Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Woods - Harlan Coben

Awesome book! It's one of those with 4 little stories going on that end up all entwined at the end. Definitely stayed up late finishing it. Angel - you should take a break from the romances with this one. I'll bring it for you at Christmas.

Interesting Section: Page 222 - This big Soviet dude is reflecting on his past and he says, "You live among this ridiculous wealth and you get lost. You worry about nonsense like spirituality and inner health and satisfaction and relationships. You have no idea how lucky you are." I thought this was interesting b/c we were talking about this same thing the other day. That you have to meet people's basic needs before they can truly be open to listening to the God stuff. That is one of the mottos of one of the charitable organizations. Can't remember which one. This is certainly not the case all the time, but I thought it was funny to run into it in a book after we were just talking about it.

3 comments:

Angel said...

So, where is the book now? You didn't leave it for me. :(

jsd2c said...

I just finished reading it. Its good. Kinda packs in the crazy twists at the end. I enjoyed it though. His other books is for sure on my "to read" list.

angelcakes said...

I liked it, but I like 'Tell No One' better. This one was good with all the twists and the slow reveals. I enjoyed the bit of romance in the story. Lucy was a little weird at first, but her character grew to be more likeable. I really liked the main character, Cope. He was a good guy, but I felt bad for his daughter. He left her alone a lot. Of course, you wouldn't take your daughter to work or to look for bad guys, but still...

Good story and mystery, and I liked all the bone forensics towards the end. It was neat how all that unfolded with Cope's mom and sister. I would read it again.