the story is going from the very beginning which is a different style than the typical book where you don't know the outcome. But since the story is based loosely on Solomon then the reader will also know that there is a happy ending. I would not recommend this book for the younger audience, since it does contain references to sex, adultery, drugs, and alcohol. The author brought out insights into marriage and dealing with the stress of this world that makes the reader think about more than just the story. The first few pages of "The Song Couples Devotion" were included in the back. I think the book would be a great compliment to this book.
I received this book free of charge from Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.