Thursday, May 12, 2011
Book Title: Sands of Time
Author: Bruce A. Sarte
Publisher: Bucks County Publishing
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. ~George Eliot
After the death of his wife and two kids, Sam Shepard's cure for his depression is Mr. Daniels, as in Jack Daniels, the golden liquor of choice. He gets through his days in a drunken blur until he starts to experience scary and eerie happens. Having to face the fact the he is either hearing and seeing things because of the drinking or there is something going on that he needs to look into further. The book gives an heartbreaking account of a man walk down the path of destruction after tragic has struck. Although he has people around him that want to help him, he turns them down and choose to drown his sorrows in drink. With the slight of chance, that circumstances may change, Sam is given something that he never let go completely; a glimmer of hope.
Written in an unique style which may cause the reader to think that the book is full of mistakes in the placements of paragraphs. I found that maybe the author did this to break up the sentences in just a way to give them emphasizes and a slight psychological pause. Geared for both the male and female population, however for adults only, because of a certain description of a personal in nature event. Without any clues of what may happen next in the book, the reader is complied to read the book to the end. Well worth the putting the housework and/or the garage cleaning on hold to finish this read.
Posted by MCollins at 12:53 PM