Monday, August 17, 2015
Center of Gravity
In order for a work of fiction to be good, it has to be plausible. A wife who finds out her husband has been keeping secrets is plausible. A man who has mental issues is plausible. An 8 year old son with such depth of thought, is not plausible. I liked how the story was told through the eyes of each of these characters, but I did not find the age of the son to be realistic. The story would work just fine if he was 13 or even 12 years old. But 8 years old was just too outlandish for this story to seem plausible.
Other than that issue, the book was full of suspense. There were a few hints dropped throughout the story to keep it interesting, but the reader did not know how it would end. It really was a surprise.
I also want to let the reader know that although this book is from a Christian publisher, Christ is nowhere to be found in the story. However, there is no sex or excessive violence. If it was a movie, it would probably be given a PG-13 rating for adult themes.
Thomas Nelson provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for this review which I freely give.