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Saturday, June 19, 2010
The Road Show: A Book Review
The Road Show. A book about five different people--each struggling with something--who participate in their ward's Road Show for various reasons. Braden Bell, a father who followed his dream to write a book, is a masterful writer. His book has a surprising depth that leaves the reader feeling breathless.
This has already become one of my comfort books. You know, the type you seek out when you have had a bad day or a day when you just need to relax and read something you know you'll enjoy. The characters are not only believable, but people that I both hated and loved at the same time--a sure sign of remarkable writing.
As I was introduced to each character, I could vividly picture them. They were my neighbors, friends, family, and me. An accurate portrayal of a Mormon's unique congregation.
I don't usually prefer LDS literature, but this book is different. It is real, believable, and poignant. I cried, I laughed, and I pondered. A beautiful book about sin and redemption.
I have come to know Braden through his blog. His compassion intrigued me; his writing superb; he unknowingly convinced me to pre-order his book. My judgement was sure as this book was evidence of the talent I had seen on Braden's blog. I look forward to reading more of his novels.