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Monday, April 18, 2011

Book Review: The Book of Joe

Some say "you can never go home," but what if you have to?  When Joe returns to the small Connecticut town he thought he left behind forever, he must face all the people and places he disparaged in his best-selling novel.  Once home, he learns you can run but you can't hide from the problems that have been quietly following you all along.  More importantly, he learns tackling them head on is the only way to finally move forward.

As the story of Joe's past unfolds, so do the characters who are all nicely developed by author Jonathan Tropper, who crafts both humorous and sad moments throughout the book.  My only complaint is that there were a few cheesy scenes, written almost like a predictable movie.  I overlooked these scenes (which became far more prevalent towards the end of the novel) because I had already been sucked into the book.  7.5 out of 10 stars.

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