Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Eternal on the Water


This book started off with the ending and captured my interest immediately. Although we know what is going to happen, there is still a little mystery. Namely, the why, how and when. The story centers on the relationship between Mary and Cobb. Specifically, love at first sight. We witness these characters living life to its’ fullest in the face of inevitable tragedy. The story has an upbeat tempo … only a minor briefing of Mary’s illness, Huntington’s disease, is presented and we see only a few instances where the symptoms of the disease directly interfere with the lives of Mary and Cobb. I would have liked the characters of Mary and Cobb to have a little more realism associated with them. At times, they seemed too good to be true. Yes, there are truly selfless people in the world but here it seemed like it was everyone.

The story flowed easily and was a joy to read. The characters and the locations were beautifully described. Each character brought a little something to the stage … very interesting. I found it easy to remember them all. What will you come away with after reading this novel? A feeling of sadness, a zest for life, a desire to help others, a …. You will need to read the novel to find out.