Monday, October 1, 2012

Glass Boys - Blog Tour October 1, 2012


Glass Boys - Nicole Lundrigan (publisher)


With vivid and unflinching prose, Nicole Lundrigan has created a riveting and deeply human saga of the persistence of evil and the depths and limits of love.

When Roy Trench is killed in a drunken prank gone wrong, his brother Lewis sees blood on the hands of the man responsible: the abusive alcoholic, Eli Fagan. Though the courts rule the death an accident, the event opens a seam of hate between the two families of Knife's Point, Newfoundland.

Desperate to smother the painful past with love, Lewis marries Wilda, and the pleasure he takes in their two children -- Melvin and Toby -- recalls the happier days of his childhood with Roy. But as he watches his small family fracture, the darkness of the past begins to cloud the present, leading Lewis back to Eli Fagan -- and his watchful stepson, Garrett Glass.

In the style of Newfoundland literature, established by Michael Crummey and Lisa Moore, Glass Boys is the haunting story of an unforgivable crime that brings two families to the brink.

My Thoughts:

I have mixed feelings about this book.While it was well written, parts of it might have been too well written for my taste. There is subject matter that eluded to stuff that made my stomach turn. It made it hard for me to continue at times. But the book wasn't bad, I just don't think it was meant for me to read. 

This is going to be one of those rare occasions where I tell you not to just take my word for it. I want you to go read the other stops on this blog tour. See what others think. I really do think it just boiled down to not my kind of book and I think others may have really liked it. 

Author's website:  Nicole Lundrigan

Other participating blogs:

8/31/2012  Comfort Books
9/1/2012  Cmash Loves to Read
9/3/2012  Booksellers without Borders NY
9/5/2012 Travel Spot
9/6/2012  Leafing Through Life
    9/7/2012  Pieces of Fate
   10/1/2012  My Life in Not So Many Words…
   10/2/2012   I'd Rather Be At The Beach