Fiction Book Club The Curve of the World by Marcus Stevens Buy book: $22.46
When his plane is forced to make an emergency landing in a remote area of the Congo basin and rebels seize the aircraft, Lewis Burke, a New York businessman, flees into the rainforest, only to find himself alone in a world where no rules apply and with no apparent way out.
I agree with the others.....I am hooked since I am a sucker for plane crashing stories...esp in the middle of a forest in Africa. YIKES! Will get this book too. THANKS!!!! (Great way to begin my summer reading)
This is just the kind of opening chapter that I love! It's a real grabber, hooking you right in from the get-go. If the author can keep up this momentum, "Curve of the World" will be a winner. I'm looking forward to part 2 on Tuesday.
So far this book has really captured my attention. I wouldn't ordinarily pick up a book like this to read, but I'm really enjoying it and I think I'll have to get the book. I agree that that the character development is interesting and I'm looking forward to knowing more.
Just read #5 and had to get this book. This could be a favorite for me since it combines adventure in an exotic place I'll most likely never visit plus relationships. Thank you so much for this excellent pick....I can't wait to keep reading it!
Just finished reading this book...WOW!!! This is, far and away, the best selection I've read from this book club. I couldn't put it down. This is what a great book looks like. I'd love to hear from others who have read it in its entirety and would like to have some discussions.
This is a great read. As you can tell from the first pages, the author has a wonderful way of brining you into the jungle and into the emotions felt by every character. The reader is carried through the entire book in this way. Couldn't put it down. And can't wait for this author's next work.
I just had to buy this book after reading the daily emails. I have to know how the story is going to end. This is the first time I have purchased a book after reading the emails. Wonderful writing by this author!
Can't help but notice that everyone seems to think this is a terrific book. I'll add my two cents worth and give it high marks as well. Moreover, after having finished the book, I can say it maintains its appeal right to the end.
One of the more interesting aspects of this novel is the way in which we gain an appreciation of the love between Helen and Lewis through the dreams each has that include so much of what the other means to them. Moreover, these dreams, some of which are nightmares, take place in a very natural way as an important ingredient of the conditions and situations they find themselves in.
I definitely enjoyed the way in which Stevens causes us to feel the same things as Helen and Lewis do, as they are alternately brought to levels of despair and hope. This is advanced even as we come to understand the life of those they each come to depend on in as remote a part of the world as any westerners might dare to venture. I think it was also a nice touch to include Shane, the blind from birth son, who plays an important part not only in carrying the plot to its conclusion but in having us notice the connection between coping with blindness and coping with the commonplace that is Sub-sahara Africa.
I look forward to his recently published "Useful Girl."